Month: November 2019

Streaming Wars Update in 2020

Disney+, ESPN+, Apple TV+, the streaming apps go on and on. In this episode, Tony and Marc discuss who has actually won in the streaming wars. Marc talks about the services he currently uses and Tony talks about two services that will be released in 2020. Also, the two talk about what should you look for in a streaming service and which service to pick.

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Why You Need to Know About RCS in 2020

Learn everything you need to know about the push by Google for RCS that will finally unify text messaging across all major platforms including Apple and Android. Tony and Marc walk you through the history of text messaging including SMS, MMS, instant messaging, and now RCS (Rich Communication Services). The two also touch on how other messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger, BBM, AIM, WhatsApp, and WeChat fit into the mess that is messaging in 2020.

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How To Buy a TV on Black Friday in 2019

Learn everything you need to know about buying a TV on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2019. With lots of jargon such as resolution, refresh rate, contrast ratio, it may seem overwhelming to buy a TV. And then on top of that, how do you know if you’re getting a good price? Well, don’t worry. Marc and Tony will break everything down and explain everything in terms that you can understand.

SPOILER ALERT: Marc’s recommendation for the best TV to buy on Black Friday is the Vizio M55.

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Insuring Your Electronics

It’s really easy to skip the extended warranty or optional insurance for your new cell phone of laptop computer, but when you crack the screen 8 months later or spill a cup of coffee on the keyboard the following week, you’ll regret that decision. In this episode of The 4501 Podcast, Tony and Marc weigh the pros and cons of insurance for your electronic devices and discuss if an extended warranty is worth it.

What you may not realize is that often times, your cell phone may have built in purchase protection or even specific cell phone insurance. In Tony’s case, he has the REI Mastercard which gives him and his family free cell phone accident protection for accidents and theft. Learn more on Tony’s blog here

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