macOS vs Windows

In this episode Tony and Marc discuss 2 different computer operating systems: macOS vs Microsoft Windows. They go over the philosophies of each company and how they perceive the focus of each operating system. Additionally, they also celebrate their 50th podcast episode with a Facebook live stream.

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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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Should You Buy a NAS in 2019?

We hear about THE CLOUD and for some of us, it’s unclear what actually that is. There’s Apple’s iCloud, Google Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. all of which are cloud storage options for your multimedia including photos and videos. However, this is not the only option for backing up your data.

Another option is to buy yourself a NAS, an acronym that stands for Network Attached Storage — essentially one or more hard drives in a server attached to the internet. While this option has a larger upfront cost, you will ultimately save on recurring monthly costs of online backup storage via the cloud.

In addition to discussing the pros and cons of cloud backups and NAS servers, we talk about free options for photo storage, how to backup large 4k video files, and why you should backup your data to begin with.

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How to Choose a Camera for YouTube

Want to start to VLOG on Youtube? Feel lost and don’t know where to start? Well in this episode, Marc and Tony discuss which cameras you can use to start a YouTube Channel. The two talk about some aspects to think about before buying a camera and also what resolution you should shoot at during filming. Lastly, the two discuss which device is best to shoot on for Youtube: cell phone cameras, DSLRs, or Mirrorless cameras. Also, a spoiler for next week’s exciting episode pops in during this episode so have a listen and find out what’s on the agenda for next week!

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How to Port Your Phone Number to Google Voice

Have you ever wondered how to port your number over to Google Voice? Well look no futher because in this episode Tony tells you how to do it. He talks about what Google Voice is, the benefits of doing this, and walks you through the steps on how to do it.

Check to see if your phone number can be ported here.

Read the official Google Voice porting help document here.

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Blockchain Explained

Blockchain, cryptocurrency, bitcoin — what’s the difference. In this episode, Tony and Marc discuss the technology behind the crypto craze that is blockchain.

After listening to this podcast episode, consider BLOCKCHAIN DEMYSTIFIED!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Computer Monitors

What to purchase a computer monitor and don’t know where to start? Well, Not all monitors are created equal! In this episode Marc tells you some of the things to things to look for when you purchase a computer monitor. He tells you about size, resolution, frame rate, color space, and panel type which all are things to consider.

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Intro/Outro Music: Voyage by Ikson

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