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Home Office Tech with Brother Canada

  • Episode 217
  • November 15, 2011

Robbie and Rachel talk to Marc Ruel about technology to help the home office.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Music Pro Barrie, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Rachel Xu present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario. Marc Ruel (Brother Canada) joins the show via live video uplink provided by Skype.
  • The Category5 Cafepress Store for Season 5 has been created.
  • Planet Calypso is indeed cool, despite Rachel's impression based on a broken computer.
  • TV on the Internet? What's that?
  • Rachel thinks Planet Calypso is old-school due to a computer bug.
  • Interview: Marc Ruel from Brother Canada discusses the technologies available to help home offices operate, be productive and organized.
  • Studies have shown that about half of working Canadians work from home at least some of the time and Brother Canada offers solutions to help keep these home offices organized and increase productivity..
  • Cloud-based storage such as Dropbox or Pogoplug are excellent ways of extending your tablet.
  • Brother's iPrint&Scan app allows a user to scan from their Brother scanner directly to their device (such as iPad), wirelessly.
  • Pogoplug further leverages storage on your mobile device by allowing you to (for example) scan wirelessly from your Brother scanner, and then save the file to your external hard drive through the Pogoplug device.
  • The new Brother printers are web-connected and allow Internet-based features such as direct uploading of photos from your scanner to Flickr or Google Docs.
  • You can print directly to your Brother printer from your device over wifi.
  • The Brother P-Touch labellers allow you to organize your files with color-coded labels.
  • Some of the P-Touch label printers are in fact computer-connectible.
  • Dress for work when working at home.
  • Business inkjet machines from Brother Canada can scan and print up to 11x17".
  • The Brother business inkjet machines support "super high-yield" cartridges, offering approximately 2,400 prints per cartridge.
  • Duplex printing saves paper and looks professional, and is available in many Brother printers (and not just the "business" ones).
  • The eco mindset and choosing our printer. What Brother offers to save paper, disposible resources and their recyclable cartridges.
  • Brother offers a laser cartridge recycling program, and their laser drums are separate from the toner to allow longer life (25,000 pages) of the drum.
  • Take advantage of the awesome technology from Brother Canada to improve your home office organization.
  • Category5 TV and Brother Canada are offering an MFC-J835DW - visit Robbie's Blog for the details.
  • Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Viewer Question: I'm thinking about buying the Kobo Vox tablet. Will I have any trouble connecting it to Linux?
  • Viewer Question: Is there an easy way for me to do a zoom feature like you do on the show on my Ubuntu system?
  • How to zoom your desktop screen on Ubuntu Linux using the built-in Compiz plugin, "Enhanced Zoom".
  • Installing and using xzoom to allow zooming on Linux systems which don't support compositing.
  • Using xzoom to zoom areas of your Linux desktop.
  • Viewer Question: How do you get to the Category5 Cafepress store?
  • Accessing the Category5 TV Program Schedule.
  • Viewer Question: How do I turn off the tap-to-click on my cordless keyboard?
  • Shutting down your Linux computer with just the keyboard and a couple keystrokes.
  • Feature: Thermaltake Dr. Power II Power Supply (PSU) tester for all ATX power supplies.
  • The risks of having a faulty PSU and why you should be testing yours.
  • Unboxing and using the Thermaltake Dr. Power II PSU tester.
  • Robbie tests a computer power supply using the Thermaltake Dr. Power II PSU tester.
  • Welcome to new viewers.
  • Looking at the global viewership on Category5 Technology TV.
  • Viewer Testimonials.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Rachel Xu



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