G Suite Tips! Wireless Charger Help, Nokia 3310 Review, Bulk Inkjet Printers!

Nokia 3310 Review, Will This Wireless Charger Kill My Phone??? G Suite Help, EcoTank & INKvestment Ink Tank Inkjets!


00:38 Wireless Charger Help!
Jim’s new Fossil smart watch, “charges via a magnetically connected Qi charging cord. While this works it works slowly, taking nearly 3 hours to fully charge from 50% to 100%. I briefly placed my watch on my Samsung Qi charging puck that I use every night with my Note 5. Not only did it start charging the watch, but it was charging faster. Is this dangerous for the watch? Can I use any Qi charger for my watch?” Answer in the video, along with tons of info on wireless charging and chargers! (BTW, here’s that ComputerWorld article, “Is Wireless Charging Bad For Your Smartphone.” https://www.computerworld.com/article/3229750/mobile-wireless/is-wireless-charging-bad-for-your-smartphone.html

10:18 Inkjet Printer Help
Mike emailed ask@tekthing.com, “I was in a Sam’s club and saw a Brother MFP which has the refillable bottles for very low consumable costs. My concern is that, with my print volumes, would the ink clog up in the nozzles and ruin the printer over time. Is this a valid concern?” We think it’s a valid concern with -any- inkjet printer, not just EcoTank or INKvestment models… find out what we do to keep our heads flowing in the video!

14:30 Opsgenie
This episode of TekThing was sponsored by Atlassian Opsgenie: Your next incident doesn’t stand a chance. Find out more at Opsgenie.com!

16:32 G Suite Tips and Tricks
Frank emails, “I’m a former Office and PC user who just joined a company who uses G Suite for everything on my shiny new MacBook Pro. What programs and/or tips/tricks do you recommend I should use as I get used to doing everything from a browser?” “An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps powered by Google AI. Includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more,” G Suite is showing up in offices more and more. Shannon talks about G Suite’s Learning Center, GSuiteTips.com, and some of her favorites (like keyboard shortcuts for Docs and Gmail!) in the video!
https://gsuitetips.com/tips/gmail/some-of-the-best-gmail-keyboard-shortcuts/ .

24:17 Nokia 3310 Review: Beater Phone For Basic Comms!
Patrick’s oldest child needed a phone, but didn’t want the 11 year old Minecrafting or playing Alto’s Adventure till 4AM. Enter Nokia’s $60 3310: phone calls, T9 Texting, minimal data usage, and Snake. Did the kid like the phone? Is this the phone to pack to the next festival if you’re scared for your $1000 flagship? Watch the video to find out!

29:10 Thanks Hak5!!!
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29:33 Do Something Analog
Like @cjammer, who tweets, “@Snubs @patricknorton sometimes you have to do something analog! Almost 40 yrs in computing arena.” Pix of a MIG welding torch, a couple of locking C Clamps, and a freshly built welding table in the video. Nicely done, CJammer!!!


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Steve says:

I like to learn all the things too lol. Chi is your inner life force and energy , and its also how Bruce Lee used to kick grown men across an entire room. Tai Chi is how you balance it, and recharge more or less.

arranmc182 says:

In the UK the 3310 is compatible with 3G and they even make an 8110 4G but sadly looks like in the USA both the phones only work on 2G as it dont support the bands you use in the USA for 3/4G :'(

TekThing says:

This episode of TekThing was sponsored by Atlassian Opsgenie: Your next incident doesn’t stand a chance. Find out more at Opsgenie.com! Thanks to Opsgenie for their support!

Jack Coats says:

At one job I was ‘printer boy’ when IBM first came out with laser desktop printers. Life was rough. … Personally I used a old HP laser printer till the scanner wore out, twice. Current laser is a old color Samsung that is on its last legs. New printer is a Brother MFC scanner/printer that uses ink that doesn’t seem to dry out even with weeks of non-use. Our printing rate has gone down since kids are out of the house and I retired, so it does well for us. (The brother? It came from Woot as a refurb, and was end-of-lifed by them when I purchased it. I buy the ‘extended capacity’ cartridges, 3 colors plus black and use a premium paper to keep down paper jams.). … I finally found the job for me: retirement. Makes it easier to keep to boss happy!

Questionable Commands says:

20:33 I love keyboard shortcuts in standalone applications, but I hate, hate, HATE websites/pages with keyboard shortcuts. Hitting ctrl+f to search in-page only to be taken to the site’s search page is the most extreme example that I’ve encountered about why it frustrates me and it seems like I keep running into annoyances like this more and more frequently.

Mr GoFuckYourself says:

Snubs ^.^/ <3 and Pat... lol

Jack Coats says:

I have an app on my Pixel, AccuBattery. It is great and monitors battery and warns me if I charge it over 80%. This helps extend battery life at the cost of not using some of your battery. They also have a great explaination about batteries that can help understand what happens.

Igor Kolar says:

wow, two or three days without charing sounds awful! Last Nokia I had lasted a week when it got old… :/

ayuen100 home says:

I have been a fan of the show for a very long time but I’ve read articles online claiming that Samsung smartwatches overheat and can get fried with non official chargers. This might apply with other smartwatches too

Matthew Davies says:

I had a Samsung Qi disk charger problem. When I put the phone on the disk and moved it even a hair the blue LED on the charger would start flashing and no charging would get done. The answer was to get a better USB power source. The new one outputs 2 Amp’s. That does it! No more blue flashing. eBay.

F. Rose says:

Great show! ✌

Mork the Chicken says:

YouTube engagement comment

Gary Nagle says:

Great show

Chad V says:

Isn’t it true that SBux was going to go to PMA instead of Qi chargers? I heard that in the past and just was looking to make sure..? I still run a GS6 which supposedly allows for Qi and PMA, so…

Tomas says:

Love your show guys.

But just to nitpick a little Patrick, my guess is that welding at the end was MAG not MIG.
Usually active gases for steels, and inert gases for aluminium/non ferrous metals.

youbecha64 says:

I bought a Brother laser printer an extremely long time ago (2007) (just died last year, never bought anything but toner once or twice a year…replaced with even cheaper but better and duplex Brother laser printer) so i could use the expensive color ink jet less. Epson ink jet kept clogging with certain colors and would burn through a cartridge of ink (@$35 each) to clean the clog (also tried by hand etc) the last time it clogged I threw it in the trash, and replaced with Dell 1320C color laser printer (btw in 2008, still going strong)…the color laser prints are every bit as good looking as the inkjet ones were, without the warping/wetness issue…and again, no maint other than toner every year.

Thomas Riddell says:

With The canada us board and Board agents be able to look at phone this reason to get one of these and keep good phone home

Eric Albert says:

Love the show, Patrick and Shannon. Patrick if you can move your mike up 1 button level on your shirt or maybe to the collar. Or give yourself a mic level boost for yourself. Shannon, I hear very good, and your voice is quite a bit lower. So I have to turn up the volume more to hear you well and then Shannon becomes a lot louder. A minor thing I know, hopefully, next weeks show you will sound better. I’ll be sure to let you know. Love all that you both do, and Patrick been watching you since the Cal for Help and Screen Savers days from ZD-TV.

Calgary Guru says:

Speaking of using an older computer, I’m still rocking my eight-core Mac Pro tower, and it is plenty fast enough for everything that I do with it. I can’t upgrade past El Capitan, but so far that’s no biggie. It’s now ten years old!

arranmc182 says:

I gave up on Ink-Jet Printers myself, my next printer will be a nice laser printer as I find they are much better for people that dont need to print as often

James Randolph says:

You can do advanced programming inside Google Sheets! Error checking, automation, video games………..

Jet Collector of Raleigh-Durham says:

I watched this video on an iPad 2 that I got back in 2012

Stranger says:

@tekThing, what is your opinnion on wireless charging receivers. Basically a receiving coils that can plug into a usb port of the phone.

Roger Wilber says:

I still use a pair of NEC Multisync LCD1980FXi monitors wall mounted in my home office. I believe they were made 12-13 years ago. They are showing their age with some minor issues but still work well enough as secondary monitors.

HDose says:

I wanted a phone with wireless charging built in but I don’t feel like pulling out $150+. And yes I did tried using a micro USB Qi receiver but it inconveniently takes away my only USB port on my phone and you need to find that G spot.

Patrick Fitzgerald says:

Patrick im just saying u coulda givin your son an old blackberry or something with a keyboard

Karl Dusenbery says:

14:02 Let’s have a jam session.

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