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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.”
Inkjet Printer Help Mike emailed email@example.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!
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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?” G Suite is showing up in more and more offices every day! 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!
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!
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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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