iTechGear Weekly – Episode 17: An Unreleased Device Walks into a Bar…

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This episode of the iTechGear Weekly is Episode 17: An Unreleased Device Walks into a Bar… recorded on 2022-05-01.  In this episode, the team talks about the the supposed revelation of the Google/Pixel Watch, What we REALLY want in a Smartwatch and some other cool subjects.

  • Mobile/Linux Segment
    • Smartwatches, Smartphones, etc. – Chris
      • Google Pixel Watch Why a smartwatch? – What do we want?
      • Apple Watch 8 Health Sensors
      • Pick a WearOS Watch
      • Features
        • Cardio: Heart Rate, EKG, Arithmia
        • PulseOx: Blood Oxygen saturation
        • Sleep/Readiness: Sleep Quality, Ability to start the day energized
        • Exercise/Activity: Exercise, workouts, movement
        • Body Temp
      • Notifications
        • Productivity: Calendar, eMail
        • Reminders/Timers
        • System Events and Notifications: App & OS Updates, Device Location, etc.
    • MS Duo 2 Price Reduction & ReReviews- Chris G.
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iTechGear Weekly – Episode 16: I’ll Take Hostel Take Overs for $43B

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This is episode 16 of the iTechGear Weekly – I’ll Take Hostel Take Overs for $43B.  In this episode, Joel is back from Hershey, PA, we discuss how the Chinese COVID lockdown may affect Apple’s supply chain, and how more PC’s are running Windows XP, Win7, and Win8 than Windows 11.

In this episode, Larry, Joel, Chris G., and I spend time talking about:

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iTechGear Weekly – Episode 15: Dude! Installing Windows Broke My Surface

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This is episode 15 of the iTechGear Weekly – Dude! Installing Windows Broke My Surface.  In this episode, Joel is out of town, we discuss how the right phone has nothing to do with its OS, transferring photos from Apple Photos to Google Photos, and how installing Windows broke my Surface.

In this episode, Larry, Joel, Chris G., and I spend time talking about:

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iTechGear Weekly – Episode 14: YOU Get a Pixel 6 Pro (Again)

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This is episode 14 of the iTechGear Weekly – YOU Get a Pixel 6 Pro (Again).  In this episode, Larry is back on the Pixel 6 Pro bandwagon, we discuss some known P6P issues, as well as some interesting Apple and Microsoft updates.

In this episode, Larry, Joel, Chris G., and I spend time talking about:

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iTechGear Weekly – Episode SE2: So Why Peek?

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This episode of the iTechGear Weekly is all about the special Apple Event on 2022-03-08.  This episode, So Why Peek reviews everything that Apple announced, in detail. So without any further adieu, let’s take a look at all the new Appley goodness:

  • Apple Segment
    • Apple TV+ – Friday Night Baseball
    • iPhone 13/Pro – Green and Alpine Green
    • iPhone SE – $429, Available 3/18
    • iPad Air – 5 New Colors, M1 Processor, 5G, New USB-C Port, Apple Pencil 2, $599, 3/18
    • Mac
      • M1 Ultra Processor
        • 2.5TB/s interchip bandwidth,
        • 800GB/s memory bandwidth,
        • 128GB Unified memory,
        • 20 Cores (16P, 4E),
        • 64 Core GPU,
        • 32 Core NE,
        • Media Engine (2 decode, 4 encode, 4 ProRes en/decode)
      • Mac Studio
        • M1 Max Configured:
          • 4 TB4 ports,
          • 10 Gbps Ethernet,
          • 2 USB-A Ports,
          • HDMI,
          • 3.5mm headphone jack,
          • WiFi 6,
          • BT 5.0,
          • 2 front USB-C ports
          • SDXC Card slot
          • M1 Max: 50% Faster than Mac Pro,
          • 64GB Unified RAM,
          • Starts $1999
          • Ships 3/18
        • M1 Ultra  Configured
          • All M1 Max features
          • 2 Front TB4 Ports (Instead of USB-C),
          • SDCX card slot,
          • 128GB, Unified memory
          • Starts $3999,
          • Ships 3/18
        • The Mac Studio can drive 3 ProDisplay XDRs & 1 4K TV (for a total of 90M active pixels)
        • 90% Faster than 16c Mac Pro,
        • 60% Faster than 28c Mac Pro
    • Studio Display
      • 27″,
      • 14.7 Pix,
      • 5K display, 1
      • 2MP UW Center Stage Camera,
      • 3 Mic Array,
      • 6 Speaker Sound System w/ Spatial Audio,
      • 3 USB-C Ports,
      • 1 TB 4 Port,
      • Starts $1599
      • Ships 3/18
    • Studio Accessories
      • TB4 Pro Cable 1.8m: $129,
      • Magic KB with TouchID & Numeric Keypad: $199
      • Magic Trackpad : $149
      • Magic Mouse: $99
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iTechGear Weekly – Episode 13: Peek-a-Boo Performance

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This is episode 13 of the iTechGear Weekly – Episode 13: Peek-a-Boo Performance  In this episode, Larry is back and feeling better; we talk about the new ChromeBook FlexOS, a New MacBook Pro, and some cool home networking equipment.

In this episode, Larry, Joel, Chris G., and I spend time talking about:

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How-To: Turn Off Duplex Printing by Default on Your Mac

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I’ve been a Mac since 2006.  That was the first year that Apple produced an Intel-based Mac, and I remain a Mac to this day.  I will likely be a Mac for many years to come.

One of the biggest issues I have with my Canon Multi-Function Laser Printer is that it prints in duplex mode (2-sided printing) by default.  While this saves paper, it isn’t what most teachers want from their students and may lead to confusion when turning in homework or trying to print study guides or portions of PDF text books.

The best thing to do in a situation like this is to turn off duplex printing; but that setting doesn’t always stick and become the new default.  Here’s how to get 1-sided printing for your Mac printer by default.  Its actually, very simple. Just follow these steps:

 

Open terminal.  Type this and hit enter:

cupsctl WebInterface=yes

Then:

  1. Open a browser window and type the following in the address bar:
    http://localhost:631

    .

  2. On the CUPS screen, select the Administration tab
    .
  3. Click Manage Printers
    .
  4. Select the Canon device by IP address (or name if you can find it on the list)

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  5. Click Administration drop down box and select Set Default Options

    .
  6. Click General

    .
  7. Click the  Long-Edge (Portrait) dropdown from the 2-Sided Printing field.  Select Off (1-Sided) from the dropdown.

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  8. Click the Set Default Options button (bottom of page)

That should do it.  The default action on your printer should now be 1 sided and not duplex (2 sided).  While this may use more paper, it will be easier for you, your kids, and their teachers to keep track of what is printed where and in what order.  Most teachers don’t look for double-sided printing.

iTechGear Weekly – Episode 12: Turn Your Computer into a ChromeBook

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This is episode 12 of the iTechGear Weekly – Turn Your Computer into a ChromeBook.  In this episode, Larry is back and feeling better; we talk about the new ChromeBook FlexOS, a New MacBook Pro, and some cool home networking equipment.

In this episode, Larry, Joel, Chris G., and I spend time talking about:

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iTechGear Weekly – Episode 11: YOU Get a Pixel 6 Pro!

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This is episode 11 of the iTechGear Weekly – YOU Get a Pixel 6 Pro.  This one is being posted a little late, due in no small part to me and most of my family getting COVID.  I apologize for the delay in posting this.

In this episode, Larry, Joel, Chris G. and I spend time talking about

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iTechGear Weekly – Episode 9: CES 2022-A Whole Bunch of Meh

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This is episode nine of the iTechGear Weekly – CES 2022-A Whole Bunch of Meh.  This one is being posted a little late, due in no small part to me and most of my family getting COVID.  I apologize for the delay in posting this.

In this episode, Larry, Joel, Chris G. and I spend time talking about

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