• How to De-stress Your Family With Tech
    Between work, appointments, getting the kids to school, to practice, and then taking care of life at home, most parents are spread to thin that they can barely stand it.  What makes things even worse is then your child simply will not do what you are asking.  After begging your child to brush their teeth for the last fifteen minutes, it is pretty easy to get swept up in the frustrations of being a parent.  The question has become how to de-stress parents and children alike.  Luckily, there are a few helpful programs that can alleviate some of the stress that comes with having a family, as well as offer valuable lessons to children regarding responsibility and organization. My Job Chart  - Free! The founder of My Job Chart Gregg Murset is a father of six.  After years of chasing after them to make sure they brushed their teeth, did their homework, and took out the trash, Mr. Murset finally thought up a better way to organize his household.  Although he did not figure out how to de-stress completely, he introduced the world to an integrated task calendar that parents could set up for their children online or through a mobile app.   Once parents create the account and set up tasks, they can designate a point value to each task and then assign those tasks to their children.  Each child can then have their own login information to see their tasks and their point totals.  After a child compl... Read More
  • Protect Your WiFi Network From Neighbors

    Wifi is a valuable commodity these days, with people living closer to one another than ever before, it is no surprise that any wifi network left unprotected will certainly be commandeered by those in close proximity.  Cell phones even connect to open Wifi networks automatically, which will only decrease the speed of the network owner.  Unsecured networks are also targets of people who are attempting to use the internet for things that they shouldn’t, such as pirating movies or large quantities of music. So, what can you do to protect yourself?  First of all, be sure to password protect your […]

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  • Protect Your Online Identity

    From Target and Home Depot, to Apple’s iCloud, Google and DropBox, it seems there’s a new security breach announced every month. Keeping yourself safe online requires more diligence than ever and that is why our Nerds have some tips that everyone should know to protect their online identity while on the web. Cyber Security: Breaches to online privacy and security are major issues. Last year, there were over 90 security breaches and the numbers for this year are still coming in. Experian’s “ProtectMyID” recently released results from their latest survey and a third of respondents report having been victims of […]

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  • New PC Setup: A Nerd’s Checklist

    The feeling of powering up a brand new PC for the first time is quite satisfying.  All the new features, the fresh pixels, and that new computer smell are certain to coax a smile from the users mouth.  The process of a new PC setup is something that should not be taken lightly.  What began as completing an initial charge has turned into a process of signing up for software and features that few PC users never actually use.  In order for a new PC to function at a higher capacity, there are a few steps that can be taken. […]

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  • Apple Event: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, and Apple TV

    On September 9th, attendees of the Apple event saw the unboxing of the new line of Phones, along with a new, larger iPad, and an update to Apple TV after so long.  This launch event left many people questioning whether or not it was time to upgrade their systems, so the Nerds at Nerds on Call are here to steer you in the right direction if you are debating whether or not to purchase the latest tech from Apple. iPhone 6s & 6s Plus The biggest change in the new line of iPhones is the addition of 3D touch.  3D […]

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  • Quick and Easy Tech Hacks

    You certainly do not have to be a nerd in order to own and use your tech gadgets like a boss.  The Nerds from Nerds on Call are here to share a few tech hacks that can change the way you use your technology, which might just help make your life a little bit easier, and much much cooler.  These tech hacks are simple, and can be done by just about anybody. One of the quickest yet useful tech hacks is the cup or bowl speaker.  Simply place your phone or iPod speakers down into a cup or bowl, and […]

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  • Top 5 Social Media Mistakes: Stop Making Them!

    What originated as a way for college students to connect with one another has become an international sensation that set off a firestorm of social media networks in its wake.  Once Facebook exploded with users around 2010, Myspace saw its downfall and other social media channels such as Instagram, Twitter, and Google Plus have since become widely used.  Unfortunately, some people take their lives on social media a bit too seriously, and usually make a few mistakes along the way.  The Nerds at Nerds on Call have put together a list of the top five social media mistakes that are […]

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  • Top 5 Tech Mistakes: Stay Up To Date

    The internet is a wondrous place.  With virtually unlimited amounts of information flowing around the world, it is no wonder that the internet is also dangerous.  Viruses, hackers, phishing, and spam all contribute to the dangers of using the internet, as the value of personal information has increased greatly since the digital revolution began just over a decade ago, and it is important to stay up to date with the latest means of protecting yourself.  The experts at Nerds on Call have created a list of their top 5 mistakes that technology users make, and how to stop making them. […]

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  • Choosing the Best Back-To-School Laptops for Students

    It is that time of year again; the weather is starting to cool off, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and the kids are going back to school.  With back-to-school season upon us, it is also time for parents to send their kids off right by setting them up with an effective laptop.  Though there are a few general aspects that are always important when purchasing a laptop, such as build quality and battery-life, it is crucial to know who the laptop is for, and what exactly they will be doing with it.  Nerds on Call has created their […]

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  • Top 5 Myths About Babies and Screen Time

    With technology becoming such a huge part of American culture, it is no surprise that cell phones, tablets, and computers are changing the lives of America’s youth every day.  Many media outlets and institutions have been bashing the use of electronics by teens and children, arguing that this “screen time” is detrimental.  Recently, a non-profit parent research group, Zero to Three, put together a list of the top 5 Myths About Young Children and Screen Media.  Their research revealed a study by Common Sense Media that showed that 38% of children under the age of 2 have used a mobile device, […]

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