• Summer Programs For Kids With a Passion for Tech
    There have always been camps and summer programs for kids who are interested in sports or recreation, but what about those who have a passion for science and technology?  Unfortunately, it takes more than playing video games or streaming movies to foster a passion for coding, building, or programming.  Luckily, there are a handful of programs for those kids who find themselves more interested in technology and engineering rather than a sport or physical activity.  We have found 5 possible summer programs that are not only fun and affordable, but also quite educational. #1 Maker Camp Maker Camp is a virtual summer camp that is accessed through the internet.  This summer program for kids begins on July 6th and runs for 6 weeks.  Each day, "campers" that have registered will receive details and tutorials to build a project.  Throughout the 6 week program, there are different themes including: movie making, sustainable energy and food, and making instruments.  The diversity of the material keeps "campers" interested and coming back.  Maker Camp also offers hosted camps that allow kids to collaborate with one another on projects.  Maker Camp is a free service that is sure to spark the scientific creativity of any interested child.  This is one of the best summer programs for kids with a passion for tech because it not only keeps them busy for the summer months but also helps them develop skills in engineering... Read More
  • Essential Apps for Vactioners

    No matter the scale or magnitude of the trip being planned, travel is without a doubt easier in the digital age.  Our resident nerds have put together a list of essential apps for vacationers to maximize their experience abroad.  Review sites help you choose the right hotel, restaurants, and destinations.  GPS guides you around the new area, and instant translators facilitate communication between yourself and the local population.  Before all of this comes together and you are actually on vacation, lots of time an effort must be put into planning the trip. Planning Your Vacation One of our first essential […]

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  • Your Gadgets Are Causing A Slow Death
    Your Gadgets Are Causing A Slow Death

    Today the Nerds are here to share some tips that might just save your life. The way that we use our gadgets today is actually leading to a slow death for some. A few side effects of our addiction to tech are loss of attention span, eye strain, and insomnia. The internet has proven so addictive in fact, that one in three people say that they would give up sex rather than their smartphone. For those that react immediately when they notice a notification on their phone, the response triggers a release of dopamine in the brain, forcing a feeling […]

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  • Digital Detox: Save Yourself From Your Tech
    Digital Detox: Save Yourself From Your Tech

    It is no secret that Americans are more distracted by their smart phones than ever before. The amount of time we spend interacting with our technology has increased steadily in the past few years, and it is causing people to miss out on real life experiences. Often times, there are more fans at concerts with their cell phones out than just enjoying the music in person. For those who are trying to cut back on their tech use, and focus more on life, the people at Pop Sugar have put together a week-long digital detox program.   Monday On the first […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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