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Carrie Roberts

Facet Technologies and Nerds on Call would like to congratulate and thank Carrie Roberts for her 5 year dedication to our company. Carrie was hired on August 4, 2008 as an Administrative Assistant. Carrie is a Peoria native who attended cosmetology school at Oehrlein and also earned her EMT license through Illinois Central College. Carrie currently resides in El Paso and works primarily in our Nerds on Call location in Normal. Carrie maintains a multitude of responsibilities for Facet Technologies and Nerds on Call. Carrie coordinates all of the Facet Technologies and Nerds on Call events, billing, receiving and dispersing parts, customer service, and many other important tasks that are vital to the flow of our company. Facet Technologies and Nerds on Call are happy to have Carrie as a valued team member and appreciate the hard work she does.

iHeartRadio

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Want to create your own commercial free radio stations? Build your own customized radio stations based on your favorite songs? Or maybe, take your favorite local radio stations with you everywhere? iHeartRadio offers all of those features and more! iHeartRadio is available for free through the Google Play Store and iTunes.

iHeartRadio gives you access to 1,500 Live Stations from pop, country, and urban to rock, talk, and college. iHeartRadio lets you browse radio stations by music genres and location and with 15 million songs and 400,000 artists you are sure to find what you are looking for. Create, save, and share radio stations with your friends and family, as well as offer your own input to the music being presented to you. iHeartRadio lets you rate the music you are listening to and they try to adjust the listening material based on your ratings.

A free radio app that puts you in control of the music is hard to come by, so take advantage of a good thing and get iHeartRadio now!  

 

http://www.iheart.com/

RadarNow!

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RadarNow! is the simple radar app you have been hoping for, only performing one function this app is sure to make checking the radar easy. RadarNow! is available for free through the Google Play Store and iTunes.

RadarNow! has one goal, to provide you with a rapid display of the local Doppler radar. RadarNow! requires no configuration or user input to operate.

If you want an app that is simple, to the point, and provides fast, accurate weather radar, then RadarNow! is what you have been searching for. Check it out!  

 

http://www.radarnow.net/

Updated Apps

We all download an app or get software that we wish had just one little extra feature or improvement to a certain function. Over time we may become frustrated with it and abandon using it frequently. However, it pays to go back at check for new versions and revisions of the same app or software to see if those features you longed for have been added. Also the creators may have greatly improved functionality of that little part of the app that you wanted to work so much better! Personally, I believe voice-to-text has been VASTLY improved in the past year or two across mobile platforms. Also, touch-screen recognition and smoothness of touch-screen graphics have improved. So while it rains, you might go back and check out those apps you left behind in frustration!

The Coupons App

The Coupons App  

 

Coupon clipping has become a thing of the past. With new technology and all the steps being taken for everyone to go green, it seems only natural that digital coupons are the way to stay tech savvy and go green at the same time. Now, all you need is a great app that presents you with digital coupons to your favorite stores, restaurants, and gas stations. Well, The Coupons App offers all of that and more!

The Coupons App comes with a coupon widget that offers real-time coupons throughout your day, gas pricing that locates the cheapest gas at stations near you, a barcode scanner to compare prices, and the ability to share coupons. You can share coupons with your family and friends through Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. The Coupons App also comes with the feature to voice search coupons for hands free product searching and save coupons to your calendar. Once you find a coupon you want to use, The Coupons App will even help you locate the nearest store that your coupon is applicable at.

The Coupons App is a FREE app that helps you save money, while not costing you anything. This app is definitely worth a shot, nothing to lose, only money to save!

Jeff Kern

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On Sunday July 28, 2013 Facet Technologies and Nerds on Call will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary with Jeff Kern. Jeff was hired in 2008 as a Computer Technician with A + Certification. Jeff handles a variety of responsibilities at Facet. Jeff is currently the lead Computer Technician for the Pekin work bench where he handles tasks from building new computers, cleaning up infected computers, and computer diagnostics. Facet Technologies and Nerds on Call are happy to have Jeff Kern on their team and wish him many more successful years with us!

Philmont High Adventure Scout Camp

Brian and Nate

 

Brian Ford, President of Facet Technologies, Inc., and his son, Nate, just completed a 10 day wilderness trek at Philmont High Adventure Scout Camp in Cimarron, New Mexico. They were accompanied by 10 other members of Troop 200 on the trek that was approximately 70 miles. One of the highlights of the trip was climbing Mount Phillips - Elevation, 11,742 ft. Nate is a Life Scout working on his Eagle rank and Brian is an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 200 in Bartonville, Illinois.

Kids Day

  Kids Day  

 

Reserve a spot in your calendar for Nerds on Call on July 27th. Nerds on Call will be at the 7th Annual Kids Day hosted by the Crittenton Centers at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids Day activities include: a dunk tank, Space Walk bounce houses and slide, balloon art, performers at the Stage in Center Court, and of course, face painting and “Pick-a-Duck” hosted by Nerds on Call. All proceeds for Kids Day are to benefit the Crittenton Centers’ Crisis Nursery, which provides free emergency and respite care to infants and young children. So stop by the Shoppes at Grand Prairie on July 27th for a day of fun in the support of a great cause.

For more information on Kids Day and the Crittenton Centers:www.crittentoncenters.org

Heat Advisory

Heat advisory! Heat is one of the biggest proponents of hardware failure in the technology world (with dust as well). Always a good idea to routinely check that your fans are running on your devices (if they have a fan in them), and make sure that any dust is removed from the inside of the components where the heat builds. Also, I would not recommend taking a laptop outside in the heat while it’s a summer scorcher as the inside of the laptop can get to temperatures almost the boiling point of water. Also, having a machine near the pool or sprinkler or other water-related summer fun is a bad idea. Water damage incidents certainly rise in the warmer months! Recommend way to remove any dust or debris from the inside of a device would be canned air or a low-pressure air compressor (don’t want to remove circuitry from the inside with to much pressure). If you have a notebook computer, make sure there is air circulation underneath. Notebooks typically have some kind of “leg” or rubber mount that will allow air to travel under the chassis. A chill-mat or cooling pad for notebooks is a great device for keeping cool as well; especially for those of us who still like to put our notebooks on our laps! (even though it’s usually a no-no). Stay cool this weekend everyone!

Digital Receipts

  Digital Receipts

Are you looking for a better way to keep track of your receipts and spending? Digital Receipts offers a great way to keep track of your spending. It can even create expense reports for more manageable record keeping. Digital Receipts is available for free through iTunes and the Google Play Store.

Digital Receipts will keep track of all of you paper receipts in two different ways. Either through “Touch-and-Go” technology by scanning the QR code at the checkout (at participating stores). Another way is by capturing the image while inside the app through their Receipt Scanner. Once the image is captured you can enter in all the details of the receipt with customized labeling. Digital Receipts give you the opportunity to customize labels to anything that could be helpful in tracking your spending. Giving receipts labels such as: “business”, “personal”, “gift”, etc. can help you better track where your money is going and how to adjust that spending if necessary. Once you have your receipts entered into Digital Receipts, you are given the option to create expense reports. You can filter these expense reports to include certain dates you want the report created for, and which labels you want included in the report. Once the report is completed, you can email the report to the recipients necessary. The report is created inside of an Excel document and shows all the details of each receipt in an organized manor. Some other great features included in Digital Receipts come with the previously mentioned “Touch-and-Go” technology. With this feature you can get instant extraction of store name, transaction time, and total amount when the QR code was scanned. You can also receive cash back or loyalty points as well as helping with a refund or exchange by showing the receipt image from Digital Receipts.

If you are the type of person who easily misplaces paper receipts or if you just want to keep track of your spending in the hopes of saving some money, give Digital Receipts a try.  

 

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