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NE Nebraska Farm Show, Smarthome Internet Speeds & More!
NE Nebraska Farm Show, Smarthome Internet Speeds & More!
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Happy New Year from the Hartelco Team! We hope 2019 brings you 365 days of learning, growing, exploring, and connecting. Should any of those days present challenges with communications technology, you're always welcome to contact us for information and advice. Our local and friendly employees are happy to help!

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Record-Breaking Teddy Bear Toss
Hockey fans show team spirit by tossing nearly 35,000 stuffed animals (later donated to local charities) onto the ice.
  Tiny Cars Are Big In China
Half scooter and half car, these low-speed electric vehicles are a third the size of a standard vehicle and super cheap.

Visit Hartelco at the Northeast Nebraska Farm Show

This Wednesday, January 16th and Thursday, January 17th don't miss our Security Camera display at the 32nd Annual Northeast Nebraska Farm & Equipment Show at the Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex in Norfolk, Nebraska. We will have our technicians present to answer any questions you may have about security cameras and installation. The Northeast Nebraska Farm show has a great line up full of educational programs, over 135 exhibitors, live demonstrations, and door prizes including 250 gallons of diesel Fuel and $500 cash! Visit www.nebraskafarmshow.com for more information.

Meet us at the Farm Show and receive a $100 coupon for a security system!

Smarthome Devices: How Much Speed Do You Need?
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1Smarthome devices seemed to be some of the most popular gifts that were gifted this Christmas. With more a more devices needing to be connected to the internet, it is time to ask yourself if your speed is enough for your household.

Internet speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps). The higher the number is, the faster your internet speed is. Certain devices and actions require a more bandwidth than others. For example, sending or receiving an email will not require as much bandwidth as streaming a movie on Netflix. And if whatever you’re streaming is in HD (high definition) or 4k (even higher definition yet), the demand for your household’s Internet speed will increase dramatically. This also holds true with various smarthome devices.

Wi-Fi cameras and video doorbells have become one of the most popular smarthome devices on the market. Although these devices are very useful, it is important to remember that camera-equipped gadgets like the Ring Doorbell require a decent amount of bandwidth. The Amazon Echo, Nest Thermostat, iRobot Roomba and many other smarthome devices also need the internet to work.

So if you have noticed that your internet speed has been affected by the addition of smarthome devices, please give our office a call. It could be time to increase your speed or even replace your router. Right now Hartelco is offering $10 off a new router if you bring in your old one! Having your smarthome work properly will only happen if you have the correct speed for your home. Think of everything in your home that is using your internet. Between a laptop or two, tablets, smartphones, streaming devices, gaming consoles and now smarthome devices – do you have enough speed?

Call us today to find out more about our internet speeds and what is right for your home.

Stay Safe! Use our IPTV Weather App!

There is a good chance of severe winter weather this weekend! We want to remind our IPTV customers about our WEATHER APP that allows you to get weather information with just one click.

Push the RED button for current weather conditions. Note that you can also get weather conditions for other area towns such as Yankton, Sioux Falls, Norfolk, and Omaha. Just use the "arrow" keys around the OK button to switch from town to town. The default location is Hartington.

Then push the GREEN button for the 5-day forecast for the town you selected above. Again, the default is Hartington.

Push the YELLOW button to see the current weather radar. Note that if you select Hartington, Yankton, or Sioux Falls, you will get the Sioux Falls Doppler radar. However if you select Norfolk or Omaha, you will see the Omaha regional Doppler radar.

Push the BLUE button while the radar is displayed to animate the screen to see storm movement!


And remember, if you need to drive during bad winter weather,
please remember to view the road conditions first by going to www.511.nebraska.gov.

 

How To Care For Your Devices In The Cold

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, don't like cold weather. When a lithium-ion battery is exposed to cold temperatures, it can drain faster than normal or indicate it has ample power remaining and then suddenly go dead. Low temperatures can also make a device's glass surfaces more sensitive to cracks and breaks, especially if there's already a nick.


Here's what to do:

  • To keep your device from getting too cold, don't leave it alone for long in frigid places such as a parked car. It's best to stash it inside pockets closest to your person, where it can absorb some of your body heat.
  • In the event your device does shut down, do not restart it until you're inside and have given it time to warm up. Restarting immediately could actually cause more harm and shorten your battery life.
  • Cases also help to keep devices warm. You may want to consider the cases designed to regulate a phone's temperature in extreme weather.

To get specifics for your device, consult the manufacturer's website.

FREE Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

Fabulous
 
Walli
 
Be My Eyes


Fabulous

Create healthy new habits with this motivational app. It can help you learn to drink more water, do yoga, and much more.

Learn more...
 

Walli

Looking for a new wallpaper for your phone? Download this app to get artistic, whimsical, funny, or inspirational options.

Learn more...
 

Be My Eyes

Download this app to help blind and low-vision people accomplish tasks like reading instructions or navigating surroundings.

Learn more...

Stay Alert – What You Need To Know About The Marriott Data Breach

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Fun Winter Food
& Crafts For Kids
 
Roasted Pumpkin
Apple Soup & Garnish
 
Lovely Winter Décor
Ideas For After Xmas

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.


Sites of the Month – Great Sites To Check Out In January

Give Blood Today
redcross.org – The American Red Cross provides numerous resources for donating blood. Visit this site to make sure you're eligible to donate, review the donation process, and complete your pre-reading and donation questions online. You can also learn what happens to donated blood and find out how to become a Red Cross volunteer.
Winter Car Readiness
almanac.com – Winter storms can be brutal, and you don't want to be caught driving in one without the proper equipment. Use this Old Farmer's Almanac list to ensure you have everything you might need. Items include a flashlight and extra batteries, tire chains, and a sleeping bag — just in case!
Best Soup Recipes
tasteofhome.com – There's nothing quite like a steaming bowl of soup to warm you up on a winter day. Visit this site to find some great recipes like Hearty Vegetable, Split Pea, Potato, and, of course, classic Chicken Noodle. Pair with bread and a salad for a delicious and comforting meal.
Global Radio Broadcasts
radio.garden – This fascinating site allows you to listen to global radio broadcasts. Click Live to hear a random station currently playing, or choose one on the globe. Try History to listen to clips from past broadcasts. Jingles plays station identification numbers. Use it to connect with other people, countries, and cultures.


Short Tutorial/FAQ – Can My Facebook Cover Be A Video Instead Of A Photo? If So, How Is It Done?

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Best regards,

The Hartel.net Team




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