About Andrea

About Andrea

Andrea Eldridge is CEO and co-founder of Nerds On Call, an on-site computer and electronics repair service for homes and businesses. Andrea established the company with her husband, Ryan, from a...Read More »

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  • Internet Addiction: Is it real?
    Internet Addiction: Is it real?

    I play World of Warcraft – a massive, multiplayer online role-playing game. My husband and I have friends that we enjoy playing with regularly, and sometimes spend a few hours at a time questing together and fighting imaginary monsters. A few months ago, I read an article about a guy in the UK who was […]

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  • Target Credit Card Breach
    Target Credit Card Breach

    If you were one of the thousands packing Target stores on Black Friday or if you’ve shopped there since, you may be the victim of credit card theft. Target admitted Thursday in response to allegations that its data had been compromised. More than 40 million credit cards of Target shoppers have been accessed. As of […]

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  • Last Minute Tech Gifts

    Now that the deadline to have something shipped and arrive before Christmas has officially passed and the truly desperate are combing the malls, you may have resigned yourself to picking up some generic gift cards for the remaining recipients on your gift list. Oh contraire! Before you resort to the modern day equivalent of handing […]

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  • Kindle: Matchbook & Mayday Button
    Kindle: Matchbook & Mayday Button

    My Christmas present to myself this year was a Kindle Fire HDX. I’ve had a traditional Kindle for years, but found myself abandoning it in favor of my iPhone because frankly I just love the touch screen. Call me lazy, but I just didn’t like tabbing through pages with the little buttons on the sides […]

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  • Track Christmas Gifts Online
    Track Christmas Gifts Online

    Instead of my usual December dash to check everyone off my holiday shopping list, this year I accumulated gifts throughout the year. When I saw something perfect for my mom I grabbed it and tucked it away to wrap later. While I was feeling proud of myself for not procrastinating, I discovered an unfortunate side […]

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  • Live Online Help Resources
    Live Online Help Resources

    The Internet provides a wealth of resources to find information, but sometimes you need a little one-on-one assistance for a specific question. Launched in November, Google Helpouts joins a host of online resources, including Just Answer, and eHow Now, that connect people who have questions to experts in a multitude of fields. Here’s how to […]

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  • Sites to Make Santa Real
    Sites to Make Santa Real

    When I was a kid, Santa visited our neighbor’s house every Christmas Eve, at midnight, to deliver presents. He hopped down off the roof with a big red bag and a “ho-ho-ho!” and walked into their living room to the squeals of delight from the waiting children. Every year, we tried hard to stay up […]

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  • NERDS ON CALL: LIVE ONLINE HELP RESOURCES

    NERDS ON CALL: SELF HELP ONLINE RESOURCES Get Live Help online California, (December, 2013) -The Internet provides a wealth of resources to find information, but sometimes you need a little one-on-one assistance for a specific question.  Launched in November, Google Helpouts joins a host of online resources, including Just Answer, and eHow Now, that connect people who […]

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  • Fix or Replace Your Old Computer?
    Fix or Replace Your Old Computer?

    When I talk to customers about the work needed to fix their ailing computer they often ponder, “Should I just replace it?” Whether your “old reliable” isn’t so reliable any more, or you have your eye on a shiny new PC for the holidays, here’s how to determine if you should fix your old PC […]

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  • NERDS ON CALL: CRYPTOLOCKER RANSOMWARE

    NERDS ON CALL: CRYPTOLOCKER RANSOMWARE Rogue software encrypts data, extorts users California, (November, 2013) - There’s a new and nasty “ransomware” virus called CryptoLocker sweeping the web, taking computers hostage and demanding that users pay an exorbitant “ransom” to get their data back. Here’s what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim of this malicious software. […]

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