Computer Repair posts by Nerds On Call

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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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  • Laptop Repair
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  • Networking
    Networking
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  • Internet Help
    Internet Help

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  • Home Theater
    Home Theater

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  • Desktop Computer Repair
    Desktop Computer Repair

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  • Internet Help
    Internet Help

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    Networking

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  • Desktop Computer Repair
    Desktop Computer Repair

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  • Home Theater Setup
    Home Theater Setup

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  • The ZeroAccess Rootkit Trojan
    The ZeroAccess Rootkit Trojan

    ZeroAccess Rootkit: Doomsday and Armageddon all-in-one? The ZeroAccess Rootkit Trojan is the latest rootkit virus to gain widespread infiltration into a huge number of computers. While traditional viruses attempt to infect and destroy as many computers in their path before they’re stopped by anti-virus software, rootkits aim to keep your system working but under the […]

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  • 5 Tricks to Revive an Old PC

    Breathe New Life Into an Old PC If every click on your old, slow computer makes you want to tear your hair out but your budget just won’t permit replacing it, take heart. Even if you’ve already upgraded the hardware to the extent you can and performed all maintenance to rule out a malware infection, […]

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  • Stop Using Internet Explorer, Right Now!
    Stop Using Internet Explorer, Right Now!

    Internet Explorer Glitch Opens The Door To Hackers A bug in all versions of Internet Explorer leaves anyone using IE in conjunction with the Windows Operating System (more than 40% of Internet users in North America according to StatCounter) vulnerable to infection by Trojan horse viruses. In a Security Advisory released by Microsoft on September […]

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  • Breaking Up in the Digital Age
    Breaking Up in the Digital Age

    Y’Know Breaking Up is Hard to Do! Breakups suck. There’s no way around it. But the good old days of being reminded of your ex’s existence only at the rare mutual friend birthday party or when flipping through old photos are over. From Facebook updates to emails to shared passwords, today’s digital connectivity makes it […]

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  • Should You Shutdown Your Computer or Leave It On All The Time?
    Should You Shutdown Your Computer or Leave It On All The Time?

    When You Shutdown Your Computer, Can It Cause Problems? There are a number of myths floating around about what you should do with your computer when you’re not using it. Some say that you should always shut it down, while others claim that shutting down regularly will shorten the life of your computer. The fact […]

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  • Simple & Easy Computer Maintenance
    Simple & Easy Computer Maintenance

    Do It Yourself Computer Maintenance You may think computer maintenance is only for the Nerds among us, but there are many easy things you can do to speed up your PC without investing a lot of time or money. Whether you’re a Windows or Mac user, performing some basic computer maintenance can ensure your system […]

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  • Tech Bargains: Sites You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    Tech Bargains at Your Fingertips It seems summer gets shorter and shorter every year. How is it that back to school is already here? Whether you’re in the market for a PC, printer or router to get set up for the new academic year, or you’re just poised to take advantage of the season’s sales, […]

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  • Small Business Data BackUp

    Data BackUp – You Don’t Even Need A Truck Data backup is the flossing of the tech world: you know you should do it, but you just never get around to it. There’s something in human nature that makes us learn the hard way – cavities are no fun. Yet when it comes to risking […]

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  • Living Without an Optical Drive
    Living Without an Optical Drive

    Are Optical Drives Necessary Anymore? This time of year, you may be contemplating adding a new laptop to your gadget family, whether it’s for back-to-school or to take advantage of the season’s sales. Thinner, lighter, super portable systems that remain high functioning (like Intel’s Ultrabooks (TM) and Apple’s Macbook Air) are all the rage, but […]

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  • Small Business Network: Buy This Not That!
    Small Business Network: Buy This Not That!

    Small Business Network: Stability Trumps Budget These days a business that can’t get online can’t go very far. From emailing appointment confirmations to processing credit cards, when the network goes down, business productivity grinds to a halt. Small business owners are stuck in a unique position: they need more reliability than a standard wireless firewall […]

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  • DNSChanger: What you need to know

    DNSChanger: How To See If You’re Infected, How To Fix It If You Are. On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on internet access to hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malware Trojan known as DNSChanger. Even if your computer is clean, companies that have compromised systems in their network […]

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  • Data Backup Basics

    Easy Steps to Get Started With Data Backup There are certain things we all know we should do: change the oil every 3,000 miles, choose different passwords for every online login, and back up our computers. Though I know better, I sometimes get to 5,000 miles before changing the oil, I can’t remember 500 different […]

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  • Small Business Computers: Buy This Not That!
    Small Business Computers: Buy This Not That!

    Small Business Computers: It’s Important to Spend Wisely According to a May 2012 report by the National Economic Council, there are 28 million small businesses in the U.S. employing 60 million Americans – roughly half of the private sector workforce. The balance between budgeting and productivity can be challenging to small firms, particularly those working […]

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  • Laptop Repair: Fix it or replace it?

    Laptop Repair Can Be Costly, But Some Repairs Are Worth It. When I made the switch from a desktop computer to a laptop, the idea that everything that previously took up my entire desk could now fit in such a small, portable device was revolutionary. However, the first time that my keyboard failed, I realized […]

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  • How to Stop Spam

    Simple Tools and Tips to Stop Spam Now that I have a newborn in the house, the last thing I have time for is weeding through an email inbox filled with offers for 30 percent off at a store I bought one thing from three years ago, or daily newsletters from an online magazine touting […]

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  • Home Theater Installation
    Home Theater Installation

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    Home Theater Installation

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    Home Theater Installation

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    Home Theater Installation

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  • Home Networking
    Home Networking
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  • How to Remove a Virus

    How to Remove a Virus: The Best Anti-Virus Software Do you remember back when your computer was shiny and new, it likely came with pre-installed Norton or McAfee antivirus software. It would periodically pop up little notices that it had downloaded the latest updates, and you felt snug and secure when you surfed online. Then […]

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  • New MacBooks a $2,200 disposable computer?
    New MacBooks a $2,200 disposable computer?

    [ Opt7_Microdata_Review_1437820936] New MacBooks can’t be upgraded When it comes to portable electronics, bigger is not better. From the new line of UltraBooks announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to the highly anticipated MacBook Pro with Retina Display released by Apple this month, laptops are getting ever smaller and lighter to compete with the […]

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  • 9 Tips for Hosting Captivating Video Calls
    9 Tips for Hosting Captivating Video Calls

    Make Your Skype and Google+ Video Calls Amazing! Advances in communications technology and Internet infrastructure have brought us to the place where video conferencing is more than a reality – it’s a necessity, for many businesses. Video calls are regularly used for internal meetings, sales presentations, and more. They enable a team to work together […]

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  • Can An iPad Replace A Laptop

    iPad vs. Laptop: Can an iPad replace a laptop? As the new school year approaches, the question I get asked most often is, “Should I buy a laptop or a tablet?” Apple’s Steve Jobs has asserted that we are living in a “post-PC world”. can an iPad replace a laptop? To test the theory, I […]

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  • Computer Upgrades: Hard Drives, Part 2
    Computer Upgrades: Hard Drives, Part 2

    Hybrid or Solid State Drives can be an easy computer upgrade. The most vulnerable part of a hard drive is its moving parts. The disk spins, the spindle arm moves to read data, all the while creating heat, friction, and an opportunity to break when the moving stops. The next generation of hard drives – […]

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  • Online Computer Repair: Is It Safe?

    Online Computer Repair: Is It The Force or Magic? These days, we want everything fast, from food to computer repairs. If you’ve seen the TV ads for iYogi.net, you may have wondered, “How can a tech in India fix a computer in Nantucket?” I’m here to unravel some of the mystery of Internet-based tech support […]

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  • Want a New Computer? What You Need to Know Now!

    Everything you need to know about buying a new computer. Buying a new computer can be almost as stressful as buying a new car. How do you find the best fit for your needs without blowing your budget? If you sign on for all the bells and whistles, or have your heart set on a […]

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  • Computer parts: CPU, Hard Drive, Giga…what?

    Computer parts – do they have to name them such dorky names? Going Back to school is a great time to take advantage of retailers competing for parent’s dollars, and finally upgrade from that old Windows 98 machine limping along in your basement. In fact, please do yourself a favor, if you still have windows […]

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  • What To Do Before You Call Tech Support

    Simple fixes could keep you away from tech support I am clueless when it comes to appliances. More than once I have called out a repair person to fix my dishwasher or dryer, only to discover that the power cable is loose, or that the exhaust is clogged with lint. A little basic troubleshooting could […]

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  • Internet Connection and Home Network Repair
    Internet Connection and Home Network Repair

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  • Laptop Repair
    Laptop Repair
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  • Desktop Computer Repair
    Desktop Computer Repair
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