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How To Prevent Cyber Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and for the youth of today, much of the bullying that they face can take place on the internet through cyber bullying. There are some great tools that Nerds on Call recommends to ensure that kids and parents alike have what they need to protect themselves and treat others with […]

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How to Improve WiFi Signal

We have all experienced that frustrating moment when Netflix suddenly stops loading and the room goes silent.  For some reason, the WiFi signal dropped again, and the binge watching is put on hold until this annoying issue is fixed.  Sometimes, just walking a bit closer to your router will revive your program, but what about […]

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Choosing the Best Back-To-School Laptops for Students

It is that time of year again; the weather is starting to cool off, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and the kids are going back to school.  With back-to-school season upon us, it is also time for parents to send their kids off right by setting them up with an effective laptop.  Though […]

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Easy Photo Edits

Digital photography has given us the ability to take a lot of photos. Sometimes we post shots that look like they came direct from a pro, other times…not so much. Sometimes their too dark, a little out of focus, or have too much of the background in them. You don’t have to be a professional […]

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How to Sell Your Stuff Online

For many of us purging the house of old, no longer useful gear and gadgets, the next challenge involves figuring out what to do with them. Online peer-to-peer sales sites like EBay and Craigslist can offer a unique opportunity to earn some cash while making your trash someone else’s treasure, but they can be daunting […]

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Save on Stuff You’re Already Buying

Everyone loves to save money, but sorting through a mountain of coupons to save a couple bucks, or buying a truckload of something you don’t really need is a drag. Our resident Nerd Ryan Eldridge, Co-Founder of Nerds on Call says there’s a better way. He’s here with some websites and apps that can help […]

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Nerd Chick Adventures: Cool Stuff You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Kindle

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I’ve had a Kindle Fire for over a year now, and I love having all my books at my fingertips. I can read while waiting for an appointment without lugging a big tome, and when I pick up the latest sequel to a series, I can easily refer back to the previous novel without having […]

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Nerd Chick Adventures: Lenovo Pre-Installed Adware Breaks Secure Internet Connections

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All Lenovo users need to be aware that the manufacturer was pre-installing an adware program, called Superfish, on new laptops up until January 2015. The program breaks secure connections to webpages, making your online activities – including passwords and any data you enter into a webpage – vulnerable to hackers. Here’s what you need to […]

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Save Electronics From Water: Summer Survival Guide

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Summer can be a real beast when it comes to your electronics.  Whether you and your Smartphone get pushed into the pool, you drop your tablet in the sand, or your iPod overheats in the car, here are some tips to cure your gadget’s summertime blues. Summer and water go together, but electronics and water?  […]

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Fix Shattered Smartphone Screen

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It’s become the rite-of-passage for clumsy Smartphone owners everywhere: shattering your phone’s screen.  After shelling out hundreds of dollars and getting your technical life transferred to your mobile device, one trip or slip and that shiny new phone, tablet or iPod is totally unusable.  It’s too late to repent the decision to forgo a sturdier […]

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