• NERDS ON CALL: ARE YOU SPREADING MALWARE?

    California, (January, 2014) – Have you ever had this happen to you:  Often you receive emails from people who haven’t contacted you in years, with a subject line such as “check this out!”  You open the email and contained within is simply a web link.  When you get emails like this don’t click on the […]

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  • NERDS ON CALL: STOP USING WINDOWS XP

    California, (January, 2014) – In April 2012, Microsoft announced that it would stop supporting Windows XP in April 2014.  After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer write software patches and push out updates to fix software vulnerabilities, leaving those still utilizing the Windows XP Operating System vulnerable to malware, viruses and worse.  With the […]

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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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  • 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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  • NERDS ON CALL: AVOID ONLINE SCAMS

    NERDS ON CALL: AVOID ONLINE SCAMS During the holiday shopping season California, (November, 2013) - As the holiday shopping season gains momentum, those looking to swindle online shoppers get creative in their attempts to lure victims.  I consulted with Scambook (www.scambook.com), an online complaint resolution website, about the top scams from last holiday season – they’re likely to […]

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  • NERDS ON CALL: DIGITAL DISCONNECT

    NERDS ON CALL: DIGITAL DISCONNECT Kids are learning it from their parents California, (November, 2013) –We all struggle every day with the desire to do the best for our kids (Crafting! Healthy meals! Limited TV!) juxtaposed against the demands of working, chores and straight up exhaustion: “how bad is a half hour of iPad games so […]

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  • NERDS ON CALL: DELETING DIGITAL MISTAKES

    NERDS ON CALL: DELETING DIGITAL MISTAKES The Truth about California Senate Bill 568 California, (October, 2013) –It’s nearly impossible to impress on children the permanence of things they share online through social media, emails or via text.  Once they click “send,” that text message, photo or video is out there, available for sharing, forwarding and re-posting […]

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  • NERDS ON CALL: SOCIAL ADVERTISING

    NERDS ON CALL: SOCIAL ADVERTISING Your Friends are Jumping Onboard? California, (October, 2013) –Have you noticed a curious phenomenon on Facebook? Suddenly it seems like your friends are posting ads for companies like Starbucks, Walmart and Tide in your newsfeed. “Why would your friend Jennifer post an ad for Tide? Does she want everyone to know […]

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  • NERDS ON CALL: GOOGLE CHROMECAST

    NERDS ON CALL: GOOGLE CHROMECAST A Top Contender in Video Streaming California, (October, 2013) –There are bevy of devices on the market aimed to allow you to stream content from the Internet to your TV, most notably Roku and Apple TV set-top boxes. Google has officially entered the fray with their $35 Chromecast device (www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast), leaving […]

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  • NERDS ON CALL: IOS7 REVIEWED

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact Shawna Bell 1-800-919-6373 marketing@callnerds.com NERDS ON CALL: IOS7 REVIEWED A Nerds-Eye Review California, (October, 2013) –Apple released iOS 7, an update that CEO Tim Cook called the biggest change to the platform since the iPhone was introduced. Available for free for every iPhone after the iPhone 4, the latest iPod Touch, […]

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