Tech to get your kids off the couch

  After several weeks of Summer vacation, you may have noticed your couch has developed permanent child-sized indentations. Let’s face it – kids love their console games. While games are a lot of fun and may even be good for the kids in moderation, too much sedentary couch time isn’t healthy for anyone. It can […]

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Save your gadgets from Summer

There’s a lot to love about Summer. Blue skies, golden evenings and the complete absence of additional thermal under-garments are a siren call to all but the most indoorsy of nerds. The problem is, you may love Summer but your electronics absolutely do not. What you see is sun, sand, and surf but to your […]

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Must have apps on your next Disney vacation

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Walt Disney   A visit to Disneyland or Disney World is one of those experiences you don’t forget. Maybe it’s the magical blending of comfortable familiarity with vividly surreal wonder. Maybe it’s the promise of […]

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Tech to Keep Kids Sane on a Plane

Dreading that long flight or car trip with your kids? All that crankiness from being cooped-up can drive even the most patient parent insane. Sure, there are lots of great non-tech things you can use to keep your kids busy like books, card games, board games, and sticker scenes. But seriously. Who’s going to schlep […]

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Tech Gifts Dad REALLY Wants for Father’s Day

A recent highly reputable scientific study found that every time you buy your dad a tie or cologne for Father’s Day, a small but irreplaceable part of his heart breaks just a little. That’s not fathers talking. That’s science. At Nerds On Call, we feel it’s high time someone laid down a truth bomb for […]

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Spot & Remove Stalkerware

It’s bad enough that your online activities are being tracked by your ISP, Google, Facebook and various websites for marketing purposes. What if you discovered that someone had installed software on your computer or mobile device that tracked everything you did, from phone calls and text messages, posts to social media, Internet searches, and streaming […]

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Sacramento STEM Summer Camps

Summer always sneaks up on me. It feels like I just make it through Spring Break and suddenly I have to figure out what to do with the kids when there aren’t 7 hours of school to keep them busy. That means summer camp. At least if you want to ensure that your child gets […]

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Home Theater Made Easy

The words “home theater” can evoke a lot of emotions. The excitement of enjoying a movie theater-like experience in your own living room. The calm of binging your favorite TV show after a long day at work. But to the one setting it up and getting it to work properly? Home theater is synonymous with […]

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Best Travel Deals On the Net: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Travel Online

  When it comes time to plan a getaway, most of us turn to the Internet to research, plan, dream and – eventually – book reservations. But a few minutes into this enjoyable escapade and it can devolve quickly into frustration. There are so many sites it’s easy to get overwhelmed with too many choices, […]

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Do Video Games Encourage Violence?

The answer may surprise you. Video games get a lot of bad rep in the media. When it comes to kids and violent video games, they have been blamed for increased aggression, bullying and even pointed to as a causative factor in school mass shootings. But are they really damaging our kids? What the critics […]

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