Six great freeware tools to get your PC school-worthy

  Back in the day, getting a kid ready for school involved purchasing exercise books and assorted stationery. The hardest decision was deciding on an A-Team or Mork and Mindy pencil case. Computers have changed the game. While they bring amazing benefits for teaching, getting your computer ready as a school machine requires a lot […]

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Essential College Tech

  Before your ship your kid off to college, it’s a good idea to kit them out with a few technological essentials. Of course, they’re going to need a laptop or some kind of hybrid tablet for note-taking, research and writing papers – but we’re talking about a few extras geared toward making college life […]

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How to Sell Your Electronics Online

  When you find yourself purging the house of older or no longer useful gadgets, the challenge arises in figuring out what to do with them next. Online peer-to-peer sales sites can offer a unique opportunity to earn some cash while making your trash someone else’s treasure, but they can be daunting for the newbie. […]

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When is the Best Time to Buy New Electronics

Bargain hunters everywhere swear by shopping seasonally. Buy when demand is lowest or when retailers are pushing out old inventory in anticipation of new models. Some people think the only best time is during Black Friday (and sometimes they’re correct). So when is actually the best time to buy a new computer or gadget? Well, […]

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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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iPhone Tricks That’ll Make You Love Your Phone Even More

IOS 12 has arrived, and with it, a bunch of new snazzy features that you may not be aware of. Many people, including myself, have never bothered with the handy tricks that make the iPhone so cool. So here and now, we’re going to make a pact to use our phones to the fullest they […]

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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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