How social media makes your life easier

I think by now we’re all aware of Facebook. It’s all over the news, all our friends are talking about it, and it’s even the subject of a major motion picture. But why the fascination? I know that at least for me, it’s a way to connect with my friends who have scattered across the […]

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Stuff The Nerdmobile Full Of Toys

Nerds On Call have begun efforts in Redding, CA and Chico, CA to stuff one of the NERD mobiles full of toys for the less fortunate children in the community. Last year it was estimated that “1,235 Children received toys from the Redding community” (Salvation Army, 2010) and that number is expected to rise this […]

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Sanity Saving Gadgets For The Traveling Family

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and you’ve been locked in a car with your teenage kids for six hours. How do you keep calm amongst the troops, and your sanity? Check out these Nerd Chick-approved gadgets to have you smooth sailing this holiday season. There’s nothing worse than the death of your kid’s Nintendo DS […]

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Review of Andrew at Nerds On Call

Sir: SUPERB SERVICE Compliments to NERDS for the excellent and efficient service provided yesterday and on two previous calls by: Andrew, who installed Outlook to set up and retrieve my email. He expertly installed my new HP 8500 wireless Printer and connected my wife’s laptop to it. His epertise and efficiency is the best I […]

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Does Mac OS X Need Malware Protection?

Everyone knows that the Mac OS X operating system is just inherently secure. Any Apple loyalist will gladly explain to you everything that is wrong with Microsoft Windows, and how happy they are with not having to worry about malware and exploits on their shiny new Mac. So, I guess Macs don’t need security software […]

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Think Your Tweet Is Private? Think Again

Twitter has established itself as a means of broadcasting information to wide group of people all at once. But, for those times where you want to talk more intimately, Twitter also has the ability to send a Direct Message (DM) that is private between the two parties. Well, it’s supposed to be private, but the […]

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Tools To Keep Your Data Safe

Makeover that old Computer Part Five: Backup and Save Now that your computer is clean, it is time to learn how to keep your documents and files safe. There is nothing worse than spending hours on that paper—when disaster strikes and it vanishes!  Many things cause your computer to crash and in some cases you […]

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Make Free Calls With Google

As a working mother with two boys under the age of four, I am always looking for new ways to make my life more efficient and cost effective. Google’s free services are my saving grace.  One of the newest ways I save money with Google is by making free phone calls directly from my Google […]

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Get The Junk Out Of Your Computer

Make over that old PC for the upcoming school year, Part IV: CCleaner and Glary Utilities CCleaner and Glary Utilities are two easy-to-use programs to help you clean up “junk” files and correct registry errors that will often clog up your computer and make it run slow.  Both programs are available for free HERE. Once […]

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A Free Way To Get Rid Of Malware

Makeover that old computer for the school year, Part III: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Malware is a form of malicious software designed to infiltrate a users computer without their knowledge. The most common type of Malware is   referred to as “scareware“. As a computer repair company, we remove scareware, almost, on a daily basis. Scareware shows up on […]

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