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Consider yourself a novice nerd?
We love to see people learning more about computers and repairing their own! We've collected some tips and tools to help you on your way.

A few tools…

MalwareBytes is a powerful anti-malware scanner. We recommend downloading it to your computer, running it once to scan your computer, and then scanning whenever you suspect your computer has been infected.
Microsoft Security Essentials is a security shield for Windows® Compuers that runs on your computer, and detects threats as they enter, capturing them and letting you know.
Adobe® Flash© Player is a common extension for computers that allows them to play the Flash© format, familiar as animations and intro videos to websites.
Java™ is another plugin for your computer that allows it to run Java applets. Java is a legacy programming language that powers many powerful online applications.

How to Spot GoFundMe Scams

We’ve all heard the tragic story of 72 year of Grandpa Robert Godwin Sr who was shot in cold blood on Easter Sunday. The perpetrator, known as the Facebook Killer, posted the video of the killing on Facebook. Within 24 hours of this horrible incident, at least 35 FAKE GoFundMe accounts were established! The worst […]

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Refresh That Old Laptop

If you were the lucky recipient of a lightly used, new-to-you laptop this holiday season, we have some easy, inexpensive ways to improve an older laptop inside and out! The biggest challenge with an older laptop is limited battery life. How do you keep an older system from dying soon after it’s unplugged? Well, most […]

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Got WiFi Dead Spots? A Mesh Network Could Help!

When everything from your Smartphone to your toaster is needs an Internet signal to function, WiFi deadspots can grind your smart home to a halt. We are going to take a look at how a mesh network could eliminate your WiFi dead zones. If you have a large home or office or you’re trying to […]

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Snag The Best Deal on Amazon

With holiday shopping knocking on your door, any tools to help you save some money are a welcome gift. We wanted to share some secret ways to snag a better deal on Amazon. We are going to discuss some third party tools and even some of Amazon’s own tools to make those dollars go further […]

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Cool Ways To Repurpose Your Old Smartphone

We know you’re itching to upgrade to that new iPhone 7 or Google Pixel. But before you toss your old smartphone in the trash, we have some easy ways to squeeze more life out of your old smartphone. One really simple option that doesn’t require any new equipment is to turn it into iPod Touch […]

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Take control of your iPhone storage space

Running out of space on your iPhone is a common problem. Everyone knows at least one person who has been infuriated from those little pop ups saying you can’t take a photo due to lack of space. Well have no fear, we are going to share some tips that you can use to clear up […]

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3 Things To Do Today To Protect Your PC

Keeping up with technology can be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to protecting yourself from viruses, hackers and online criminals.   Although you can carry out all of these steps independently, we highly recommend that you have a Nerd assist you with these, the biggest problem with changing your Operating System is the level of […]

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iPhone Hacks!

You may think that you understand the full power of your iPhone. But think again. People don’t actually realize how powerful their iPhones are. Many people never bother with the handy (and secret) hacks that make the iPhone even cooler! In case you aren’t a Nerd like us, here are some secret tricks for your […]

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DIY Home Security

From user-installed alarm systems to motion-sensor video cameras, is a do-it-yourself alarm system right for you? Let’s talk about the pros and cons, as well as some of the newest home security gadgets that could help keep your home safer. DIY means that you will be buying the equipment and installing it yourself. Also for […]

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Save Your Gadgets from Summer

You may love the sun, sand and surf of summer, but your electronics most certainly do not. Ryan Eldridge,  Nerds on Call is here to show us what you should and should NOT do to save your gadgets from summer.  

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