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Easy DIY Computer Upgrades

These days, everything about computers is getting smaller, lighter and more portable. People are migrating from desktops to laptops, laptops to tablets, and tablets to smartphones. But before you ditch that tower in favor of some feather light replacement, take a moment to consider some of the advantages of a traditional desktop and consider implementing […]

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Keep Yourself Aware of Credit Card Skimmers

Credit card skimmers are nothing new, but we all need regular reminding that criminals are always looking at ways of capturing your private credit card information. According to the 2015 FICO Card Alert Service, from Jan. 1 to April 9, 2015, skimming at bank-owned ATMs increased 173.53% year over year, while growth at non-bank ATMs […]

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Microsoft Support Ends For Windows 8

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For those dedicated PC users that have stuck with a Windows OS throughout the evolution of computers, Windows 8 was probably a bit of challenge at first, but by now you have mastered it. Microsoft Support has always been there for any questions or issues that you may have, but as of last week, Microsoft […]

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Paying Extra for Internet Speeds: Is It worth It?

Everybody enjoys a good cliff-hanger at the end of a TV series. Since Netflix has become so widely used, people are holding onto the edges of their seats for reasons other than the shows: buffering. If your internet speeds are holding you back from going on a three day media binge, it may be time […]

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Cyber Safety To Protect Your Teen

In September 2016, 29-year old Darren Michael Brown from Anderson, CA plead guilty to ten felonies, including extortion and lewd acts with children. For the full story, see the Record Searchlight article from October 18, 2016 Brown was arrested in November after police accused him of obtaining thousands of pornographic photos and videos of minors […]

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How Targeted Advertising Works Online

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If you have ever looked something up online or visited a few similar websites only to be plagued by ads related to what you were looking up shortly thereafter? Many feel that the targeted advertising online means that they are being watched. The Nerds from Nerds on Call are here to explain how advertisers learns […]

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How To Spot Email Scams

Over 205 billion emails are sent every day around the world. These messages include hellos from friends, updates from work, advertisements, spam, viruses, or sophisticated attempts to steal your personal or financial information. Those emails that contain attempts to steal your information are known as phishing emails. Scammers use look-a-like emails to extract information from […]

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How Online Venting Can Cost You

Whether it involves a terrible day at work, an argument with a spouse, or just a day when everything rubs you the wrong way, sending off angry texts, emails, or social media posts is never the way to handle it. Even those posts that feel so therapeutic to finally get off of your chest should […]

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How To Give Back Online

With the holidays fast approaching, it is indeed the season for giving. The fact that there are so many charities and worthy causes in need of support makes weeding out those fake charities even tougher than it was before. Luckily, the Nerds have put together a few online resources to make sure that your donation […]

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Laptop Vs Desktop: Maintenance and Upgrades

When it comes to computers, everything is becoming smaller and lighter in order to increase portability.  The downsizing of computers continues to spark the laptop vs. desktop debate.  Before you decide to get rid of your old desktop altogether in favor of a tablet or laptop, consider some of the advantages of using a desktop, […]

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