Filter Politics from Your Facebook Feed

Believe it or not, Facebook was once a place where you could connect with family and friends living all around the world and receive updates on their day-to-day lives? You could see how their kids were doing in school and read about how much fun they had on their recent vacation. We shared goofy pics…

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Dirty Dozen IRS Scams

For those of you asking yourself: “What does a Nerds know about taxes?” the fact of the matter is, many IRS scams involve criminals using technology to find and swindle their victims. Although these particular Nerds do not know how to figure out your tax exemptions, we can help you avoid the most common and…

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Identifying and Preventing Ransomware

Even the most savvy of internet users might have trouble defining what exactly ransomware is. Ransomware is very similar to malware in the sense that it gets onto your computer like a virus. Once there is ransomware on your system, the parasitic code encrypts your files, making them inaccessible to you. In order to regain…

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Pet Tech: Gadgets for the Connected Pet

  For many of us, pets are like family. If you’ve ever wondered what Mittens is up to while you’re stuck at the office all day or worried that Fido hasn’t escaped the yard again, you’re in luck!   The latest in pet technology can help you stay connected with your beloved cat or dog.…

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Apps to Help you Keep your Resolution

  January is usually the month of change, as the new year dawns many people set goals for themselves for the coming year and call them ‘resolutions’. Unfortunately, by the end of the month, many of us have already fallen off of the resolution bandwagon. The Nerds are here to share how technology can help…

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How To Safely Dispose of Old Tech

When old tech is thrown out, it is known as eWaste. E-waste, or electronic waste, can be extremely harmful to the environment due to the materials that are used during the production of our gadgets. Once your old tech is dumped into a landfill or incinerated in a furnace, harmful chemicals such as lead, arsenic,…

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Online Dating Sites

  Online dating sites such as Match.com and eHarmony find that January and February are the busiest months of the year. According to a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2013, over a third of the American couples married between 2005 and 2012 met online. The timing makes sense,…

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Safely Meet Someone Online

Connecting with strangers over the internet has become a common practice in this day and age. Whether it be meeting a person from Craigslist to make a transaction, pursuing a potential relationship on a dating platform, or for business purposes through a site like LinkedIn; meeting a person for the first time after having connected…

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The Best Holiday Greeting Card Apps

Around the holidays, it is a tradition to send greeting cards to friends and family updating them on what you and your own family have done during the year. The days of licking envelopes and pressing on stamps to a pile of 300 cards are over. The Nerds at Nerds on Call are here to…

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How To Shop Cyber Monday Like A Nerd

With Black Friday quickly approaching some people have already mapped out their shopping battle plan, and packed their tents to camp out in front of stores days in advanced. For those of us who still enjoy a nice Thanksgiving celebration with friends and family, waiting for days on end just to save a couple hundred…

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