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About Andrea Eldridge

Andrea Eldridge is CEO of Nerds On Call, which offers onsite computer and laptop repair service for homeowners and small businesses. Based in Redding, Calif., it has locations in five states. Contact Eldridge at www.callnerds.com/andrea.

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My hubby’s iPhone 5 was always dying on him. He’s constantly on the phone at work, and he was charging it two or three times a day. I’m not a power user, but even I had to recharge every night or I wouldn’t have a battery to speak of in the morning. When we upgraded […]

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At our computer repair company, we frequently get calls from customers concerned that they’ve been “hacked.” It’s a term all over the news, from data breaches at companies like Target, Google and Home Depot, to networks of hackers that make their living stealing identities and data from victims all over the world. What does it […]

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on Feb. 26 voted 3-2 in favor of a proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service, like landline telephone service. This ruling is part of an ongoing effort to uphold “Net neutrality,” a term that has received much coverage in the press but […]

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All Lenovo users need to be aware that the manufacturer was pre-installing an adware program, called Superfish, on new laptops up until January 2015. The program breaks secure connections to Web pages, making your online activities – including passwords and any data you enter into a webpage – vulnerable to hackers. Here’s what you need […]

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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida signed temporary restraining orders filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida Nov. 12 to temporarily shut down two “massive telemarketing operations” that allegedly “conned tens of thousands of consumers out of more than $120 million by deceptively marketing computer software and […]

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If you’re in the market for a new router, you probably already realize it’s one of the most important hardware components of your wireless connection to the Internet. Love streaming Netflix to your Roku, or playing online video games? You need to find a device that is robust enough to handle all your needs. With […]

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We all remember the days-long-past when calling home to Mom or Dad meant you had to find the nearest payphone, and hope that you had a quarter available. Cellphones do offer convenience for parents and kids alike to more easily stay in contact. But your child having a cellphone with them at all times can […]

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Every year the IRS releases its “Dirty Dozen” list of the most prevalent tax scams, many of which use technology to take advantage of victims. While tax scams happen year round, the IRS warns taxpayers to be particularly cautious during tax season when incident rates increase dramatically. Identity theft, pervasive telephone scams, and phishing top […]

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Would it surprise you to learn that the top-grossing mobile apps are “free” games? While games like Clash of Clans, Candy Crush and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood are free to download, the in-app purchases that users are prompted to make throughout game play have made “freemium” games the kingpins of mobile device entertainment apps. Before you […]

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One of my credit cards sends me an “Oops, looks like your account was compromised” letter and a new card about every six to eight weeks. I know that I’m not alone. From Target and Home Depot, to Apple’s iCloud, Google and DropBox, it seems there’s a new security breach announced every month. Just in […]

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I recently bought a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and I cried a little. I loved Windows 7, and suddenly I was stuck with an interface that was completely different from what I was used to. It was obvious to me, and everyone else who was frustrated with the OS, that Microsoft had attempted to […]

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You may have never heard of SnapChat, but if you have teenagers in your household, then you can bet they have. You may have already spotted the app on their phone. Why is it appealing? It allows you to send photos and videos with an “expiration date.” The content doesn’t linger on your phone or […]

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If you’re like most Smartphone owners, you’ve probably grown to depend on your phone’s GPS to get you where you need to go, find you restaurants and movies in your area, even tell you when your loved ones are nearby. But how much of that information is being stored or shared with your cellphone manufacturer, […]

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When traveling with the whole family, I prefer to rent homes, condos or apartments over staying at a hotel. I find that having a kitchen and the extra space makes a big difference to our family’s comfort, and the price per night is often comparable to hotels. Unfortunately, owners of vacation rental properties have become […]

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By now you’ve probably seen your neighbor, your friend or your cousin Bob running around with a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, gloating about how it’s so much bigger, faster, cooler and, well… bigger than their old iPhone. Perhaps this has you yearning to join the ranks of iPhone 6 owners. Yet with a […]

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