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World Data Backup Day is March 31st! Will You Participate?

World Backup day is on March 31st – mere 2 days away! It is an annual global event reminding everyone to take some time to backup your data, and to verify existing backups are working.

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How to Enable NetFlix on your Sony Bravia TV

Mar 1, 2013
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netflix_kevinI was recently on-site doing a System Cleanup for a client. He asked if I could have a look at his “smart” TV and get NetFlix working on it. I was able to do it, but it was a time consuming and tedious process.

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How to update your WordPress Theme and help make it Secure

Once a website has been developed, you have two options. You can maintain it yourself which requires weekly/monthly reviews to ensure all WordPress (CMS), Plug-ins, and Themes are up-to-date You can purchase our NerdCare, have our team monitor the site and give you the peace of mind that everything is up-to-date and secured. If not […]

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Easily Contact Your Nerd With a Couple of Taps on Your iPhone!

Hello everyone! We wanted to take a moment and show you a very cool feature of the mobile websites that many of our Nerds have, allowing clients to easily get a hold of us when they need us!

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Automated Local and Off-Site Backup – Because You Have Better Things to Do!

If the idea of manually going through the files on your computer and deciding what needs to be backed up, and comparing it to what you found time to back up to an external hard drive 2 months ago doesn’t exactly sound appealing – you’re definitely not alone!

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Wide Spread Java Security Threat Results in Experts Insisting That Users Disable the Browser Plugin

A serious security vulnerability (ZDNet) in Java 7 has been discovered, and is actively being exploited. In fact, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security felt the need to recommend that all computer users immediately disable the Java plugin until a patch is finally released by Oracle.

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How to Make Windows 8 Work More like Windows 7

Jan 12, 2013
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Nerds On Site has been consistently hearing from clients and the general public about their dislike of Windows 8, how different it is, and how it really feels like change for the sake of change, despite Microsoft’s best intentions. There are a few programs (free or minimal cost) that will cause Windows 8 to act […]

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Easily protect yourself from widget jacking

Do you roam with your laptop? Do you use hotspots or guest wireless networks? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you need to read this. I know what you’re thinking: Another security issue I have to worry about? Everything I’ve done to keep my computer safe still isn’t good enough? Not […]

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Tired of Telling Guests Your WiFi Password? Use a QR Code Instead!

Jan 7, 2013
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We have all found ourselves asking our friends and family, and even businesses, what their WiFi password is. Sometimes it’s really simple (which defeats the purpose), and it’s no hassle at all (for us, or those who want unauthorized access), other times, it’s a pain. The Next Web has a very cool article on how […]

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18 Rules for Smartphone Etiquette

Jan 5, 2013
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Recently, a story has gone viral about a Mom who gave her 13-year old son a smartphone for Christmas – with some strings attached. After reading them, we’d like to know your thoughts below. Do you think they are reasonable? It is Mom’s phone, she’s just loaning it to Son Mom always gets to know […]

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