Andrea Eldridge

Andrea Eldridge is CEO and co-founder of Nerds On Call, an on-site computer and laptop repair service for consumers and businesses. Eldridge writes two weekly columns, "Nerd Chick Adventures" in Redding, California's The Record Searchlight, and "Computer Nerds On Call", a nationally syndicated column for the Scripps-Howard News Service. She regularly appears on ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS on shows such as "Good Day Sacramento", "Good Morning Arizona" and "MORE Good Day Portland", offering viewers easy tips on technology, Internet lifestyle and gadgets. Eldridge also works with Demand Media to produce content for eHow.com and has written a book, "Smartphone101: Integrating your iPhone into a Windows World". Andrea is available for QA’s and expert tech quotes.
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Can Apps Replace Your Cell Phone Carrier? Can Apps Replace Your Cell Phone Carrier? Can Apps Replace Your Cell Phone Carrier? Can Apps Replace Your Cell Phone Carrier?


Always running out of minutes and texts on your current cell plan? Here are some high-tech ways to get around

Why Now's the Time to Ditch Windows XP Why Now's the Time to Ditch Windows XP Why Now's the Time to Ditch Windows XP Why Now's the Time to Ditch Windows XP


At its peak, Windows XP was the world’s most popular operating system. Now it's being discontinued. Find out why XP users need to move on -...

5 Tips for Fixing a Hard Drive Problem 5 Tips for Fixing a Hard Drive Problem 5 Tips for Fixing a Hard Drive Problem 5 Tips for Fixing a Hard Drive Problem


One of the first parts to fail in a computer is often the hard drive, especially if you use a laptop. Fortunately, most problems can be...

How to Take Better Pictures With Your Smartphone How to Take Better Pictures With Your Smartphone How to Take Better Pictures With Your Smartphone How to Take Better Pictures With Your Smartphone


The best camera is always the one you have with you. The key is to know how to get the best out of your smartphone photos

New PC? How to Set Up a Secure System New PC? How to Set Up a Secure System New PC? How to Set Up a Secure System New PC? How to Set Up a Secure System


Even the most novice PC users can be up and surfing the net on their shiny new machine in no time. Here are some beginner tips to get you...

Beat Injuries With These 4 Computer Ergonomics Tips Beat Injuries With These 4 Computer Ergonomics Tips Beat Injuries With These 4 Computer Ergonomics Tips Beat Injuries With These 4 Computer Ergonomics Tips


If you've got aching wrists, stiff shoulders or are developing a hunchback, it's time to set up an ergonomic workstation. Here are some...

Windows 7 Secrets: Are You Using These Handy Hidden Tools? Windows 7 Secrets: Are You Using These Handy Hidden Tools? Windows 7 Secrets: Are You Using These Handy Hidden Tools? Windows 7 Secrets: Are You Using These Handy Hidden Tools?


Even if you've been using Windows 7 for a while, you may not have discovered all of its handy hidden tools. Here are a few to try

4 Super Useful Mac OS X Features You Should Be Using 4 Super Useful Mac OS X Features You Should Be Using 4 Super Useful Mac OS X Features You Should Be Using 4 Super Useful Mac OS X Features You Should Be Using


Are you ready to unleash your Mountain Lion? Here are a few time-saving tools you may not be using yet

How to Get the Most Out of an Old PC How to Get the Most Out of an Old PC How to Get the Most Out of an Old PC How to Get the Most Out of an Old PC


Most of us can't afford to buy a brand new computer every time the technology improves. Here's how to make the most of what you've got

Data Backup: Can You Afford Not To? Data Backup: Can You Afford Not To? Data Backup: Can You Afford Not To? Data Backup: Can You Afford Not To?


Sixty percent of computer users believe their data is worth about $1,000. Shouldn't you be backing yours up? We show you how

Forget Windows 8: Why Your Upgrade Should Be to Windows 7 Forget Windows 8: Why Your Upgrade Should Be to Windows 7 Forget Windows 8: Why Your Upgrade Should Be to Windows 7 Forget Windows 8: Why Your Upgrade Should Be to Windows 7


Many Windows users need an upgrade, but not to Windows 8 - at least not yet

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