Tech Support For Dummies – Trust Me You’re Going To Need It! (Win The Android Tablet)

CONTESTS | | December 14, 2010 at 8:37 am

CONTEST CLOSED!

Congratulations John!

It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the most sought after gifts are electronics but sometimes it feels like you need to be one to figure them through. In between putting doll-houses and that new bookshelf – there is another item that needs figuring out. Except for the fact that electronics are their own beast. In the pursuit to make things smaller, and faster it all got kind of complicated. Raise your hands if you think you can open up some device and understand what is going on? I thought so.

Those things are so fragile and complicated which is no wonder that a lot of frustration follows the holidays. Called the customer support recently? Well first you have to find the box and manual, right? After you survive the 100 prompts you may be lucky to get a live person on the line. Chances are a lot of time and effort is already wasted now and nerves are raw already – enough to take the merriment out of the holidays. Now imagine doing that for several products to several companies?

Worse still, tossing it in the closet to collect dust rather than deal with the aggravation. You get the picture and we both know all of us have dealt with it. Then I heard of something I think adds value to our lives – Tech Support For Dummies ! Hold on, Mommy Niri would never suggest that you go reading a book, this is an actual company whose mission is to make your (electronic) lives easier. I normally wouldn’t be caught dead reading a “For Dummies” book (I am a software engineer after all) but would be lying f I said I do not own some. Anyway – I would not dream of pointing you to a site as well. Who has the frame of mind to click for answers?

Imagine this: a single number you call for all things technical - PC, Laptops, iPads, smartphones, digital cameras, printers etc? Wait – imagine that number being available 24/7 – sounding sweeter right? I can hear you saying “but Mommy Niri, they are going to charge an arm and a leg for it?” and seriously I have learned that free stuff sucks. It does – because they treat it like that. If a company’s brand (and profits) is on customer service alone, guess what they are going to deliver? Exactly!  It is like an insurance for your devices – except that you don’t have to wish you did not need it (as in only gain from it when you lost everything).

The kind folks from Tech Support For Dummies have been kind enough for offering a special to the readers of Mommy Niri – 3 Months Unlimited Tech Support for $19.99. Use the code listed there HolidayCheer! Really, that’s cheaper than a dinner out at a restaurant. This also may make a really thoughtful present for someone who know who gets all these gifts but is overwhelmed by how they work – and has family too busy to spend time showing each detail. So sign up before that deal is up and have that one number you call on for technical support.

So this is the holidays and the awesome guys from Tech Support For Dummies wanted to give something to the readers of Mommy

Niri and I never say no for wonderful goodies for my lovely readers (even if I wish I had this for me too).

Want to Win the Android Tablet valued at $199?

I could list all the amazing features on it but I just wanted to mention this brief list of what some of the specs are:

  • Google Android operating system, 7 Inch Touch Screen LCD, 800×600 pixel, 16:9
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, With camera for photo shooting, video recording
  • Media player (video, music, photo), Play high definition video up to 1080*720 (720P)
  • Support softwares: Skype, MSN, Google Talk, E-mail, Google Map, Youtube, Facebook etc.
  • Delicate body, lightweight portable, Support TF card (up to 32GB)

Giveaways open to US Mailing Addresses only.

To win tell me what device would you think you would need technical support with? Contest closes 20th December 2010 .

To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do (please don’t leave your email address in the comment).  This gives you additional ways to win the contest but are optional entries.

  • Subscribe to Mommy Niri (and verify the subscription to be valid) and leave a separate comment that you did. Already a subscriber (thank you) then leave a comment stating you are
  • Fans of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page get an additional entry. If you are already a part of it leave a comment below.

Don’t forget to visit out other fabulous giveaways on MommyNiri.com


379 Comments

  1. 1
    Angie B. says:

    I need tech support for my HP Printer/Copy/Scanner combo because for the life of me I cannot get it to scan!

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    Angie B. says:

    I subscribe via email.

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    Sometimes I feel I need tech support with my smartphone. lol

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    I’m already a fan of Mommy Niri on facebook. :)

  5. 5

    I would need technical support with my computer as it is on the verge of crashing. The motor will not start agin once I turn it off. I need to get the software programs out and can’t do it via the external hard drive.

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    Velvet Hubler says:

    I would need tech support for the Ipad
    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

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    Velvet Hubler says:

    I already Subscribe to Mommy Niri
    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

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    Velvet Hubler says:

    I am already a Fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page
    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

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    Victoria S. says:

    I need tech support for my child’s mp3 video player, how to convert video files to play on it? I can’t get it to convert.

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    LisaLisa says:

    I would need technical support with my computer….it seems to be crashing almost everyday.
    charlestondt@aol.com

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    Victoria S. says:

    I am a fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook page.

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    Terri Dell says:

    I need help figuring out how to set up the Fax on my 3-in-1 printer
    Ziggywag at yahoo dot com

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    Terri Dell says:

    I like you on Facebook
    Ziggywag at yahoo dot com

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    tiffany lane says:

    Being a new mac user, i sometimes need tech support with that

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    I so desperately need tech support! LOL

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    Ko Chun Yang says:

    I’m going to need tech support updating the software on my maptop soon. Not necessarily a favorite past time…lol.

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    Sharold says:

    I really need help with everything but my Mac they are way easy. I have to read and try and read try till I finally call one of my kids to help.

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    Sharold says:

    I like you on facebook.

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    Sharold says:

    I subscribe to you email

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    Kelly says:

    I need tech support with my iMac. It’s 3 years old and runs like a dinosaur!

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    Kelly says:

    I sub via email

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    Kelly says:

    I’m a fan! ;)

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    Ko Chun Yang says:

    And just subscribed to your email updates! Looking forward to reading your blog. Thx!

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    Forest says:

    Fanned on facebook

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    Forest says:

    Signed up via Email RSS

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    Forest says:

    I work with computers every day and generally am quite tech minded, however I could never work out how to use the damn VCR, so glad they are obsolete!!!

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    I need tech support with my dinosaur PC.

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    Forest says:

    Sorry never ticked the notify me of new comments via email so leaving this comment so I can :)

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    Stevie says:

    If your using a Acer computer have tech support on stand by. Happy Holidays!!!

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    Alex says:

    I need tech support whenever I touch an Apple device or program.

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    Shannon says:

    sometimes I need help with my laptop.

  34. 34

    I need tech support for cleaning up my computer, backup, and ironing out kinks on my blog.
    I want this device, por favor.

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    I am a Facebook fan page like-er!

  36. 36

    I need help with most new technology, but once I get it I LOVE it! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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    Michael says:

    need tech support with new programs & applications

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    Gina says:

    I need tech support with my laptop, it is infected with some time of virus I can’t turn it on, and my kids are tired of me using theirs.

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    Gina says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Lauren says:

    subscribed

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    Lauren says:

    How much would this help me…TONS! If my head wasn’t attached to my body, sometimes I think it’d be home sleeping…this would so great to keep tabs on everything and everyone from the Kids to my Hubby to my parents and even my “crazy” sister.

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    DJ says:

    I would need technical support with hooking up a router and modem for wireless internet!

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    I’m a subscriber to your blog :)

  46. 46

    I hate to admit this but there are so many things I would call them for- My MAC being the major one. I just got it and I’m so lost. I’d need to put them on speed dial…lol

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    I’m a FB fan of you as well a fan IRL!!

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    courtney says:

    an ipod! i need help!

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    courtney says:

    email subscriber

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    courtney says:

    fb fan courtney bella

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    Annette D says:

    I need some technical advice with my printer/scanner! I cannot get it to scan, period and I have tried everything I know to do!

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    Annette D says:

    I am an email subscriber!

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    thoai says:

    i would need tech support for my HD tv

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I need tech support sometimes with my computer. I not too tech savy and every once in awhile, I get a glich in the computer and need to call their service department for guidance.
    Thanks so much for this great giveaway.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’m an email subscriber.
    Thanks.

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a FB friend (Margaret E. Smith)

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    Penny Snyder says:

    I would need tech support for laptop issues!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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    John Kirkpatrick says:

    I may soon need X-Box tech support.

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    nickie says:

    I need tech support for my computer. My speakers got unplugged yesterday and it took me all day to figure out what cord was missing.

    nickieisis3atgmail.com

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    nickie says:

    I’m a FB fan

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    leebee says:

    My blackberry.

    ssjliamatgmaildotcom

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    Erica H says:

    I need tech support for my iphone – there is just too much to learn!

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    Lynne Wilson says:

    I need tech support for the Ipad

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    Ginger says:

    I need tech support to help set my house up to run through my computer. I know it’s possible, but I have no idea where to begin!

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    Adrienne gordon says:

    None, I’m my own tech support.

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    A. Fictum says:

    I need help with my wireless HP Printer/Copier/Scanner…I’ve never been able to get it to work “wirelessly”!

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    A. Fictum says:

    I am a fan of Mommy Niri on Facebook

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    A. Fictum says:

    I am a subscriber to the Mommy Niri newsletter

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    Gaynelle Gilbride says:

    I would need tech support for installing a newly bought hard drive that does not seem to work with any windows software.

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    Benny Williams says:

    I think I’ll need tech support for my smart phone or laptop. Or both. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Benny Williams says:

    I like you on fb too! (user: benny8484)

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    Benny Williams says:

    I subscribed to your emails!

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    Scott Martin says:

    Technical advice is always needed with cell phones.
    THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

    Scott Martin
    spmartin122@gmail.com

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    Mellissa C says:

    I need it for my computer which is so old!

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    jennefer sweitzer says:

    my husband has a Droid, if I had one of those I would need Tech support everytime i used it :)

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    I most often need tech support for my cell phone. :)

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    I am already a Mommy Niri fan on FB!

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    Cee says:

    The photocopier at work, even though it is ancient, totally stymies me. I can handle other electronic devices, but this thing baffles me daily!!

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    susanmeep says:

    I need tech support with my smart phone.

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    Naomi says:

    I need tech support for my VCR. I am not even joking!

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    Kendra says:

    sometimes my old computer that somehow is still working, thanks for the opp

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    Kendra says:

    already a subscriber thanks

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    Lisa says:

    I need tech support because I’m running out of room in my computer. I tried to remove some programs I don’t’ use and still I am having problems.

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    Lisa says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

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    Lisa says:

    I “like” your Facebook page.

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    Hitesh Jain says:

    I would like to have tech support for my laptop.

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    Hitesh Jain says:

    I’m following you on facebook

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    Hitesh Jain says:

    Subscribed to email.

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    Elsa says:

    I need tech support for my printer/scanner, they work when they want to work, lol

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    Elsa says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber

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    Elsa says:

    I am a fan on Facebook

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    Stephanie V. says:

    our hp photosmart printer – can’t figure out how to get the fax to work — could be I’m fighting cancer, just had treatment and isolation last few weeks and not much patience left either
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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    oona b says:

    I need technical support for our satellite remote control, too many buttons, I think I tapes stuff but without fail, didn’t and then my daughter is distraught missing her favorite episodes of Phineas and Ferb. Someday, I am determined, I will figure it out!!!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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    oona b says:

    Email subscriber
    (Sorry about including my email address in my other comment)

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    Amanda Davis says:

    I just had tons of tech support in setting up my DSL / wireless router. So confusing, but wow, what a difference from the dial up!
    Thank you for the chance to win this!

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    Amanda Davis says:

    I like Mommy Niri on Facebook. Thanks again!

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    Susan C says:

    I need tech support for my printer. It quit recognizing colored ink recently and constantly tells me to replace the colored ink cartridge.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    Susan C says:

    I’m already a subscriber.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    Susan C says:

    I am a fan of your facebook page-Susan Chester. And sorry I too mistakenly left my email address in the above comment:(

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    Russell M says:

    I could use tech support for the home network I am putting together to incude satellite, computer, gaming, etc.

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    Melanie B says:

    I would need tech support for this ha ha. I don’t have an Android phone so I don’t have much experience with it

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    Melanie B says:

    niri fb at melanie b

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    Michelle L says:

    I would need tech support for my printer. It has a mind of it’s own.

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    Rebecca Graham says:

    I would need tech support for my iPad.

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    Timbo says:

    Women.

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    Timbo says:

    I’ve Liked you on Facebook :D

    Username: Contest Bloggy

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    Niurka says:

    I would need tech help with the ipad

    tainalatina1980@yahoo.com

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    Niurka says:

    follow on twitter @lindalatina

    tainalatina1980@yahoo.com

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    ellen says:

    Alot of the newer gadgets I have trouble following how they work now. I would say my biggest one is how an IPad works. The guys at Best Buy were trying to explain it, and I looked at them like a deer stuck in headlights.

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    ellen says:

    I am an email subscriber

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    ellen says:

    I do already like you on Facebook.

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    Lauren Durkin says:

    I would need tech support with everything!!!

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    ellen says:

    ~http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/15051797106270208
    tweety

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    216amyc says:

    I need help with my GPS! I just got one and I am still trying to figure it all out!

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    Cindy says:

    I think I need tech support mostly for my PC with hardware issues when they go bad. I’ve got a few little gadgets that I eventually figure out through forums and such and can usually get up and running. Tech Support for Dummies looks like it would be a wonderful gift for someone you know who has difficulties with electronics.

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    Cindy says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

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    Lucinda Habel says:

    I need tech support for almost every electronic I own. My computer is the worst, I need tech support almost weekly for it! thanks so much
    katiesmommy1 at gmail dot com

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    Cindy says:

    I’m a FB Fan.

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    Lucinda Habel says:

    Subscribe to Mommy Niri already
    katiesmommy1 at gmail dot com

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    Happi Shopr says:

    I would probably need it with our laptop and desktop

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    Lucinda Habel says:

    already fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page
    Lucinda J H
    katiesmommy1 at gmail dot com

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    Cyrus Bryant says:

    Tech support for Windows Vista – Microsoft’s is no help at all.

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    My laptop. It doesn’t like me very much. :-)

    Thanks!

    Trenda

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    I’m an email subscriber.

    Thanks!

    Trenda

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    brandlyn says:

    Proably my new iPad that I am getting for christmas. I dont know much about them and more than likely going to need help working it.

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    amy warren says:

    i seem to need tech support for most everything nowadays. fortunately, our 9 year old is our in house tech support.

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    amy warren says:

    i subscribe.

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    amy warren says:

    facebook fan.

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    paige chandler says:

    I always need tech help with my PC. Lucky for me, I have a tech guy who makes housecalls.

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    Homero Gutierrez says:

    Trying to setup my 3D entertainment system, glasses, emitter, cables etc. etc.

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    anna t. says:

    I’m not a very techie person, so electronics I would need help with (initially).

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    anna t. says:

    Email subscriber.

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    anna t. says:

    I’m a fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page.

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    joanne says:

    i would need help with everything.i dont get how things work. the kids explain it to me and evenually i get it. last year i got a dvd recorder to change all my vcr movies and i still have not did a one. it does not work for me.

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    joanne says:

    email subscriber

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    joanne says:

    like you on fb

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    Tarah says:

    Our camera – I want to be able to use ALL the features on it

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    Jess says:

    I’ve been pretty good with my computer, but I think if I got a cell phone I’d need tech support, unless I went with the Jitterbug ;)

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    deana c says:

    I would definately need technical support with my computer!

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    NJJ says:

    I think I’d need tech help w/ learning to use the Ipad and the new Nook Color!

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    NJJ says:

    Mommy Niri email subscriber

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    NJJ says:

    Like Mommy Niri on FB C.J. Jennings

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    Bacallsmom says:

    I plan to install a bunch of new software on my computer over the holidays. I’m afraid I probably WILL need technical support on that.

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    Bacallsmom says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

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    Bacallsmom says:

    “Like” your blog on Facebook (Susie Randle)

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    Kari says:

    I need help with just about any electronic gadget, LOL! But, probably my computer is where I need the most help.

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    Kari says:

    I’m an email subscriber

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    Julie D. says:

    I need some technical support for my damned Roku player, it doesn’t work half the time.

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    Angela J says:

    Most! I wait for one of my adult “kids” to visit and walk me through problems

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    Kimberly says:

    I need some tech support for my Garmin. My husband keeps turning the voice off because he doesn’t use it, but I have issues turning it back on and feel like I’m going to get in an acciendent if I can’t hear where to go. :)

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    Kimberly says:

    I am already a subscriber. Thank you!

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    Kevin E says:

    I need tech support for the iPad!

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    Kevin E says:

    I am alreader a subscriber via Feedburner

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    Kevin E says:

    I am a fan of Mommy Niri’s Facebook Page

    Kevin Elak

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    Denise B. says:

    Usually, I need technical support with those deeply embedded problems, viruses, trojans, etc., that never seem to be picked up by anti-virus programs and cause a lot of havoc on a computer.

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    Denise B. says:

    I already “Like” Mommy Niri on Facebook.

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    Mitch says:

    I am a facebook fan
    @gaynycdad

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    Mitch says:

    I am a verified subscriber
    gaynycdad@aol.com

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    Heather S says:

    an ipad

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    karen M says:

    The one device I would need technical support for is our Router and setting up a wireless network for everyone including adding the teens friends that come over with their laptops for a day of gaming.!

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    Lynn says:

    My daughter keeps telling me that I need to learn how to SKYPE, but it seems a bit scary to me, so I could use help with that…oh and my GPS.

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    Lynn says:

    I already subscribe to Mommy Niri…(that’s how I found out about this!)

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    karen M says:

    I am already a subscriber

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    karen M says:

    Fan on facebook

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    Tabathia B says:

    Probably the Apple Ipad or the Kindle ereader
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B says:

    email subscriber

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    ohkeeka says:

    Maybe this is silly, but I really need tech support with my tv. I know how to turn it on (obviously!), but when it comes to adjusting the picture and such, I’m clueless. And my husband is too! We are not tech-y people. :)

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    ohkeeka says:

    I’m an email subscriber

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    carol y says:

    Oh, the list is a long one! Ipad, my computer, our phone, our TV. See? But I can get my son to help because he is a computer tech! LOL

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    carol y says:

    I subscribe.

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    carol y says:

    Like you on FB-carol yerby lewis.

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    clarissa says:

    our printers are never working around here! definately need help with that

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    clarissa says:

    facebook like you

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    KIMBERLEY MEIER says:

    Stuff with a touch screen such as the Android Tablet or the Apple iPad or my husbands cell even. For some reason I cannot get the stupid things to listen to my fingers!

    Kim Meier
    kimberleymeier@rocketmail.com

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    KIMBERLEY MEIER says:

    I like Mommy Niri on Facebook!

    Kim Meier
    kimberleymeier@rocketmail.com

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    DebbyM says:

    I’m afraid to get a new “smart phone”, cuz I’m not smart enough. lol. I used to laugh at my mom because she thought the VCR was complicated….now I’m that way about some of the newer technologies and have to ask my nephews to help me. Help, I’ve become my mother…..(just kidding, love her to death).

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Happy Holidays!

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    Diane R. says:

    An ipod and I don’t know if this is included, but I have been having trouble with the controller for my grandson’s X-box 360.

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    I could use some tech support to figure out how to use the dvd player and tv and that oh-so-frustrating remote that controls everything. It shouldn’t be that hard, but I’ve given up!!

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    I’m an e-mail subscriber!

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    I like you on facebook (Cindy Brooks)

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    TheGame says:

    The device I would most need help with is Computer Motherboards

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    Rawson Coleman says:

    I have a Dell X300 that’s giving me fits.

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    Rawson Coleman says:

    I can’t get a handle on using synctoy for backup.

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    Rawson Coleman says:

    I’ve friended you on Facebook.

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    Phillip GRICE says:

    Facebook fan

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    Dan D says:

    I need the most tech support for using Adobe Photoshop, great product just too many bells and whistles, web site indicate it’s easy to do this! but they skip over a lot of steps. That and dealing with viruses and setting up a home network.

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    Erin says:

    I’ve never really had a problem with any sort of technology…

    glycinemax (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Darryl T says:

    I would need technical support with any smartphone, i’m behind the times

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    Kasandria says:

    I would need Tech Support for setting up Wi Fi I still haven’t done that yet.
    Kas

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    Kasandria says:

    I’m a fan on fb
    Kas

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    Andon Carling says:

    Xbox 360 or PS3. These new pseudo-operating-system video game consels confuse me every time.