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

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


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.

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    janna says:

    My stupid blackberry!
    Merry Xmas! Thanks!
    Janna Johnson

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    Danielle says:

    my stupid cable box/tv/dvd player combo (can that be a device). Program the time? ROFL ya right. it is true what they say about women and programing the time on a “vcr”. I fail.

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    Danielle says:

    email subscriber: ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Danielle says:

    fb fan you: xferriza2 (danielle b)

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    wcc says:

    I really need support for my netbook. I always seen to have driver issues with the screen. These tablets are so neat! Thanks for the chance! :)

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    wcc says:

    I’m an email subscriber already.

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    wcc says:

    I like you on Facebook already (username: Les Cerises).

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    Tari L. says:

    I seem to always need tech support. I am probably one of few who could use some support with my Ipod. Ugh.

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    Isabelle says:

    I need tech support for almost every electronics I own.Always problems!

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    John says:

    Sometimes with car GPS.

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    Natalia K says:

    I need tech support with my laptop.

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    BW says:

    I would need tech support with a Windows7 computer.

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    Martina says:

    I will need tech support with my laptop, it’s making strange noises.

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    BW says:

    I’m a subscriber.

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    BW says:

    I’m a facebook fan.

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    Jennifer I. says:

    I don’t usually need tech support, but sometimes have trouble getting my universal remote to work properly.

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    Heidi Durham says:

    oh my, I would need help with most of the new technology any more, I have been a crazy cat lady for a few years now. Meow, I did I say that with my outside voice?

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    Hoa says:

    I need technical support with the iPhone.


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    Hoa says:

    Subscribed to your blog via e-mail.


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    Hoa says:

    Liked Mommy Niri on FB
    Hoa Le


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    Phil says:

    I would Need Tech Suuport For Any New Smart Phone As I Have An OLD Brick, That I Am Still Using.

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    Phil says:

    Fan On FB

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    Phil says:

    Subscribed Via Email

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    Jim W. says:

    My computer needs help

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    Donna B. says:

    I would need tech support to use an iPad or an iPhone.

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    Donna B. says:

    I’m a confirmed email subscriber

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    Donna B. says:

    I’m a fan of yours on Facebook

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    Jean Fischer says:

    I need help with the iphone

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    paul haddock says:

    I have an Ipod touch that is acting up

  32. 232
    Natalia K says:

    I need help with my PC, please.

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    julieh says:

    I would need technical support with a wireless router.

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    julieh says:

    I like you on fb (julie hawkins)

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    julie says:

    follow you on twitter, always could use tech support!!!

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    Janice says:

    too many things with the computer (i.e. sometimes printing problem or network connectivity)

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    mistysunrise says:

    I would need technical support with an iphone.

    itsjustme62613 at

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    mistysunrise says:

    fan of your facebook page as Hearts N Flowers

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    amber gi says:

    if i need tech support i just ask my teen!
    i need help w/pc glitches!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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    amber gi says:

    i already subscribe!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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    amber gi says:

    fb fan
    thank you!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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    Patricia D. says:

    I would need tech support with the iPad

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    Aaron says:

    I would need technical support with a rotary phone :p

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    Debbie C says:

    I would need tech support with my laptop, an iPad and sometimes even with my Nook.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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    I need tech support with anything tech

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    Anne says:

    I would need tech support with any smart phone.

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    Anne says:

    I subscribe by email

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    Anne says:

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

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    Suzanne Lewis says:

    My computer

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

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    JRG says:

    Any of the newer smart phones challenge me; probably, I would need help with them.

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    Suzanne Lewis says:

    Let me amend that to my computer, and I accidentally left my email address in the first post. Oops.

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    rich simons says:

    thank you

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    Sandra D says:

    I tech challenged with all the new smart phones.

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    sweeter the berry says:

    I would need help with the iphone.

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    sweeter the berry says:

    I’m a verified subscriber.

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    sweeter the berry says:

    I’m an fb fan/letesshaw

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    Jeannine m says:

    I need tech support to figure out how our Roku box is not working

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    ade says:

    I would need tech support with ANY object. I’m a tech retarded. But any SMART device.

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    ade says:

    I LIKE you on Facebook. adreinne Crook Bireley

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    Terry C says:

    I would need help with almost anything but I will say an Ipad.

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    Terry C says:

    I’m already a subscriber

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    Debbie Criss says:

    I still a beginner. I know enough to be dangerous. Would love to learn more. Please enter me, thank you

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    MJ says:

    My brother is fabulous at tech support with my computer. I think if I ever got a smartphone though, I’d need lots of help!

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    DarcyO says:

    I could use tech support for my laptop and iPod.

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    Vicky says:

    Sometimes I need tech support for my Andriod phone

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    Candie L says:

    I have needed tech support for almost everything I have bought (guess I am not very technical). I remember it took us hours to get our wireless card started. Thank you

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    chris says:

    with my laptop

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    Mike says:

    I’m pretty technical but printers give me fits. I would probably need technical support if something were to go wrong with my printer

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    Daniel M says:

    with the wireless router, i’m terrible at networking

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    Gilda says:

    My computer.

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    Gilda says:

    I am a subscriber already.

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    Katie S. says:

    I’m not sure if its lucky or unlucky, but hubby is an IT guru, so I never really need tech support with anything! I kind of want to add a home media server to our setup though, and that might be a bit tricky to setup and learn to use. Thanks for the giveawaay, this would be a cool alternative to an iWhatever.

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    Joy F says:

    Any of the new phones that are coming out and the Ipad. Thanks.

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    Erin E says:

    I would need technical support for my new smartphone, I can’t figure it out, and I’m usually pretty good with this stuff. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

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    Erin E says:

    I subscribe to your emails
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

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    Trish says:

    I would need help with the computer, and ipad. Follow your blog, fan on fb.

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    vanessa carta says:

    I am actually pretty tech savvy, I work in tech support in fact, so I know electronics! I just wish it paid enough to be able to buy things like this whenever I wanted. :D


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    vanessa carta says:

    I am a fan on facebook under van hugcart.

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    Richard T. says:

    I haven’t used the iPad yet, so probable that would be one.

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    Richard T. says:

    Email subscriber.

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    Richard T. says:

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

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    gala says:

    I need technical support with my computer

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    gala says:

    your fan on FB (gala ya)

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    Lisa L says:

    I’d need technical support for my PC.

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    Lisa L says:

    I’m an email subscriber

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    Lisa L says:

    Likes Mommy Niri on Facebook (Lisa Li).

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    Christina says:

    i’d need tech support with my laptop

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    Jessica A says:

    I guess i would say the android since i have never used one.

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    Erin G says:

    I would probably need tech support with any new device

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    Erin G says:

    I’m a FB fan (Erin Greenup)

  93. 293

    I need tech support for my EVO…it constantly freezes and is unresponsive. Drives me crazy.

    debawriter AT yahoo DOT com

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    Kalani says:

    My husband is getting a droid for christmas so this would be perfect for him this year! I know I’ll be the one going through his manual to figure it out..

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    ed says:

    Tech support with netbooks…

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    Paula Hafner says:

    I would need help to set up the Wii by myself.

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    Jay F. says:

    I forsee needing technical support on devices that don’t have a big market. When I have bought these types of items in the past, like external floppy drives and internet radios, the manuals are so poorly written (or so poorly translated) that I often run into problems I can’t solve and need some support.

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    linette says:

    I would definitely need help with my laptop!

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    XmarksTheSpot says:

    I need tech help with cellphones, I’m a dunce when it comes to them.

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    jen gersch says:

    i need technical support with printers

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    jen gersch says:

    ■Subscribe to Mommy Niri (

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    jen gersch says:

    ■Fans of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page

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    Tonya Dean says:

    I still need tech support for my computer sometimes.


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    Tonya Dean says:

    Email Subscriber – Thanks for the chance!


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    Tonya Dean says:

    I liked you on Facebook – Thanks for the chance!


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    Suzanne Folwick says:

    I would need tech support for any smart phone, since I still own a dumb phone

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    My kids are getting iPods for Christmas and there are no instructions!

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    Erica C. says:

    I think I would need the most technical support with my computer.

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    Katie DeVito says:

    Definately computer support

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    marilyn says:

    i need tech help with my silly htc tilt 2!!!

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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    Katie DeVito says:

    Subscribed via email!

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    Jessica says:

    I would need tech support for any android tablet or ipad.

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    Jessica says:

    I subscribed to your emails!

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    Jessica says:

    I “like” Mommy Niri” on FAcebook!

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    john says:

    I would need tech support for an iPad

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    Tracey Byram says:

    I’d probably need tech support for the iphone.

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I would probably need support with an iPad, thanks!

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    Allison says:

    I need support for my laptop. It’s always confusing me!

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    Regina M says:

    Wireless network
    Computer Setup
    and that’s just to start.

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    beth shepherd says:

    I would need tech support for iphone
    thank you

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    beth shepherd says:

    I sub
    thank you

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    beth shepherd says:

    I like on fb
    thank you

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    rebecca says:

    Everything, still haven’t figured out how to check my messages on my cell phone and have to wait for the kids come to do it. I am continually at a loss on the computer, who said you can teach an old dog new tricks?

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    Maja Meza says:

    my iphone

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    Heather Kelterer says:

    I suppose I could use tech support on just about every piece of electronics I own. I never read the manual to learn everything I COULD be doing with my camera/laptop/TV/etc/etc/etc

    pickled.punk at yahoo dot com

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    Stephanie Adkins says:

    I would need tech support for my Dell laptop. It is kinda old.

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    Mark Price says:

    I always need tech support with the speed of my system. I also need to get help with restoring a backup.

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    Mark Price says:

    I have subscribed to the email list.

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    Mark Price says:

    I have liked you on Face Book

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    Conor says:

    My relationships.

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    Julie L says:

    definitely tech help on my home Compaq computer thanks

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    Julie L says:

    I am already a subscriber

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    Julie L says:

    I already like u on fb-Julie S Laws

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    Steph A says:

    I might need technical support for my laptop or tv.

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    Steph A says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

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    Steph A says:

    I like you on fb. stephanie a….

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    Ellie W says:

    Just about any device I would need tech support with. I am so non-technology savvy. One would be an iphone.

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    Ellie W says:

    I follow you on FB (Ellie Wright)

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    kathy pease says:

    id need help for my flatscreen tv there are so many buttons on the remote and i always end up pushing the wrong one and the picture disappears all together.then i have to wait until hubby gets home to figure out what i

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    kathy pease says:

    like you on facebook kathy l pease

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    Amy Delong says:

    my ipad!

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    Amy Delong says:


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    Amy Delong says:

    fb fan

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    Carrie M says:

    I need tech support for my DSLR camera. I can take photos but would love to get more out of my camera and learn the features.

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    chastidy says:

    My new SLR camera its so confusing :(

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    Debra F says:

    I still don’t know how to use most of the features on my blackberry, so I guess I could most use support for that.

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    R Hicks says:

    I would need tech support with setting up a home computer router.

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    R Hicks says:

    subscribe to you via email

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    R Hicks says:

    fb fan of you

    rich hicks
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    April says:

    I need tech support for everything! Although, I think I have finally figured out the surround sound/dvd player/tv combo so that I can watch movies without destroying everything. I have been wanting to take some classes to learn more about electronics so that I could, if necessary, keep them maintained better and lasting longer.

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    Chrysa says:

    I would need tech support with my laptop!

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    Chrysa says:

    I like you on Facebook.

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    brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…setting up a new TV i.e. connecting it to cable, getting the settings right, etc. is always a hassle, so Tech Support might me helpful…

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    Diane Baum says:

    With my home computer please

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    brian e. says:

    Fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page: bryan eason

  158. 358

    Being a techno geek myself, this will be a nice addition to my ever-growing collection of geek gadgets at home =) Thanks Niri!

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    Kellie Conklin says:

    I would most need tech support with an iPad or other tablet device, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to put on apps and work them! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Kellie Conklin says:

    I’m an email subscriber, thanks!

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    kimbly says:

    I always need tech support for my camera

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    Loc V. says:

    I would have to say my wife’s Apple mp3 player. I’m not familiar with Apple products.

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    Loc V. says:

    Followed you on Facebook.

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    Jill L says:

    I’m fortunate and live with somewhat of a computer nerd. I don’t need much support but this would make such a great gift to my in-laws who live 12 hours away. I feel so bad that we aren’t tehre to help them and they get so confused.

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    Jill L says:

    I’m a FB fan.

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    Sand says:

    I would need technical support with my laptop!

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    Brandy B says:

    My iPod Touch. I still don’t know how to download things to it!

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    Brandy B says:

    I’m a Facebook follower

    Brandy B

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    Brandy B says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber & confirmed


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    Christy Schultz says:

    My desktop, it is getting a few quirks.

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    Sharon says:

    I still need tech support with my old Dell computer!

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    Sharon says:

    I’m a subscriber. Thanks!

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    Shannon says:

    a smartphone

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    Shannon says:


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    Gianna says:

    My xbox 360!

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    Gianna says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

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    Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Calibrating a 3D HDTV