Don’t Take Any Chances, Call 811 First

All sorts of utility lines, pipes, and cables could be buried on your property and easily damaged by even shallow digging. This can result in service interruptions to your entire neighborhood. Before you dig, call 811 to have utility lines marked. The affected local utilities will send a locator to your property, free of charge. Then you’ll know what’s below …

Malicious Tagging on Facebook

If you see a Facebook post with multiple tags and a link, it’s probably a scam. Read more about malicious tagging and how to protect yourself and your FB friends from falling for it. https://www.enewsletterhome.com/_eNewsletter/2020/2005_Section_D.html

Want to Join the Crowd with Crowdfunding?

Request money for an emergency or to get a business off the ground. Crowdfunding – through platforms such as GoFundMe – has become a popular way to get money for a medical need, business pursuit, or other campaign. Did you know the practice of crowdfunding as we know it today started in 1997 when fans donated $60K to a British …

Tech Tip: Use Emojis on Your Desktop Computer

You can use emojis on your desktop computer just like you do on your cell phone. Here are the keyboard shortcuts to access them: For Windows, press the Windows Key + . (period). For MacOS, press Cmd + Control + Spacebar.

Top 3 Advantages of Streaming Services

Cost SavingsHulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ each cost around $10 a month Bigger Variety of ContentStreaming services maintain huge libraries of TV shows and movies you can enjoy whenever you want. Less Mindless TV ViewingUsers of streaming services tend to turn it on to intentionally watch a specific show or movie instead of wasting time channel surfing An …

Is Your Family Prepared for Spring Storm Season?

To reduce your risk should lightning strike, unplug your computers, televisions, and modems when bad weather is forecasted. Make sure your data stays safe and accessible by backing up your computer files to online storage or a remote site in case flooding or a tornado happens. Create an emergency preparedness kit that contains first aid items, a battery-powered flashlight and …

The Downside of Sharing Your Phone Number

These days, it can reveal more personal information than you think. In the old days, sharing your phone number was a given and something you probably didn’t think twice about. However, in today’s world, you may want to be more careful. To see the reasons why, flip through “The Downsides of Sharing Your Phone Number” in our Spring 2020 Website …

Work From Home Facts

The State of Remote Work report compiled in 2018 found that less than one-third of remote workers have a home office. Instead, 27% say they work from the living room, 16% from the bedroom, 13% from the dining room, and 10% from the kitchen. With the addition of school-aged children to the “home office” this spring, it will be interesting …

Scammers Trying To Cash In On COVID-19

COVID-19 may have changed the way you work, but it’s business as usual for scammers. Read this article to see what precautions you can take to safeguard your personal information and protect your computer from viruses. https://www.enewsletterhome.com/_eNewsletter/2020/2004_Section_D.html