FAQ: How Do I Stay Secure When I Shop Online?

No doubt that, given the current health situation in our country, your online shopping has increased. Review these rules to make sure you are doing it safely. We also encourage you to support local businesses at this time. If they haven’t offered online shopping before, check again to see if they are offering it now. https://www.enewsletterhome.com/_eNewsletter/2020/2004_Section_J.html

Tech Tip: Adjust Text Size on a Web Page

To increase the size of the text, press Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (PC) and the plus sign (+). To reduce the size of the text, press Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (PC) and the minus sign (-).

Support Small Businesses During This Crisis

Buy gift cards for future use. Call them or see if they have an online purchase option. Shop online from local businesses. If they haven’t offered online shopping before, check again. They may be offering it now. Choose local grocery stores and pharmacies over big-box chains when possible. Order takeout or delivery, and tip the delivery person generously to help …

Is Your Internet Up to the Challenge?

Due to the social distancing required to lessen the spread of COVID-19, many families are spending more time at home – with some people working remotely and others learning in online classrooms. These are challenging times for everyone, and the situation puts added demands on internet connections, causing slowdowns and buffering. Please call 208-326-4331 if you’re interested in an internet …

Planning to Dig Into a Backyard Renovation?

You’re probably one of the millions of people spending more time at home looking at your yard right now. With summer right around the corner, you may be dreaming of making improvements to your home’s outdoor spaces. If those plans include building a patio, putting up a fence, or planting bushes and trees, remember to call 811 before work begins. …

Power Strip or Surge Protector?

A power strip is a device that allows you to plug multiple electronics into one wall socket. A surge protector acts as a powerstrip while also protecting your computer or other electronics from a power surge (a significant increase in electrical voltage). You should definitely use a surge protector with your computer since it’s filled with voltage-sensitive components that a …

Spring 2020 Website Compass

You’ll find inspiration to add or expand volunteer activities in your schedule inside our Spring 2020 Website Compass magazine. Flip through its feature story now for great information on all things volunteering — from tips on choosing the right opportunity for you to trends in technology-based volunteer tasks. Also in this issue, you’ll find helpful content on crowdsourcing, Google’s Chrome …

Feel Free to Check Out These Free Streaming Services

Crackle Watch mainstream titles of popular older TV shows and movies plus some of its own content. Hoopla You’ll need a library card and local library that participates in this system. Pluto TV They feature modern movies and earlier-era classics as well as popular TV series. Vudu Set up a free account to see a rotating collection of hundreds of …

5 Tips to Make Working From Home Work For You

Get the technology needed to work remotely.You may need to add applications like Slack, GoToMeeting, Skype, etc. to communicate with customers and co-workers. Make sure you have enough bandwidth to work.Consider disconnecting some devices or shutting down some programs to free up some space. (See #3) You’re probably not the only one in your home office. Your kids might be …

Bill Payment Options

While practicing social distancing during this time of COVID-19, keep in mind we offer several bill payment options: Pay online – Visit our website at truleap.net to use online bill pay. Put your payment in our dropbox slot. Pay over the phone with a credit card by calling our office at 208-326-4331 (Idaho) or 775-755-2301 (Nevada) during normal business hours, …