WATCH OUT FOR PHISHING TEXT MESSAGES

Phishing text messages may look like they’re from your bank, credit card company, or an online payment website or app. They may supposedly alert you to suspicious activity on your account or promise free prizes or gift cards. Don’t click on any links or give any information, since these are signs of a scam. Legitimate companies won’t ask for information about your account …

DON’T INVITE BACTERIA TO YOUR COOKOUT

Eating outside is a wonderful summer tradition. Just don’t let bacteria join the party and make your guests ill. Perishable foods outside for hours can develop high levels of bacteria. Keep cold foods cold, at 41°F or below, by using coolers or setting serving bowls in larger bowls filled with ice. Keep hot foods hot, at 135°F, inside crock pots …

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT IS HACKED

Facebook provides a guided help tool to walk you through the steps of what to do if you’ve been hacked. You’ll be asked to change your password and review recent login activity. You’ll also be able to review tools and tips to help keep your Facebook account safe in the future and learn how to protect yourself against malicious software that can potentially compromise …

TELL TELEMARKETERS WHAT TO DO

The National Do Not Call Registry, managed by the Federal Trade Commission, gives you the ability to stop many unwanted sales calls by registering your home and/or mobile phone number. Registrations are free and do not expire. Call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you want to register or visit donotcall.gov.

WHY DOES UNPLUGGING AND PLUGGING BACK IN OFTEN RESOLVE ISSUES?

You probably try this technique first when a device isn’t operating right. It works because many devices have internal computers that run firmware, and sometimes it has bugs that lead to error states, memory leaks, or crashes. Unplugging, waiting 30 seconds, and then plugging them back in forces the computers to restart, which clears out the device’s memory and makes it reload and …

What Data Do Internet Speed Tests Provide?

With the push of a button, speed test sites such as speedtest.net will quickly display the download speed, upload speed, and ping. Also called latency, ping is the reaction time of your connection — how quickly your device gets a response after you’ve sent out a request. A fast ping means a more responsive connection, which is especially important in applications such …

SCAM ALERT WATCH OUT FOR PRIZE SCAMS

Who doesn’t dream of winning a lot of money or some other type of big prize? That’s why scammers still use the promise of a prize, in a call or email, to try and steal your money or financial information. You’ll know it’s a scam if you have to pay “taxes,” “shipping and handling charges,” or “processing fees” to claim …

Don’t Let Tech Be a Pain in the Neck

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Have a Whale of a Good Time

Watch this amazing video to see what kayakers near Penn Islands, BC experience when a humpback whale and her calf launch out of the water. Stream the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j17CUVoONsQ

Make Sure Your Steaks are Medium Rare and Your Wi-Fi Well Done

When the weather is nice, you need more than strong Wi-Fi inside your home. You also need it outside on your backyard deck or patio. That way, family and friends can enjoy a side of streaming videos along with their steaks.   For Wi-Fi that’s well done, ask about our Managed Wi-Fi service.