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  • 10 Facts You Might Not Know About the 4th of July

    The 4th of July sparks different ideas of fun and festivities depending on who you ask. Some people instantly imagine a cookout with the family, fireworks and swimming, while others reflect on their service to their country on this momentous day. No matter how you celebrate the 4th, here’s some facts you might not have known related to the 4th of July and all things American. (We won’t tell if you decide to use any of these facts to impress your family and friends!)  

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  • Internet Threats Part III: Trojan Horse

    In continuation of discussing common Internet threats to your computer—like computer viruses and spyware—today we’ll take a brief look at the Trojan Horse, or Trojans, and how these sneaky programs can cause trouble for your computer.

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  • 7 Apps to Help You Be One Happy Camper

    Now that summer has officially arrived, it’s time to explore the outdoors! While I’m definitely in favor of quality time outside without any tech distractions (a battery life can only last so long, after all), I also agree that technology can fulfill an educational and communitive source for campers wanting a little extra out of their trip. Whether you're a camping newbie or consider yourself an outdoor enthusiast, there are plenty of mobile apps to help you prepare for your trip, find the best spots along the way, and enjoy the simple pleasures of nature.  

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  • Tuesday's Tip with Amanda: Clean up and Clean out Your Bookmarks

    The internet has been a popular way for us to access information since the mid-1990’s. Can you imagine how many websites you have visited in that time? Of course when we find a website we like, we may want to refer to it later so we Bookmark the site. Before we know it, we have so many saved sites in our Bookmark/Favorites file. This week, I am sharing some quick tips on how to clean up your browser’s bookmarks to get them under control.

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  • Internet Threats Part II: Computer Viruses

    The words “computer virus” have about the same animosity as a cockroach. Anyone that has a computer understands that viruses are a nuisance, and much like household pests, they can be hard to get rid of once they’ve invaded your space.

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  • Wedding Websites for Your Day-To-Be

    As any bride will exhaustedly tell you, there’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding. These days, many brides are opting to take care of everything themselves. But even for those that hire a professional wedding planner, it’s wise to get a game plan and check stuff off your to-do before the I-do’s list. Whether you’re getting married, in the wedding party, or attending a wedding, check out these wedding websites or pass them along to a bride you know. Trust me, she’ll thank you.

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  • Tuesday's Tip With Amanda: Shake up Your Normal Routine Using Your Electronics

    We all have things we do on daily, weekly or monthly basis. While routines are helpful to make sure all of our tasks are completed, sometimes changing things up can be a good thing. Downloading apps to your tablet or smartphone and visiting websites, can help you get and stay organized.

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  • 5 Ways to Keep the Kiddos Busy This Summer

    It’s that dreaded time of the year again for parents, grandparents, and babysitters alike. School is out for summer, the sun is out and shining, yet the kids are still b-o-r-e-d. Instead of handing them a tablet or smartphone to keep them occupied for a few hours, try these tips in your town for a fun-filled summer that will keep you both happy!  

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  • Internet Threats Part I: Spyware

    With the Internet being an everyday form of communication—be it for business or watching cat videos—it's essential to understand what kinds of threats can compromise your computer and how you can prevent them from happening in the first place. One of these threats you should be aware of is called spyware.  

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  • 9 Travel Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip

    Whether you’re traveling to a local hot spot or venturing outside of the country this summer, your smartphone offers plenty of useful travel apps to help you get from point A to point B without going C-razy. Here’s 9 apps to keep you organized, on track, and connected while on your trip!  

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  • Tuesday's Tip with Amanda: Make Your Laptop or PC Work Like New Again

    New computers and laptops are great when they are fresh out of the box.  Keeping them working that way can be a different story. However, there are some things you can do to give your device a good cleaning and give it that “like new” feeling. 

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  • Which Windstream Shield Security Protection Is Right for You?

    We recently updated our security Shields to give all of our High-Speed Internet customers 3 different simplified options to protect their personal information and devices. Click on the following pages to learn more about some of the different features of these packages, then follow the chart below to consider which Shield protection is right for you. 

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