Hello and Welcome to our blog! I am Wendy, Windstream’s Virtual Customer Service Representative. I live on windstream.com and help customers with their Windstream related questions.
Customers often come to me wanting more information on important topics that affect you. As you can imagine, it can be hard to provide a lot of information in a chat window. Trying to come up with a solution, I did a little “virtual brain storming” and had my “Aha” moment. What about a blog?!?! I could kill two angry birds with one cyber stone… Not only could my blog post helpful articles about topics that interest you, but you could also learn a little bit about what Windstream has to offer its customers.
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Long gone are the days where you could simply power up your computer and go about your business. “Bad guys” are lurking at every virtual corner in wait for you to make a mistake. All it takes is one weakness in your computer’s defense and everything private has the potential to become public or get stolen. One of the most basic defenses (and one of the strongest) is your firewall. According to the NCSA Cyber Security Survey, only 4% of Americans say they understand firewalls “completely” and more than four out of ten Americans (44%) don’t understand how firewalls work. Read on for a little knowledge regarding firewalls and why you need to make sure yours is enabled. Read more >>
Having a wireless network in your home is a great way to have several devices online at one time. It also allows you to go from room to room without cords following you everywhere. In order to work properly, a wireless network needs to be set up correctly and maintained. With this in mind, here are some helpful tips for getting the most of your home wireless connection. Read more >>
You know that flustered feeling you get when you wake up ten minutes before you have to go to work (every day for some of us) and barely have time to grab a granola bar before rushing out the door? Don’t you wish you had a little time to sit down with your coffee and read the newspaper or scroll through an interesting article on your favorite news site? Nowadays, it seems like there is little time for people to “stop and smell the roses”. Thankfully, with the changing pace of your life, there always seems to be “an app for that”. Now, you can save that interesting article that caught your eye while you were scrambling to find your left shoe this morning by way of “Read It Later” apps. Read more >>
As Internet threats continue to evolve, it’s becoming extremely important to make sure you protect yourself online. The first line of defense: passwords. Having a strong, hard-to-crack password is key to keeping the Internet thieves at bay. It is recommended to never have the same password or login details for any two sites, and you need to make sure your passwords aren’t something familiar enough to you that a hacker could easily figure it out. While these are important steps to take, you may end up with multiple passwords for different sites, which can be difficult to manage. Below are some tips for managing multiple passwords and keeping your information secure. Read more >>
The 2015 Golden Globes, hosted (once again) by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (the always entertaining comedy duo), are this Sunday and the competition is sure to be fierce. We’ve got a wonderful selection of predictions to kick off this year’s awards season. We are only covering some of the categories from Film and Television. For a full list of this year’s nominees, click here. Read more >>
In previous installments of “Tuesday’s Tip”, we have talked about making sure your computers and laptops are secure and protected. Have you thought about your televisions and gaming systems? Read more >>
For 2014, the top three New Year’s resolutions were to lose weight, get organized, and spend less money. Everyone wants to start fresh on January 1st and hit the ground running to become a better version of ourselves by this time next year. Unfortunately, most of us lose our way at some point in the year and the resolution becomes a distant memory. There are steps you can take to keep your resolution alive throughout the year and make 2015 one for the records. Check out these six tips for making resolutions and keeping them. Read more >>
Welcome back! We hope you had a great holiday. If you haven’t already, you are probably ready to kick back with your new laptop or tablet and get it set up. This week, we wanted to share some helpful hints to get your devices online and ready to go. Read more >>
So you’re invited to a holiday party and need a holiday host/hostess gift? Here are some last minute ideas that you can do now for any occasion you’re invited to. Read more >>
Since your holiday gifts might include a shiny new smartphone, tablet, or computer, make the jolly elf happy and protect it. The number of online threats continues to grow, and so does the way in which those threats can reach you and your family. Believe it or not, devices are targeted by criminals just like computers and a prime time for them to be lurking is right after the holidays. If your new devices aren’t protected, they are automatically more vulnerable to a number of malicious threats. A comprehensive security solution that protects your devices (like your tables and smartphones) as well as your computer is needed to keep you safe. Read more >>
The holidays are a time for giving and celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately, it’s also a prime time for home burglaries. Thieves know that homes are piled with gifts (often in one place – under the tree). According to the FBI, more than 400,000 burglaries are reported each holiday season. Follow these tips to help protect your family and belongings this holiday season. Read more >>
Part 1 of our Holiday Gift Guide covered gifts for the outdoor and sports enthusiasts in your life. Part 2 will cover everyone in between. Everyone starts off the holiday season with the good intent of making sure everyone receives a gift of love. It is what makes this a stressful time of year as well as a joyous one. That is why we have come up with a Gift Guide to ease the difficulties and frustrations of holiday shopping. Continue on for Part 2 of our Holiday Gift Guide. Read more >>
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