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Stay Connected During a Power Outage

Nov 10, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
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Extreme events will happen at unexpected or inconvenient times, and being properly prepared can help keep you connected and ease the stress of the situation.  Here are a few tips to help you get ready:  Enroll in emergency alerts Opt-in to local alerts in the event of an emergency,...

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Organize Your Computer on National Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day

Oct 18, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
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Is your computer's desktop full of cluttered shortcuts that are difficult to navigate? Does the above image of a scattered desktop make you as uncomfortable as us? Today is a great day to organize your virtual life as it's National Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day!  To celebrate,...

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'Suspicious Activity' Surge, As Scammers Impersonate Amazon

Phone scammers claim to be from Amazon

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press

Jun 3, 2021 | posted by Charlie Mouy
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Amazon scam calls have surged significantly over the past few months. Consumers are now regularly receiving anywhere between  100 million and 150 million  robocalls per month from fraudsters claiming to be with Amazon, according to YouMail, which has a robocall blocking app.  Some of those...

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Hang up on auto warranty robocalls

By Emily Wu

May 20, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
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Have you gotten a recorded phone message from “Susie” with the “Vehicle Service Department” calling about your vehicle warranty? That’s, like, so retro. But fanny packs, scrunchies, and tie dye are back — and so are vehicle warranty robocalls. It starts when you pick up a call and hear a...

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Don’t pass by this password reminder

World Password Day is May 6, so use this as a reminder to update your passwords!

May 6, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
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You've heard it before, but we'll say it again. It's important to have strong passwords and change them regularly to help keep your accounts safe. Here are the basics: Don't use personal information.  This includes names of people in your family, your address, or birthdays, since this...

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What Is the Cloud and Why Do I Need It?

Jun 26, 2018 | posted by Conner Williams
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It might be time to think about backing up files to a Cloud service to ensure that you will never lose  important information if you currently save everything to a local desktop or flash drive.  Saving important documents to an external flash drive in addition to a local laptop or...

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