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Category: Tech Tips

How to detect scams generated by AI 

June 28, 2024

In 2024, AI has become a household conversation topic in America. It’s revolutionized various sectors and brought significant benefits. However, along with these advantages, it’s essential to be aware of potential risks and scams that can arise from AI.   Common AI-generated scams to watch out for:  AI Voice Spam Calls  AI tools can clone voices […]

Why You Need a Guest WiFi Network 

May 24, 2024

With an open network with visitors, anyone connecting devices to your primary WiFi has potential access to other connected devices, such as computers, smart home devices, and more. This poses significant security and privacy concerns and risks. However, a guest WiFi network provides a robust solution. It offers internet access to your guests while keeping […]

Five Mobile Apps Your Kids Are Using 

April 26, 2024

Are you aware of these apps your kid may be using? As children grow, their interest in using apps on smartphones and tablets increases. While some apps are safe and suitable for their age, others pose risks. As a parent, your awareness of the popular apps your children use is crucial. It empowers you to […]

Are Your Devices Hogging Bandwidth? 

March 29, 2024

In today’s world, you are more than likely to have multiple electronic devices in your home, and it’s easy to underestimate how many of these devices are using your home internet connection. When using your mobile device, you switch from cellular service to WiFi at home. Other connections in your home could include computers, all […]

5 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Better Than Browsers

March 1, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, having quick and convenient access to information and services is essential. That’s where mobile apps truly shine. Here are five distinct reasons why we believe mobile apps provide a superior experience:  It’s important to note that there are also advantages to using a browser, such as the ability to access a […]

Tips for Secure Emailing 

January 26, 2024

In today’s digital era, our inboxes hold more than just messages; they’re gateways to our personal and professional lives. But like any critical gateway, they require robust security. Check out these five proven strategies to transform your inbox.  Strengthen Your Passwords  Choose not to use predictable patterns and pet names. Create a complex password: a […]

Happy Holidays from Blackfoot Communications

December 18, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Blackfoot Communications extends heartfelt gratitude to our members, customers, and the diverse communities we serve. Since our founding almost 70 years ago as a telephone co-operative, we’ve taken pride in delivering internet, voice, and communications services that connect our communities. As we inch closer to our 70th year next year, […]

4 Tips for Online Safety

October 27, 2023

October is Cybersecurity Month, and what better time to reinforce your online defenses? Here are four tips to keep your home secure and protected in the digital realm: As we observe Cybersecurity Month, remember, we’re here to help. Contact us at customerservice@blackfoot.com or 866-541-5000 with any questions or concerns.

7 Causes of WiFi Interference in Your Home and How to Fix Them

September 25, 2023

In today’s digital age, a strong and reliable WiFi connection is essential for everything from streaming your favorite shows to working from home. But what do you do when your WiFi signal starts acting up? Often, the culprit is interference, and it can come from unexpected sources right in your own home. In this post, […]

Streaming 101

August 22, 2023

What is streaming? Streaming refers to entertainment delivered via the internet rather than a traditional cable TV connection. What equipment do I need? To enjoy streaming video, you need: How do I subscribe? Once you have your streaming capable device connected to the internet and have set up an account, you can then simply navigate […]