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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, […]

4 Tips To Secure Your Smart Home

September 21, 2020

Do you use smart devices to manage things within your home? It’s easier than ever to control everything from your doorbell to thermostat to speakers with smart devices that connect to your WiFi and are managed using an app. However, some devices may not be the most secure. And by connecting to the internet, you […]

3 Tips For Basic Online Security

August 27, 2020

Has staying home resulted in spending more time on your devices? Here are a few valuable tips for basic online security to keep your family safe when using the internet. Keep your location private. Most apps, social networks and devices today include geotagging or location services features that make it possible to track your past […]

4 Tips for Better Video Calls

June 15, 2020

Connecting via video conference has become a new normal for many of us in our daily lives. Whether you’re meeting online for work or connecting with family and friends, here are four tips to help improve the quality of your video calls. 1. Test your internet connection. To start, check your internet speed. You can […]

5 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

December 6, 2019

When shopping online, taking a few extra steps to ensure your information is secure will make your holidays more merry than scary. Consider the following five tips to keep your personal information safe when shopping this holiday season. 1. Shop online using websites you trust. Shopping online is a great way to get your holiday list […]

3 Tips to Minimize Device Distractions

September 23, 2019

How do you focus in today’s always-on world? Staying connected may prove to be a distraction. How do you stay productive? Find a few tips below! Use Your Alarm. Did you know that 15 minutes of uninterrupted work time is equivalent to 45 minutes of interrupted productivity? Try setting a 15 minute timer and give yourself uninterrupted […]

5 Tips To Protect You From Ransomware

July 6, 2019

What is ransomware? Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that infects your computer, gains control of your files and restricts your access until you pay a ransom to have your files restored. Here are five tips to keep you safe from a ransomware attack. 1: Keep your antivirus and firewall up to date! To prevent malicious […]

3 Tips for Stronger Home WiFi

June 6, 2019

How can you improve your home WiFi experience? There are numerous reasons you could be experiencing a lag or slowdown in your home internet. Here are a few things to try to help you get a better WiFi signal. 1: Assess your router location. The goal is to place your router where it can cover the largest […]

4 Tips to Escape a Malware Trap

January 22, 2019

If you encounter an on-screen alert, DO NOT click on any of the links or call any of the phone numbers provided on the screen. Depending on the malware powering the scam and your internet browser settings, there are a few common escape routes you can try. 1: Close the browser tab or quit the program […]