Slow WiFi

If your home’s Wi-Fi is slower than expected, it could be caused by Wi-Fi interference. Here are the most common sources: 1. WALLS AND FLOORS BLOCKING WIRELESS SIGNALS – Denser materials such as concrete, brick, and metal can make it difficult to connect. These materials can also slow your network speed or even completely block

Shop for Apps

More than 592 million apps are downloaded each day around the globe, thanks to their incredible variety and usefulness. Flip through the feature article about apps in our latest Website Compass issue to get ideas on what you’ll want to download next.…/WebsiteCompass/granite-state/4 –

How to care for your devices

Smartphones and tablets don’t like cold weather. When a lithium-ion battery is exposed to low temperatures, it can drain faster than normal or indicate it has ample power remaining and then suddenly go dead. Low temperatures can also make a device’s glass surfaces more sensitive to cracks and breaks, especially if there’s already a nick. To protect your


Manage Your Privacy Settings Want to view or change your privacy/security settings, but don’t know where to find them? Use the link below to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.

Scam Alert – Like-Farming Scams

What’s like-farming? It’s when scammers create eye-catching posts designed to generate many likes and shares. Examples of such posts include: – “I bet this post does not get a million likes.” The subject may be a mistreated animal, an unfortunate child, or anything else that deserves our sympathy. – “90 percent of people fail this

web compass

  Apps make so many things easier, which is why they’re the focus of the new Winter ’21 Website Compass magazine. Flip through its pages to find lots of must-have apps, learn about app security, understand the advantages of apps over websites, and more. This issue also contains a Googling guide, ideas for using technology to

phishing via text

    You’re probably familiar with phishing emails, where a scammer claims to be from your bank, a government agency, or a business and tries to trick you into giving them personal information. Well, the same type of fraudulent activity also happens via text.   The message may ask you to click a link and

Facebook Camera

Do you typically use your phone’s camera app but want to try the added features of the Facebook camera? Snapping photos this way is a snap with these step-by-step instructions.  

Smart Speaker

Planning to add a smart speaker to your home? You’ll be happy to know the setup process is pretty straightforward. While the steps will differ somewhat depending on the model of smart speaker, they’ll be something like these:   Make sure you have electrical power and Wi-Fi available. Plug in the device. On your phone,

Best location for your router

  Did you know location matters when it comes to your router? You’ll get the best Wi-Fi performance if you place your router in an open space near the center of your home. Here are more tips:   Avoid physical obstructions. Plaster or brick walls tend to have the most negative impact, but any obstruction