Google Yourself

People are Googling you, so it’s important to know what they see What information will a potential employer, new friend or coworker, or first date find when they Google you? Are the search results showing you in a positive light? Is the content true and relevant? Google could be displaying personal data about you that’s

Gift Card Scam

Genuine businesses and government agencies will never ask for payment via gift card. Any such request is a sure sign of fraud. The same is true if you get an urgent call that’s supposedly from a grandchild, or if someone you’ve grown close to online suddenly asks for a loan. A request for money via

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Nothing lasts forever, including your laptop. The number of years you can successfully keep using yours will depend on what you do with your laptop, how well you take care of it, and how it’s performing. If you only use your laptop for basic tasks, then you’ll probably be able to get more years of

upload speeds

Similar to how your download speed affects picture and sound quality when streaming a show on your TV, your upload speed affects how others see and hear you on the other end of a video call. A too-slow upload speed can cause delays, awkward frozen screens, and broken audio. If this is an issue for

Banning Phones During Holidays

When family members bring phones to the table, it can diminish everyone’s ability to fully experience the joy of holiday dinners. If you decide you don’t want phones used, let everyone know ahead of time so they can prepare. Perhaps you can make a game of it — anyone caught checking their phone during dinner

15 online shopping strategies

Hackers and scammers hope you don’t read this article, though! Shopping online is convenient, easy, and fun. But, as with everything on the internet, there are risks involved. Hackers and scammers are constantly thinking up new ways to take advantage of you and your personal information. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help

SM Tips for Parents

Parenting has always been challenging. However, a majority of U.S. parents with at least one child under the age of 18 told the Pew Research Center in 2020 that parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technology—including social media—as a reason why. At what age can children begin using

YouTube

A subscription to a YouTube channel is free. All you have to do is click the SUBSCRIBE button under any video of the channel. A YouTube membership, by contrast, requires a monthly monetary donation. This financial assistance helps YouTube creators continue to make videos on a full-time basis, so you can enjoy more of their

crew colors

When you call 811, locate crews from utility companies will mark the location of underground utility lines with paint or flags using this universal color code: Red – Electric Orange – Communications, Telephone/CATV Blue – Potable Water Green – Sewer/Drainage Yellow – Gas/Petroleum Pipe Line Purple – Reclaimed Water Safe digging is no accident. Always

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Lightning can damage routers and wiring, causing unexpected costly repairs. Fortunately, GSC offers protection plans for just pennies a day! WI-FI PROTECTION Provides a wireless router with protection plan, data backup, and total web security for your desktop and mobile devices. Router protection includes repair/replacement of any GSC router found to be defective plus free