Welcome to Granite State Communications’ Community Advisor! Here you will find Internet, Phone, and Community-related news and tips. PLUS you can submit your own Community News/Event info using our submission tool located on the right side of this page. Please read, watch, share – and check back regularly for updates. While you are here, feel free to browse the archived articles on the right. As always, we welcome your comments and questions.


14 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Computer

Posted in: Advisor Tips Announcements GSC News on April 23, 2019

That’s right. It's Spring, which means Spring Cleaning. Set aside the brushes and mops. Grab a liter of soda and get a comfortable chair. Put on your problem-solving hat, and get started. The goal: To make your computer faster, more efficient, and more reliable for all the work you’ll be doing to wrap up the school year. Here’s what you need to do: Make sure your firewall is working.& ...read more

Teens Use Hidden Apps to Conceal Data

Posted in: Advisor Tips Announcements GSC News on April 19, 2019

By trying to protect their privacy, they leave themselves open to threats. Anyone with a smartphone wants control over who sees the content on it, and for teens, that desire for privacy and autonomy is especially strong. However, the lengths some teens go to in order to protect their phone's data from parents can actually put them in danger and expose them in ways they never anticipated. Hi ...read more

Differentiating the Internet from Wi-Fi

Posted in: Advisor Tips Announcements GSC News on April 16, 2019

While these terms are related, they do not mean the same thing. Most of us access the internet many times each day — from our laptops, our smartphones, or even our smart TVs. More often than not, we're using a wireless network for our connection. Some people use the terms "internet" and "Wi-Fi" interchangeably, but they are different elements of the technology ecosystem that keeps us connec ...read more

FREE Featured Apps for April – These Three Are Well Worth a Look

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on April 8, 2019

AllTrails This hiker's companion has over 60,000 trail maps, so you can find the perfect spot for your next hike, bike ride, or trail run. Learn more... Elevate Elevate offers games to help boost your productivity and earning power by honing skills in math, reading, speaking, and more. Learn more... DIY Tip Genius Download this tool with hundreds of tips fo ...read more

World Backup Day is March 31st

Posted in: Advisor Tips Announcements GSC News on March 28, 2019

Don't be an April Fool! Back up all your important files — including family photos, home videos, and financial documents — on World Backup Day, March 31. What is a backup? It's simply a second copy of your files that's kept in a safe place other than on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. That place could be an external hard drive or an online storage service. It's imperative to do backups ...read more

A Review of Customer Review Sites

Posted in: Advisor Tips GSC News on March 21, 2019

Check with the consumer community before you spend another dime How do you figure out the best products and services for your needs as quickly as possible? By reading reviews. When you learn what dozens of others have liked and disliked about their purchases, you get insight you really can't get any other way. What's more, review sites are getting more specific all the time, and you can find r ...read more