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Call Before You Dig

March 5, 2020


Steve is here to remind you to call 811 before you dig! Whether you’re planting a tree, building a deck or installing a fence, Iowa law requires everyone who plans to dig to notify Iowa One Call by dialing 811 at least 48 hours in advance. This service is FREE and will identify utility locations […]

10 Cool Ways to Use Alexa

February 14, 2020


“Alexa, play 80s hits” is my go-to but as I have found through talking to my Alexa expert friend and coworker, Krystin, there is SO MUCH MORE I can do! Here are 10 favorites: Ask Alexa – Similar to a manual Google search but voice-activated. This can be particularly helpful for answers to those random […]

FedEx Shipping Scam

January 28, 2020


FedEx has notified customers of a scam where an individual receives a text or email telling them their package has arrived. FedEx has warned the public not to click on the link, as it’s not from them, and has been linked to scammers who want to steal your information. There are many ways to protect yourself […]

Boosting Connection in ‘Dead Zones’

January 9, 2020


With more connected devices, we want to get the fastest, most reliable Wi-Fi possible. Unfortunately, in some homes, especially larger ones, some areas can be hard to reach. When you try to connect your device, you may be in a “dead zone,” where the Wi-Fi connection is either too slow or offers no signal at […]

Security Tip: Smishing

January 9, 2020


Many businesses use text messages as reminders for appointments and payment. Not only do internet criminals phish your email inbox, but did you know that they are using text messages to their advantage for phishing attempts known as “smishing?” Stay up to date on how to protect you and your clients from a smishing scam with […]

Simplifying your Internet Connection

January 8, 2020


Simplifying your Internet Connection Routers and modems and cables, oh my! The difference between Internet and Wi-Fi can be confusing to understand. Even more confusing is how Internet is transmitted within your house through multiple hooked-up devices. This video will walk you through the difference between Internet and Wi-Fi and how it works in your home.  #southslopetips  

Troubleshooting your TV

January 7, 2020


If you are having problems with your South Slope Television service, follow these helpful hints to get you back on track. Reboot the set top box by removing the black cord located on the back of the box ensuring that the device powers off, and plug it back in. This could take a couple minutes […]

Security Tip: Protect yourself during tax season

January 6, 2020


Tax season is approaching. Prepare yourself for April with these security tips. Tax Security Incidents on the rise. Nearly double the number of tax-related scam incidents were viewed by the IRS in 2018 compared to 2017. There was a 29% increase in tax firms that experienced data theft, and a 60% increase in phishing attacks. […]

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