Best Games You Can Play Remotely with Far-Flung Family and Friends

During the pandemic and resulting quarantine or self-isolation measures, many families have been able to enjoy the luxury of family game night. It’s great to break out the Monopoly board or challenge each other to a Jenga tournament. But sometimes, we need a break from our immediate family.

Playing online games helps you connect with distant friends and family members, whether they live next door or across the country. For many of us, contact with people outside our homes is exactly what we crave right now.

What are the best games you can play using nothing but your Consolidated Communications Wifi connection and a computer or mobile device of your choice?  Read more...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020/Comments (0)/
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Are These Common Home Appliances Slowing Down Your Internet Speed?

“It feels like the whole country is using the internet right now!” Have you uttered those words recently?

You’re trying to host a video conference, but you are competing for bandwidth on your wireless internet connection with your daughter doing distance learning, your son playing Xbox, and your spouse streaming the latest binge-worthy series.

Bandwidth issues and slow internet speed may be infuriating for those who suddenly find themselves working remotely, homeschooling, and trying to make life feel as normal as possible amidst the threats of COVID-19.

In normal times, your wireless internet connection was lightning fast and more than enough to deliver a seamless experience, whether you were playing video games, watching movies, or just surfing the Web. It was once hard to tell the difference in internet speed between your wired internet connection from Consolidated Communications and your wireless connection.  Read more...

Monday, April 6, 2020/Comments (0)/
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5 Tricks for Creating a Password You Will Actually Remember

By now, most of us understand the rules for creating strong internet passwords: Use a mix of upper- and lower-case letters. Include numbers and special characters. Make it easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.

That last part — creating a password you will actually remember — can get tricky. Follow these five tricks to create a collection of passwords for all your important accounts.

Monday, March 9, 2020/Comments (0)/
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8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Technology You Shouldn’t Skip

Spring is here and as you wash your windows, disinfect your home, and wipe down those LED screens — including your phone, TV, and computer monitor — it’s a good idea to do some digital decluttering, too.  Learn more...

Monday, March 9, 2020/Comments (0)/
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Save Time With These Life Hacks For Your Computer

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When it comes to your computer, hacking is generally considered a bad thing. That is, unless you’re talking about using “life hacks” to simplify everyday computing tasks, such as shopping for internet service providers in your area.

Try these technology tips and tricks to “hack” your way to increased productivity—one keystroke at a time.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020/Comments (0)/
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