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February 2016
February 2016
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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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"Uptown Funk" Goes Old School
This delightful video features dance scenes from old movies that somehow sync perfectly to the strains of the modern hit, "Uptown Funk."
  A New Perspective On Hockey
Hockey's fast pace makes it exciting to watch, and it's even more so when you see it from the on-ice perspective of NHL pro Sidney Crosby.

Get A Sweetheart Of A Deal

 

Bundle And Save

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FREE Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

Google Photos
 
Star Wars
 
Kitchen Stories


Google Photos
Google Photos stands out among photo storage services with amazing features including easy search, group albums, movies, GIFs, and timelines created from your photos.

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Star Wars
This stellar app offers you Star Wars-related announcements, themed weather forecasts, the ability to take a "selfie" with your favorite character, and much more.

Learn more...
 

Kitchen Stories
With this yummy app, you can discover easy-to-cook recipes or add your own, watch helpful videos and photo instructions, and create your grocery shopping list.

Learn more...


Scam Alert – Craigslist Email Scams

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Beautiful Valentine
Tree For Your Mantel
 
Make Your Own Cute
Valentine's Day Card
 
Tasty Heart-Speckled
V-Day Cupcake Treats

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Sites of the Month – Great Sites To Check Out In February

 

Tax Season Scams
irs.gov – Tax season is yet another opportunity for scammers to do their thing. This IRS page shares information about scams to look out for including someone calling, claiming to be from the IRS, and telling you that you owe them money and how to pay it.
Get Ready For The Oscars
oscar.go.com – Consider this site your resource for all things gold! Leading up to the big event on February 28, you can get all the latest news about this year's nominations, host Chris Rock, memorable acceptance speeches, and, of course, the best celebrity fashion from past events.
Simply Recipes
simplyrecipes.com – This friendly site offers recipes from blogger Elise Bauer and her family. While each post tells a story, you can also search for information — as you would on other food sites — by the types of food you want to make. Featured sections include chicken, fish, gluten-free, vegetarian, and budget.
Mental_Floss
mentalfloss.com – Many fun facts on a wide variety of topics can be found at the Mental_Floss magazine site. Learn about science, economics, and show business, just to name a few. Check out the Job Secrets section to learn everything you ever wanted to know about bartenders, TSA agents, and more.


Short Tutorial/FAQ – What Can I Do To Improve My Home's Wi-Fi Speed?

 

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Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2016 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
January 2016
January 2016
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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

Cool Video 1 - Download Graphics to View   Cool Video 2 - Download Graphics to View
     
Now This Is A Traffic Jam
When your commute gets bad, just remember, it could be worse! Watch how vehicles and pedestrians navigate this crazy intersection with no signals.
  A New Breed Of Holiday Dinner
This video takes treating pets as family members to a whole new level. Watch dogs (and one cat) eat their own special holiday meal, human-style.

High Speed For The Holidays

 

Faster Internet

Click here for more details.


FREE Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

QuizUp
 
Santa Spy Cam
 
PicsArt Photo Studio


QuizUp
This fun quiz app allows you to play against friends in real time, as you find out who knows more about your favorite topics.


Learn more...
 

Santa Spy Cam
Are your kids starting to doubt the existence of Santa? This app allows you to give them "proof" that he (and reindeer and elves!) exists.

Learn more...
 

PicsArt Photo Studio
With this popular photo editor, you can make amazing photo edits and collages, capture images, create digital drawings, and more.

Learn more...

Protecting Our Customers From Rising Prices

 

Protecting Our Customers

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

Pin 1 Download Graphics to View
 
Pin 2 Download Graphics to View
 
Pin 3 Download Graphics to View

Delicious & Festive
Caramel Dipped Pears
 
Create An Adorable
Pine Cone Elf
 
Moss Makes Pretty
Seasonal Décor

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.


Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In December

 

New Year's Through The Ages
history.com – New Year's means the Times Square countdown and making a list of resolutions, right? Yes, but there's more. This fascinating HISTORY video provides a fun and interesting look at when the New Year has been marked throughout the ages, and how different cultures celebrate it now.
Complete Holiday Party Planner
cookingchanneltv.com – Have a holiday party to plan but not sure where to start? Look no further than this site, which is packed with ideas guaranteed to make your gathering a hit. You'll find how-tos, videos, and mouth-watering photos for holiday drinks and cocktails, amazing appetizers, main dish recipes, and more.
100 Ways To Make Life Easier
lifehack.org – From travel to cooking to electronics to home maintenance, this site seems to have the answers to all of life's little problems. Just one example: "Before you throw away a post-it, run it between the keys on your keyboard to collect crumbs and fluff." Brilliant!
Get To Know The Peanuts
peanuts.com – Whether you're inspired by seeing The Peanuts Movie or are a fan from way back, you'll love this site. Get to know the characters, view classic Peanuts comics, shop for Peanuts merchandise, learn about the Charles M. Schulz museum in California, and connect with other Peanuts fans around the world.


Short Tutorial/FAQ – Should I Sign In To Other Sites With Facebook or Google+?

 

Question: Sometimes when I go to websites that I have an account on, I am asked if I want to sign in with Facebook or Google+. Is this a good idea?
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Answer: Unfortunately, the jury is still out on this one. Points in favor of using this process include the convenience of signing into a site using credentials you already remember, and leveraging the security power of known providers like Google instead of relying on the questionable security of less familiar sites.

However, there are experts who express concerns about what kind of information the new site is getting from your Facebook or Google account when you use them to sign in. Some say Facebook only hands over your name and profile photo, while others say third-party sites may have access to your entire account. Either way, when you use this process, you're putting at risk any accounts associated with your Facebook or Google account in the event the social media account is compromised.

To be on the safe side, only use this process with third-party sites you trust, and never use it in conjunction with sensitive information like your Social Security number or financial details.


Security Alert – Facebook Privacy Hoaxes

 

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Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
December 2015
December 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

Cool Video 1 - Download Graphics to View   Cool Video 2 - Download Graphics to View
     
Now This Is A Traffic Jam
When your commute gets bad, just remember, it could be worse! Watch how vehicles and pedestrians navigate this crazy intersection with no signals.
  A New Breed Of Holiday Dinner
This video takes treating pets as family members to a whole new level. Watch dogs (and one cat) eat their own special holiday meal, human-style.

High Speed For The Holidays

 

Faster Internet

Click here for more details.


FREE Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

QuizUp
 
Santa Spy Cam
 
PicsArt Photo Studio


QuizUp
This fun quiz app allows you to play against friends in real time, as you find out who knows more about your favorite topics.


Learn more...
 

Santa Spy Cam
Are your kids starting to doubt the existence of Santa? This app allows you to give them "proof" that he (and reindeer and elves!) exists.

Learn more...
 

PicsArt Photo Studio
With this popular photo editor, you can make amazing photo edits and collages, capture images, create digital drawings, and more.

Learn more...

Protecting Our Customers From Rising Prices

 

Protecting Our Customers

Click here for more details.


Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

Pin 1 Download Graphics to View
 
Pin 2 Download Graphics to View
 
Pin 3 Download Graphics to View

Delicious & Festive
Caramel Dipped Pears
 
Create An Adorable
Pine Cone Elf
 
Moss Makes Pretty
Seasonal Décor

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.


Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In December

 

New Year's Through The Ages
history.com – New Year's means the Times Square countdown and making a list of resolutions, right? Yes, but there's more. This fascinating HISTORY video provides a fun and interesting look at when the New Year has been marked throughout the ages, and how different cultures celebrate it now.
Complete Holiday Party Planner
cookingchanneltv.com – Have a holiday party to plan but not sure where to start? Look no further than this site, which is packed with ideas guaranteed to make your gathering a hit. You'll find how-tos, videos, and mouth-watering photos for holiday drinks and cocktails, amazing appetizers, main dish recipes, and more.
100 Ways To Make Life Easier
lifehack.org – From travel to cooking to electronics to home maintenance, this site seems to have the answers to all of life's little problems. Just one example: "Before you throw away a post-it, run it between the keys on your keyboard to collect crumbs and fluff." Brilliant!
Get To Know The Peanuts
peanuts.com – Whether you're inspired by seeing The Peanuts Movie or are a fan from way back, you'll love this site. Get to know the characters, view classic Peanuts comics, shop for Peanuts merchandise, learn about the Charles M. Schulz museum in California, and connect with other Peanuts fans around the world.


Short Tutorial/FAQ – Should I Sign In To Other Sites With Facebook or Google+?

 

Question: Sometimes when I go to websites that I have an account on, I am asked if I want to sign in with Facebook or Google+. Is this a good idea?
Login Download Graphics to View
Answer: Unfortunately, the jury is still out on this one. Points in favor of using this process include the convenience of signing into a site using credentials you already remember, and leveraging the security power of known providers like Google instead of relying on the questionable security of less familiar sites.

However, there are experts who express concerns about what kind of information the new site is getting from your Facebook or Google account when you use them to sign in. Some say Facebook only hands over your name and profile photo, while others say third-party sites may have access to your entire account. Either way, when you use this process, you're putting at risk any accounts associated with your Facebook or Google account in the event the social media account is compromised.

To be on the safe side, only use this process with third-party sites you trust, and never use it in conjunction with sensitive information like your Social Security number or financial details.


Security Alert – Facebook Privacy Hoaxes

 

See The Details Download Graphics to View

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
November 2015
November 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Enjoy Faster Internet Speeds For No Extra Cost Starting In January

 

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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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A Watchdog Worth Watching
This little dog has some big courage! Watch as it defends its territory by chasing away not one, but two bears twice its size.
  Humans Teach a Pelican to Fly
This bird lost its parents but found some great friends. They give us a unique view of its progress as it learns to fly.

Go Paperless And Receive A $15 Credit

 

Paperless Billing

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Happy Thanksgiving And Thanks For Choosing Us

 

Happy Thanksgiving All of us at Alliance Communications hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. In the spirit of this holiday, we also want to thank you for choosing us as your communications provider.

Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Speaking of that weekend, we encourage you to take part in Small Business Saturday on November 28 and shop for the holidays at our community's small businesses. When we support one another, we all win.


FREE Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

Flipagram
 
Google Maps
 
Santa's Bag for iOS

Flipagram
This fun app allows you to make slideshows, musical videos, lipsyncs, stop-motion movies, and more—all set to music you love.

Learn more...
 
Google Maps
The new Google Maps helps you navigate, avoid traffic jams, find places to go near your location, and virtually visit others far away.

Learn more...
 
Santa's Bag for iOS
Holiday shopping? Naturally, there's an app for that! With Santa's Bag, you can create a gift list, set budgets, and track or share your progress.

Learn more...


Fraud Alert – Scams Targeting Nannies, Babysitters, and Caregivers

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

Pin 1 Download Graphics to View
 
Pin 2 Download Graphics to View
 
Pin 3 Download Graphics to View

Pretty Pinecone and Candle Centerpiece
 
Old Rake Makes Festive Door Décor
 
Hearty and Healthy Fall Squash Soup

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.


Sites of the Month – Great Sites To Check Out In November

 

Thanksgiving's Rich History
plimoth.org – If you think of food and football when you hear the word "Thanksgiving," you might want to check out this site, which describes the fascinating history of the holiday. The practice of setting aside a special day to give thanks goes all the way back to traditions from the 1600s.
Loyalty Made Easy
points.com – Loyalty programs for airlines, hotels, shops, and credit cards are great, but if you have more than a few, they can be hard to keep track of. The free Points service allows you to manage all your programs in one spot, move points between programs, and even reward yourself with gift cards.
The Reluctant Gourmet
reluctantgourmet.com – The name says it all: some of us want to be great cooks, but don't know where to start. Now you do! This site offers everything from cooking tips, to information on cooking tools and ingredients, to meal planning strategies and — of course — delectable recipes.
Learn About Life on Mars
mars.nasa.gov – Mars has been in the news a lot lately – because scientists have discovered water there and because of the new movie, The Martian. Want to know more about the Red Planet? This site has videos, images, articles, and much more. Don't miss the updates on the Curiosity Rover, which is there now!


Short FAQ – How Do I Stay Safe When Using Public Wi-Fi?

 

Question: I've heard it can be dangerous to use public Wi-Fi, but sometimes I need to connect when I'm out and about. Are there steps I can take to do it safely?

Download Graphics to View Answer: Before you even get to a Wi-Fi location, take these three steps: make sure your software patches are up to date; set up two-factor authentication on services (like Facebook) that allow it; and make sure all your passwords are complex and difficult to guess. Then, when you get to the Wi-Fi location, verify with someone at the establishment that the network you're using is legitimate. Next, turn off file sharing for your device (how you do this will depend on which operating system you use). Once you're on the network, check for "https://" at the beginning of URLs to ensure you're using secure websites. Finally, when you're ready to log off, set your device to not "connect automatically" to the network again.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
October 2015
October 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Music By Birds On The Wires
What would it sound like if birds on the wires were viewed as notes in a musical composition? Watch this to find out.
  Toddler Plays With Gorilla
Apparently the peek-a-boo game is familiar to gorillas, as this little boy found out to his delight while visiting the zoo.

Sign Up For Paperless Billing & Receive A $15 Bill Credit

 

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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

Venmo
 
Scrabble
 
Houzz

Venmo
Need to split the check at a restaurant or pay your share of a group gift for a friend? Pay almost anyone instantly and securely with Venmo.

Learn more...
 
Scrabble
It's America's favorite word game, and this app lets you play Scrabble with friends on Facebook or play solo against the computer.

Learn more...
 
Houzz
Planning a home improvement project? Here's a handy way to get inspired, browse through photos, and connect with professionals.

Learn more...


Scam Alert – Beware Of Facebook Friend Request Scam

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

Pin 1 Download Graphics to View
 
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Pin 3 Download Graphics to View

Have A Ball With A Pumpkin
 
Bowl Them Over With Fall Leaves
 
Good-Looking Halloween Donuts

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Sites of the Month – Great Sites To Check Out In October

 

Time To Study College Rankings
colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com – If someone in your family will be college bound in the coming year or two, be sure to study this annual ranking of colleges and universities from U.S. News & World Report. You'll also find college advice for students and parents as well as tips on applications, loans, and more.
Fun And Flexible Photo Editing
picmonkey.com – With PicMonkey, you can easily edit and touch up photos, or develop your own photo designs. Give your photos a makeover with Wrinkle Remover and Teeth Whitening, try fun special effects to create unique photo images, or use the collage tool for a cool new Facebook cover.
Winning Tailgating Recipes
foodnetwork.com – The chefs at Food Network have teamed up to bring you the Top 50 Tailgating Recipes. You'll score big with friends and family on game days with dishes including Charleston Cheese Dip, Three Cheese and Artichoke Scones, and Charred Corn Guacamole with Corn Chips.
Set The Scene For Halloween
hgtv.com – Don't be spooked at the prospect of decorating your home for Halloween! The folks at HGTV have done the work for you with this gallery of ghoulish ideas for inside and out. From cleverly decorated pumpkins to ghostly curtains and slipcovers, you're sure to scare up compliments.


Short Tutorial/FAQ – What Does The Term "Ping Rate" Mean?

 

Download Graphics to View Question: I've seen the term "ping rate" mentioned in online video games but I'm not sure what it means? Can you fill me in?

Answer: Ping rate is simply the delay of messages sent between computers; in other words, how fast you get a response after you've sent out a request. Ping rates will vary based on the quality of your Internet connection and the distance between the server and your computer. Ping is measured in milliseconds, and you can check yours at sites including www.speedtest.net. A fast ping means a more responsive connection, which is especially important in applications where timing is critical such as online video games.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
September 2015
September 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Building Of One World Trade Center
In just about two minutes, watch the incredible 11-year construction of One World Trade Center from the ground to the sky.
  Dog Duo Dashes to Dinner
See these pups grow from 11 weeks to 46 weeks as they repeat their race across the kitchen floor when it's time for dinner.

Catch Every Touchdown – With NFL RedZone

 

NFL RedZone

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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

Star Walk
 
Farmer Sim 2015
 
Level

Star Walk
Hold your mobile device up toward the sky and this interactive astronomy guide will augment your stargazing with detailed information.

Learn more...
 
Farmer Sim 2015
Here's your chance to plow through the challenges of farming including harvesting and selling crops and using realistic machinery.

Learn more...
 
Level
This app has been described as being like a "financial GPS" to keep you headed in the right direction with your spending decisions.

Learn more...


Scam Alert – Fake Facebook Giveaway For Famous Theme Park

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Dry Erase Chart
For Back to School
 
Blackberry And
Almond Coffee Cake
 
Decorating With
Vintage Ladders

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Sites of the Month – Great Sites To Check Out In September

 

Unclaimed Balances Might Be Yours
usa.gov/unclaimed-money – There are a variety of sources of unclaimed money in the U.S. including tax refunds, banks, credit unions, and pensions. Could some of this money belong to you? Visit this site for links to begin unclaimed money searches. You'll also find information about unclaimed money scams.
Start With Better Breakfasts
foodandwine.com – September is Better Breakfast Month and a great time to gather new breakfast ideas. Browse through delicious recipes here such as Apple Sandwiches, Raspberry Scones, and Scrambled Egg and Swiss Chard Tacos. Plain toast will be toast!
Has Your Vehicle Been Recalled?
odi.nhtsa.dot.gov – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes it easy to check whether any vehicle recalls apply to you. Simply enter the model year, make, and model and do a quick search. You can also enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to get more detailed repair information.
Dive Into Shipwrecks
livescience.com – You may have seen in the news recently that gold coins were discovered from a shipwreck off the Florida coast. If sunken ships and buried treasure intrigue you, explore this site's articles and photos about shipwreck discoveries throughout history and around the globe.


Short Tutorial – How Can I Search More Efficiently For Something On Pinterest?

 

Question: I like to use Pinterest to look for home decorating and craft ideas, but sometimes it takes a long time to find what I want. How can I search more efficiently for something on Pinterest?

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Answer: To find things more easily on Pinterest, you can use the site's Guided Search feature. It's a great way to sift through Pinterest's 750 million boards and 30 billion pins to find just the right ideas.

Pinterest's Guided Search works like this:
  • Type your search term into Pinterest's search bar and you'll see "Guides" pop up, which help find keywords to add to your search. Guides are scrollable — just click on the arrow at the far right of your display to see additional options.

  • When you click a Guide, you'll automatically add it to your original search query. Then a fresh set of Guides will appear under the search bar, and you can continue selecting more keywords to narrow your focus.

  • Guided Search is especially valuable as a visual search engine for inspiration.
Visit help.pinterest.com for more tips about searching on Pinterest.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
August 2015
August 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Mama Raccoon Teaches Baby
Many parents could learn from the patience of this raccoon in her multiple attempts to teach her kit how to climb a tree.
  Chasing Waterfalls
Watch athlete Dane Jackson on this jaw-dropping kayaking journey over waterfalls to get your adrenaline rush for the day.

Is It Time To Upgrade?

 

Upgrade

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FREE Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

Adobe Fill & Sign
 
Raise
 
Colorfy: Coloring Book for Adults

Adobe Fill & Sign
Tired of old-school printing, signing, and scanning? This app lets you skip all that and easily sign electronic paperwork from any device.

Learn more...
 
Raise
Raise makes it easy to buy discounted gift cards that others are selling as well as offload those that you have that are just gathering dust.

Learn more...
 
Colorfy: Coloring Book
For Adults

Think coloring is just for Kids? Think again. You can enjoy this relaxing activity any time on your device.

Learn more...


Scam Alert – Warning About Online Hotel Reservations

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

Pin 1 Download Graphics to View
 
Pin 2 Download Graphics to View
 
Pin 3 Download Graphics to View

Create A Family
Organization Station
 
Cool Ice Cubes
With Fruit And Herbs
 
Fun Things To Do
In Every U.S. State

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In August

 

Use Water Wisely
wateruseitwisely.com – Quick, think of 100 ways to conserve water! On second thought, just visit this site, which has already done the thinking for you. Here you can also learn about water-saving products, how to use less water in caring for your landscape, how to get kids involved, and many other useful tools.
Burger Tips And Recipes
epicurious.com – There's still enough summer left to get your burger on, and this site can help you do it. Grilling experts Steven Raichlen and Chris Schlesinger walk you through cuts of meat, seasoning, and cooking. You'll also find classic, kid favorite, upscale, and international recipes, as well as some non-beef options.
Talks To Stir Curiosity
ted.com – TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading interesting ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks, which are available in video format on this site. Enduring love, driverless cars, how babies think, why startups succeed, and why people laugh are just a few of the fascinating topics you'll find here.
Media For Kids
commonsensemedia.org – To help you use media and technology as a positive force in kids' lives, this site offers reviews of movies, games, apps, websites, TV shows, books, and music. You can also read articles about specific concerns like privacy and Internet safety. Don't forget to check out the family guides, blogs, videos, and other useful tools.


Short Tutorial/FAQ – How Do I Remove Something Posted On My Facebook Timeline?

 

Question: One of my friends posted something on my Facebook Timeline that I don't think is appropriate. Can I remove it?

Answer: Yes, it's easy to remove items (Facebook calls them "stories") that you or your friends post on your Timeline. Just follow these steps:
  1. Go to your Timeline and scroll to the story you want to remove.

  2. Click the downward arrow in the upper-right corner.

  3. Choose Hide from Timeline to remove the story from your Timeline. When you use this option, the story will still be on Facebook, but others won't be able to see it.
Facebook Delete

To delete the story entirely, choose Delete.
  1. If you don't want something you're tagged in to appear on your Timeline, you'll need to remove the tag. To do this, click the downward arrow and select Remove Tag. The post will no longer appear on your Timeline, but it may still be visible in other places on Facebook, such as the News Feed.

Get A Free Wireless Router

 

Wireless Router

Click here for more details.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
July 2015
July 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Dog Wants A Kitty
Watch the suspense as this "talking" dog tries to discover whether or not his owner brought home a kitten for him to play with.
  They Grow Up So Fast
Through a series of clips, this video portrait highlights the similarities and differences of a young girl going from newborn to age 12.

Get A Free Wireless Router

 

Free Wireless Router

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Relax And Celebrate Hammock Day On July 22

 

Hammock Day OK, we realize Hammock Day isn't exactly famous. But it does serve as a lighthearted reminder to relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer. When you're done with your hammock-induced nap, grab your laptop or tablet for some surfing.

Of course, even when you want to move slowly, you don't want your Internet connection to do the same. If you need more speed, dial 611 from any phone with Alliance service or call 605-594-3411 to ask about our super-fast (and affordable) Internet plans.


Free Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

PhotoGrid
 
Google Earth
 
Candy Crush Soda Saga

PhotoGrid
This app helps you make great-looking collages for Instagram. It comes with templates, filters, stickers, frames, backgrounds, and more for fun with photos.

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Google Earth
With this app, you can see shots of Earth, as well as the moon, Mars, the sky, and the ocean. Or view fascinating historical imagery.

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Candy Crush Soda Saga
Can’t get enough Candy Crush? Download the latest version, which lets you match your way through new adventures of delicious gameplay.

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Scam Alert – "Shocking Video" Scams On Facebook

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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15 Easy Summer
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Scrumptious
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DIY Hammock Bed
For Lazy Summer Days

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In July

 

Go Outside And Play
wilderness.org  – Interactions with nature are key for developing an appreciation for the environment, and this site invites readers to make a pledge to "go outside and play!" It also provides great resources to help you do it, like tips for nature walking, family-friendly wilderness fun, camping, and cooking.
Add To Your Music Knowledge
playback.fm – If you love music, you'll love this site, which offers a wide range of musical information. Watch videos of "songs trending this week," or test your knowledge with music quizzes. Check out the top 100 song charts going all the way back to the 1900s, or find out what song was #1 the day you were born.
Give Your Oven A Summer Break
delish.com – With warm summer weather, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. But, you can still eat well by following the recipes on this site. You'll find plenty of hearty and refreshing dishes that are as delicious as they are easy to prepare.
Makeover Your Table
realsimple.com – What do flowers, cabbage, strips of paper, and lollipops have in common? You can use them all to make fun, easy centerpieces to add color and whimsy to your table the next time you entertain. This Real Simple gallery gives you great ideas for all kinds of occasions.


This Month's FAQ – What Do I Do If My Twitter Account Has Been Hacked?

 

Question: I've seen some tweets that I didn't post, and I suspect my Twitter account has been hacked. How can I know for sure, and what can I do about it? Download Graphics to View

Answer: Often Twitter hacking is evident from tweets you didn't post, as with your situation, or direct messages sent from your account, email changes, or other activity that you didn't authorize. If you even suspect your account has been hacked, follow the steps below:
  1. Request a password reset. Use the password reset form within Twitter, and check for the reset email at the address associated with your Twitter account. Log on and immediately reset your password to one you'll remember.

  2. Revoke connections to third-party applications. To do this, visit the Apps section in your settings. Remove access for any third-party applications you don't recognize. Then, update your password in remaining third-party applications.

  3. Log out of Twitter on your phone or other devices. Next time you log on, you'll be asked to provide the new password.

  4. If you still need help, contact Twitter Support.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
June 2015
June 2015
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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Surf's Up In Indonesia!
Complete with beautiful views, this amazing footage highlights professional surfers on the waves in Indonesia as they guide tourists and train the next generation.
  Not Just Another Day At The Beach
Watch this prankster trick unsuspecting beach goers into thinking she's disappeared. All she needs are a "faulty" umbrella and a trap door beneath her towel.

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Free Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

The Weather Channel
 
Pocket
 
Yelp

The Weather Channel
Being unprepared for the weather can put a damper on your day. But, of course, there's an app for that! Get high-quality forecasts and more.

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Pocket
Found something online you don't have time for now? Just put it in your "pocket" and view later from any device — no Internet connection needed.

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Yelp
You already know how handy Yelp can be for sharing and reading reviews for restaurants and other businesses. Why not bring it with you wherever you go?

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Scam Alert – Be Careful When Buying Or Selling On Craigslist

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Uplifting Grapefruit
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Turn An Old Desk
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Time For A Unique
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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In June

 

Map Your Summer Vacation
npca.org – Want to see something amazing this summer? Go to one of America's national parks. From Yosemite to Yellowstone, and from the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon, the U.S. boasts many breathtaking destinations. Use this handy map to find the best one to visit based on location, theme, category, or name.
Free + Recycling = Freecycle
freecycle.org – Have some stuff taking up too much space in your garage? Or are you looking for some new books to read? Either way, Freecycle could be great for you. It's a worldwide network of people exchanging things for free. Each local group is moderated by volunteers. Membership is (of course) free.
Make Cool, Creamy Treats
allyou.com – With a carton of ice cream and the right recipe, it's easy to create a cool dessert for summer entertaining on a hot day. You'll find a delicious assortment of options here, including Tropical Sherbet Cake, Mexican "Fried" Ice Cream Truffles, and Ice Cream Sundae Pie.
Protect Your Skin From Harmful Rays
skincancer.org – Summer means sun, and sun means the potential for fun as well as damage. Skin cancer is a real threat, but there's a lot you can do to prevent it. Check out this site for general recommendations as well as those for specific situations like going to the beach, driving, and golfing.


Short FAQ – What's The Best Way To Handle An Internet Troll?

 

Ugly Troll Pic Question: I'm troubled by the mean comments I find on Twitter and elsewhere, including some that have been directed at me. What can I do?

Answer: Sounds like you've discovered one of the downsides of online interaction: trolls. A troll is someone who uses offensive, inflammatory, or irrelevant messages to illicit emotional responses from others and throw the intended conversation off course. Trolls thrive on conflict, so one of the best ways to deal with them is to ignore them. However, if ignoring doesn't work or isn't an option, there are other steps you can take:
  • Don't take it personally. A troll's unkind words truly have nothing to do with you; they're more of a reflection of that person's own problems.

  • Try being nice. Some trolls are actually just people with strong opinions or who need a lot of attention. If you engage with them nicely (such as asking for clarification), they may respond in kind.

  • Use your settings. Many sites have options that allow you to control whose input you see and don't see. Set yours to omit the troll's posts from your view.

  • Kick them out. If the site has a moderator, ask that person to take appropriate steps to limit the troll's access or kick them off the site altogether.

  • Set a good example. Trolls' behavior can remind us that it's easy to hurt other people online. Take extra care to ensure your own messages come across the way in which you intend.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
May 2015
May 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Shattering The CD Speed Barrier
With "warp" rotation speed and a super-fast camera, the Slow Mo Guys capture CDs as they spin to the point of shattering.
  "Don't Try This At Home" Bike Tricks
You won't believe the tricks performed all around San Francisco by urban bicycle daredevil Danny MacAskill. For him, it's all in a day's work.

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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

Crazy Helium Booth Lite
 
Dashlane Password Manager
 
Credit Karma

Crazy Helium Booth
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Get ready to get silly — very silly! This app lets you make videos with crazy special effects including "Square Head" and "Owl Eyes."

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Dashlane Password Manager - FREE
Tired of trying to remember the passwords for all your online accounts? This app makes it easy to keep and access them all in one place.

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Credit Karma - FREE
Whether you have good credit or want to, these apps can help you take charge. Get free credit reports and scores plus credit monitoring.

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Scam Alert – Fake Puppy Adoption Offers

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Grow Veggies In A Hanging Planter
 
Adorable Beach-Bound Teddy Bear Cupcakes
 
Leafy Square Wreath To Spruce Up A Door

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In May

 

Get Gardening
garden.org – Whether you're a seasoned gardener, or just planting your first tomatoes, you're sure to learn something from this National Gardening Association (NGA) site. The organization's mission is to provide educational garden programs to every generation. Check out the gardening articles, plant finder, how-to videos, and much more.
Simple, Easy Flight Finder
google.com/flights – Looking for an easy tool to help you find flights for your next vacation? Google Flights offers straightforward functionality. Simply type in your arrival and departure locations and dates, and you'll see options from several carriers. Choose the flights you want, then click the provided link to book directly with the airline.
Master The Grill
foodnetwork.com/grilling.html  – Grilling season has begun, and Food Network Grilling Central is the place to be. Find recipes for burgers and hot dogs, chicken, seafood, and other mains, as well as for side dishes, frozen treats, and party food. Get tips on how to grill or find your favorite Food Network star or show.
Best Garage Sale Tips
organizedhome.com – Sure, a garage sale might LOOK easy: put out a bunch of stuff, and sell it to people walking by. But, there are actually strategies for having a successful garage sale. For example, have yours early in the month — right after payday. Visit this site to get more great advice.


This Month's FAQ – Can My Computer Be Damaged During A Storm?

 

Stormy PicQuestion: I'm always a little concerned when it's stormy out. Is there a possibility bad weather can damage my computer?

Answer: Yes, a lightning strike can cause considerable damage to, or even destroy, computers and other electronic devices. Your house should be equipped with a Network Interface Device (NID), which is designed to prevent lightning from damaging wiring. You can and should also use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). But, neither of these precautions is guaranteed to prevent damage. The best way to protect your electronics is to unplug them during a storm. After the storm passes, be sure to start them up again to make sure they're operating properly.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
April 2015
April 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Kitten Goes Crazy For Reflection
Who knew the mirror could be a place to find a playmate? Watch what happens when this adorable kitten tries to attack its new "friend."
  Vegetable Market is Right on Track
These veggie vendors in Thailand know exactly how to deal with a train running right through their market. Not so much as a mashed potato in sight!

Join Us Saturday, April 18 For Our Annual Meeting

 

Annual Meeting

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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

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FYI Decision - FREE
This app, available for iPads and iPhones, can help you make both big and small decisions based on a set of objective, customizable criteria.

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Takeoff Mode - FREE
Need something to help you relax during plane takeoffs and landings? Takeoff Mode is designed to do just that, with an engaging game and soothing music.

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Autodesk Pixlr - FREE
Pixlr turns your phone into a darkroom, enabling you to edit photos with cropping, rotation, effects, overlays, borders, and more fun options.

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Scam Alert – Avoid Online Travel Booking Scams

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Fun, Yummy Cupcakes Look Too Good To Eat
 
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Recycled Bedsprings Make Stylish Lamps

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In April

 

Ready, Set, Race!
indianapolismotorspeedway.com – Racing season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway starts on May 3, and this site can help you prepare. Whether you want to purchase tickets, find camping information, check out photos, or just learn more about events, you'll find it here. Visit the Get the Gear section for hats, t-shirts, and more.
Plant A Tree For Earth
forestnation.com – Earth Day is April 22, and you're invited to celebrate by planting a tree. ForestNation has a goal of one billion trees planted on this day to give back to Earth and help stabilize its climate. When you buy your tree from ForestNation, the organization will plant another in a developing country.
Grow Your Fruit and Veggie Knowledge
fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org – The latest guidelines from the USDA suggest that Americans fill half their plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal. This site makes it easy to use these nutrition stars in your meal planning. Check out the Nutrition Databases for how to select, store, and prepare dozens of healthful foods.
Fun In The Sand
thisissand.com – Remember how fun it was to play with sand when you were a kid? Now you can get the same experience, even if you're hundreds of miles from the nearest beach. This desktop application (that's also available for mobile devices) enables you to choose colors of sand and make your own artistic creations.


This Month's FAQ – How to Stop Videos From Auto-Playing On Facebook

 

Question: When I open Facebook, every video in my feed starts playing automatically. Can I make it stop?

Download Graphics to View Answer: The short answer is yes! And you have good reasons to want to do so. All those videos can use up your computer's power and might not be appropriate for the environment where you're watching them (such as work). Not to mention, it can be just plain annoying. To turn off this feature in Facebook, follow these instructions:
  1. From your Facebook home page, in the upper-right corner, click the down arrow, and select Settings from the menu.

  2. On the next screen, in the left column menu, choose Videos.

  3. Under Video Settings, next to Auto-Play Videos, click the down arrow, and select Off.
    The process for turning off this feature on your Facebook app is similar. Tap the menu icon, go into Settings, and find the video option from there.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
March 2015
March 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Dashing Through The Snow
The power of nature and machines come together for an exciting display in this remarkable video. You might want to put on your ski goggles for this one!
  Learn A Bunch Of Brady Secrets
Apparently even sunny Marcia Brady gets a little cranky when she's hungry. Watch fascinating footage of the making of the 2015 Snickers Super Bowl ad.

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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

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Candy Crush Saga - FREE
Download this sweetest of apps to test your skills at mixing up the tasty treats on the game board just right. Play with friends to have the most fun.

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Pinterest - FREE
If you love the desktop version, download the app so you can pin on the go. Newbies will also appreciate the fun visual discovery and sharing.

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Epicurious - FREE
Food lovers, take notice: This app allows you to search for recipes, make shopping lists, follow cooking instructions, and get a "recipe of the day."


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Scam Alert – Beware Of Malvertising

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Sour And Sweet Treat Has Berries Galore
 
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Fun And Colorful Jelly Bean Tree

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In March

 

Celebrate Women’s History Month
nwhp.org – Sponsored by the National Women's History Project, Women's History Month celebrates women's role in the history of our country. At this site, you can learn more about this year's theme, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives," find a performer or author to speak at your event, or purchase books and other resources.
Springtime Projects From Martha Stewart
marthastewart.com – Ready for some springtime projects? As usual, Martha Stewart has you covered. From egg ornaments to flower baskets to baby shower ideas, on this site you'll find step-by-step instructions to create them all. When you find something you like, it's easy to share with friends on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and more.
Great Deals On Gym Memberships
consumerreports.org – This Consumer Reports article describes several practical ways to save money on a gym membership. It includes strategies like signing up toward the end of the month, joining with others, and negotiating a fee that excludes services you won't use. You can also watch updates from services like Groupon for membership offers.
Nutritious Springtime Produce
cookinglight.com – Every season has its best produce, and this site celebrates the nutrition-packed fruits and veggies of spring. How about some juicy strawberries for fiber and Vitamin C? A good source of plant protein, fresh peas are at their peak from April through July. Artichokes, rhubarb, and morel mushrooms round out the list.


This Month's FAQ – How Can I Keep Neighbors From Using My Home Wi-Fi?

 

Question: I suspect my neighbors are using my Wi-Fi. How can I prevent this?

Keep Neighbors From Using My Wi-Fi Answer: You're right to take precautions, as higher data charges, slow speeds, and hacking can result from unauthorized persons using your Wi-Fi (this is known as "piggybacking"). There are many steps you can take to prevent it from happening. Here are three of the most effective:
  1. Create a password. Go into the admin dashboard for your router and find the default password. Change it to something difficult to guess. The best passwords are long, random combinations of letters and numbers. Don't worry about having to remember your password — you'll only have to enter it the first time you use a device on the network.

  2. Encrypt wireless signals. This task also involves getting into your router dashboard. Once you're there, change your security mode to WPA2, WPA, or WEP.

  3. Reduce your range. Place your router in the middle of your home to restrict its range only to authorized users.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
February 2015
February 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Cop Sings Along to Taylor Swift Song
While on patrol, a cop sings and moves to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," and his arresting version of the hit song is caught on the dashcam.
  Even Top Athletes Need A Lift
Forget water, Gatorade, and the other usual sports drinks. Serena Williams confirms that it's allowed, then orders an espresso during a tennis match.

Attention Seniors – Scholarships Available

 

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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

 

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GasBuddy - FREE
Whether gas prices are up or down, GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest place close to your location to fill up. You can also earn points by reporting gas prices.

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Trivia Crack - FREE
Test your knowledge of art, science, sports, geography, history, and entertainment. Play against friends or random opponents, then track your wins and stats.

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Tagwhat - FREE
Get "hyperlocal" information — from other users and online sources — about deals and events from places near your location, anywhere in the world.

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Scam Alert – Watch Out For Tech Support Scams

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Colorful And Delicious Valentine's Day Treat
 
Chomp On Chewy Chocolate Cherry
 
Ordinary Lampshade Becomes Night Sky

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In February

 

Scout Out A New Neighborhood
neighborhoodscout.com – Looking for a new city to call home? Check out this site first. Simply use the easy interface to learn about things like affordability, school system quality, average home values, and demographics. When you're ready for the next step, you have the option of being matched with a real estate agent.
Find Solutions To Product Problems
manualsonline.com – Sometimes a product problem is easy to fix — if you know how to find the solution. ManualsOnline provides access to over 700,000 product manuals so you can quickly solve problems. For a human touch, access the user community. You can also sign up for helpful product-specific newsletters and tools.
Check Out These Valentine's Videos
history.com – Curious about the origins of Valentine's Day? What goes on in the brain during heartbreak? Or how the kissing styles of men and women differ? As you get ready to celebrate the year's most romantic holiday, stop by this site to watch videos that will answer these questions and more.
Get Your Foodie Fix
restaurant.org – Move over, Iron Chef! Members of the American Culinary Federation have offered their views on the hottest menu trends for 2015, and this National Restaurant Association site reveals the results. Watch the video for an overview or read one of several PDFs and articles to get detailed "what's hot" info.


Short Tutorial – How To Perform A Search On Twitter

 

See What's Happening Right Now
Your Twitter timeline is great for helping you stay updated, entertained, and connected. But did you know you can also search the entire Twitterverse for information? Here's how it works:
  1. Locate the search box at the top of your Twitter home page or app.

  2. Type in your search term and enter.

  3. The results will reflect everything on Twitter, including tweets and users.

  4. In the full version, narrow the results by choosing from the selections in the left-hand column. If you're using the app, view these selections by tapping the "refine results" icon at the top of your screen.

  5. As an alternative search method, click or tap a hashtag within a tweet to find all tweets with the same hashtag.
With 300,000 new tweets posted each minute, it's likely you'll find what you're looking for!

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 
January 2015
January 2015
Link to Alliance Internet

 

Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

 

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Discover The Secret Of This Optical Illusion
Here's a great reminder that things aren't always what they seem. The dots appear to be moving in circles but are actually moving in straight lines.
  "Surfin' USA" Bulldog
This English Bulldog, named Tillman, is one multi-talented (and cool) creature. Tillman skimboards, snowboards, and skateboards to The Beach Boys classic, "Surfin' USA."

Get Happy – With A DVR & HD From Alliance

 

Get Happy

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Featured Apps – These Are Well Worth A Look

 

Facebook - FREE Vine - FREE
Vine allows you to record and share six-second looping videos. Interact with friends, browse videos from other users, or share your creations on Facebook or Twitter.

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  Flixster - FREE Overdrive - FREE
Love to read? Then you'll love this app, which lets you borrow thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from your local library.


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Scam Alert – Avoid The Top 5 Facebook Scams

 

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

 

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Quick Hot Chocolate
For Cold Winter Days
 
Slow Cooker Dinners
Make Dinner A Snap
 
Guests Will Get A Kick
Out Of These Footballs

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In January

 

Major Life Events Can Affect Your Taxes
irs.gov/ – When you're caught up in the joy of a baby, marriage, or new house—or in the challenges of divorce, bankruptcy, or a natural disaster—the last thing you're probably thinking about is taxes. But these types of situations can have a significant tax impact. Visit this site to learn more.
Tools To Get Fit, All in One Place
fitday.com – FitDay can help you meet your weight loss goals with several helpful tools: articles that focus on the challenges of weight loss, a dietician to create a custom health plan, a calorie counter to track calorie intake, and a mobile app to keep track on the go.
Secure Online Financial Tracking
mint.com – Time to get your finances in order? With Mint, you can categorize and budget to achieve your financial goals. This online application allows you to see your cash, credit card, loan, and investment accounts all in one place. You can also organize your bills and get alerts when they're due.
Get And Stay Organized
unclutterer.com – From financial files to kids' toys to upcoming events, the Unclutterer can help you unclutter your life! This practical blog offers advice in numerous areas including kitchen, garage, and travel. For example, learn how to sort out your recipes, prepare yard tools for spring, or make the most of airport waiting time.


This Month's FAQ – What Do The Terms "Digital Native" And "Digital Immigrant" Mean?

 

Question: I've heard the terms "digital native" and "digital immigrant" but I don't know what they mean. Can you explain?

Download Graphics to View Answer: The terms "digital native" and "digital immigrant" both refer to how much of their lives people have spent in the digital world. Digital natives are those who have been interacting with digital devices, and especially the Internet, all their lives and feel comfortable with this technology. Digital natives are usually people in Generation Y and younger.

Digital immigrants are typically people belonging to Generation X and previous generations, who experienced life before the Internet. These folks may have grown up with TV, video games, and early computers but were introduced to the Internet as teens or adults. They have adapted to the Internet and related technologies but the interaction isn't as comfortable as it is for younger users.

 

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Alliance Internet Team




Alliance Communications
612 Third Street
Garretson, SD 57030

605-594-3411



©2015 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

Trademarks: All brand names and product names used in this eNewsletter are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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