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Rural Broadband Challenges and Hope for the Future

The nation’s broadband infrastructure is spotty, especially in rural states like New Mexico, but the pandemic might be the crisis to change that forever. THOREAU—Even when clouds blanket the expansive skies of western New Mexico, the red sandstone…

What’s the Deal with Authorized Account Access?: Understanding CPNI

Have you ever tried to call for information concerning your…

Avoiding Unlawful Robocalls

For the most part, robocalls are an annoyance. They may…

Free Alternatives to Streaming Movies

Have you spent the past year working through every title…

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Disposing of Old Devices Safely

Now that you’ve gotten those fun new electronic gadgets for Christmas, you’ll need to dispose of your old ones. You can’t just toss them in the garbage and start fresh with the latest iPhone since they’re full of your photos, emails, banking information and other important information. Luckily, you can safely get rid of your old cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer,…

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Smart Apps to Help Seniors Manage Their Health

As we age, maintaining good health becomes more complex, but it doesn’t need to be harder. Today’s tech-savvy seniors can access an endless array of smartphone and tablet apps designed to simplify the management of everything from physical fitness to diabetes. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below. And remember, you can download these and other great apps quicker than ever before…

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Affordable Computers for the Home

Buying a home computer is like that old cliché about buying a boat: You can spend as little or as much as you want and end up doing essentially the same thing. The point being, you don’t need to spend a fortune to “stay afloat” and perform the basics of internet surfing, document editing, email, socializing, shopping, banking, and video streaming. Computer makers…

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Surprising Ways the Internet Can Help You Study

Although each of us learns in our own way, none of us can learn all on our own. We need resources to help us study successfully, and as with most things these days, there are plenty of options online. Sure, if you aren’t careful, the internet can be a distraction, but if you use it right, it’s the perfect place for students of…

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Safe Online Messaging Apps For Kids

Our children are growing up in the digital age, surrounded by technology in all its wonder—and danger. While there are plenty of good reasons to embrace technology, it represents a significant risk for children, who can easily get lured by online predators. Apps like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Instagram were not designed with kids in mind. Parental controls aside, most kids are savvy…

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At Home Learning Strategies

This school year will certainly put a lot of stress on parents, who must unexpectedly navigate the virtual learning landscape on top of their jobs and other responsibilities. How do you keep students, who would prefer to think of the new school year as an extension of summer break, focused on learning? In addition to having fast and reliable internet from Sacred Wind…

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How to Share Memories Online (While Still Keeping Your Kids Safe)

From birthdays and milestones to silly selfies on an ordinary Tuesday, parents have tons of opportunities to share aww-worthy moments online. But does sharing photos with family and friends on the internet put your family’s security at risk? It doesn’t have to! Check out these tips for sharing those special moments with your loved ones while still keeping your kids safe. Use the…

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Avoiding Online Scams

Internet fraudsters are always looking to take advantage of increased web traffic and online spending, like we have seen since this pandemic started. However, there are some simple things you can do to avoid falling prey to these high-tech con artists. Go Phish Busy people get emails all the time. You tend to lose track of which ones are legitimate and which ones…

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Connecting to a Healthier You in 2021

Let’s face it, we’d all like to put 2020 in the rearview mirror as soon as possible and get 2021 off to a positive start. One great way to do that is by committing to a healthier lifestyle, from diet and nutrition to exercise. To make it a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up some great online tools that will keep you motivated…

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Medical Care is Just a Click Away

Coronavirus is putting telemedicine in the spotlight as a safer, more efficient way to receive medical help. It’s a welcome alternative to visiting a doctor’s office, now viewed as a hub of anxiety and potential illness. Additionally, many physicians’ offices don’t offer after-hours appointments or leave you twiddling your thumbs in crowded waiting rooms. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to use telemedicine,…

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7 Creative Ways to Connect Long-Distance Family During the Holidays

Special time with loved ones is often what makes the holidays so memorable. But what do you do when those loved ones are too far away to pop over for a big meal and a heartwarming gift exchange? Well, with a strong internet connection from Sacred Wind Communications, there are lots of ways to stay connected. Read on to discover seven creative ways…

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Christmas Goes Virtual

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Despite the stressful year we’ve all collectively experienced, we’re getting into the holiday spirit—or trying to, at least! But no matter what we do in our households to prepare for Yuletide, there’s something that just doesn’t feel quite right about a Christmas without Santa. If your little ones feel a little glum about not being…

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5 Kid-friendly Streaming Platforms You’ll Want for Holiday Break

Will the long, cold, and sometimes boring days over holiday break have your kids reaching for their screens? A bit of screen time here and there doesn’t have to be a bad thing. And with family-friendly streaming platforms, you can rest assured that your kids are watching videos safe for little eyes—even without your constant oversight. Plan ahead for those much-needed moments of…

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Smart Education Resources for At-Home Learning

A growing number of parents are choosing homeschooling, or home-based education, in place of K-12 public or private school. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 1.6 million children were homeschooled in 2016. And with an endless array of free internet resources, including online courses, lesson plans, and interactive educational activities, homeschooling is becoming easier than ever. With these free…

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Apps to Trust When Your Kids Are Sick

Why is it that children always get sick in the middle of the night…over a holiday weekend…when your only option is a slow, crowded emergency room? We can’t solve the problem of terrible timing, but we can show you some apps that make caring for a sick child just a little bit easier. Check out some of our favorites below. 1. Baby and…

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These Free Apps Will Get Your Kids Moving

Don’t worry. We’re not here to lecture you on how much screen time your kids do or don’t need. Instead, we’re sharing five free apps (available for both iOS & Android) that make fitness fun and turn your screen time into play time. 1. Sworkit Kids With customizable workouts for strength, agility, and flexibility, this app generates random exercises to get kids moving…

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Understanding Speed Test Results

Testing the speed of your internet connection is easy, but it’s also easy to misunderstand the results. Your devices — TVs, routers, smartphones, laptops, desktops, etc. — have different capabilities, and you can get different results on each one, even while using the same internet connection. This is particularly noticeable to users taking advantage of higher speed packages, like the 100 Mbps x…

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Keeping Your Kids Focused During Online Learning

Online learning is the “new normal” these days thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. And parents are quickly learning that it’s difficult to keep their students engaged with virtual school lessons. (Fortnite on the sly, anyone? Snapchat under the kitchen table?) Luckily, an array of inexpensive apps can manage those distracting sites, helping kids stay focused and get that schoolwork done. Check out the…

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Guide to Online Mental Health Resources

There’s no denying the tremendous stress many Americans and their families are now facing. As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the nation, adults are tossed into new roles as work-from-home employees, homeschooling parents and isolated caregivers. Children may suffer in unique ways, removed from their normal routines of school and play and limited in their ability to comprehend — much less respond —…

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At Home Learning Strategies

This school year will certainly put a lot of stress on parents, who must unexpectedly navigate the virtual learning landscape on top of their jobs and other responsibilities. How do you keep students, who would prefer to think of the new school year as an extension of summer break, focused on learning? In addition to having fast and reliable internet from Sacred Wind…

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