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Apps to Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by ImOn Communications on Jan 7, 2021 8:49:30 AM

It felt like most of us spent 2020 just trying to get through the year. Well, we made it and now we are ready to make the most of 2021! Below are a few apps to help you tackle those New Year’s resolutions.

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Topics: Internet, Apps, technology

Stay Safe Shopping Online

Posted by ImOn Communications on Nov 25, 2020 11:05:45 AM


While it's not quite Thanksgiving yet, it is time to start thinking about and planning for the holiday shopping season. But just like everything in 2020, it looks like holiday shopping will also be altered this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In fact, according to a Morning Consult study, at least 78% of Americans will be doing at least some of their gift shopping online this year. However, more and more purchases happening online has created more opportunities for cyber criminals to steal your personal information. Here are a few tips to make sure your personal information stays safe when you make an online purchase:

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Topics: Internet

Apps To Help Keep Kids Safe Online

Posted by ImOn Communications on Oct 28, 2020 5:44:21 PM

In this day and age, it is nearly impossible to cut out the use of all technology and social media, especially with your kids. According to the Pew Research Center, kids ages 8 to 12 spend about six hours online every day, while teens spend an average of 9 hours online each day. But, since tweens and teens often keep their lives to themselves, it can be tricky to get clear answers as to what exactly they are doing online. And because of the unpredictability of the Internet, it leads parents to constantly worry about what they are doing, who is contacting them, and are they safe.

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Topics: Computers, Internet, Apps

Hall🎃ween Fun: 2020 Edition

Posted by ImOn Communications on Oct 14, 2020 2:06:06 PM

Like almost everything in 2020, Halloween is going to be a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean it can’t still be fun. We’re here to help you get into the spooky spirit from home—whether you’re trying to entertain the kids or just yourself. Keep reading to learn how to create a ghoulish Halloween experience without having to leave the house.

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Topics: Cable TV, Internet, Apps

Tune In To These Fall TV Shows

Posted by ImOn Communications on Sep 24, 2020 10:00:07 AM

It’s been an abnormal year to say the least, but with school starting, (some) football being played, and your favorite TV shows returning for fall, we might be able to get back to a regular routine. Take a look at our list of fall TV shows that are premiering in the next month and click the links for previews of each show.

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Topics: Cable TV, Internet, TV Everywhere

ImOn’s Sports Movie Madness

Posted by ImOn Communications on Sep 10, 2020 12:37:24 PM

The Covid-19 Pandemic has put a halt to many sports seasons since early March. And while most college and NFL football teams are about to kick off their seasons, some will still have to wait to cheer on their favorite teams. So, whether you have been going through sports withdrawal, or your favorite teams had to postpone their season, ImOn’s here to help. We have compiled a list of our employees’ favorite sports themed movies and TV shows that are guaranteed to score points with every sports fan in the family.

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Topics: ImOn Communications, Cable TV, Internet

Browser Cookie Bytes: Protecting Your Privacy Online

Posted by ImOn Communications on Aug 5, 2020 3:19:56 PM

Let’s start simple. What are browser cookies? Internet browser cookies (the less delicious type of cookies) are small files that sites send to and save on your computer/phone/tablet. Most sites use these cookies to remember your device and other information — like what’s in your shopping cart or your login information. Cookies can also be used to track your device across websites, which is how you keep seeing ads for that pair of shoes you looked at online a couple of months ago. Cookies aren’t technically tracking you, instead, when a cookie is created it assigns your device a unique tracking number. This number can be matched up across websites or sessions and piece together your travels across the web.

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Topics: Computers, Internet, Apps

Don't Get Hooked by Phishing Emails

Posted by ImOn Communications on Jun 29, 2020 12:10:51 PM

The Age of Information created the Age of Cyber Crime

Trying to remember a time before the World Wide Web, personal computers, iPads, and smart phones is comparable to trying to imagine a time before there were cars and highways. The advantages of the information age has allowed us to access and share massive amounts of information, perform commerce, and interact across diverse populaces on a grander scale than imagined when that first Apple PC was introduced in the late 1970s. However, as with all great technological advances, new dangers and threats emerge that we must defend against.

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Topics: Computers, Internet

Apps and Maps for Outdoor Lovers

Posted by ImOn Communications on Jun 10, 2020 4:00:30 PM


Warm weather is finally here and it’s time to get outside and enjoy it. From trail guides and navigation aids to hike logs and social networks for outdoor adventurers, we put together a list of apps, maps and resources to encourage you to get outside and enjoy the many trails in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. Download the apps and bookmark this blog for quick access to maps and other resources.

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Topics: Computers, Internet, Apps

Things That Can Affect Your Wi-Fi Signal

Posted by ImOn Communications on Apr 22, 2020 3:59:48 PM
Wi-Fi Reliability and Performance

Today, most people access the Internet through a wireless connection. While a wired Ethernet Internet connection offers a guaranteed level of performance and more security, a Wi-Fi connection is more convenient. However, Wi-Fi is incredibly complex and several things can impact the signal strength and reliability.

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Topics: ImOn Communications, Computers, Internet, Apps

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