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With little fanfare, Amazon this Tuesday rolled out a feature called Sidewalk that the company announced back in 2019. Sidewalk creates and connects a network between Amazon’s smart home devices that can allow devices to “talk” to each other across fairly long distances. Sidewalk extends you…

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Were you one of the many people in Ogden that adopted a pet during the pandemic? You are not alone. Adoption of pets skyrocketed in Utah as people looked for companionship during the lockdowns of the past year. Now is the time for new pet parents to prepare financially for the future needs o…

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The odds that you will be a target of a phishing attack are high, but whether or not you will be a victim is largely within your control. Here, we’ll take a look at the factors that affect your vulnerability and review another prevalent attack to help you identify a phishy email campaign and…

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“Retirees’ student loan debt has skyrocketed in the last decade. Recently published studies on the state of debt in America reveal that the number of Americans age 60 and older who hold student loan debt has quadrupled in the last decade.” — Lyle Boss

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Lumber is among the pandemic’s most recent economic victims, with demand dramatically outpacing supply. Although lumber experienced a sudden drop in production during the COVID shutdown, production quickly recovered to pre-pandemic levels. Higher demand, rather than lower supply, seems to be…

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When your computer starts acting up it’s often difficult to pinpoint the source. Last week we saw how insufficient memory can wreak havoc, causing everything from freezing programs to black screens. This week we’ll look at an issue that was recently identified by Google Chrome browser users …

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When your computer is low on storage, you may notice that programs freeze, the screen turns black, you repeatedly get a message asking if you want to free up storage space, your browser may send an alert to close tabs or your machine seems noticeably slow. You may see one or more of these wa…

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In a release on Wednesday, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox announced the discontinuation of the federal unemployment programs tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal stimulus package, with programs ending June 26.

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With a slew of video interviews coming up over the next two weeks for what will hopefully be my company’s last major online event in place of in-person ones, I realized I needed a new webcam. Taking a closer look at recent footage showed a slightly distorted face and a less crisp image than …

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At its Spring Loaded event in April, Apple introduced its AirTag, a surprisingly affordable device to find misplaced items that taps into the company’s Find My network. With nearly 1 billion users worldwide, it’s a pretty good bet that you will be able to find a bag you left behind no matter…

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Today’s topic may seem like an unnecessarily basic one, but I can tell you that nine out 10 shared spreadsheets I receive from team members are unusable for analysis because they can’t be sorted. I’m not referring to fancy formulas, just simple spreadsheets, so I’m going to share with you ho…

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“Current economic research confirms what many working people have long suspected — the middle class in America is vanishing at an astonishing rate.” — Lyle Boss