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Don't Let the Heat Beat Your Devices

By Casey Pearce on 7/31/17 2:36 PM

Last weekend, a friend invited my family over for a dip in his pool, and on a 100-degree July afternoon, we were happy to take him up on the offer. I left my phone on a pool-side table as we were swimming, and when I got out to check a text message, I was greeted with an alert from my phone that it had overheated. After a few moments in the air conditioning, my phone was good to go, but the incident served as a reminder that during the dog days of summer, it’s important to take care of our technology devices.  

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Ritter’s Cloud Solution is Right For Us, Right For You

By Casey Pearce on 7/13/17 4:43 PM

At Ritter Communications, we believe in the products and services we offer, and that’s no more evident than a recent move we made regarding one of our most critical back-office applications.

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Four Reasons You SHOULDN'T ‘Cut the Cord’

By Casey Pearce on 6/5/17 1:33 PM

The influx of “Over The Top” video streaming applications has dramatically changed the way people consume entertainment, so much that the term “cut the cord” is now a familiar one in our lexicon.  A recent Pew Research Center study stated that 1 in 7 Americans is now a cord cutter.

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“WannaCry” Reminds Companies of Security Needs

By Casey Pearce on 5/17/17 4:24 PM

Last Friday, the “WannaCry” (also known as WannaCrypt) cyber-attack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and impacted telephone companies, major healthcare systems, airlines, banks and personal computers across the globe. The malicious software blocked customers from their data unless they paid a ransom. Microsoft is taking steps to address the issue with its customers, as you can read here.

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Risks of Hosting an Open Wi-Fi Network

By Tony McKay on 5/5/17 4:35 PM

With the ever-increasing frequency of cyberattacks and identity theft, internet subscribers need to be aware of the risks associated with hosting an open/unsecured Wi-Fi network.  It’s dangerous to leave the keys to the kingdom on your doorstep, or even worse, not lock the castle at all. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to password protect your Wi-Fi.

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Who determines what “local” TV stations I receive?

By Casey Pearce on 3/22/17 9:13 AM

Ritter Communications will soon make some changes to our basic cable TV lineup in Northeast Arkansas/Southeast Missouri, and many customers may wonder why we’re doing so. The changes are in response to requests from several broadcast stations, and the moves are necessary to comply with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules.

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Three Steps to Quick and Easy Internet Troubleshooting

By Casey Pearce on 2/8/17 4:22 PM

If you spend much time in front of a screen, you probably know the dreaded feeling: that circle in the middle of your monitor that won’t stop spinning or the blue line that just crawls across the top of your browser as you anticipate reaching your desired destination.

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NEA High School Basketball Takes Center Court on Tubetown!

By Ritter Communications on 12/28/16 12:00 PM

This year, high school sports fans, parents and supporters all over northeast Arkansas will be showing up courtside to cheer on their favorite high school basketball teams — and we're bringing several of these games to you live from Tubetown, Channel 21, and online at tubetownonline.com!

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Four Tips For Reducing Your Data Usage

By Casey Pearce on 12/21/16 2:25 PM

If you’re lucky enough to find a new smartphone, tablet, smart TV or laptop under the tree this weekend, you're certain to spend plenty of time streaming internet radio, watching movies or playing online games with your toy.

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A New Way to Watch TV

By Casey Pearce on 11/11/16 4:26 PM

Earlier this fall, a friend invited all of the guys over to his house to watch our alma mater’s conference opener. We arrived early to hang out and enjoy the beautiful autumn day on his deck. As kickoff neared, we slowly began to make our way into his basement man cave before the host ordered us back outside. He and his son soon emerged from the house carrying the TV, which they set up right there on the patio.

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