eCurrents August 2015

In this issue: 

Protecting your electronics, featured apps, more...

NEW Hotel Scam Alert, Burger Tips, Back-to-School Organization Idea & More



Link to Advanced Technology, Personal Touch


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.

Summer Thunderstorms and Your Electronics

Protecting Your Electronics

Thunderstorm season is here and that means lightning. And lightning means possible power surges. 3 Rivers recommends that customers use a surge protector with their computers (as well as TVs and any other sophisticated home electronic devices). Computers are filled with voltage-sensitive components that a power surge could damage very easily. At minimum, this damage will shorten the life of your computer, and could wipe out all of your saved data. Computers are very expensive items, and the data they hold is often irreplaceable, so it makes sense to invest in a quality surge protector from your local hardware or electronics store.

Another good idea is to keep a "hard-wired" telephone handy. That is, a phone with the hand set actually connected to the phone with a cord, not a cordless phone. A power surge or thunder storm could cause a cordless phone to seem like it has "gone dead." It may act like the phone was left off hook, but you will not know that the telephone line itself is fine unless you unplug all cordless phones, answering machines, routers, etc., and then connect a hard-wired phone to the phone jack to see if you get a dial tone back. This is always a good thing to check before calling 3 Rivers with a possible outage.

FREE Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

Adobe Fill & Sign




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 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

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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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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:


Go to your Timeline and scroll to the story you want to remove.


Click the downward arrow in the upper-right corner.


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.


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.

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Your eCurrents Team
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