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      Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - 2020

      Posted by Allison on Jan 3, 2020 10:02:12 AM

      Imagine an expo. A place where all sorts of different things and companies are on display in one space, over a set layout. Next, imagine all the coolest technology. Everything from VR technology to robots to smart home and flying cars. Now, imagine walking around and seeing all the most exciting technology in one place, current and future facing. How cool is that?

      This awesome event exists, and is called the CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Since 1967, the Consumer Technology Association hosts this annual event in Las Vegas that “sets the Global Stage for Innovation”.

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      Topics: Technology, Smart Home

      Work Smarter Not Harder This Thanksgiving

      Posted by Allison on Nov 20, 2019 3:08:22 PM

      Thanksgiving is right around the corner; this is not a drill! We all know that Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and food. However, being the host can sometimes feel a little stressful. From trying to prep for the day, plan all of the dishes – all requiring different cook times – limited oven space, a house to clean and keeping everyone entertained, turkey day can feel like an overwhelming project.

      Although the day is worth all the time and energy, we have some ways for you to work smarter not harder this Thanksgiving. How? Through smart home automation! It’s time we give some thanks for smart home products that can make your holiday season easier. Here are just a few ways popular smart home devices can help you pull off the perfect Thanksgiving day feast!

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      Topics: Technology, Smart Home

      33 Tech Podcasts You Should Hear

      Posted by Allison on Sep 18, 2019 1:56:07 PM

      Let’s talk podcasts! Podcasts have the ability to broaden your perspective and grow your understanding and knowledge of a subject in a relatively short period of time. They are great for educational reasons and also entertainment.

      Plus, there are a vast number of podcast categories so you can listen to whatever you want. You can listen to any subject including comedy, true crime, education, storytelling, audio books, health/wellness, arts, entertainment, society/culture, sports, games, lifestyle, kids/family, business, and technology. Any information you are looking for, you can most likely find a podcast that correlates.  The podcast possibilities are truly endless!

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      Topics: Streaming, Internet, Technology

      How to Recognize & Prevent Phone Scams

      Posted by Allison on Aug 8, 2019 10:59:35 AM

      Receiving unwanted spam calls can be inconvenient and frustrating, but if you happen to fall victim to one of these scams, it can also be financially disastrous.

      According to a report from Truecaller, in 2018 43 million Americans fell victim to phone scams for a total loss of approximately $10.5 billion. That's nearly one in every six adult Americans. 

      Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to identify legitimate calls and avoid the rest.

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      Topics: Security

      TV on the Go with TV Everywhere

      Posted by Allison on Jul 24, 2019 2:51:24 PM
      TV on the Go:

      What happens when you are on a road trip and your kids desperately want to watch their favorite TV show? Or you are stuck at the airport during a layover and know you are about to miss the big game? How do you watch your favorite Cincinnati Bell Fioptics TV shows and movies when you are not at home? The answer: Watch TV on the Go with Fioptics TV Everywhere.

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      Topics: Streaming, TV, Internet

      How to Bring your Smart Home Outdoors

      Posted by Allison on Jul 2, 2019 4:33:24 PM

      As the summer begins to heat up, your outdoor space becomes your patio oasis...your barbecue kitchen… and your backyard football field. You want your space to be ready for every event this summer. In order to make your outdoor space feel like it’s ready for fun in the sun, you need to “deck” it out with all the smart home accessories.

      You might think that a smart home only pertains to the inside of your home, but that’s not always true. There are plenty of ways to automate your outdoor space that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors while still enjoying the comforts of technology. You can make your dream yard into a reality. Here is a detailed look into ways you can bring your smart home outdoors:

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      Topics: Streaming, Technology, Smart Home

      Family's Guide to Maximizing Your TV Package

      Posted by Allison on May 2, 2019 10:50:00 AM

      Every family has their own unique TV tradition. For my family, we would record all of our shows we wanted to watch (like American Idol back in the mid 2000’s) and we would wait until all of our homework was finished and dinner was cleaned up before starting the show. After we were ready for bed, we would spend time on the couch, snuggled up in blankets, catching up on our favorite shows. My dad would always be so excited that we could fast forward through all of the commercials to get to the good parts. That tradition still holds true today. Every Sunday, my family gets together for dinner and afterwards, we pick the best movie to watch On Demand. Watching TV with your family is one of the best feelings, especially when you get into the groove of a comfortable routine.

      It’s important to get the most out of your TV Package so your family can enjoy watching TV together, whether it be at home or on-the-go. Check out this list of awesome features that will help you maximize your family TV time.

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      Topics: Streaming, TV

      8 Cincinnati Reward Programs You Don't Want to Miss

      Posted by Allison on Apr 12, 2019 11:40:42 AM

      For some of us, Cincinnati is our home town and others loved it so much, they had to stay. Whatever the case may be, Cincinnatians have so much support for the place we call home. Everyone wants to support their local small business especially when they are as good as Servatti Pastry Shop, Buzzed Bull Creamery and Graeter’s Ice Cream. Local restaurants, breweries, and Cincinnati-based businesses want to show us the love right back with reward programs. That’s right! Discounts, rewards, sweet deals, and more. And who doesn’t love to save money?

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      Topics: Community

      What Cincinnati Bell Has Been Up to in 2018

      Posted by Allison on Feb 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM
      How We Connect Today and Every day:

      Cincinnati Bell has been around for 140 years and throughout all this time, we have been proud to call Cincinnati and this community our home. Cincinnati Bell believes in the values of Humility, Inclusion, and Integrity and the fundamentals of Simplicity, Collaboration, and Speed.

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      Topics: Community

      Guide To My Fioptics Remote

      Posted by Allison on Feb 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM

      Watching TV is the absolute best especially when you are able to sit down, relax, and browse through your content with ease. On demand, fast forwarding through recorded TV, flipping through your favorites and browsing through the guide help make your TV watching experience that much better. All of those TV watching activities are made possible through your Fioptics TV Remote. Who knew such a tiny device could make your life that much simpler. Aren’t we all thankful we no longer have to get up to go change the channels? Although remotes make our lives easy, sometimes it feels like there are so many buttons that it can cause confusion on what they are actually meant to do. Everyone’s main question is “How do I program my Remote?” If you are ever confused on how to use your remote, setup your remote to have favorites, find information on the show you are watching or program your remote to the TV, this graphic will help.

      Whether you are using the Fioptics TV Remote or the Fioptics TV - Large Button Remote, this will get you through so you can continue watching your favorite episodes and Fioptics content.

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      Topics: TV

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