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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Now This Is A Traffic Jam
When your commute gets bad, just remember, it could be worse! Watch how vehicles and pedestrians navigate this crazy intersection with no signals.
  A New Breed Of Holiday Dinner
This video takes treating pets as family members to a whole new level. Watch dogs (and one cat) eat their own special holiday meal, human-style.


Whidbey Telecom News - Power Outage Brings Community Together

The November wind storm that knocked out power to much of Whidbey Island left many without power, heat, or a place to enjoy hot coffee or a warm meal. Thanks to the great work by Puget Sound Energy, the Freeland core had power restored by the following morning, but many other areas of our community would wait days to get power. Instantly, our Customer Experience Center and WiFire Coffee Bar became a hub for the community! A place to warm up, get connected, and enjoy some great coffee and food with friends and neighbors.

We also opened up our Community Media Conference Center, welcoming folks to charge electronic devices and use the super-fast Wi-Fi. For multiple days, it was a haven for those who telecommute off the Island, allowing them to continue important work and stay in touch with friends and family while waiting for power to be restored to their homes.

It was inspiring to see the spirit of community evident throughout our Customer Experience Center and WiFire Coffee Bar. What a pleasure it was, for all of us, to be able to serve our customers and community in such a beneficial way.

Please enjoy this short video from our WhidbeyTV Team which captured the atmosphere as our community rallied to support each other.


Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

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Santa Spy Cam
Are your kids starting to doubt the existence of Santa? This app allows you to give them "proof" that he (and reindeer and elves!) exists.

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QuizUp
This fun quiz app allows you to play against friends in real time, as you find out who knows more about your favorite topics.

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PicsArt Photo Studio
With this popular photo editor, you can make amazing photo edits and collages, capture images, create digital drawings, and more.

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Security Alert - Facebook Privacy Hoaxes

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Delicious & Festive Caramel Dipped Pears
 
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Moss Makes Pretty Seasonal D├ęcor

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In December

New Year's Through The Ages
history.com/topics/holidays/new-years – New Year's means the Times Square countdown and making a list of resolutions, right? Yes, but there's more. This fascinating HISTORY video provides a fun and interesting look at when the New Year has been marked throughout the ages, and how different cultures celebrate it now.
Complete Holiday Party Planner
cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/holiday-entertaining-tips-ideas.html – Have a holiday party to plan but not sure where to start? Look no further than this site, which is packed with ideas guaranteed to make your gathering a hit. You'll find how-tos, videos, and mouth-watering photos for holiday drinks and cocktails, amazing appetizers, main dish recipes, and more.
100 Ways To Make Life Easier
lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/100-life-hacks-that-make-life-easier.html – From travel to cooking to electronics to home maintenance, this site seems to have the answers to all of life's little problems. Just one example: "Before you throw away a post-it, run it between the keys on your keyboard to collect crumbs and fluff." Brilliant!
Get To Know The Peanuts
peanuts.com – Whether you're inspired by seeing The Peanuts Movie or are a fan from way back, you'll love this site. Get to know the characters, view classic Peanuts comics, shop for Peanuts merchandise, learn about the Charles M. Schulz museum in California, and connect with other Peanuts fans around the world.


Short Tutorial / FAQ – Should I Sign Into Other Sites With Facebook or Google+?

Question: Sometimes when I go to websites that I have an account on, I am asked if I want to sign in with Facebook or Google+. Is this a good idea?

Answer: Unfortunately, the jury is still out on this one. Points in favor of using this process include the convenience of signing into a site using credentials you already remember, and leveraging the security power of known providers like Google instead of relying on the questionable security of less familiar sites. 

However, there are experts who express concerns about what kind of information the new site is getting from your Facebook or Google account when you use them to sign in. Some say Facebook only hands over your name and profile photo, while others say third-party sites may have access to your entire account. Either way, when you use this process, you're putting at risk any accounts associated with your Facebook or Google account in the event the social media account is compromised.

To be on the safe side, only use this process with third-party sites you trust, and never use it in conjunction with sensitive information like your Social Security number or financial details.




We hope you found this eNewsletter to be informative and entertaining. It's one of our ways of keeping you posted on news and information about our industry and our community. Thank you for the privilege of serving you!

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