Chris Prendergast

3 Things to Do Now to Spring Clean Your Computer

The three steps to take to ensure it's virus-free, and clear of old files taking up space

Spring often brings with it the urge to deep clean every corner of our home. But if you’re passing over your computer – the one item you most likely use every day and that you ask to do a lot for you – it’s time you sat down and cleared out the cobwebs, if not harmful malware. Chris Prendergast, Chief…

Dramatic Rise in Need for Volunteer Advocates for Children in Court

There has long been a huge need for volunteers when it comes to representing abused or neglected children in local courts. But the growing crisis with opioid and meth has the need reaching critical levels, advocates for Sioux Falls area Court Appointed Special Advocates tell KDLT News. CASA Sioux Falls is reporting a 60% increase in the number of children…

What Facebook’s New Privacy Efforts Mean for You

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced he is rethinking the company’s approach to social media, and is promising better protections for consumer privacy. “A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking” includes a plan that will rely largely on encrypting conversations, merging the conversation platforms between Facebook, Instagram and What’s App, and reducing the permanency of those conversations where desired. While these…

Wired Wednesday December 19: Last-Minute Tech Gift Ideas

Two of our tech experts offer some easy, user-friendly and affordable options

If you’re struggling yet to find just the right gift for the tech lover in your life, two of our tech experts, Will Bushee and Chris Prendergast, offer up some easy finds. Some additional advice from Bushee: If you are buying tech gifts for parents, open them up and set them up on THEIR wifi before sending/delivering them. If you…

What We Have All Gained From Google Plus

The platform may not be remembered for much once its gone, but these are two big takeaways

Some insight, this Wednesday, from Click Rain’s Chris Prendergast on what we all have gained from Google Plus – possibly without you even knowing it. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Wired Wednesday

4 Ways to Manage Your Overflowing Inbox

A local marketing specialist breaks down how to regain control of your email

If you are an average user of email, chances are you have if not a hundred unopened email in your inbox, thousands upon thousands. Do you really need all of those solicitations, newsletters and updates? If not, how do you easily downsize and regain control of the chaos? Chris Prendergast, the Chief Strategy Officer at Click Rain, offers up some…

Staying Ahead of Changing Social Media Algorithms

Are you seeing what you’d like on your social media feeds? Or are you concerned certain users are being blocked? Chris Prendergast, Chief Strategy Officer and partner with Click Rain details how you can investigate and in turn, better establish your platforms to ensure there aren’t any issues. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News…

Wired Wednesday: Password Protection Tips

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  Securing yourself online through a strong password is something we’ve been talking about for the last couple weeks. Last week we covered important password basics in order to ensure your safety, but for this weeks edition of ‘Wired Wednesday,’ Chief Strategist Officer at Click Rain Chris Prendergast stopped by with two of the best things you…

Wired Wednesday: Why Google Chrome Is Warning of Unsafe Sites

Does the "s" on the end of the "http" really mean your information is more secure?

Consumer experts will tell you, if you’re online, and sharing any personal information at all, make sure the site you are on is secure. But how often do you really pay attention? Apparently not often enough, which is why Google Chrome is making it easier for you starting this week. The latest version of the browser will warn you and…

Wired Wednesday: Online Reviews

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In this edition of ‘Wired Wednesday,’ we visit the importance of an online review. Recently, Red Hen restaurants around the globe are fielding emotions ranging from praise to anger and the reviews that come along with it, after one lone independent Red Hen in Lexington Virginia refused to serve the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee…

3 Smart Technologies to Help Your Lawn and Garden

From a better watering system to being able to finally identify the plants around your place, Chris Prendergast, Chief Strategy Officer with Click Rain and colleague, Kristina Johnson, join us for this week’s Wired Wednesday. The two outline the benefits of garden technologies and why even die-hard traditional gardeners might consider giving them a try. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News…

Newly Exposed Security Flaws in Your Phones

Three steps to take now as hardware fix isn't easy, or coming soon

There are big problems in the core hardware of Intel chips (and some chips from other manufacturers) that can only be fixed by buying new machines with the new chips, Chris Prendergast, Chief Strategy Officer with Click Rain, tells KDLT. The problem is, it may be awhile before manufacturers figure out how to fix the issue. “It’s going to take…

Wired Wednesdays: 5 Ways to Stay Virtually Connected Over the Holidays

From Google Hangout to Postagram - family and friends are just a click away

Not everyone has the luxury of family nearby or the ability to travel long distances over the holidays to see loved ones. For those left wanting to connect but with miles between, there are incredible resources now to do just that. In this week’s edition of Wired Wednesdays, Chris Prendergast of Click Rain offers five easy ways to virtually spend…

New Tech Segment Launches on KDLT News Today

Meet the team that will be featured each Wednesday on the issues and opportunities surrounding emerging technologies

KDLT is excited to partner with Will Bushee of Bright Planet and Code Bootcamp, Carla White, app creator and author if “Idea to iPhone”, and Chris Prendergast, with Click Rain, on a new weekly segment looking at the technology affecting and enhancing our every day lives. The series will run every Wednesday during the 6 a.m. hour. From an inspector for…