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Getting to Know Android Things

Getting to Know Android Things

Google recently announced their latest operating system offering, known as Android Things. This operating system can have a major impact on businesses that offer apps on various devices aside from tablets, phones, and computers. If you are wondering how Android Things might impact you and your business, read on.

The ransomware that makes you sell your soul

The ransomware that makes you sell your soul

Ransomware has become a fast-track for making money for some hackers this holiday season. But instead of just demanding a small payment for the decryption code that will unlock their computers, some hackers are demanding that victims sacrifice two other friends to ensure they receive the code they need.

Google OKs HTML5 as the default in Chrome

Google OKs HTML5 as the default in Chrome

Google is out to make the user’s experience more secure and efficient with its recent announcement that it will disable Flash and implement an HTML5 default browsing protocol. This change won’t be implemented all at once, but will start by changing the settings of 1% of Chrome users in December 2016 before eventually expanding that number over the next year.

AWS creates “Glue” service for data analysis

AWS creates “Glue” service for data analysis

Recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the creation of a new data analytics tool to lighten the burden on businesses when analyzing data in the cloud. This tool, referred to as “Glue,” is meant to clean up and organize data that comes into the cloud from various sources so that it can be analyzed by business intelligence software and data analytics experts.

iCloud Calendar spam problem “fixed”

iCloud Calendar spam problem “fixed”

A new feature has been added to iCloud Calendar to address its sudden onslaught of spam. Although some users were hoping for a solution that would eliminate the spam issue altogether, the very nature of how spammers propagate their links prevents that from happening.

Sharing business data: SharePoint/OneDrive

Sharing business data: SharePoint/OneDrive

Office 365 comes with a variety of storage and sharing options that promise to make life easier and more productive for business owners. OneDrive and SharePoint share many of the same features, but differ in some of their basic management options. Unless you know what to look for, it might be hard for you as a business owner to choose the best option for your company.

Gooligan malware haunts Android devices

Gooligan malware haunts Android devices

It is the largest single theft of Google accounts ever reported. And if you own an Android 4 or 5 phone, it has likely already affected you. The Gooligan virus, running rampant in third-party app stores, promises to keep wreaking havoc until developers find a way to shut it down.

New year, new cyber-threats

New year, new cyber-threats

Have you had to deal with security issues in the past year? Brace yourself, as there are more to come. For this reason, security experts have become indispensable members of society, who guard tech-dependent individuals and businesses against malicious attacks that pose threats to their privacy and livelihood.

Instagram followers: turn them into buyers

Instagram followers: turn them into buyers

Because of its image-heavy content, Instagram has become a tremendously popular social platform, as evidenced by its 500 million users and over-a-billion daily engagement. More than being a photo-sharing social network with fun filters, Instagram’s potential to turn your followers into customers is worth exploring.

AWS changes up storage options and prices

AWS changes up storage options and prices

Users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) will notice a difference in the price they pay for cloud storage as the company rolls out yet another price drop. Additionally, AWS has made changes to its Glacier “cold storage” plan in an effort to optimize customer data retrieval time.