Getting to Know Android Things

December 30th, 2016
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.

Adobe Flash Changes for Microsoft Edge

December 29th, 2016
Adobe Flash Changes for Microsoft Edge

Recently, changes to Microsoft Edge, the built-in web browser for all new Microsoft Windows systems, ended the browser’s instantaneous compatibility with Adobe Flash. Many business owners and internet users alike are concerned and frustrated with these unprecedented changes and are wondering what they will mean for them going forward.

The ransomware that makes you sell your soul

December 28th, 2016
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

December 23rd, 2016
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

December 22nd, 2016
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”

December 21st, 2016
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.

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

December 20th, 2016
Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

Virtual containers have incrementally increased the ability of users to create portable, self-contained kernels of information and applications since the technology first appeared in the early 2000s. Now, containers are one of the biggest data trends of the decade — some say at the expense of the virtual machine (VM) technology that preceded them.

Sharing business data: SharePoint/OneDrive

December 16th, 2016
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

December 15th, 2016
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.

How Microsoft plans to streamline updates

December 14th, 2016
How Microsoft plans to streamline updates

Updating Microsoft’s Windows 10 to the next major patch can be a time-consuming and computer-slowing endeavor. However, Microsoft has diligently worked to find a solution to this problem. Their latest efforts may just work to quicken the updating process and make all users of Windows 10 very happy.