Android Things: Information for You

Android Things: Information for You

Android Things is the latest Google operating system. It is designed to be used in devices for what is known as the “internet of things,” and will compete with similar platforms offered by other companies for their different devices. However, many business owners and consumers alike are scratching their heads wondering how this latest Google operating system manifestation will impact them.

New ransomware demands sacrifice

New ransomware demands sacrifice

It’s scary to think you can be simply browsing the Internet when WHAM! a screen pops up out of nowhere claiming that you have been hijacked and will need to pay a bitcoin to free your computer. Unfortunately, ransomware like this is not uncommon. But now there’s a new, more devastating virus that asks victims to pick other victims to replace them in order to get their computer information back safely.

Mingo: Skype’s improved mobile app

Mingo: Skype’s improved mobile app

In an effort to revamp its somewhat popular mobile app, Skype is launching Skype Mingo. The new version improves upon its predecessor’s shortcomings and aims to become an Android user’s ultimate communication tool. Whether or not Skype will succeed is still unclear, but the new app certainly looks promising.

Why HTML5 leads the charge for Chrome

Why HTML5 leads the charge for Chrome

Most people are familiar with the problems associated with loading a Flash-based page, from slower loading times to page crashes that require restarting the browser altogether. Now, Google has announced that its browser will disable Flash and initiate an HTML5 default that will eventually trickle down to every Chrome user.

Data analysis made easy with “Glue” service

Data analysis made easy with “Glue” service

At a recent cloud technology conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a tool to help streamline data analytics in the cloud. This new tool, named “Glue,” is designed to help reduce the burden on engineers and employees so they can get down to the important elements of data analytics.

“Report junk” feature to reduce iCal spam

“Report junk” feature to reduce iCal spam

A new form of spam is cluttering up iCloud Calendars, and Apple hopes its new feature will get it under control. By inviting users to report and remove items they never wanted on their calendar, Apple believes it can get to the root of the problem and stop it from growing altogether.

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

2016 saw containerization (container-based virtualization) take off as a way for companies to utilize virtual platforms more efficiently. While containers use less resources than their virtual machine (VM) counterparts, performance differences are subtle and don’t necessarily make containers better.

“App Maker” is the newest service from Google

“App Maker” is the newest service from Google

Businesses use apps every day to help them complete business tasks. Unfortunately, developing those apps is challenging if business owners don’t have a great deal of programming and coding experience on staff. Google has announced their solution to this problem: App Maker.

Best business apps: OneDrive vs SharePoint

Best business apps: OneDrive vs SharePoint

SharePoint and OneDrive are similar programs used to help business owners manage and share company data across the board. Choosing which program will best utilize the space and resources you have can be confusing. For a quick overview of these unique programs and how to rationalize the choice for your business, continue reading.

Gooligan virus attacks Android users

Gooligan virus attacks Android users

If you own an older Android, you might have already experienced the impact of the Gooligan Malware virus. Since August, the infection has struck an estimated 1.3 million Android phones, and it shows no signs of stopping. For those unaware of the Gooligan strain, here are a few key details you need to know right away.