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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.

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

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.

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.

Increasing Windows update speeds

Increasing Windows update speeds

One of the issues that face most users of Microsoft’s latest operating system platform is the amount of time and processing power required to perform Windows 10 updates. This issue causes problems both for businesses and individual users alike, because the newest Windows operating system processes these updates automatically.

New cyber-threats in 2017 to watch out for

New cyber-threats in 2017 to watch out for

The New Year is upon us, and with it comes a new batch of cyber threats. As advances are made in the world of technology, businesses anticipate changes that can make life more convenient. But, like snakes slithering into your home, cyber attackers also keep up with technological changes for their own nefarious ends.

What Apple’s CallKit is all about

What Apple’s CallKit is all about

Over-the-Internet telephony systems, otherwise known as VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol), have made personal and business communications much easier since they were first introduced. Communicating via the internet is undoubtedly a viable, cost-efficient substitute for traditional telephone systems, and enterprises of all sizes are smart to adapt to it.

Points to ponder: small business computers

Points to ponder: small business computers

Buying a computer for a small business seems like a simple task. You work from a budget, go to a store, buy the computer, and assemble the components. This would be true for small businesses from decades past, but times have dramatically changed. To keep up, small businesses must make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing computers.