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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. Read more to find out what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Instead, Apple needs your help in reporting and removing these unwanted […]

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

When containers were first implemented, the idea was to provide users a way to deploy applications without the need to open a new virtual machine, thereby saving resources and time. Since the advent of Docker the container trend has turned into an obsession with developers, which begs the question: How long until containers replace the […]

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 […]

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. What Microsoft is proposing to streamline for […]

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. As you ring in the new year, […]

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. Make the most of your Instagram account with these 5 […]

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. Find out more about the new storage capacities […]