Spammers hit new Windows 10 users with ransomware

Security experts are warning Windows fans not to fall for a new spam campaign designed to trick users waiting for the new version of the OS to open an attachment crammed with ransomware. Cisco’s Talos team claimed in a blog post that the spam run was a typical attempt to ride the coat tail of more »

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On August 4, 2015, posted in: Blog, Security by

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Project Loon: The future of Worldwide internet coverage

Sri Lanka is well on its way to having improved Internet coverage. Google’s high-altitude Project Loon balloons will soon blanket the island nation with affordable, high-speed Internet. Government officials and Google executives inked a deal to get the connected balloons flying over the Indian Ocean in the next few months. A specific timeline has not more »

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On August 3, 2015, posted in: Blog, New Tech by

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Windows 10 is here! but are you ready to upgrade

Wait, doesn’t it always make sense to download something for free? Microsoft released its brand-new operating system this week, and you can get it at no cost, but make sure you know exactly what you are getting into before you upgrade. The first thing you should do before making the upgrade is to look closely more »

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On July 31, 2015, posted in: Blog, Software by

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Your Android devices can be hacked with a MMS

Own an Android phone? Be careful, Your Android devices can be hacked with a MMS. Security researchers have found that 95% of Android devices running version 2.2 to 5.1 of operating system, which includes Lollipop and KitKat, are susceptible to the security bug, affecting more than 950 million Android smartphones and tablets. Almost all Android more »

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On July 29, 2015, posted in: Blog, Mobile by

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Microsoft aims to make machine learning accessible and as easy to use as any other program

Machine learning makes software smarter and more aware. It’s becoming as integral to our collective computing experience as the Internet itself. But how can developers really get started with it? What’s the first step? Microsoft aims to make that leap a little easier with its Azure Machine Learning service. A brief overview of how machine more »

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On July 23, 2015, posted in: Blog, Cloud Services by

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Does teaching hacking lead to more attacks?

A black hat is a hacker who “violates computer security for little reason beyond maliciousness network security, anti-spam or for personal gain”, a definition attributed to Robert Moore in 2005. A white hat has been called an ethical computer hacker and/or a computer security expert who strives to ensure the security of an organization’s information more »

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On July 21, 2015, posted in: Blog, Security by

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Google is taking it to the Streets

In June of 2015 Google announced the creation of a new company that will develop technology to improve city life for residents, businesses and governments. Google has teamed up with Dan Doctoroff former Bloomberg CEO and ex-deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for the City of New York to advance the effort. Doctoroff will more »

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On July 20, 2015, posted in: Blog, New Tech by

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Windows XP: Should you move should you stay? Or is this the wrong question?

The office world is changing. Web-based applications and mobile apps are becoming more widespread and the way applications are obtained and delivered is becoming more standards-based to meet today’s multi-platform requirements. While this works well for the future, there will always be a requirement to access legacy applications, which adds countless complex processes for any more »

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On July 17, 2015, posted in: Blog, Software by

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How to import photos from Android phones to Windows PC

When you click on your Android phone in Windows, you can either import photos from your cell phone or just copy them with the Windows File Explorer.  Copying the photos is easier and faster than using the Import option as importing scans folders other than your camera folder under certain circumstances. Here is how to more »

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On July 16, 2015, posted in: Blog, How To by

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T-Mobile Customers can use their phone in Canada and Mexico at no extra cost

T-Mobile’s U.S. customers will soon be able to call and text people in Canada and Mexico and use their cell phones while traveling in those countries without incurring any additional fees. The wireless carrier announced Thursday that all T-Mobile Simple Choice customers will be able to use their phones across North America at no added more »

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On July 15, 2015, posted in: Blog, Mobile by