Google Reorganizes Under New Holding Company – Alphabet
Aug12

Google Reorganizes Under New Holding Company – Alphabet

During the late 90s Google was founded as an internet search engine, aimed at bringing all of the world’s digital data into a single, organized place. Since then, Google has broadened their reach and put their fingers into everything from Google Glass, to map data to self-driving cars. Of which may have you wondering, “Where is Google going next?” Last night Google announced that they are reorganizing under a new name as Alphabet...

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Google Changes Local Map Pack for Restaurant Queries
Aug10

Google Changes Local Map Pack for Restaurant Queries

10 days ago news hit the wire that Google was experimenting with their maps listings for Home Services Professionals in certain geographical areas. Today, we’ve noticed yet a new trend that seems to be rolling out slowly for restaurants – a changed map pack following a company’s website that matches the search query. As seen in the example to the left, when searching for the exact name of a restaurant, the company’s website will first...

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Millions of Android Devices at Risk in Latest Security Breach
Aug07

Millions of Android Devices at Risk in Latest Security Breach

According to security firm Check Point, millions of Android smart phones are at risk from an unseen security flaw that allows attackers to hijack a device without the user ever knowing it. Before phones are shipped to customers, manufacturers often install apps such as TeamViewer that allow remote technicians to access the phone from a distance to solve problems. Unfortunately, this is where the flaw has been discovered. Now known as...

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Cloud File Storage Under Attack: Hackers Able to Access GoogleDrive, OneDrive and Dropbox Files Without a Password
Aug07

Cloud File Storage Under Attack: Hackers Able to Access GoogleDrive, OneDrive and Dropbox Files Without a Password

On Wednesday, security firm Imperva released new data that illustrates how any user in a cloud service, such as DropBox or OneDrive, can retrieve files across the network without anybody ever noticing. Additionally, Imperva found that attackers could also infect other users with malware and viruses. Cloud file storage has become increasingly more popular for personal and business use alike, allowing friends and multiple employees to...

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Summer Holidays are Here – Are You Keeping Your Customers Happy?
Jul07

Summer Holidays are Here – Are You Keeping Your Customers Happy?

Whether you own a local deli, roofing business or a small convenience store, holidays always seem to throw a wrench in the gears. Do you open your deli on the 4th of July? If so, do you shut early, potentially losing business? If you stay open during normal operating hours, do you keep the normal staff on and risk it being slow, or do you leave only one employee to pump out sandwiches in the event of a rush? It certainly can be a...

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