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Android Replacement in Development

Within the past few weeks there has been a lot of news about a mysterious new operating system called Fuchsia, which is in development now. Today Bloomberg news shed more light on the the creation and future of Google's mobile operating system. In fact it seems that within 3 years we may see a totally new OS. [...]

By | 2018-07-23T12:57:26+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Cell Phones, IT News, IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Android Replacement in Development

Google to allow extensions only from the Chrome store

Google is planning to remove support for installing extensions for the Chrome browser from third-party sites before the end of this year.  The company says this is to try to protect its users from installing unsafe applications. Opponents however say its an attempt by google to have full administrative control over all apps for chrome, [...]

By | 2018-06-13T14:06:08+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Cell Phones, IT News, Software News|Comments Off on Google to allow extensions only from the Chrome store

Google Groups may bleed private information to the web

A year ago, experts warned that hundreds of organizations may have misconfigured Google Groups accounts and expose confidential data on the entire Internet, even without even knowing they are doing so  The problem is in a single setting, buried deep in the advanced settings section of Google Groups for Business.   It's a simple little setting, [...]

By | 2018-06-05T16:00:04+00:00 June 5th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Google Groups may bleed private information to the web

A review of Gsuite.

As a business grows, centralized administration becomes more and more important.  Without it a business will find itself confused and lost in a myriad of different programs, protocols, and software with no one in control or charge.  Back in the day, if a user wanted to control their own email domain they would have to [...]

By | 2018-06-05T10:32:59+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Cell Phones, IT News, Software News|Comments Off on A review of Gsuite.

Google to axe AI military contract

Techno giant Goolge has stated that they will not renew a contract with United States Defense Department. News broke a week ago that several employees resigned in protest against Google's work with the Maven project, which uses AI to identify potential targets for drones on satellite imagery. Some top managers also expressed concerns over how this will [...]

By | 2018-06-04T11:38:46+00:00 June 4th, 2018|IT news and stories|Comments Off on Google to axe AI military contract

Google glitch brings up texts instead of search results

A forum user employing Google search on his Pixel 2 XL, Google's flagship Android phone, accidentally typed an extra period into the search bar and received a rather curious result. Instead of a search result, or an error, he received a page that listed out his texts. The user typed "the1975..com" complete with the extra [...]

By | 2018-06-01T11:28:02+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Cell Phones, Software News|Comments Off on Google glitch brings up texts instead of search results

Moving on from SMS.

There are many alternative applications for text messaging. And yet, SMS is still the standard for text messages in Google's Android operating system. However, a new standard of text communication is being developed by the search engine giant and may appear on your device within a few months.    SMS to RCS The "Messages" application from Google, [...]

By | 2018-04-24T17:45:49+00:00 April 24th, 2018|IT news and stories|Comments Off on Moving on from SMS.

Hackers use advertising algorithms to better tailor phishing sites

Hackers have a new trick up their sleeve, given the cacophony of data spewed out by users and collected by innumerable analytics agencies, malware is becoming able to track packets in this data, thus morphing into a more sophisticated and believable form of malware more capable of exploiting end users.   If you are trying [...]

By | 2018-03-22T14:20:11+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Hackers use advertising algorithms to better tailor phishing sites

A 2.4 million phone botnet that is still active today.

In the fall of 2016, a source announced the appearance of a new type of malware, Android Trojan DressCode,  a hidden malware which without the users knowledge, used the infected devices in a botnet.  The hacker who wrote it kidnapped confidential information even from secured networks by distributing it in applications for phones that anyone [...]

By | 2018-01-29T12:02:40+00:00 January 29th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on A 2.4 million phone botnet that is still active today.

Tacotron 2

Specialists from the search engine giant Google have published an article in which they stated that they have "created a speech generator capable of speaking indistinguishable from a living person." The development is called Tacotron 2 and has the ability to convert text to speech and sound as lifelike as humanly possible. The program is [...]

By | 2017-12-28T10:48:06+00:00 December 28th, 2017|IT news and stories, Software News|Comments Off on Tacotron 2