How a Small Business Can Select the Right Linux OS for Desktops

With Microsoft being the leading desktop software for many generations, the introduction to Linux has been a little confusing for most businesses. Although many have tentatively peeked at Linux, more and more small businesses are deciding to adopt this new software for their desktops. However, before you head on down and pick out the first Linux model you see, here are a few ways through which small businesses can select the most suitable Linux OS that meets their needs:


How a Small Business Can Select the Right Linux OS for Desktops

Linux has various models or distributions as they are known and each one offers a distinct range of services that meet specific functions or services. The Linux Mint and the Linux Ubuntu are two of the most popular versions of Linux OS available. However, most OS’s are customizable and depending
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How to Tell You’re Getting Scammed on the Internet

How to Tell You're Getting Scammed on the Internet

It’s a fact that most people believe that they would never fall prey to an internet scam.  While we have all heard tales of people being scammed, most of us believe that it couldn’t happen to us.  Though many of the tricks of the trade for internet scam artists have gained a certain level of notoriety and seem easy enough to avoid, there are also other lesser known practices that keep the criminals in business.   It is important for all internet users to continue to be vigilant in protecting personal information.  Here are just a few tips that can help protect you from getting scammed.

Don’t just assume that your email inbox is fully protected from spam.  While most spam is now
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Flipboard 2.0 Released

Current Flipboard users will flip for all of the new features that are included in Flipboard 2.0.  For those who are not familiar with the current version of Flipboard, it allows users to view content through magazine-style feeds.  The content can include a wide spectrum of things including items such as news articles, video, Instagram photos. Users clip the content and display it in a grid that can be flipped through as magazine pages.  When a user clicks on the content within the grid, they can view it in full detail.

Flipboard 2.0
However, the earlier versions of Flipboard didn’t allow users to bookmark content.  Also, earlier versions were less social. With Flipboard 2.0, users can make their own magazines with the content found on Flipboard.  Users can also edit their magazines with a new web-based tool that is also being
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Twitter Will Hit $1.5 Billion in Ad Revenue in 2015

Twitter’s global ad revenue is increasing and is expected to hit new heights, according to a new estimate from eMarketer.  According to the estimate, Twitter’s ad revenue will almost reach $1 billion in 2014.  The numbers are much higher than previously expected. The reason for the huge increase in ad revenue is due to high demand for Twitter’s mobile ads.

Twitter Will Hit $1.5 Billion in Ad Revenue

The increase in mobile ad revenue is a clear sign that the Twitter audience continues to grow and expand.  Perhaps most telling about the huge growth in mobile is the fact that mobile ad revenue was only a very small
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Linux Malware Used in Korean Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks are getting more and more popular with each passing year. Since the advent of the internet, the digitalization of many aspects relating to various fields of the economy and business has become common. However, what was not common was the launch of specially targeted cyber attacks that could wreak havoc on their systems robbing people of their services and the inflicted company of any means of defense.

Linux Malware Used in Korea Cyber Attacks
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Deep inside Windows Blue: 10 coolest features in Microsoft's leaked OS

After an abundance of rumors, whispers, and slip-ups in job postings, we now have more concrete evidence of Microsoft's secretive Windows Blue operating system: An honest-to-goodness leak of an early build of the OS.
The leak of "Windows Build 9364" appeared on torrent and file sharing sites Sunday morning in the form of a 2.6GB ISO file, and news of the leak blazed across the Net like wildfire after an initial appearance on Windows 9 Beta. Although Microsoft hasn't issued a formal statement about the leak, it's been dissected hands-on by WinSuperSite and numerous forum-goers, and Build 9364 appears to a 100 percent legitimate (and 100 percent unauthorized) look at the future of Windows.
Without further ado, here are the 10 coolest features (and hints of new features) buried deep inside this (presumably Alpha) build of Windows Blue.

1. Half-screen app snapping

Windows 8's ability to "Snap" an app to the side of the screen while another runs beside it gives the OS multitasking chops that Android and iOS just can't match—buuuuut the only snapping option available in
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Microsoft To Release Windows Blue Public Beta At BUILD 2013

There’s certainly been no shortage of leaks surrounding Microsoft’s Windows Blue in recent weeks, but now the company has confirmed that the long-rumored Windows 8 update is underway.
Microsoft confirmed to The Verge on Wednesday that the public preview version of Windows Blue will debut at its Build developer conference in late June. Sources familiar with the company’s plans revealed that Microsoft began working on a “milestone” preview of the software update earlier this month.
Some of the features that have been exposed in the new build include a new File Manager app, improved multi-monitor support, more customisation options for the Start screen and a Windows Phone-style”slide-to-shut-down” feature.
Microsoft is also said to be working on various new first-party apps for Windows Blue, in addition to some of those already revealed in the leaked build. Further, it’s said that Blue will indeed introduce optimisations that will bring Windows 8 to smaller 7- and 8-inch tablets. The leak has already revealed that the minimum resolution that will support the side-by-side Snap View for apps has been lowered to 1024x768px.
Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft states that customers have already experienced the “ongoing rhythm of updates and innovations” – aka new devices, services and apps — that have rolled out over the last six months. This continuous development cycle is the new normal across Microsoft.

What’s more, Microsoft is very likely to choose a different name for Blue, as this is only the internal codename for the company’s new “set of plans.”
The BUILD 2013 conference is happening in June this year at San Francisco.

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Android 5.0 "Key Lime Pie" Allegedly Coming To Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 2, Older Models Left Behind

Samsung’s most recent flagships, the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2, are among the few devices that will be updated to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, a new rumor suggests.

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How to make a computer faster: 6 ways to speed up your PC

By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer, help increase its speed, and help keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Service Pack 3 to help make your computer faster, maintain your computer efficiently, and help safeguard your privacy when you're online.

Note: Some of the tools mentioned in this article require you to be logged on as an administrator. If you aren't logged on as an administrator, you can only change settings that apply to your user account.

1. Remove spyware, and help protect your computer from viruses

Spyware collects personal information without asking for permission. From the websites you visit to user names and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to compromising your privacy, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. Fortunately, there are a couple of easy ways to combat spyware.
Download Microsoft Security Essentials for free to help guard your system from viruses, spyware, adware, and other malicious software (also known as malware). Microsoft Security Essentials acts as a spyware
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Firefox OS Entices Developers With Multi-Platform Compatibility

The recently held Mobile World Congress in Barcelona brought many interesting things to the forefront, "Mozilla’s Firefox OS" being one of them. There is a glut of mobile phones in the market, ranging from the cheapest to the ridiculously expensive, but I am sure that having an alternative mobile OS is a welcome one for many consumers. While it can be argued that the mobile market is already a crowded one, Mozilla is a brand to contend with, and they might just pull this one off.

Firefox OS Entices Developers With Multi-Platform Compatibility

The success of a mobile operating system does rely heavily on its inherent nature, but we cannot
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Seagate Introduces New Hybrid Hard Drive

Seagate has released its new generation of Solid Storage Hybrid Drives.  Not only have they just launched new drives for desktops, but they have also released an entirely new line of Solid Storage Hard Drives for laptops.  There are a few different options to choose from when selecting a Seagate drive.

Seagate Introduces a New Hard Drive

If you want to purchase a desktop drive, you can get it in either 1TB or 2TB capacities.  The Seagate Desktop Solid Storage Hybrid Drives (SSHD) are 3.5 inches with 8GB of the memory capacity consisting of flash memory. The laptop versions of the drives also have 8GB of flash memory. If
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Apple iWatch To Run Full iOS Platform

The Apple iWatch will not leave iOS users wanting. A new rumor suggests that the Cupertino-based company is hard at work on developing its first generation watch with a full version of its popular mobile device platform.
In the new report it is suggested that Apple is planning to launch the new watch by the end of the year, but only if Apple can tackle the battery problem.
A source tells The Verge that the watch currently gets about two days on a single charge and Apple is shooting for a four to five day charge window.  That time frame would make sense since the Pebble, the iWatch’s most likely competitor, currently lasts that long on a single charge.

Apple iWatch To Run Full iOS Platform

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Evernote Users Lash Out Following ‘Disturbing’ Hack

American note-taking software company Evernote has announced ‘disturbing’ news that it has been hacked.

The company has become the latest high-profile victim of a cyber attack and as a ‘precaution’, has implemented a password reset for all users.
Evernote Users Lash Out Following 'Disturbing' Hack
After ‘suspicious activity’, in which the hacker(s) were able to gain access to Evernote user information, including usernames, email addresses associated with Evernote accounts and encrypted passwords, an estimated 50 million people were forced to reset their passwords.

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