Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:00:57 +0000

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Is Fuchsia OS the end of Android?

Credit to Author: Gleb Malygin| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:10:25 +0000

The next major Android version will be Android Q and not Android 9.1 Pie. In parallel, Google is also developing a new operating system based on its own microkernel called Fuchsia. Will this be the OS that replaces Android? Read on to find out.

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As Data Centers Become More Strategic, Data Center Operations Must Become More Standardized

Credit to Author: Anthony DeSpirito| Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Over the last 20 years or so, and especially in the last 10, we’ve seen data centers evolve from cost centers to drivers of businesses, in the process raising the… Read more »

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ESTA registration websites still lurk in paid ads on Google

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Google has taken action against advertisements on their network offering ESTA application services at an inflated price. We see if potentially dubious sites are still lurking, using common search terms.

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Google Smart Lock on Chrome OS: 2 fast fixes and a power-user tip

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 03:30:00 -0700

Google’s Smart Lock system for Chrome OS is one of those things that sounds spectacular on paper but then frequently falls flat in the real world.

You know about Smart Lock by now, right? It’s something Google created to turn your Android phone into a contact-free key for your Chromebook: Anytime the phone is close to the computer, Chrome OS will automatically detect its presence — and as long as the phone is unlocked, the laptop will let you skip the usual password prompt and hop right in with just a quick click on the sign-on screen.

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Stats make iOS a hard OS to ignore

Credit to Author: Evan Schuman| Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:00:00 -0700

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system — iOS 12 — was released just a few weeks ago, and yet it’s already installed on 53% of relatively newer iPhones (introduced since September 2014) and 50% of all iPhones. Bottom line: It’s the fastest acceptance of any Apple OS.

This is more than a minimally interesting statistic. It illustrates the key difference between Apple mobile devices and Android mobile devices: Although there are more Android users on the globe, Apple’s users are much more of a community. That means many things from an Apple marketing perspective, but for IT, it means far greater security.

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