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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Posted by Phuong Diep on Thu, Dec 05, 2013

Cloud ComputingIf you own a Macbook or any other device by Apple Inc, then you probably have heard of cloud computing, through their iCloud software. Technology everywhere is slowly beginning to accept cloud computing, the delivery of shared resources, software and information through computers and other devices as a utility over the Internet.  Users are able to access cloud based applications through a web browser or app while their data is held on servers in a remote location. The goal of cloud computing is to give the same or better service and performance versus client software programs installed directly on computers. It allows for faster applications, less maintenance and easier manageability. Like a lot of things, cloud computing isn’t for everyone. So how do you know if it’s the right application for you? Here we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing to help you decide!

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery, Data Security

YBUY: A Company That Lets You Test the Waters of New Technology

Posted by Phuong Diep on Thu, Aug 16, 2012

YBUYDo you like to play it safe or are you a risk taker? How many times have you been hesitant to purchase a product because it was too expensive and you weren’t sure that you were going to like it? Many people wish that there were more trial services for products so that they wouldn’t have to waste money on products that didn’t work or that they didn’t like after using. Well the wishing can stop because there is now a company that allows you to do exactly that! YBUY, a southern California company that offers an extended lease service to online buyers to test and see the products before they make the full commitment of buying them. Users have a 30-day trial period to test products before actually agreeing to buy them for a flat rate of $24.95 a month. The company provides a wide selection of consumer electronics and kitchen products that are both new and refurbished. The technology ranges from iPads, the Jawbone Jambox, Breville kitchen products and more.

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Topics: New Technology

Your Password and Security Questions Can be Surpassed

Posted by Phuong Diep on Tue, Aug 07, 2012

Matt HolanAll of your life you’ve learned that in order to prevent yourself from being hacked, your password should be more than 6 characters long, with at least one number in your password. Along with that, most websites even require a security question to surpass the password when you log in on an unfamiliar computer. You would think that through this process that your account and information would be protected and that you have nothing to worry about. People have believed this for years but now their beliefs have changed thanks to Mat Honan, whose digital life was destroyed by hackers due to Apple and Amazon’s security flaws.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Data Security

Changes to Your Facebook that You Didn't Make

Posted by Phuong Diep on Fri, Jul 20, 2012

Facebook logo resized 600Facebook is constantly changing the application. I would make a bet that most of you reading this article already have a Facebook account. You’re on it more than once a day and you’re always checking your newsfeed or stalking your friends. Do you know that even though you’re on Facebook all the time, they are continuing changes to the application, many of which you do not see or know about? For example, did you know that recently Facebook changed your personal email on your Contact Information which is part of your profile to their email system @facebook.com? So now if friends on Facebook wanted to find your email on your profile, their emails would be sent directly to your messages tab instead of the email address that you designated when you created the account.

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Topics: Social Media

The Battle between the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire - Technology

Posted by Phuong Diep on Wed, Jul 11, 2012

Nexus 7 vs. Kindle FireIf you’ve been drooling over the Apple iPad or the Kindle Fire, your drool is going to turn into a waterfall after you have the Nexus 7 in your hands! The competition between the three tablets is now heating up. Available for pre orders now, the Nexus 7 is the new talk of techies everywhere. Although the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire are both similar to each other, the big question is what makes the Nexus 7 unique and different from the Amazon Kindle Fire? If you’re planning to buy a tablet or just want to see what all the hype is about then keep reading!

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Topics: New Technology