Google Chromebooks—Invasion by Iteration

Fri, 2013-10-18 12:30 -- Matt Whitlock

A few short years ago, if you were to ask me if I thought Google’s Chrome OS would compete with the likes of Apple and Microsoft for traditional desktop OS market share, I would have downplayed the search giant’s efforts like anyone else. Chrome OS, which is essentially Google’s “the OS is the Web browser” vision, seemed just a little too far out there at the time. Most chalked it up as another one of the company’s experiments, which as we all know often end up as a footnote in Wikipedia.

App Attack! How to Protect Your Mobile Device from Malicious Adware - 12 Apps that Do the Job

Fri, 2013-10-11 16:16 -- Admin

Mobile adware is frustrating and persistent — as the app market stands, it is almost impossible to know whether or not the product you are downloading will be beneficial or compromise the security and functionality of your mobile device.

Free apps are appealing. No one wants to pay for an app that seems fun, but the penalty for such a convenience can cost mobile customers the privacy of their personal devices and, more importantly, their personal information.

App Attack! How to Protect Your Mobile Device from Malicious Adware - 12 Apps that Do the Job

Fri, 2013-10-11 16:16 -- Admin

Mobile adware is frustrating and persistent — as the app market stands, it is almost impossible to know whether or not the product you are downloading will be beneficial or compromise the security and functionality of your mobile device.

Free apps are appealing. No one wants to pay for an app that seems fun, but the penalty for such a convenience can cost mobile customers the privacy of their personal devices and, more importantly, their personal information.

Can Chromebooks Shine for System Builders?

Fri, 2013-10-11 12:32 -- Admin

There’s money to be made in Chromebooks, computers that run Google’s Chrome operating system. To get a share of those proceeds, however, system builders will have to tap into the right markets with the right mix of bundled services.

Some companies are making money now on Chromebooks. Take Minneapolis-based Agosto Inc. The Google Apps and cloud consulting company is doing well with the PC alternative, according to CEO Aric Bandy. “We have sold a ton of Chromebooks. This year we’ll probably sell 5.5 million,” he says.

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