For decades local computing has been the norm.
Storing and and accessing data through a computer’s hard drive meant that it was close by, and could only be done through the one single computer, or other computers in the network.
Cloud computing has revolutionised data storage. Now data can be stored and accessed through the internet, meaning it is accessible at any time or from anywhere with a connection. Hugely successful mobile applications such as Uber and Lyft use clouds, as well as Spotify, Apple Music and virtual assistants such as iPhone’s Siri.
The next operating system from Google is finally here. Like Marshmallow, the name for the last version 6.0, Google have come up with another tasty dessert for us all to devour. This time it’s all about Nougat.
Yesterday, Google started rolling out its latest OS on its flagship Nexus smart phones, which are the first to get the upgrade and it’s all over the headlines. In the coming weeks updates will first be made available to users of the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P and the Pixel C.
Users of the cloud provider Dropbox are being prompted to update their passwords if they have not done so since 2012.
Dropbox wants to make sure its users accounts don’t get breached in relation to the hack on LinkedIn four years ago, from which there is still fallout: goldmines of passwords and credentials are still being discovered.
The Technology of Pokémon Go
The Pokémon Go app achieved huge popularity back in July. It has gripped the world with it’s array of colourful monsters and use of GPS information of users, which makes it stand out from the crowd as one of the first video games that jumps into the physical world. The app lets users see things on their devices which do not exist in real life. This kind of technology is called AR, short for augmented reality.
We live in an ever-changing, fast-moving world, where innovations are introduced and assimilated quicker than we care to notice.
Every one of us loves to dream and think up what the next big thing might be; many of us have our own ideas of futuristic inventions we’d love to get the chance to make use of one day. Well, don’t forget, the future is coming and these innovations are well on their way to being the norm and making our planet safer, cleaner and smarter. How exciting!
Over the past ten years, cloud technology has had more impact than any other.
It has brought about a transformation in IT, power costs less, it’s easier to utilise, it’s more reliable and it’s a whole lot simpler.
Massive data streams created by the connected world are revealing a lot about the way we live and this is a significant opportunity for innovative business which makes use of the data.
Server, network and storage have now been combined into one platform, making speed and agility of utmost importance.
Facial recognition technology was almost unheard of just a few years back, but its development and growth has been huge in the past year. Now, we’re using it for everything from security to socialising and there are no signs of its use slowing down.
Unlocking phones with facial recognition technology is something that both Apple and Android have been looking into. Both wish to integrate this into their devices and create apps to unlock phones and tablets using facial recognition. This certainly would bring a new physical element of security to handheld devices.
The benefits cloud computing offers are manifold. Security should,
nevertheless, still be a high priority when using cloud services. www.get2clouds.com is the encrypted file transfer manager which gives improved security no matter which cloud provider you’re using.
It’s important to stay informed on current threats if you want to keep tight security on your cloud computing. The top threats for 2016 are listed below.
Fears regarding security and privacy mean that people are slowly backing away from the net.
With government surveillance, hack attacks from nation states and organized cybercriminal gangs there’s certainly a lot to be worried about. High profile cases such as the hacking of Hilary Clinton’s emails show that a cyberwar is not something of the future, but has already arrived.
Cyberwar is bad news for all of us. We are conducting more and more of our lives online and therefore need to become informed about computer security too.