Monthly Archives : April 2015

Kaspersky Decryption Tool For Ransomware | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

Hacker attack

 

When it comes to opening your emails, you have to be aware of who it is from. Everyday people get spam email sent to their inbox, but before you open the email you want to make sure you know who it is from so you aren’t getting hacked. There are many things you can do when it comes to opening your emails and which ones to open.

The Netherland’s National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) has come up with small yet not finished solution to CoinVault command-and-control server, which is a type of ransomware that has been conflicting with Windows systems trying to take money from you.

NHTCU shared their idea with Kaspersky, which is when they came up with the Noransomeware decryption tool. Although it is not completely finished, it is better than not having any protection at all and it’s at no charge.

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Google’s New Chromebook Pixel With Two USB-C Ports

New Chromebook Pixel

 

Google has revealed their new Chromebook Pixel that includes two USB-C ports unlike the new Apple MacBook that only includes one port. Google wanted to give people more power than your average laptop when including the two USB-C ports. With the USB-C it will give out high-resolution when connected to a monitor or TV through DisplayPort and HDMI accessories.

The new Chromebook Pixel Intel Core i5 is available for $999 on Google’s website. That includes 8GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD. The Intel Core i7 with 16GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD will cost you $1,299. These both ship out within one to two days.

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USB-C | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

MacBook USB-C

 

 

USB-C is a new and improved connector that is used to power the MacBook. It was developed by the USB Implementers Forum.

Yes, the USB-C is similar to the Micro USB. How? Well, if you take a glance at the Micro USB, they look very similar. Although the Micro USB is a bit thicker than the USB-C. Unlike the older USB cables we have been using, both cables have the same connector on both ends, so you don’t have to go through the trouble of figuring out which one is plugged in and which one is not plugged in.

This is also the USB 3.1, which is also faster than the 3.0. It is compatible electrically with USB 3.0 but it will not physically be plugged in without an adapter.

The Apple MacBook doesn’t come with any other adapters, just the charger and the USB-C. Other users will have to buy it separately. Apples USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter will be available for $19.

The USB-C connector for MacBook also supports Display Port, HDMI, power, USB, and VGA.

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Top 5 Android Apps | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

android

 

Whether it is security or a game for your Android, here are the top 5 apps for Android users.

  1. This one is for the Amazon lovers. Amazon Prime Now is a free app that makes shopping easier and get your item faster and within in an hour if you’re in selected Manhattan areas. A con of the Amazon Prime Now is that it doesn’t offer the full Amazon catalog but don’t let that stop you from getting the app.
  2. SignedNow is another free app that is offered to the Android users. SignedNow makes it easier for you to sign documents from an Android smartphone or tablet. It makes it easier to create and save electronic signatures. It also lets you import documents from variety of sources.
  3. Confide is an app that lets you quickly send a private or secret attachment and also detects snoopers. Although it only supports images and PDF attachments, it is a free app that has a clever design and destroys messages after reading.
  4. With keeping up on your computer from virus, you also want to keep up on your Android free from viruses. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free app that protects your phone from viruses and is also an app manager.
  5. For the ones who love to work out on a daily basis or even just a few days. Google Fit is another free app that tracks all your walking, running, bicycling, and also your weight.

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New Diverse Emojis | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

Emoji

New diverse emojis hitting the next iOS update. The Apple developers are getting a sneak peak at the new emojis. This new feature should please many users who have been pushing for a more diverse emojis with a range of skin tones for the human characters.

It is said once you update your Apple products, you will be able to click and hold down the emoji and choose from six different color options.

Along with the new color emojis, there will also be a few more features of emojis. Those include, a new set of families that cover homosexually, various pairings of children, and more country flags.

The six changes in the skin tones comes from the Fitzpatrick scale, which is a standard for dermatology.

Apple will also run its first public beta program for iOS that will take place next month. They want a variety of 100,000 people to test it out and hopefully fight off bugs with everyone testing and using iOS 8.3.

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Chromebit Review – Asus Chromebit Info – Can The Chromebit Connect To My TV | BVA INC Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Chromebit Asus

 

Google Chrome has a whole new idea with OS. It is now OS on a stick and that can also fit in your pocket. This Asus Chromebit is loaded with it all. It will be priced for less than $100, scheduled to be launched this summer. Being able to connect the Chromebit into your TV’s HDMI or a secondary monitor and get straight to work.

The length is about the size of a finger with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of eMMC flash storage. Don’t forget about the Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE for connecting to keyboards and mice. The Chromebit will come in three different colors, orange/red, gray/black, and blue.

On top of the Asus Chromebit coming out this summer, there will be 3 new Chromebooks coming out.

There is the Asus Chromebook Flip that is a 10-inch touch screen notebook that comes with a lid that flips 360 degrees. This is running for $249.00

The last two are the Haier and Hisense Chromebook that is running for $149.00, which is very inexpensive. These two have an 11-inch systems and both lasting up to 10 hours of battery life.

For more information on the Chromebit and new Chromebooks, click on this link.

 

WhatsApp Review – WhatsApp 2.12.19 Update Information – Does WhatsApp Work For VoIP | BVA INC Scottsdale, AZ 85251

whatsapp

 

For all Android users using the WhatsApp application, there is a new calling feature. You no longer need an invitation to get the new feature. This isn’t available to everyone just yet. You can still download the app but it is not available to everyone. Once you download the app version 2.12.19, then you need to make sure “Unknown Sources” enable in your setting, after that download the app and install the update.

Once you installed the update, when you open up the app, there should be a new tab for the calls. The call tab also shows all missed, incoming and outgoing calls. While you are chatting with someone, you can initiate a call at the same time.

The CEO Jan Koum, said their goal is to help people stay in touch with each other wherever they are and also affordably.

This new feature is putting WhatsApp in competition with VolP apps such as Skype and Viber.

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Microsoft Project Spartan Review – What Is Microsoft’s Project Spartan – What does Microsoft’s Project Spartan Do | BVA INC Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Project Spartan

 

In Windows 10, you can now test drive Microsoft’s new Project Spartan. Here is a little peek at what Project Spartan will bring.

Windows users can now access the new browser which will be released and ready to use later this year. With Project Spartan, “It is designed to work the way you do, with features enabling you to do cool things like write or type on a webpage”, Joe Belfiore said, who is corporate vice president of Microsoft’s operating system group. It is easy to share, read and discover on the web. Another cool feature is that there is a reading list which is a collection of everything you want to catch up on without having to going through a different app to access your library

There are plenty of people excited and cant wait to be able to access the new browser. New features are available you cant do with other web browsers. You can now circle important text on web pages and also start typing on the screen as soon in the vide.

Keep an eye out to find out when Project Spartan will fully launch and be able to use.

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