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Bing Search Results

According to a German research firm, Bing is near the top of the list when it comes to malicious sites in search results. Within a 18-month time span Bing had 5 times as many malicious sites than Google did. Af...

Google Glass

We here at BVA hear rumors about new wearable technology and taking it to the next level, Google Glass is one such item that we can’t wait to see for ourselves. Smartphones move over because it’s no...

Nexus 4 and Google Now

Last night during The Grammy’s there was one commercial that caught our eye’s here at BVA and that was the Nexus 4/Google Now advertisement. The commercial showcased users’ from around the wor...

Good App – Android DropBox App 2.3

With a rating of 4.6 out of 5 on Google Play it is no wonder the Dropbox app is a huge hit with consumers. With the new 2.3 version you can now share and delete several photos at once, organize your photos into...

The Internet Blackout of 2012

As many of you have probably heard, there are forces of power collaborating over two pieces of legislation, that if passed, could threaten the Internet and all of the vast freedoms we take advantage of. As we a...

Reliable Back Up and Setting Correct Expectations

Over the last five years I have seen a more passive approach to back up and disaster recovery.  Organizations are letting their data reliability take a back seat to system up-time and performance which is start...

Google’s Android Phone OS Has 43.7% Of US Marketshare

Google’s Android platform has climbed to 43.7 percent market share in the U.S., with Apple iOS notching up a few ticks to 27.3 percent. It gained almost 2 percentage points from comScore’s last coun...

Google Apps not Quite Comparable to Exchange

Recently I was asked to perform a migration of a few users from their current Exchange Server 2003/2007 environment over to Google Apps.  Although the migration process was fairly simple to execute, users quick...

Certain Key Words in Searches Attract Malware

Have you ever gone on the web and searched for “free stuff?” I know I have quite a bit, and did not realize the risk I was putting myself in. According to a study done by McAfee released in September of 2010, y...

Try Google Pack!

As I was browsing around on Google the other day, I noticed a neat little tool they have called Google Pack, which essentially downloads and installs some of the most basic applications that you may typically n...