Half of App Users Do Not Update Software

If you don’t like upgrading your computer software on a regular basis then you probably won’t be surprised by Skype’s report.

According to Skype, “nearly half of consumers fail to upgrade software regularly and one quarter of consumers don’t know why to update software.”

This figures should upset software makers, especially with all the resources they put into providing such upgrades. However, you do have to agree with some of the consumer sentiments mentioned in the report, such as the upgrades taking too long, the issue of computer security, and so (or many) updates providing no real benefit to the user.
Still, that does not mean that there is no merit to software updates, and when it comes to using web security apps, automatic updates is obviously the way to go. As for every other kind of app out there, it’s still all a matter of preference, though you’d better be in the know whenever the apps you use releases updates that are security-related.

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Twee-Q App Assesses Gender Equality on Twitter

The benefits that web apps commonly bring verge on the practical, such as productivity apps, computer and web security apps, enterprise apps and more. Of course, apps for entertainment and liesure are also plentiful and with games to audio players a mainstay on everyone’s deskptop PCs and mobile devices. When it comes to apps that promote politically and socially relevant issues though, there’s not as many apps out there.

Twee-Q is a web-based app that seeks to promote gender equality by creating more awareness through the assessment of a person’s tweets and it’s gender bias. It is easy enough to use, allowing you to analyze anyone’s tweets by simply entering a person’s Twitter handle and waiting for the result. The result is presented in a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the perfect unbiased score.

Although Twee-Q is a fair attempt at promoting gender equality, it has to be said that the approach is far from scientific, taking into account only the gender of the source of retweets and not the contents of the tweets itself.

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The Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is one the leading web browser application at present developed by Microsoft back in 1995. Windows Internet Explorer or Microsoft Internet Explorer, as it is known before, is widely used by almost every user. Advantages and disadvantages go with usage of the Internet Explorer. Focusing on advantages, this browser works with an operating system making it function faster. Another is that this involves an accessibility framework provided by Windows for the main purpose of making its usage more convenient, accessible, and beneficial. On the other hand, there are disadvantages that go with its usage. As stated, it involves an operating system which indeed makes it functions faster but its downside is that it is makes the browser more prone to viruses infection. Also, this browser consists of complex menus that sometimes lead to difficulty in understanding how it works. These are facts behind Internet Explorer which in return, actually helps users in knowing which Web browser stands out and should be used.

JavaScript: an extension of HTML

HTML and JavaScript are two of the most commonly used programming languages. This being the case, people sometimes don’t understand how these two varies and then leads them to interchanging its use. Behind the confusion, it is actually a fact that in most cases, these two languages work together in a way that JavaScript is considered to be an extension of HTML. How is this even possible? When one makes use of HTML, that person aims to make objects but the addition of JavaScript let the user be able to operate all objects added. Another proof that these two works together is that JavaScript scripts are sometimes located within that of the HTML script. These two, though, can be individually used. There are now suggested and proven ways that show that indeed these two still work without the other but it is still encouraged that even if only one language is used, one is aware of how the other works as well.

Benefits of Web Application

Web Applications are of great benefit to online users. The benefits of these applications target three important aspects namely usage, cost, and reach. Under usage falls the part where easy updates can be done. Its usage is as well readily attainable by almost anyone since it requires no installation knowing that when buys a computer; a browser is ready to be used. At present, due to the developments in technology, smart phones can as well cater to the uses of these applications. Cost, on the other hand, is affected in such a way that it is minimized because through it, business deals and advertising can easily be done and most of the time, are free. Reach is as well benefitted mainly because the usage of these applications caters to the interests of the majority. Through its capability of giving billions of information and data worldwide, people even of varying locations are better informed.

What are Web Applications?

Web Applications is considered to be vital in the online community. These applications are of varying uses and are known for being accessible to online users through the presence of the Internet. These web applications may also pertain to programming-languages which include the most popular ones like the HTML and JavaScript. The rise of this kind of applications exhibits the ongoing process of making the online world even more essential and informative to the majority. Nonetheless, the improvements that cater to better web applications and browsers seem to encourage even more people to open their eyes in the convenience brought by its usage. Web applications will remain in demand mainly because the need of retrieving data will always be vital for web users. The numerous web applications pave way for the dissemination of information needed by the user which are now easily delivered and presented through their preferred web browser.

Cloudstar App Secure for Real Time Threat Detection

cloudstar logoThere are plenty of web security apps on the market, but most of them have delayed responses to security breaches and cyber attacks leaving room for malware to do much damage before they are neutralized.

CloudStar Corp aims to fix this problem with a newly released sensor technology called App Secure™. App Secure™ uses artificially intelligence to not only detect cyber attacks but also to analyze and affirm its occurrence in real time, so that the response to such attack won’t be delayed.

Indeed, if App Secure can deliver on its promise, it should be really relevant these days becasue as Cloud Star President Safa Movassaghi put it, “Cyber attacks and other threats to the Cloud Computing environment are creating demand for this type of technology.” Hopefully, more security software that can respond to attacks in a more timely manner will make its way to the market soon, making it more difficult for cyber criminals to engage in their malicious activity.

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Citrix XenMobile MDM Focuses on Security

secure-citrixWith more businesses using custom mobile web apps, Citrix’s release of the XenMobile MDM Edition is a logical move towards getting more mobile users for their native Citrix apps.

The mobile device management software, however, does more than just integrate existing Citrix products such as XenDesktop and Sharefile on your Android and iOS devices, but also provides secure access to other enterprise-class apps from third party vendors such as SAP and Windows. This is very important indeed with todays businesses and their users very particular about security. This is perhaps why Computerworld cites security and control of mobile apps as one of the key capabilities of Citrix’s Mobile Solutions Bundle, which includes their CloudGateway alongside the XenMobile MDM. With the Mobile Solutions Bundle you can do away with VPN (virtual Private Network) since the security aspect is taken care for you from browsing to data encryption of your email attachments.

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Google Docs or Microsoft Office Web Apps?

Microsoft Office Web AppsI am admittedly a Google Docs user, which is probably why I have been ignoring the existence of Microsoft Office Web Apps since it was first launched. More importantly though, I don’t even rely that much on Google Docs, using it mainly for collaborative projects with the bulk of my work done on my laptop. That does not mean that neither of the two offer really good features.

As a single user, you will find both web services available to you for free (businesses need to pay for Office Web Apps use) with only a Google Account and Windows Live ID being prerequisites to using them. When it comes to which one is better though, reviews are mixed with both having an advantage in certain areas over the other. You can read more on the 5 ways Google Docs is better than Microsoft Office Apps (and vice versa) right here. Stuff pointed out include factors such as cost, integration/compatibility with Word and Excel, usability on the tablet, storage size and more. There is no mention though as to the security risks that come with each service.

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On Using Your Web Security Apps

cloud securityWeb security has always been a matter of concern both for individuals and businesses alike, which is why there’s a whole slew of internet security companies offering various solutions. The problem though is that if you are to look for those who are at the forefront in web applications, you can be sure that those who make web applications worms and viruses are among the list rendering web security apps that are not updated, outdated.

This is why it is very important to never take internet security for granted and get an app that automatically downloads and installs updates for you, especially if you are very busy. It is also important to perform routine security checks and even have a live running one when on the internet, depending on the level of security you need. Not doing so will render your security apps useless because it only takes one serious breach for your computer or website to go down.

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