Tag Archive: Sites

Amazon’s sites appear to be coming back online

Amazon’s sites are currently down.

Updated 3:40 PM ET: It looks like things at Amazon are getting back to normal. People on Twitter are reporting that the service is once again working for them, although Down Detector is still showing that many regions in the U.S. are still experiencing downtime errors.

What you need to know Amazon.com and apps are down. The outages appear to be affecting the U.S. Most of the rest of the world seems  [Read More…]

Google uncovers multiple malicious sites that hacked iPhones for years

Google says the hacked websites received thousands of visitors per week.

What you need to know Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) found a number of a malicious websites that were being used to attack iPhones. The malicious websites were reportedly targeting iPhone users for a period of at least two years. iOS vulnerabilities that were being exploited by hackers were patched after Google reported its findings to Apple.

The Project Zero team at Google has announced that  [Read More…]

Want to see where you stand? The best sites for tracking Fortnite progress

Fortnite might look simple from an outside perspective, but the game is surprisingly complex, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Unfortunately for fans, the in-game tracking system is pretty barebones, with players only able to see a few stats sprinkled across the current season. Luckily, several third-party tracking sites have begun tracking these kinds of complex stats, and in an effort to find which offers the most comprehensive view of things, we’ve taken a look at some of  [Read More…]

Google brings its AI smarts to the enterprise with Springboard, Sites gets a major refresh

Google showcased how it was leveraging machine learning for communication at this year’s I/O, and the search giant is now bringing artificial intelligence capabilities to Google Apps users with a new utility called Springboard. The application lets Google Apps users search across Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and more from a single location.

From the Google blog:

Google Springboard helps you find the right information that you need at the moment that you need it. It searches  [Read More…]

Google will now warn you before you load sites with deceptive ads or buttons

Google has announced that it is taking a step forward in protecting web users from deceptive embedded ads or buttons on websites with Safe Browsing. With the change, Google’s Safe Browsing will start looking out for embedded content that tries to do the following:

Pretend to act, or look and feel, like a trusted entity — like your own device or browser, or the website itself. Try to trick you into doing something you’d only do for  [Read More…]

Google to crack down on mobile sites with obtrusive app install ads

Google is set to make more changes to its mobile search rankings, this time downranking websites with annoying, overly-large popups asking users to download their app.

Google search results on smartphones will now favor mobile-friendly sites

Google has rolled out a change to search today that will rank mobile-friendly sites higher when searching on mobile devices.

The changes rolling out today are intended to make it easier for mobile search users to land on pages that are much easier to view on smaller screens.

US Cellular to fire up LTE at more than 1200 sites in 2014

Fifth-place US carrier US Cellular (yes, there is a fifth place behind the all-swallowing big four) plans to dramatically expand their LTE footprint this year by the number of 1200 sites. They’ll be switching on new 4G services in 13 states, and by the end of the year plan to cover 93% of their customers. For a full list of where to expect LTE by year’s end, check out the press release after the break.

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