1. Google is making another big bet on the smartphone market. The company has announced acquisition of a part of Taiwan-based HTC's smartphone division. Here's all you need to know about the Google's latest hardware acquisition.

2. Google will pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire a part of HTC's Pixel smartphone division. Google's head of hardware, Rick Osterloh said in a blog post that with this agreement, a team of HTC talent will join Google as part of the hardware organization.

3. The deal no where means that HTC is bidding goodbye to the smartphone market. HTC will still continue to make its own branded smartphones. It will also be able to put its research in future smartphones, like it did with HTC U11 and its 'Edge Sense' feature.

4. The deal marks Google's second bid at smartphone manufacturing. The first being in five years back in 2012, when Google acquired Motorola in a $12.5 billion deal. Two years later, the search giant sold Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion. Some other big acquisition of the search giant include YouTube in 2006 for $1.6 billion, Waze for $1.3 billion and Nest for $3.2 billion.

5. As a part of the deal, HTC will receive a non-exclusive license for HTC's. intellectual property. It is, however, so far not clear if HTC will also be able to share its IP with a third party post this deal.

6. HTC will be retaining its Vive division. The company also said that it will continue its focus technologfies like Internet of Things, augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

7. HTC is also the manufacturer of Google's Pixel smartphones for this year as well as were for the last year's models. "These future fellow Googlers are amazing folks we’ve already been working with closely on the Pixel smartphone line, and we're excited to see what we can do together as one team," Osterloh wrote in the blog post.

8. Google's association with HTC goes a long way back. The company made the first-ever Android phone - HTC Dream. HTC also made Google's first Nexus smartphone - Nexus One in 2010 followed by Nexus 9 tablets in 2014.

9. HTC’s worldwide smartphone market share declined to 0.9% last year from a peak of 8.8% in the year 2011, according to data research firm IDC. As for Google Pixel, it held less than 1% market share since it was launched a year ago.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017
Posted by Phallavi E

Top 10 Programming Languages in 2017

Programming is something vast and rather individual as each developer chooses tools that are most convenient for them. However, certain languages, platforms and frameworks have claimed themselves as one of the easiest and most efficient to use. Thus we have collected for you top-10 programming languages loved by developers nowadays. Which one is your favorite?

1. Python

Python is a dynamic and general-purpose language that emphasizes code readability and enables developers to use fewer lines of code (in comparison with Java or C++). It supports multiple programming paradigms and has a large standard library.
Developers love this language for clear syntax, good OOP support and great shortcuts.

2. C

C is a general-purpose imperative language that supports structured programming, recursion and lexical variable scope. It is designed to encourage cross-platform programming and is available on many platforms.
This language is valued for being clear, providing access to hardware and making it possible to create tiny binaries.

3. Java

Java is one the leading choices among developers all over the world. This language is object-oriented and class-based and follows the “WORA” principle: write once, run anywhere.
People love Java for its concurrency (comparing it to be better than Python, for example), great variety of libraries and steadily good performance. Community is huge as well, meaning Java fans can always get a lot of support.

4. ะก++

This language is compiled, imperative and program-oriented and allows low-level memory manipulation. C++ influenced a number of other languages, such as C# or Java and is used for a variety of purposes.
Its key features that make it stand out are strong, static type system (making it possible to catch more errors within a compile time), ability to use it in a few programming styles, good performance and expressiveness.

5. C#

C Sharp has seen an increase in popularity over the last year. It is an object-oriented and multi-paradigm language that encompasses many disciplines. C# was developed by Microsoft and is designated for the Common Language Infrastructure.
Though it is not so widespread as Java or Python, C# has its fans who appreciate the lack of headers, macros and templates, presence of LINQ and anonymous types.

6. R

This is an open source language for statistical computing and it is very popular among data miners and statisticians. This language is a GNU package.
The R pros include its package ecosystem and its vastness and all the charting benefits.

7. JavaScript

JS is an object-based and dynamic language and is one of the core technologies of WWW content production. Even though some people tend to think Java and JS are the same (or at least, very similar) languages, JavaScript was influenced mostly by Self and Scheme.
JavaScript is seeing a rise in popularity and is included in hottest web development trends for the year 2017.

8. PHP

It’s a server-side and general-purpose language designed for web development. PHP is considered rather easy to learn and is often chosen by junior developers.
As well developers love that it’s portable, has a lot of high-quality solutions for an array of web problems and has a lot of frameworks.

9. Go

Go was created at Google and is an open-source language. It’s compiled and has such features as garbage collection, memory safety and limited structural typing.
It is really a good choice if you work with network applications and web servers. Go also consistently behaves across platforms, which is also a good feature.

10. Swift

Swift is a multi-paradigm language developed by Apple and is one of the top choices among iOS developers. It supports such concepts as late binding, extensible programming and dynamic dispatch.
Even though Swift is a relatively new language, it also saw rise in popularity in 2017 and overall looks quite promising.

At DashBouquet we personally prefer JavaScript due to the projects that we work on. However, we are always open to learning something new and we don’t limit our skills to one certain language or framework. Just tell us what you want and we will think of the best way to carry it out.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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Top 5 IT Job Trends: Skills & Certifications

Today, end users have different expectations of their IT departments than they previously did. Large developments in networking capacity, media streaming, data processing, and the Internet, in general, have accounted for very different preferences.
These trends will most likely continue and IT administrators should prepare by having a well-rounded IT team. This is becoming the norm regardless of company size or type of organization. Highly skilled workers are a hot commodity, especially in this field. Here are the top 5 skills with certifications and jobs that match what every IT department is looking for in their team.

1. Network Administration
Any complex data center lives or dies on the efficiency and dependability of its data network. Failure of a physical server, connection, switch, or router can be costly when it disconnects end users, automated factory floors, or online retail operations from vital IT functions. All of this increases the need for strong network management to provide vital information for planning and testing healthy networks and the environments they serve. The amount and type of network traffic can provide important clues as to the kinds of hardware and software necessary to run an operation efficiently. The ability to knowledgeably choose the correct hardware, implement connections, and work with the software are highly specific skills.

Network administration covers a broad spectrum, but a solid understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, and related technologies (i.e., load balancing and NTP) are key. It seems that because of the volume and speed with which companies are adopting new technologies, such as virtualization and the cloud, hands-on practical networking experience is preferred by hiring managers, but certifications can’t hurt!

Certifications related to this skill:
Cisco Certified Network Associate Training (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Design Associate Training (CCDA)

Most common job titles:
Systems Administrator
Network Engineer
Network Administrator

2. Cybersecurity
Malicious software, Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS), cyber attacks – these represent the reality of corporate computing today. Moreover, IT professionals must always be aware of internal security issues, from the mundane to the complex as well as understanding the vulnerabilities within their own networks, from operating systems and servers to basic hardware and cabling. While it’s good to specialize, it’s obvious from the breadth of these examples that having knowledge and capabilities across a broad security spectrum can make a difference in any IT department.

A few valuable security skills include expertise in identity and access management, threat/vulnerability assessment, encryption, data loss prevention, incident analysis, governance, compliance and auditing, biometrics, and Web content filtering. Today, it’s increasingly common to outsource the more technical and sensitive areas to security specialists, but it’s also important to pre-empt attacks and possible data loss with in-house capabilities. In terms of security, IT must have the necessary ability to make good decisions about the security portfolio, and this requires a certain level of security competency in some, or all, members of an IT team.

Certifications related to this skill:
CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+)
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (CISSP)
EC-Council Training (CEH, ECSA, CHFI)

Most common job titles:
Security Analyst
Security Engineer
Systems Engineer
Security Systems Architect

3. Project Management
It’s interesting to note how this skill that might normally fall under production or administration responsibility is now considered essential for IT. For example, when you consider the number of advanced projects that IT has had to undertake, from virtualization implementation and cloud integration to storage increases, Disaster Recovery (DR), and Unified Communications (UC), the need for this skill is understandable. Every one of the new technologies IT is expected to implement consists of many complicated moving parts with hard deadlines and benchmark targets that have little room for compromise or failure.

When you consider that most if not all companies will expect normal business functioning during implementations, the need for precise, capable scheduling, prioritizing, and goal-setting is understandable. IT project managers, or IT team members who possess this skill must have an understanding of the business on a larger scale as well as thorough knowledge of the IT world. IT is the locus for technology development and the complex technical initiatives companies undertake. Having competency in this skill set will be in demand as companies continue to upgrade their technology environments to keep pace with new innovations as well as with their competitors.

Certifications related to this skill:
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Most common job titles:
Project Manager
Project Analyst

4. Virtualization
Virtualization means converting multiple physical servers to virtual machines (VM). This experience and the ability to convert non-virtualized environments into virtual ones is closely tied to networking abilities. When you partition one physical server into several VMs, you can deploy, operate, and manage multiple operating system instances at once on that single physical server and, consequently, save on a variety of costs. Some of the related skills that are important to have in this area are server maintenance, application development, storage allocation, and security.

In terms of cloud computing, a primary goal is to reduce the cost of computing resources while increasing system flexibility and scaling. During and after cloud implementation, there are a number of skills that are invaluable. These include scaling expertise which requires a unique ability to design and implement cloud-scale applications. A master integrator skill enables one to build best-of-breed hybrid solutions that consume elements from many different sources, both public and private clouds. 

Another key cloud-based skill is Application Programming Interface (API) knowledge. Designing or implementing an API is part science and part art, and highly specialized. Anyone with this skill would be a solid addition to an IT team. Finally, skill as an automation wizard means having familiarity with the design and implementation of automated systems. 
To fulfill the ideal of fast access to cloud services, automation is crucial and so is the ability to work with these systems.

Certifications related to this skill:
Project Management Professional (PMP)
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (CISSP)

Most common job titles:
Information Technology Auditor
Security Analyst
Information Security Analyst

5. Business Analysis
IT plays an extremely valuable role in business. As overall data levels rise, business intelligence and data warehousing skills that enable professionals to gather and effectively analyze increasing amounts of data from various streams are also in demand. Moreover, instead of just focusing on cost savings, companies are investing in technology that provides access to, and analysis of, real-time data, enabling better business decisions.

This move from process-centric to data- and memory-centric computing is already having an impact on current computing trends. IT is expected to adopt a completely new approach to understanding data sets. Team members will be expected to possess new capabilities to perform fast, efficient data analysis. It will also require new hardware and software implementation skills as well as the ability to run and maintain them.

Certifications related to this skill:
EC-Council Training (CEH, ECSA, CHFI)
CompTIA (CSA+)
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Most common job titles:
Business Analyst
Information Technology Manager
Business Systems Analyst

Today, business analysis, data mining, and modeling capabilities are worthwhile skills to possess in any IT department. For example, conceptual modeling of the business view of the solution is a critical tool to help bring business, technology, and delivery groups together in defining solution scope. 
In addition to an ability to communicate details and concepts, critical thinking and sometimes system thinking are also key. These mean taking something large, ambiguous, and abstract and breaking it down into smaller pieces, patterns, and views within a business context. 
Finally, focusing on risks to the business value of the solution and communicating that risk to shareholders is another vital skill that IT team members need to have in regards to performing an effective business analysis.

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Friday, 11 August 2017
Posted by Siva Priya

Cyber Security and Your Mobile Phone

With increasing numbers of us using our mobile devices in nearly every aspect of our busy lives, one of the most important things to do is stay safe and secure when online.

Mobile Malware like Viking Hoard that created a botnet and affected Android devices, or Pegasus that affected both iOS and Android devices masquerading and an app to harvest data are very real threats which were primarily used for adware purposes, now they have been seen rooting millions of devices with malware effectively opening the back door on infected devices.
The thought that your mobile could be used for any purpose, and that includes stealing sensitive data is very scary, and very real.

One simple way to help protect yourself via your phone is to regularly check the status of your mobile apps and the updates. Delete them if they are no longer supported in the Apple or Google stores.

Of course, it is also vital to have good security software installed on your mobile devices. User behavior and awareness need to evolve alongside the continued threat of malware and possible spyware.

For instance, if you were going to play at a mobile casino it would be bad practice to simply pick one randomly and then give your banking details over to the site, just like you would not give your details over to an insurance site easily. Luckily there are honest sites out there still, sites like mobile slots UK have to adhere to the rules and regulations set out by the Gambling Commission or they will get their operator’s license revoked.

Any site should be transparent and have all of its information set out in an easy to see, jargon-free way, especially if you are going to spend any money on it, and this goes for all sites, whether they are online casinos, car insurance sites, clothing stores or any of the millions of sites where you can spend your hard-earned cash.

Interestingly on online casinos, BOKU is becoming one of the most widely used forms of paying for games online. It works by either adding the cost of the games your play to your monthly contract or taking the cost of the games from your ‘pay as you go account.’

Using this form of payment method means you do not have to give any bank details or credit card details to the site at all, in fact, you don’t even have to have a bank account.

With increasing numbers of people becoming reticent about giving banking details, companies like BOKU provide an alternative that appeals to many.

Thursday, 10 August 2017
Posted by Siva Priya

7 Worst Cyberattacks in Recent History

Malware and hacking tactics are becoming more advanced, and users need to be prepared against attack

It’s one thing to click the wrong link and accidentally download some annoying adware on your personal 7 Worst Cyberattacks in Recent Historydevice. It’s another thing to watch as hospitals, train stations, nuclear power plants, and private businesses fall victim to a devastating cyber attack that obliterates their networks and decimates their data.

While viruses and worms of the ‘90s and early ‘00s might be memorable, the malware of the past few years have been unbelievably destructive. Because the internet is everywhere these days, hackers are finding it easier than ever to spread malicious software and gain access to highly sensitive information. If you need more proof that recent cyber attacks are some of the worst in history, the following devastating attacks should be evidence enough.

While a spate of similar malware programs has spread in its wake, WannaCry is certainly the most talked-about attack this year. Using a vulnerability developed by none-other than the U.S. National Security Agency, WannaCry was able to infiltrate computer networks running outdated operating systems, taking them and their data hostage. As a result, more than 230,000 machines in more than 150 countries fell victim to the attack, including dozens of hospitals and care centers in the U.K., a train system in Germany, and a telecommunications provider in Spain. Fortunately, most home users can stay safe from WannaCry by updating their software whenever there is an update and by installing strong internet security software.

Shamoon or Disttrack
A computer virus that targeted devices linked to the energy sector, Shamoon was developed in 2012 by a hacker group known as “Cutting Swords of Justice.” The group’s goal was to destabilize Saudi Amarco Company, an energy giant in the Middle East – and it was somewhat successful. More than 30,000 workstations were impacted by the virus, which prevented machines from connecting to the web and communicating with each other. Also affected were Qatari RasGas Company and LNG Company, though it’s unknown whether they were additional targets of the attack.

Operation Olympic Games or Stuxnet
At the end of President Bush’s administration, the U.S. government attempted to disrupt and sabotage Iranian nuclear facilities with a concentrated cyberattack. Working in conjunction with Israel, the U.S. developed a worm, named Stuxnet, that could take command of devices and use them to control machinery connected to them. Stuxnet was ruthless in its attack, incapacitating over 1,000 centrifuges in just one Iranian nuclear plant; it is a powerful digital weapon, and security experts believe it is being traded around black hat hacker circles – which means the most physically damaging cyber attack is likely on the horizon.

Operation Shady RAT
Operation Shady RATAs you read, a cyber attack is being waged. In 2008, a cybersecurity professional uncovered a series of similar attacks, which he dubbed Operation Shady RAT, launched against government institutions and private agencies in 14 different countries. Though investigations have yet to determine the source of the extensive attack, many analysts believe the operation is sponsored by the Chinese government.

Titan Rain
In the early 2000s, American computer systems experienced an onslaught of epic proportions. Contractors working with the Department of Defense, to include dozens of private businesses like Lockheed Martin and Redstone Arsenal, lost an inordinate amount of sensitive information to attackers, who most security professionals believe were working for China. The attacks continued for three full years before cybersecurity received enough funding to build proper digital defenses. The British Ministry of Defense endured similar attacks, though on a smaller scale.

Beginning on Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2013, a series of cyber attacks coordinated by anti-Israeli groups and individuals began taking down Israeli websites. The hacks ranged from annoying defacements to disruptive database hijacking and devastating leaks. Unfortunately, the attack debilitated schools, newspapers, small businesses, nonprofit groups, and banks – many of which were not Israeli in origin, effectively working counter to the attackers’ main goal of showing discontent with Israel.

July 2009 Cyberattacks
Though they still lack a flashy name, these attacks propagated against South Korea and the U.S. affected more than 100,000 computers. It seems that attackers targeted governmental websites, including the South Korean National Assembly, the White House, and the Pentagon, as well as a handful of media outlets. To this day, the source and intention of the attacks are unknown, though many experts believe the North Korean telecommunications ministry is to blame..

Thursday, 27 July 2017
Posted by Siva Priya
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How to Get Faster Internet Speed Using DNS Hack

There are times when your internet connection is fine but you’re still not able to open any website. One of the possible causes could be the issues with your ISP’s DNS server. Configuring a custom DNS server on your make contribute to make your internet faster and load websites quickly.

There are many ways to get a faster internet speed in Microsoft Windows. Today, I am going to show you a simple DNS hack that can speed up your web browsing considerably. Before that, I need to remind you an obvious thing that happens with most of us when we are using a slow internet connection.

The only thing we blame is our Internet Service Provider (ISP) for slow internet connection, but this isn’t the only case all the time. Sometimes, the problem is related to the default DNS (Domain Name System) used by the ISP. So, let me explain you something about DNS before telling you the method to get a faster internet speed.

What is DNS?

DNS – Domain Name System – is a naming system that is used to convert the domain names into IP addresses. The domain names are usually alphanumeric for us to remember quickly, but in actuality, the Internet works on IP addresses. The DNS server, for a domain name, returns its corresponding IP address when requested by your computer (client).

The DNS has a network of its own i.e. one DNS server can ask other DNS servers about translating a particular domain name to its corresponding IP address till it gets the correct result.

Computers and other devices make use of IP address to route the traffic, and it is very much similar to dialing a phone number. DNS acts as an intelligent operator that helps us bypass the infinite address book of IP addresses. Your DNS manages this enormous task. You can read more about DNS and how it works in our detailed post.

How an Alternative DNS Service Will Speed Up Your Browsing?

As I mentioned earlier, your tortoise-like internet speed isn’t always your Internet Service Provider’s fault. Instead, it may be because of an inefficient DNS server. So why not use an alternative DNS service? As the present web pages continue to become more and more complicated by inculcating innumerable things, clients go for multiple DNS lookups for rendering one single web page. With the internet blowing up size by the clock, the existing DNS infrastructure is under more load each day.

Now, I’ll tell you to use free public DNS services that will ask your computer to use custom DNS servers instead of the default DNS server from your ISP. It will help you to get a faster internet speed.

How To Speed Up Web Browsing Using DNS Hack?
To get faster internet speed, I’d like to tell you about OpenDNS. You can also use Google DNS for speeding up your internet. OpenDNS is one of the most popular free DNS services that was started to provide an alternative method to the users who weren’t satisfied with their existing DNS servers.

How to configure OpenDNS in Microsoft Windows?
By following the steps mentioned below, you can set OpenDNS as the preferred DNS server in Microsoft Windows. This will allows various applications to perform nslookup using OpenDNS rather than your ISP’s default DNS servers.

1. To get a faster internet speed using OpenDNS, open Control Panel.
2. Go to Network and Sharing Center.
3. Here, click the name of the network connection, be it WiFi or Ethernet
4. On the next window that pops, click Properties.

5. Click the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.

6. Now click Use the following DNS server addresses radio button and enter the addresses given below to get a faster internet speed

 Preferred DNS server:
 Alternate DNS server:
 If you want, you can interchange these addresses. Click OK to save and continue.

How to configure IPv6 custom DNS:

Since the adoption of IPv6 addresses is on the rise, it’s time you should configure iPv6 DNS servers as well. Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and click Properties.

Choose the following DNS server addresses:

Preferred DNS server: 2620:0:ccc::2
Alternate DNS server: 2620:0:ccd::2
How to configure Google Public DNS in Microsoft Windows?

Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers in step 6.

For IPv4: and/or

For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844

In a nutshell, OpenDNS, Google DNS are reduce the time taken to resolve the domain name on the web and make the internet faster in the process. Obviously, it won’t increase the maximum available bandwidth for your connection. Moreover, they are more reliable than the default ones used by your ISP. Do I need to mention one of them is maintained by Google? These custom DNS servers face downtime, due to power outages or some other hardware issues, less often.

Both Google DNS and OpenDNS work just fine but people prefer Google DNS these days. You can choose to go for any of these and see if your internet speeds up.
Friday, 14 July 2017
Posted by Siva Priya

The Best Way To Prepare For A CCNA Certification Exam

The CCNA is regarded as one of the most sought-after certifications in the IT industry for no simple reason. It is required to earn some of the higher level certifications like CCNP. This certification is highly valuable for candidates who are eager to enhance their career with better jobs and higher salary packages.

The CCNA certification is a certification which requires a lot of hard work to pass. It asks for the right way of preparation and focus. But, cracking it is definitely not impossible. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the exam in the most efficient way.

How to prepare for CCNA certification exam?
  • A plan for preparation: The first step is to make a plan for your individual study. The certification has a proper syllabus and you have to cover all the topics before the exam. Make a print of this and plan your individual course of study based on it. Limit your studies to whatever is there in the syllabus. Do not waste time on the extra information.
  • Find out your weakness: Try to understand what your weak point is. You may take a practice test to identify this. Focus on those areas that you are not good at. Have an aim to get a proper understanding of the topics you have trouble with. In the meantime, don’t forget to give importance to your strengths too. There are more chances of passing the exam if you turn your weaknesses into strengths.
  • Allow time for study: Time management is required when you prepare for the exam and when you take it. Your study should be consistent for you to remember all that you learned. Keep aside a regular study time and stick to it every day. You might find it difficult to do this at times. But, remember that the prerequisite to pass any exam is consistent study and practice. Also, try to avoid any distraction at this time.
  • Every detail is important: Simply learning the theory given in the syllabus does not help you in the exam. To get a good score, you may understand how things are done in Cisco. It is mostly seen that how Cisco works is different from the general working of networks. So, understand the procedures used in the Cisco environment to implement the networking technologies.
  • Access Cisco equipment: When you take the CCNA training, understand that the exam consists of tasks done on simulated routers and switches. So, it is vital to get enough practice on Cisco equipment so that you can implement what you learn in the real environment. You can access simulators where you can configure virtual switches and routers. There are free open-source tools that give a simulated Cisco environment to work with.
  • Keep practicing: Once the environment is setup, make sure that you practice enough to be thorough with the learning. You may practice every configuration possible so that you are confident to face the exam. Just learning the topics by heart does not work for this certification. Theory and practice are two different things and whatever is written in books need not give you the correct results when you try it out. When you do practical work, you discover a lot of things for yourselves which no book can offer.

The bottom line is to give your 100 percent in the preparation for the exam. There are a lot of theoretical concepts to grasp and even more practical lessons to be learned. Give equal importance to both and divide your time so as to ensure an optimum study method.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Posted by Siva Priya

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