Monthly Archives: August 2012

Test Drive Windows 8

Windows 8 | Ripple IT

Between now and the October 26th release date, Microsoft is allowing curious folk to check out the all new Windows 8 (both the 32 and 64 bit versions) with a 90-day evaluation download available at MSDN and TechNet. While intended for IT professionals and app developers, anyone can to take 8 for a spin. Microsoft’s hoping that… Read more »

Recycle IT!

RecycleIT | Ripple IT

Photograph courtesy of 3R Technology. Although Georgia isn’t one of the states with a ban on tossing tech gear in the trash, it’s a good idea to recycle your outdated towers and ‘tops, unless you are particularly fond of heavy metals seeping into your ground water. In Atlanta, we recommend donating your old, but  functioning… Read more »

Outlook To Replace Hotmail

Outlook to Replace Hotmail | Ripple IT

Hotmail is going the way of Zip drives and Qwikster. Not now, but soon and for the rest of your life. It’s all part of Microsoft’s rebranding of their quickly fading web-based email service. Instead of revamping Hotmail or introducing a completely new product (something Microsoft hasn’t done all that well in quite awhile), the… Read more »

Change Your DropBox Password

Change your Dropbox Password | Ripple IT

DropBox has announced that a number of usernames and passwords stolen from other websites have been used to hack into DropBox accounts. This came to their attention a few weeks ago when people reported receiving spam from a number of DropBox.com email addresses. As it turns out, one of the stolen passwords was that of… Read more »