Monthly Archives: March 2013

MindMeister, Brainstorming and Mind Mapping Software

MindMeister | Ripple IT

Here’s something I just started using, but already love. MindMeister lets you share any mind map / brainstorming creation by inviting users by email, or simply send them a unique and secure direct link, similar to programs like DropBox or Google Drive. It’s got a Free Trial period and then costs $9.99/month for the “Pro”… Read more »

How to Identify Signs of a Spyware Infection

James Bond Hates Spyware

Spyware. Yuck. The very sound of the word puts a bad taste in our mouths. But unfortunately, it’s not going away anytime soon. Knowing more about the ways in which spyware attaches itself to your computer can help you avoid getting infected in the first place, but even the best security practices can’t prevent every… Read more »

Best Practices for LinkedIn

LinkedIn Tips | Ripple IT

Facebook… Check! That’s where I keep up with friends, talk trash when my team wins and get my fix of cute fury animal pics with ridiculous captions. Twitter… Check! That’s where I get my news, follow celebrities and see what’s trending. LinkedIn… Well.. I have a page but I never check it. If this is… Read more »

AdBlock Plus for Android, Unblocked (Sorta)

Adblock Plus | Support | Ripple IT

As we mentioned last week, Google recently started removing ad-blocking apps from its mobile marketplace, Google Play, claiming that they violate part of its Developer Distribution Agreement. Which is a fancy way of saying that these apps block ads which would otherwise generate revenue for the company. One of the blocked apps that was yanked… Read more »

Favorite Websites: March 2013 Edition

Our Favorite Sites | Ripple IT

The internet is a great resource for useful tools to help with everything from email management to making a grocery list.¬†Ripplers¬†are discovering and testing sites and software on a constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest and greatest innovations and IT solutions. So, we’re sharing a few of our favorite websites… Read more »

Why You Should Use a Password Manager

Security | Ripple IT

We’ve talked before about the benefits of using a password manager for keeping track of your passwords. Perhaps the most important reason, that we didn’t get into much before, is how much easier it makes it to use unique and obscure passwords for everything. If you don’t need to worry about memorability you are more… Read more »

AdBlock Plus for Android Gets Blocked

Ad Block Plus | Ripple IT

We were sent us this via our contact form today: Hi there, I just wanted to quickly let you know that Google has removed the popular Adblock Plus app from Google Play. Apparently, Google is now openly prioritizing revenues over the freedom of choice for the users. If you have any questions, feel free to… Read more »