Posts By: Joshua Flail

Big Data Week 2013 in Atlanta

Big Data Week

Big Data Week, an international touring conference featuring a series of events and meetups, will be in Atlanta starting April 22nd and will continue through the 28th. If you’re unfamiliar with the now three-year running event, which this year is being produced by media140 Worldwide, here’s the description from the official BDW site: Big Data Week is… Read more »

Salvage, A Vintage Arts & Crafts Show in Atlanta

Salvage Atlanta | Ripple IT

Photograph courtesy of Salvage Atlanta. Salvage is a curated vintage arts and crafts show produced by the same people involved with the Indie Craft Experience (or ICE Atlanta). This one-day event takes place this Saturday, April 13th and will feature clothing, decor, home goods, furniture, books and more, the majority of which have been crafted from vintage… Read more »

Tips for Securing Your Phone or Mobile Device

iPhone and Android Smartphones

The same great features that make your phone ‘smart’ also make it susceptible to data mining, viruses and malicious software. If your phone or mobile device isn’t secure and you loose it, or it gets stolen, then your personal information, including passwords, banking details, emails and photos could be used to access your accounts and/or… Read more »

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 »

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 »