Emory Hackathon

Emory University is hosting a Hackathon this April in their Math and Science Building. Whether you’re a veteran hacker who has seen it all or a computer science novice who has yet to learn how to code, this Hackathon promises something for people of all backgrounds. The Emory Hackathon will feature a competition with prizes… Read more »

Microsoft Office Coming Unbundled

Microsoft is planning to unbundle it’s popular Office package, including the OneNote client for Macs, in an attempt to reach customers who aren’t interested in bellying up to the bar for the full-fledged suite. This runs counter to Microsoft’s usual strategy of of adding more to Office in the hopes that customers will upgrade or… Read more »

Free Spin at Octane Coffee in Atlanta GA

One of the great things about Ripplers is that they’re all multi-talented people. Our support team alone boasts a professional cellist, amateur app developer, and occasional breakdancer. We love supporting Ripplers outside of the office. That’s why we’re particularly excited about this coming Friday. Josh Flail, our Marketing Coordinator, and his crate digging friends will… Read more »

Why Small Teams Trump Big Groups

We’ve found that the best way to get work done is to assign small teams to a task and let them find the best solution. It’s a philosophy that’s helps us both solve IT issues and determine the next person we hire. Building A Team of Experts Oftentimes, companies want to hire the most well-rounded… Read more »

ATV Hosts Lunch & Learn on Cyber Risk Management

Yes, cyber security threats are real. And many small businesses at risk are unaware of the danger that a lack of policies and procedures concerning IT security can have. In fact, according to a report from Symantec, a cyber security firm based in California, attacks on small businesses with fewer than 250 employees made up… Read more »

Happy Birthday to Mac

To celebrate 30 years of the Mac, Apple has released a 127-second video shot entirely with iPhones over a 36-hour period on January 24, the official date of Mac’s 30th birthday. The video includes footage from 10 countries on five different continents, and is designed to show all the ways in which people now use… Read more »

Facebook Paper Combines News Feed with Full-screen Curated Content

With the new Paper app from Facebook you can view a mobile-friendly, full-screen version of profiles, Pages, and more. Instead of columns, blocks, and sections dividing up the paper and competing for your attention, Paper puts the content front and center. It’s a radical departure from the look and feel of the normal Facebook app,… Read more »

Update for Adobe Flash Required to Prevent Attacks

Adobe has posted an emergency security bulletin recommending that users update their Flash Players immediately, citing that a failure to update will leave systems open to potential attacks. According to officials at Adobe, “this vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system.” Users of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems… Read more »