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 »

Aereo, A Controversial Cloud-based DVR Service

I’m a somewhat recent convert to the cord-cutting philosophy of ditching the traditional cable and satellite tv providers in favor of digital services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. That is to say, I’ve had cable at some point in the last 2 years and haven’t looked back since moving on. Right now I’m experimenting… Read more »

Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows XP

Microsoft has announced that it will continue to provide updates to its security products for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said all updates would halt when technical support officially ends for XP on April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft will be providing security updates for XP another 15 months!… Read more »

Which Browser is Best for Business?

It’s a tough question: Which of the many available internet browsers is the best for business? Well, to begin answering that we need to look first at what features and functions are most important to you and your business. Here’s 3 things to consider when choosing a browser: Will it sync? Perhaps the most important… Read more »

Are SD Cards a Security Threat for Businesses?

SD and microSD cards provide flash memory storage for things like digital cameras, smartphones, and tablets. And as with anything used to store important data on a mobile device, there’s concern about how easy they are to hack, or worse to corrupt with malware. But according to Samuel Bucholtz, cofounder of Casaba, a security analysis… Read more »

Cloud File Sharing for Business

Over the last 5 years, as we helped our clients move their critical IT systems to the cloud, most ended up with a single server still in their office – the fileserver. Sharing files that you work on via local applications (QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.) is painful if your fileserver is in… Read more »

Favorite Sites and Apps: September 2013 Edition

RipplersĀ are discovering and testing new sites and software on a near-constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest and greatest innovations. And so, we thought it could be helpful to share a few of our favorites with you.This month we put together a list of sites and apps that make doing business… Read more »