Posts Categorized: Technology

iOS 6 is Here!

iOS 6 | Apple | Ripple IT

iOS 6 is now live. Curious Apple users can update their mobile devices by navigating to Settings>General>Software Update on any iPhone 3GS or later. A list of the features available on the new mobile OS is up on Apple’s site. And for a handy, device specific list you can check out TechCrunch’s chart. Of particular note… Read more »

Internet Explorer or Exploiter?

Internet Explorer | Ripple IT

Earlier this week, tech blogs began urging users to switch to a browser other than Internet Explorer. The reason? Well, several versions of IE (7, 8, and 9) have been found to have a major security flaw. This hole allows hackers to get complete control of vulnerable systems which, according to several forums, are running either Windows XP,… Read more »

Migrating to Google Apps

Ripple + Ignition A while back, our friends at ignition knew they wanted to improve their email and calendar system. At the time, they had a hybrid of hosted exchange and POP email, which made communication between their people a lot more complicated than it needed to be. After a lengthy discussion between our man… Read more »

OfficeTalk Phone Service

OfficeTalk | Phone Service | IT Support

Nearly every television commercial, tech magazine, and ad banner in the past year has been touting this “cloud” thing. Most of us get that the cloud is great way to listen to music, backup and store data, and collaborate on documents with faraway co-workers. But what many don’t know is that the cloud can eliminate a… Read more »

Technology for Technology’s Sake

Always ask "why?"

A couple of months ago I had a phone conversation with our partner rep at an Internet Service Provider (ISP) with whom we have had a long and happy relationship. Jack (not his real name) was trying to convince me of the value of cloud servers for our SMB clients, something this ISP now offers… Read more »

Backup everything.. twice!

Back everything up twice | Ripple IT

  Everybody knows that backing up your stuff is important. But how you backup files, and where you store them is equally as important. Accidents happen. Backups fail. It’s an inevitability, even for the bright minds at Pixar Animation Studios. Yep, it can happen to anyone, and at anytime… usually a pretty critical time. That’s why we… Read more »

(Not so) Stupid Siri Trick

Siri | Apple | iPhone

So you found an iPhone and being the honest responsible adult you are you want to get it back to its owner, but the owner has (smartly) enabled the lock screen and you can’t get into it to find out who owns it. What to do? Siri to the rescue! She has a special Siri… Read more »

Twitter Passwords Leaked #dontpanic

Twitter | Passwords Leaked | Ripple IT Support

Hey all you users of that popular social media application that begins with a ‘T’ and ends with ‘witter’, we suggest you take the time today to make a password change. As mentioned here, over 50,000 Twitter accounts were compromised earlier this week when corresponding email addresses and passwords were posted to Pastebin. Fortunately, further investigation… Read more »