Posts Categorized: Technology

How To Reboot A Frozen iPhone or Android

Rebooting iPhone and Android Smartphones There’s really no debate. Smartphones have changed our lives. We use them on a near constant basis: emailing, scheduling, watching cute animal videos. They’re also pretty handy for finding the perfect, gourmet burger joint. But that’s not to say they’re immune to acting buggy, or completely freezing up. Sometimes, no… Read more »

Storing Passwords

Securing Your iCloud Account | Ripple IT

If you follow password security guidelines, you should have a unique password for each online service you use. That way if one service provider does get compromised and some ne’er-do-well in Russia gets your password, he can’t get into all the other online services he might guess that you use. But a study from 2010… Read more »

Adobe Introduces Subscription Licensing

Adobe | Ripple IT

One of the great aspects of cloud computing, or software-as-a-service, is that it scales efficiently (making it a good strategy for operating in tough financial times). Paying per mailbox per month for email hosting, for instance, scales down gracefully when your summer interns go back to school. But if you had an Internal Exchange server… Read more »

Macs and PCs Living in Harmony

Mac next to a PC

A while back our founder, Mike Landman, answered some questions for Smart Business Magazine about Macs in a PC world. Here’s that conversation.. SBM: How is it that Macs have gone from being the computer of choice only for graphic designers to becoming a popular choice for mainstream computer users in business? Well, Macs always had a… Read more »

Mac and PC Support With Microsoft Office 2011

Mac next to a PC

Supporting Macs and PCs together has lots of challenges. One of the biggest has been that Microsoft email has been so different in each platform. Windows users have Outlook, the de facto standard (albeit not the most elegant), and Mac users have had Entourage – possibly one of the worst software crimes perpetrated on IT… Read more »

Are Managed Services Just Insurance?

Managed IT as Insurance | Ripple IT

When we talk to people about managed services we frequently hear something like this: “So we pay a little each month to ensure that we’re covered when something bad happens, rather than paying a lot when it happens. That’s basically insurance, right?”