Posts Categorized: Technology

Windows 10: 5 Features You’ll Love

announcing Windows 10

The buzz of Microsoft’s leap to Windows 10 may be starting to die down, but the big, 640-million-user question remains: If you hated (or just plain ignored) Windows 8 because of the drastic changes in the look and feel, should you think about upgrading to Windows 10? Good news for Windows 8 haters: many of the… Read more »

Have You Tried Rebooting?

Have you tried rebooting

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” We’ve all heard this classic tech support question at some point. In fact, if I encounter an issue with a program or my computer is acting strange, I dare not ask any fellow Ripplers for help without rebooting first (I made that mistake once and the… Read more »

HealthKit Unveiled for iOS 8

iOS 8 | Ripple | IT Support and Cloud Services

With the unveiling of the iOS 8 at WWDC, HealthKit, a new framework, caught the attention of doctors everywhere. Similar to the iOS 6 Passbook system that electronically manages tickets, boarding passes, coupons, and other records, it has the ability to manage and to make patient health history portable through the cloud. The Health app… Read more »

Back to the Floppy

Back to the Future Theme Song

YouTube user Arganalth attached a Raspberry Pi computer to some floppy and HDD drives, put em in a suitcase, and programmed the drives to play the Back to the Future theme song. Sure, it’s a lot bigger than a iPod but you can still take your music to-go, McFly.

Google Maps Gets Elevated

Google Maps Elevation | Ripple | IT Support

Good news for cyclists. Google added elevation data to bike routes in its Maps service. The feature works for much of the US and Canada. And while Maps had already figured in elevation when determining routes for cyclists, until now the data wasn’t all that easy to view. Now, cyclists just need to type in… 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 »

Happy Birthday to Mac

Apple Mac Anniversary | IT Support | Ripple

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 »