Posts Categorized: Technology

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 »

Aereo, A Controversial Cloud-based DVR Service

Aereo | Stream and Record TV Shows | Ripple IT 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 Windows XP | IT Support | Ripple

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 »

Cloud File Sharing for Business

Cloud File Sharing for Companies | IT Support

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 »