Posts Categorized: Technology

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 »

Favorite Sites and Apps: September 2013 Edition

Our Favorite Sites | Ripple IT

Ripplers 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 »

Software as a Service (SaaS) for Small Business

We often guide our small business customers to software as a service, such as Google Apps, AppRiver Hosted Exchange, Rackspace web hosting, even Adobe Creative Cloud. Paying monthly only for what you use makes a lot of sense for any business, but especially for small businesses that might go from 10 mailboxes to 13 in… Read more »

Spotify Seeks New Investors

Spotify Seeks Investors | Ripple IT

Spotify is a music-streaming service that boasts about 6 million paid subscribers and tens of millions of ad-funded free users in 28 different countries. And if you’re one of the few that’s yet to decide on a streaming platform or are feeling lackluster about the one you use, then it’s definitely worth a look. Unlike… Read more »

Macs vs. PCs in the Office

Mac and PC Networks | Small Business | Ripple IT Support

Gone are the days of strictly Mac and strictly PC workplaces. With more and more businesses utilizing a combination of machines running different operating systems, cross-platform networks really are everywhere. Now, it’s completely commonplace to see a MacBook Air sitting on the same desk as Windows-running tower at a startup. And larger companies sometimes have… Read more »

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Now Available

Windows 8 Enterprise | Ripple IT

The reboot of the Windows 8 operating system has been made available as an Enterprise Preview. It contains a slew of new features and updates that Microsoft hopes will entice business owners into upgrading to the latest Windows OS company-wide. The full evaluation is available for both 32 and 64-bit systems, and can be downloaded HERE. This… Read more »