Posts Categorized: Technology

What is Single-Factor Authentication?

Securing Your iCloud Account | Ripple IT

For the better part of a year now, Ripplers have been urging our clients and friends to consider using two-factor authentication for things like their Google accounts, password managers and social media sites. Evernote, LinkedIn and Twitter just joined the two-factor party, and Facebook has had some form of it since 2011. But a staggering number of… Read more »

Things You Can Do with Your iPad

After seeing a video where a screen protector company cuts veggies and saws through loaves of bread on top of an iPad, we decided to compile a list of things you can but maybe shouldn’t do with your iPad. Here are the results of our scouring. Enjoy. iSlice iDice Here’s our inspiration for this whole… Read more »

Favorite Websites: June 2013 Edition

The net is a great resource for useful tools to help with everything from email management to finding a pet sitter. Ripplers are discovering new sites, apps and software on a near-constant basis in an effort to keep up with the latest innovations and IT solutions. So, we’re sharing a couple of our favorite websites each month…. Read more »

Advantages to Having a Flexible Workforce

VPN. Cloud computing. VoIP. Telecommuting. These are all examples of how people can work where they want to, when they want to. Being a Results-Only Work Environment, or ROWE, we judge the performance of our employees on just one thing: results. It’s a simple philosophy that’s showing up in more and more industries, including some… Read more »

Google Chromebook – Just Another Netbook?

Samsung Chromebook review by Ripple IT Support

You’ve likely heard of Google Chromebooks already, but if you haven’t you can think of them as netbooks designed to run pretty much nothing but a web browser. That’s simplistic, I know, they can do more than that, but I think that is the key to their utility now and their feasibility for businesses into… Read more »

The Coming Death of Check-in Services

Foursquare | Check-In

Remember when you checked-in at every restaurant, event space, and heck even your house from your phone? If not, don’t worry. That trend is slowly dying before it ever had the chance to become something your mom and dad got into. Whew. Foursquare was the leader of these kind of location-based apps, but has been… Read more »

MindMeister, Brainstorming and Mind Mapping Software

MindMeister | Ripple IT

Here’s something I just started using, but already love. MindMeister lets you share any mind map / brainstorming creation by inviting users by email, or simply send them a unique and secure direct link, similar to programs like DropBox or Google Drive. It’s got a Free Trial period and then costs $9.99/month for the “Pro”… Read more »