Monthly Archives: December 2012

Travel Tips from the Ripple IT Support Team

Traveling | Ripple IT

Photograph courtesy of When traveling for business, on vacation, or visiting family for the holidays, it’s important to be cautious with your gear. That includes everything from your luggage to your laptop. We Ripplers have a few tips to help you avoid the traveling blues by keeping your technology safe and secure. 1. Save… Read more »

Gift Ideas from the Ripple IT Support Team

Ripple IT Support and Hosting Services for Small or Midsize Companies

With many people celebrating the holidays in December, we at Ripple thought we’d share some of the high-tech doodads and gadgets that caught our eye this year. Oh, and let us know if you have any particularly kickass gift ideas of your own by leaving a message (with link) in the comments section. FITBIT ONE |… Read more »

Rudolph at the Center for the Puppetry Arts in Atlanta

Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts | Rudolph

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be in Atlanta at the Center for the Puppetry Arts for a faithful adaptation of the classic 1964 animated feature by Rankin Bass from now until the end of December. Director Jon Ludwig adapted the popular stop-motion television special, which features a wannabe dentist elf, an island of misfit toys, and a… Read more »

Google Maps Now Available for iOS Devices

Google Maps App | Ripple IT

The wait is over for iPhone and iPad users: An official Google Maps app for iOS is here! And it’s available directly from the iTunes App Store. Best of all, it now comes with turn-by-turn voice-guided driving directions, transit and walking directions, 2D and 3D maps, Street View and aerial imagery. Boom! Oh, and that… Read more »

DoNotTrackMe Blocks Site Trackers

DoNotTrackPlus - Ripple IT Service

Abine’s DoNotTrackMe is an add-on for popular web browsers that makes increasing your online privacy a cinch. Previously known as Do Not Track Plus when it underwent a massive overhaul at the beginning of this year, the latest version “adds more than 50 trackers to its list, for a total of more than 200 companies and 630… Read more »

Adblock Plus for Android

Adblock Plus | Support | Ripple IT

Adblock Plus for Android offers an easy way to completely remove ads that appear when using your mobile device. Jusr download and install the app, and then just let it do its thing. Immediately all display ads, video ads, push notifications, and even many in-app ads will disappear. AdBlock Plus kill ads on most websites, including… Read more »

The SpareOne Emergency Phone

SpareOne Emergency Phone

For all of our New York clients who’ve suffered through Hurricane Sandy, along with our own NYC Ripplers, we wanted to make mention of a pretty cool way to make sure you can always get through to someone in the event of an emergency. The new SpareOne Emergency Phone is a handy AA battery-powered device… Read more »

Autorun Malware Spreading on Windows Machines

Autorun Malware | Windows

In an unexpected turn of events, antivirus vendors are once again warning customers of spreading malware that can infect computers through a well-known bug in Windows Autorun software. This is particularly surprising given that the Autorun function has been disabled in Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Perhaps an even more curious detail is that Microsoft… Read more »