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Case Study: Why Pardot Chooses Ripple for IT Support

Pardot is a SMB-focused marketing automation vendor, and one of the fastest-growing companies in America. They were recently named the Top Small Workplace in Atlanta by the AJC, and their marketing automation software will be included in Dell’s Cloud Business Applications. Pretty impressive for a company that had only a handful of employees in 2007. As… Read more »

Case Study: Why Matchstic Chooses Ripple for IT Support

Our friends at Matchstic are top–notch creatives, specializing in brand identity. Their staff is a mixture of full-time, part-time, and freelance employees who work in the office, on the road, and sometimes from home. They need dynamic IT support. Before Ripple came on board, Matchstic was reliant on a single person who serviced them along with… Read more »

Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze

Okay. So, Apple’s Maps is a far cry from its powerful and expansive Google counterpart. But, as Apple has continually pointed out, the app is in part crowdsourced — meaning that the more people use it, the better it will get. So, how do users go about improving the new Maps app? Well, there’s actually a couple… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Security Update

According to a researcher in the Security in Communications department at Technical University Berlin, a malicious code circulating the internet could make Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3 phones vulnerable to a flaw, allowing their personal data to be deleted from their device. The researcher showed how the flaw could be exploited using just a single code embedded… Read more »

Microsoft Office Licensing

Yes, we know the world is steadily moving to online office applications like Google Apps or Office 365, but some huge percentage of computer users still need or use Microsoft Office. Here are some licensing tips for business owners:   You cannot use Office Home & Student in any commercial, nonprofit, or revenue-generating activities. Nor… Read more »

Apple Maps Under Fire

One day after going live, the backlash for Apple’s Maps app in iOS 6 is coming on strong and fierce. There’s already a tumblr page showcasing bad map data, warped bridges, cities under water, and other calamities. Forget about finding your local takeout joint. It will be hard enough to finding a city in Scotland through… Read more »

LastPass, UnPwned

This week LastPass announced a partnership with PwnedList, a website which identifies  hacked accounts. PwnedList will make available its continuously updated database so that LastPass users can receive notifications for any username/password combinations that have been compromised. Amber Gott, a LastPass spokesperson, explained how the new service will work: “We do batch checking nightly, against… Read more »

iOS 6 is Here!

iOS 6 is now live. Curious Apple users can update their mobile devices by navigating to Settings>General>Software Update on any iPhone 3GS or later. A list of the features available on the new mobile OS is up on Apple’s site. And for a handy, device specific list you can check out TechCrunch’s chart. Of particular note… Read more »