Posts Categorized: Technology

AdBlock Plus for Android Gets Blocked

Ad Block Plus | Ripple IT

We were sent us this via our contact form today: Hi there, I just wanted to quickly let you know that Google has removed the popular Adblock Plus app from Google Play. Apparently, Google is now openly prioritizing revenues over the freedom of choice for the users. If you have any questions, feel free to… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Favorite Websites: December 2012 Edition

Our Favorite Sites | Ripple IT

Being that a good number of people celebrate holidays in December, we thought it would be appropriate to list a couple of sustainable and/or eco-friendly shopping sites. And even if you don’t celebrate a single day in December, these sites and products aren’t as boring as the word sustainable might imply. 1. On SHFT you can… Read more »

Humans on Mars: Will There Be Free WiFi?

Mars Rover | Curosity | Ripple IT

NASA’s Curiosity rover has concluded that radiation levels on the red planet are safe for humans. “The astronauts can live in this environment,” said Don Hassler, principal investigator on Curiosity’s Radiation Assessment Detector instrument (RAD). He went on to explain that “the Mars atmosphere is acting as a shield for the radiation on the surface and as… Read more »