Posts Categorized: Technology

Microsoft Office Coming Unbundled

Microsoft is planning to unbundle it’s popular Office package, including the OneNote client for Macs, in an attempt to reach customers who aren’t interested in bellying up to the bar for the full-fledged suite. This runs counter to Microsoft’s usual strategy of of adding more to Office in the hopes that customers will upgrade or… Read more »

Happy Birthday to Mac

Apple Mac Anniversary | IT Support | Ripple

To celebrate 30 years of the Mac, Apple has released a 127-second video shot entirely with iPhones over a 36-hour period on January 24, the official date of Mac’s 30th birthday. The video includes footage from 10 countries on five different continents, and is designed to show all the ways in which people now use… Read more »

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 »