Posts Categorized: Technology

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 »

Best Practices for LinkedIn

LinkedIn Tips | Ripple IT

Facebook… Check! That’s where I keep up with friends, talk trash when my team wins and get my fix of cute fury animal pics with ridiculous captions. Twitter… Check! That’s where I get my news, follow celebrities and see what’s trending. LinkedIn… Well.. I have a page but I never check it. If this is… Read more »

AdBlock Plus for Android, Unblocked (Sorta)

Adblock Plus | Support | Ripple IT

As we mentioned last week, Google recently started removing ad-blocking apps from its mobile marketplace, Google Play, claiming that they violate part of its Developer Distribution Agreement. Which is a fancy way of saying that these apps block ads which would otherwise generate revenue for the company. One of the blocked apps that was yanked… Read more »