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Windows 10 Brings Cortana to Life

Windows 10 Brings Cortana to Life | Ripple IT

Say Hello to Cortana Recently, Microsoft announced their plans to make Cortana a fundamental part of Windows 10 when it is released in Fall 2015. According to Microsoft, the software will be designed to become more familiar with users as time goes by and customize recommendations based on the user’s tastes and day-to-day interactions. Although… Read more »

Net Neutrality: What the FCC’s Ruling Means For You

Net Neutrality | Ripple IT

Broadband is now a public utility On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new net neutrality regulations designed to safeguard the free flow of content on the internet. The FCC’s vote causes fixed broadband lines to be reclassified under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. This means internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile broadband… Read more »

Google Fiber is Coming to Atlanta

have you heard the news about Google Fiber

The time for Google Fiber is finally here! Well, sort of… Google recently announced they will be launching their high-speed fiber-optic internet service in four new metro areas: Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Nashville, and Atlanta (Home to Ripple HQ). This is the latest step in a very careful expansion of Google Fiber, which is currently offered in Austin,… Read more »

Windows 10: 5 Features You’ll Love

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The buzz of Microsoft’s leap to Windows 10 may be starting to die down, but the big, 640-million-user question remains: If you hated (or just plain ignored) Windows 8 because of the drastic changes in the look and feel, should you think about upgrading to Windows 10? Good news for Windows 8 haters: many of the… Read more »

Is It Time To Change Your Gmail Password?

is your Gmail password strong enough

Do you need to change your Gmail password? Earlier this week, an archive containing nearly five million Gmail addresses and plain text passwords were posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum. A Google spokesperson stated the company has “no evidence that our systems have been compromised,” and security experts seem to agree that the passwords are either old passwords… Read more »

Have You Tried Rebooting?

Have you tried rebooting

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” We’ve all heard this classic tech support question at some point. In fact, if I encounter an issue with a program or my computer is acting strange, I dare not ask any fellow Ripplers for help without rebooting first (I made that mistake once and the… Read more »

Trees Atlanta 13th Annual Sell-a-bration

Trees Atlanta | TreesAtlanta.org

Hmm. The more I look at the word “trees,” the less it looks like the correct spelling. Imagined typos aside, if you’re in Atlanta this Saturday trees will be taking center stage at the once-a-year Tree Sale put on by the nonprofit organization Trees Atlanta. Located in the Cabbagetown / Reynoldstown area, the Trees Atlanta… Read more »