Sunday, 16 December 2012

UFB – What this means to us..

Recently Ripped Orange connected up with Telstra Clear Cable, allowing us to access faster broadband.  We managed to triple our download speed and increase upload speed ten times.

Before with Telecom Broadband

After with Telstra Clear Cable
Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) is the buzzword that all the telcos are promising, but what is it really and what does this mean for your business?  The UFB project is defined as delivering a minimum speed of 100 Mbps down and 50 Mbps up over a 10 year period.  For those in a city your current standard broadband is about 10 Mbps up and 0.8 Mbs down.

What has changed for Ripped Orange?

Most of the work we do is in the “Cloud”. This means we download and upload information and documents to the internet frequently. Having faster download speed has not been that noticeable,  but upload, or the time to save documents certainly has.  A major timesaving for us.

Another big change is phone services, we were already using Lync, Skype and 2Talk for communicating.  With faster speed this is now a more reliable and pleasant experience.  The upside for this is that we now use the internet for all phone calls which will reduce our phone costs.

If you are considering a similar move, please get in touch and we would be happy to share some of the learnings' both positive and negative, that we have had along the way.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Ripped Orange Magic Mango Fruit Punch

Looking for a cool drink on Christmas Day? Check out this suggestion from our team member Mark.

Magic Mango Fruit Punch



Simply add:


1 container of NZ Natural Sorbet Mango (946 ml)

1 container of Just Juice Fruit Juice Pineapple & Mango (1 litre)


1 Sprite Soft Drink Lemonade (1.5 litre)


You can throw in some sliced oranges and kiwi fruit for a nice visual affect and added flavour…enjoy!

Ripped Orange Christmas Songs and more...

The team at Ripped Orange have compiled some of our favorite sites and tips for the Christmas season.

Ripped Orange Christmas Playlist

Struggling to find some Christmas Music, the Ripped Orange team have compiled a playlist of our 45 favorite Christmas hits from You Tube. Ideal for the big screen on Christmas Day!

NORAD Tracks Santa

Tired of waiting to track Russian Missiles, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) has also been tracking Santa since 1955.

Visit  to download the smartphone app or check in for live updates from December 24th.

Stuff has a great selection of Christmas themed apps for your smartphone.
You can check them out here

Travelling over Christmas,  the MetService have just updated their site with more video and information, visit

You can also download their smartphone apps

Or if you are too cheep for the $2.95 you can also view their mobile site at