Hardware

Are You Not Buying a New PC Too?

No Sale

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about large decreases in purchases of new PCs and laptops. Dwight Silverman does a great job of telling the story, giving us the numbers and analyzing the trends in “Why aren’t people buying new PCs? Because they don’t have to.” Silverman’s title neatly sums up the answer to the question, but his blog ...

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Keeping Your Mobile Devices Charged

Recent storms have left many people without power for extended periods of time and reminded us how much our technology lives, especially our mobile technology lives, depend on having electricity for our mobile devices. Several years ago, our house was without power for six days and I started to feel like an electricity vampire, carrying around an extension cord and ...

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Coming Soon: “2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide”

In early January, LPM will publish The 2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide. This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad, ...

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Tech Mysteries: How Did My Hard Drive Shrink?

You buy a new 2 TB external hard drive at the store, plug it into your computer and notice that the hard drive properties list the size not as 2 TB but as something a bit less — 1.9 TB. There are two reasons that this can happen: pre-installed software and marketing. Some hard drives today, particularly external drives marketed ...

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Quick Tip: Save with Online Comparison Shopping

When it comes to boosting the bottom line, firms usually focus on revenue.  Sophisticated time tracking tools are used to make sure no hour goes un-captured, while productivity improvements make attorneys more efficient and thereby free them to bill more hours or complete more flat-fee projects. But there’s another side to the equation: costs.  Firms can easily boost profitability by ...

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Manage the Transition to Paperless

Do you consider your law firm “paperless?” If not, understand the many benefits to working in a paperless office and how easy it is for lawyers to make the switch. Not only from a cost-savings perspective, a paperless office will save you time, encourage more efficient document management, and best of all – it’s a painless transition. Go from paper-full ...

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Quick Tip: Locking your iPad Orientation

Though it’s become a commonplace feature across smartphones and tablets, the iPad’s ability to automatically adjust its layout based on how it’s being held–portrait or landscape–is a remarkable feat.  Unfortunately, it can also be a nuisance in certain situations.  Imagine, for example, trying to share a document with a judge by handing your iPad across the bench.  If the judge ...

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Smart Tech for Small Firms

Solo and small sized law firms must take a strategic approach to ensure they buy the right technology for their practice. When compared to larger law firms, solo and small firms have limited time and resources, so it’s crucial they find the sweet spot when selecting essential hardware and software. In the upcoming CLE program from the ABA Law Practice ...

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Trial Presentation Basics: Document Cameras

When it comes to trial presentation technology, most of the attention these days is focused on the software:  software that can catalogue thousands of documents and pieces of evidence; software that creates dynamic and sophisticated presentations; even software to create detailed interactive timelines. But despite the rapid growth of trial and litigation support software, one of the most popular pieces ...

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