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Encryption in the Cloud: BoxCryptor

I have been looking for an easy and affordable way to encrypt my electronic documents stored in the cloud.  My preferred cloud storage options at this time are either Microsoft SkyDrive or Dropbox.  However, neither provide me with complete assurance that their existing security adequately protects documents that I want to keep completely confidential. After trying Viivo (formerly SecretSync) I found ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Lawyers

Trying to find a good gift for a lawyer (or perhaps yourself) this holiday season?  Good news: Reid Trautz recently posted his annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers. This is the eighth year that Reid has assembled his gift guide, and each year features a few interesting gadgets and tools to appeal to the tech-oriented lawyer.  This year’s recommendations include ...

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“Liking” Your Connections with the New LinkedIn Endorsements

LinkedIn has added a number of new features recently, but the one that seems to be getting the most attention, and is certainly the most noticeable, is the new “endorsement” feature, which was introduced in late September. LinkedIn has always had “recommendations.” Recommendations allow your connections to write a short note about how much they liked working with you or ...

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Let Your Computer or Phone Type for You: It’s Like Having Superpowers!

Today’s guest post comes from Ernie Svenson, author of the brand new LPM book Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers. Ernie practiced commercial litigation for 26 years, first with a mid-sized New Orleans law firm, and then for six years as a solo practitioner. He’s now a full-time speaker on tech-related topics, and he blogs at www.ernietheattorney.net.  If you hate typing with a computer ...

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Features in iOS 6 You May Not Know About

Are you the proud owner of a new iPhone 5 of maybe even the brand-new iPad Mini?  If so, you are using Apple’s latest mobile operating system, dubbed iOS 6.  Even if you don’t have the latest i-device, iOS 6 will work on most all Apple devices – the iPhone 3GS and later, and the iPad 2 and later. With ...

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Managing Facebook Page Administrators

These days, more and more law firms and solo practitioners are creating Facebook Pages to establish a law firm presence on Facebook. Initially, Facebook Pages had only one administrator, but earlier this year, Facebook created multiple administrator roles which allow several different levels of access and control for different individuals within the firm. A law firm’s Facebook Page can have ...

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Tech Mysteries: How Did My Computer Know …?

We’ve all had the how did it know?! moment when using technology. Perhaps you opened a restaurant review website and it listed restaurants near your office without asking for an address. Or maybe you spent a few minutes shopping online for a new coffee table, and now every site you visit seems to have advertisements for coffee tables. Much of this can ...

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Tech E-book Roundup, Part 2

Last week, we reviewed some of LPM’s latest tech e-books. Here are a few more titles you should consider for your e-reader or iPad collection. LPM e-books are available on the ABA Webstore (for reading on all your devices and readers) and the iBookstore or iTunes (for Apple devices).  Download these titles today to enhance your understanding of tech security, Microsoft Office, ...

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Encryption: A Guide for Lawyers

Attorneys have an obligation to protect their client’s data from unauthorized access, and there are few methods of protection more effective than encryption. When communicating over the Internet on wired/wireless networks, or on multiple devices, you risk losing valuable information to unwanted guests. Not protecting your data is dangerous, and while encryption sounds complicated, it’s an easy solution that will ...

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