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This Week in Tech – August 10th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 10th: Jim Calloway noted changes to MRPC1.1 which may turn all lawyers into legal technologists. An old Android virus dubbed Zues-in-the-mobile or Zitmo may now be targeting BlackBerry devices as well. How dramatic is the sales gap between the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab? ...

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Developing Your Law Firm Website (Free Book Excerpt)

Adapted and excerpted from Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website (2012) by Jeff Lantz, now available from the ABA Law Practice Management Section.   Build Your Website Yourself or Hire a Developer? Your website is your personal 24/7 face to the world. It should be a significant part of your marketing program. Because it’s always available for the ...

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Five Legal Research Apps for Android

According to the ABA’s 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, 17% of responding lawyers in private practice regularly use mobile research apps on their smartphones.  It isn’t hard to understand the appeal: research is an essential aspect of practice for virtually all lawyers, and mobile research apps allow users to conduct their research anywhere at any time. For Android users, what ...

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Quick Tip: Enable iPhone LED Flash Alerts

Whether you have difficulty hearing, work in a particularly noisy office, or simply have a habit of forgetting to turn your ringer back on after meetings, it can be be helpful to have your smartphone provide a clear visual cue that you have an incoming call or alert.  For those with iPhones, one easy solution is to set the device’s ...

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This Week in Tech – August 3rd

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 3rd: Windows 8 is nearly here. Microsoft recently announced that it’s reached RTM status–released to manufacturing. Beverly Michaelis offered some helpful suggestions about improving your smartphone email signatures. Google Wallet saw a major update which will allow users to load almost any major credit ...

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Follow Along with #ABAannual

The ABA Annual Meeting is in Chicago this week and there is a lot going on. ABA entities are holding their business meetings at hotels scattered throughout the city and with CLE programming hosted at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, how do you pay attention to it all? On Twitter of course! Follow the #ABAannual trend for ABA Annual Meeting updates ...

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Lessons from the Latest Dropbox Security Lapse

A few weeks ago, word circulated that some Dropbox users were being spammed, stoking fears that Dropbox had been compromised.  Dropbox brought in outside experts to investigate the issue, and yesterday they announced the results. According to the Dropbox blog, the root cause of the spam was actually the hacking of a different (and unmentioned) website. Hackers took the stolen ...

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New Look and New Tips from Law Practice Matters

Law Practice Matters has a new look, and a couple helpful new posts about legal technology to go with it: Should Lawyers Use Encrypted Email? With the amount of sensitive information lawyers send through e-mail, should we be using encrypted e-mail? Avoiding Lost USB Drives Losing a thumb drive can be damaging, but what about finding a thumb drive? Law Practice Matters ...

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Quick Tip: Outlook Conversation View

When Google’s Gmail launched in 2004, one of its more notable features was its use of conversational sorting.  That is, Gmail grouped emails–including your own responses–into conversational threads.  With one click, you could view an entire exchange of e-mails that spanned days or weeks. Though few realize it, a similar feature has been available in Microsoft Outlook for years.  The ...

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Video: Practice Management Software 101

In our July webinar, Ron Collins from Amicus Attorney discussed the benefits and opportunities offered by practice management software, from improving client communications to capturing additional billable hours. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center and sponsored by Amicus Attorney.

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