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Adobe Acrobat X Pro: PDF Editing Tutorial

In this second video in our series of Adobe Acrobat X Pro tutorials, we address an all-too-common problem: you need to make a few minor changes to a PDF, but the original document isn’t available. So how do you make changes directly to the PDF?  We demonstrate how to: Add text directly while preserving word wrapping. Add text as an ...

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Lost Your Smartphone? Time to Remote Wipe

If you’re going to use a Smartphone, having the ability to remotely wipe it is essential. With remote wiping, if your device goes missing–whether via theft or simply by losing it–you can quickly take steps to erase all data from that device. Remote wiping requires that the device be connected to the service provider’s network, so it’s important to do ...

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Security Outside of the Office

Technology used to be firmly anchored in the office: bulky desktop computers, closet-filling servers, fax machines, and so forth. But as laptops have surged in popularity, and new technology like smartphones and tablets have emerged, lawyers are increasingly carrying their technology–and their clients’ data–with them outsideof the office. So how can you secure your technology on the go? Here are a ...

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Scanners for a Small Law Firm

Going truly “paperless” is a lofty goal many lawyers aspire to but few can achieve completely.  Paper invariably finds its way onto our desks, whether from clients, the courts or opposing counsel.  This influx of  paper can throw off our carefully arranged electronic filing strategies or leave gaping holes in our document management systems.  The solution: fast, high quality document ...

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Adobe Acrobat X Pro: PDF Basics Tutorial

Acrobat Pro is an essential tool for many lawyers, used for everything from basic document viewing to redaction to client in-take forms.  In this first video in our series of Acrobat X Pro tutorials, we demonstrate how to convert documents to PDF, apply OCR (Optical Character Recognition), and make basic changes by adding, removing, and rearranging pages within a PDF.

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Clipboard: Pinterest for Productivity?

There’s a new web clipping and organization tool on the block: Clipboard.  According to the announcement on Clipboard’s blog, the service allows its users “to easily save parts of the web in order to accomplish meaningful goals.” The service might best be described as a cross between the popular social sharing site Pinterest and cloud-based notetaking/archiving tool Evernote.  Users create “boards” ...

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Electronic Discovery and the Rise of Smartphones

Routinely, I go through the intake forms associated with new digital forensics cases to see what is coming in on what kind of cases, from what sources, etc. Recently, I have been struck by the sheer volume of cases involving the recovery of deleted data (primarily text messages) from smartphones. We bought some expensive equipment recently to broaden our ability ...

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New E-books Available from LPM!

LPM is delighted to announce the publication of 14 new e-books for lawyers! The e-books are now available for download and purchase on Apple’s iBookstore. iBookstore is available via the free iBooks App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, or at www.itunes.com/ibookstore. Available e-books include: 2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide Google for Lawyers iPad Apps in One ...

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Strong Password Refresher

Passwords are the first, and sometimes last, line of defense when it comes to data security. It’s vital to use strong passwords for all of your devices and accounts. What constitutes a strong password? Here’s a quick refresher: The length should be at least 8 characters, with some security experts now recommending 15+ characters. The password should include upper and lower case ...

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