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This Week in Tech – June 15th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 15th: Verizon announced its long-anticipated shared data/voice/text plans. Apple’s laptop and OS updates stole all of the headlines this week, but the company also quietly updated its wireless Airport Express Base Station and killed off the 17″ version of the MacBook Pro. And here are ...

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Quick Tip: Manage Your Social Media Permissions

One of the great attractions of social media and the cloud is the ease with which we can combine tools and expand functionality. With a few clicks, you can link social networking profiles from two different sites, or use your login information from one service to access another. Perhaps you have Twitter feeding automatically to your LinkedIn profile, or you’ve ...

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How Do You Archive Your Social Media Activity?

We were actually surprised to hear this question when we lectured last week at the Indiana Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. It’s not surprising that large firms feel the need to archive postings, but it was striking that a solo attorney should feel the need. Not only did a member of the audience bring up the possible ethical need ...

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Digital Dictation and Transcription Primer

Managing time can be a challenge in the best of circumstances, and the changing dynamics of the profession in recent years only seems to be making matters worse. While lawyers employ many strategies to deal with the time crunch, dictation is one of the most traditional—and for good reason. When used carefully, dictation allows lawyers to save time drafting simple ...

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Comparison of Metadata Ethics Opinions

By now, most lawyers have at least a passing familiarity with the term “metadata,” which refers to the hidden layer of information embedded in most electronic documents.  Metadata is often described as “data about data” because it largely consists of information regarding a document’s origins, including who created it, when it was last opened, and what software was used. But ...

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Apple WWDC Keynote Highlights

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) always generates a lot of excitement and a lot of headlines.  This year, we’ve read all of the coverage so you don’t have to. Here are the key highlights: Existing MacBook Air and Pro lines received an overall bump in specs, including faster processors.  Some prices dropped slightly. A new model of MacBook Pro ...

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Evaluating Cloud-Computing Providers

Moving your practice into “the cloud,” whether that involves a single application or all of your firm’s data, is not for everybody. But if you’re one of the many practitioners who have decided that there’s a compelling business case for employing cloud computing, it’s important that you do the appropriate research—and ask the relevant questions—to make sure you’re using a ...

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This Week in Tech – June 8th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 8th: The New York City Bar issued an ethics opinion addressing unintentional juror contact via social media. How-to Geek explored the realities of proper hard drive wiping. Any.do, a popular task management app for Android, launched its iOS and Chrome versions. BGR has a ...

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Introduction to Remember the Milk

Fully-featured practice management tools are a great way of getting your entire firm organized and on the same page, but sometimes you need something simpler: a way to manage your to-do list. Remember the Milk is designed to do just that, helping you to “never forget the milk (or anything else) again.” This short tutorial runs you through the basic ...

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Efficiency Through Document Assembly

Document assembly tools have been around for years and could likely be put to good use in a variety of practice areas and sizes. Yet the adoption rate remains fairly low: according to the 2012 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report (Volume II), just 37% of respondents reported personally using document assembly software. Some of the hesitation can be attributed to ...

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