All Posts

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Possible LinkedIn Password Breach: Change Yours Now!

Technology blogs and news sites lit up this morning with news that millions of LinkedIn passwords had reportedly been leaked online.  According to The Verge: A user in a Russian forum is claiming to have hacked LinkedIn to the tune of almost 6.5 million account details. The user uploaded 6,458,020 hashed passwords, but no usernames. It’s not clear if they …

Read More »

Adobe Acrobat X Pro: Redaction Tutorial

In the past, redaction could be a tedious (and expensive) nightmare.  Lengthy copies of documents would have to be printer, carefully examined word-for-word, and redacted manually with a thick black marker.  With Adobe Acrobat X Pro, you can quickly redact documents using a variety of built-in tools.  In this tutorial, we address: Using search-and-redact to easily locate sensitive information throughout …

Read More »

IBM Opened Pandora’s Box When It Embraced BYOD

John and I loathe BYOD. It is a security nightmare. While most business agree, many have felt compelled to embrace BYOD (bring your own device) because, frankly, employees (and sometimes senior management) demanded it. Reading the story of IBM’s experience with BYOD is unnerving. It is sometimes argued that BYOD will save a company money. IBM’s CIO, Jeanette Horan, says it …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »