Tag Archives: apps

In the Wake of Google Reader’s Retirement

If you are anything like me, you were quite disappointed to learn that as of July 1, 2013 Google Reader will retire.  My first thought was once Google Reader is gone, what do I do with those hundreds (if not thousands) of RSS feeds I have captured and managed via Google Reader.  Rather than rely solely on the petition to …

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Law Firm App Extravaganza

With nearly half of all American adults now using smartphones and a quarter using tablet computers, businesses must develop products catered to the mobile experience.  Smartphones and tablets are being used to browse the Internet, access data remotely, draft/share/collaborate on documents, email, connect socially, and much more. Optimizing your law firm website for mobile use is old news, as smartphones …

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Downtime Efficiency

As lawyers, we’re busy people. Between meetings, court appearances, and document drafting, we’re often on-the-go. One problem with being busy outside of the office is that work continues to accumulate in the office. Your absence doesn’t halt the flow of “to do’s” to your inbox. This problem has been incrementally addressed by technological advances. First pagers, then cell phones, and most recently …

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Coming Soon: “Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers”

In February 2013, LPM will proudly publish Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers. Order your copy today with a 15% pre-publication discount! Lawyers are already using Android devices to make phone calls, check e-mail, and send text messages. After the addition of several key apps, Android smartphones or tablets can also help run a law practice. From the more than …

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Brainstorming, Tablet Style: An Excerpt from “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition”

Adapted and excerpted from Tom Mighell’s iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition, now available from LPM Publishing. Lawyers do a lot of brainstorming—strategizing on trial tactics, laying out an action plan for an upcoming transaction, or just developing a business plan for a law practice. In recent years mind-mapping software has become a popular way of facilitating the brainstorming …

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Five Security Apps for Android

Android-based smartphones have found a loyal following among lawyers. Among smartphone-using respondents to the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, more than 18% reported using an Android smartphone.  That number rose to more than 30% among solo practitioners. Android devices can be helpful practice tools, as we discussed a couple weeks ago with our post on Android apps for legal research.  But …

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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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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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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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