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Virtual law offices gaining popularity in Internet age

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Magazine Looking to expand your practice’s potential market? Consider adding a virtual office to your physical one.

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Profile: iPad at work

Early adoption gives Canadian businesses competitive edge Note: I wanted to profile slate computers in general, but the only one with any public profile to speak of at the time of publication was Apple’s iPad. Parag Katrodia has been selling appliances for more than two years at

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Genius in our midst

ROBOTICIST, CPU ARCHITECT AND INVENTIVE JOHN BORDYNUIK IS SECURING NIAGARA’S MANUFACTURING FUTURE Originally published in Business Niagara Magazine In his Portage Road warehouse, John Bordynuik leads me past a shelf holding his remote control submarine towards skids piled with 30,000 pounds of computer backup tapes shipped here

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Coming soon: multimedia court judgements

originally published in Lawyers Weekly When Auckland, New Zealand judge David Harvey handed down his judgement for Department of Internal Affairs v. TV Works Ltd, he probably knew he’d ruffle feathers. One set of charges involved TV Works carrying advertising for Pokerstars.net, a “free” gaming website that

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Should you upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 now?

originally published in Lawyers Weekly You use it just about every day, and you suspect you’ll upgrade to the latest version sooner or later. Whether you do so sooner hinges on whether the changes and new features in Microsoft Office 2010 will make a difference in your

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Feeling insecure (about your smartphone)?

You should be. Here are 12 smart security tips for your smartphone. More than 106,000 mobile phones went missing in 2009, according to the FBI’s National Crime Information Centre. Question: where’s your BlackBerry? If you found it quickly, good for you. If not, you’re probably starting to

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Above and Beyond: Industry experts extol the long-term virtues of metal roofing and cladding

originally published in Award Magazine Few trends have outlasted the use of metal on buildings. “The Romans used metal roofing,” notes Gail Read, marketing manager for Robertson Building Systems. And the trend shows staying power. Many centuries-old churches, long-lasting government buildings and modern hockey rinks show significant

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iPad apps for lawyers

originally published in CBA PracticeLink Lawyers may not view the iPad as a viable laptop substitute today, but that may change with the development of new apps. “But what is it for?” That’s the main question dogging the iPad, Apple Inc.’s new touch-screen tablet/slate computing device. The

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'Magic' iPad proves popular with lawyers

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Magazine Given the seemingly inescapable buzz surrounding Apple Inc.’s iPad, you probably don’t need it explained to you. It’s a tablet/slate computing device, it has a touch screen, no keyboard, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs calls it “magical.” But what “magic” does

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The Google-friendly lawyer

More lawyers are looking to the internet giant’s business tools for opportunities to lower their office expenses and increase their productivity. originally published in CBA PracticeLink SaaS (software-as-a-service) continues to grow, allowing tasks that once had to be done using desktop software – from accessing important data

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