Posts Tagged Apple

'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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Can You Believe There's an App For That?

originally published on ReadWriteWeb.com on behalf of a client Odd apps for mobile devices date back to at least the Palma Sutra, if not before. But Apple has spurred huge numbers of “fringe developers” to mess with our iBrains. Most of these apps cost $0.99, so developers

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Use your firewall

Firewalls are tools, built into either hardware or software, that prevent your computer from engaging in unauthorized and potentially dangerous exchanges with other computers. Most computers come with firewalls that users can turn on to increase the security of their computers. How you can use this tip

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Do Macs need anti-virus protection?

The short answer is no. Macs and Linux are similar in that they both occupy a small part of the overall computer market. Microsoft Windows is the market leader by far, so people who create “active attacks” or malware in general do so for the largest possible

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Safer web browsing

For most people, computer security is a cloudy subject. For Windows users in particular: beyond practising good computer hygiene and keeping anti-virus software updated and running all the time, what can you do to protect your computer? Answer: offer hackers fewer ways to get into your computer.

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Netbooks can be useful

originally published in Lawyers Weekly They’re tiny, cheap, underpowered, and many of us wouldn’t want to use them too often. But netbooks as business computers suit some lawyers just fine. Which, considering their history, is odd. A 2009 article in Wired Magazine traced their existence back to

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What iPads Did To My Family

Plenty of buzz surrounds Apple’s new iPad, even though many people ask “but what is it for?” If you don’t know what it’s for, check out this amusing blog post, “What iPads Did To My Family.” Less techie readers might want to skip the “Some Context” part

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Updating to Windows 7 has perks, drawbacks

originally published in Lawyers Weekly After years of galling “Hi, I’m a Mac – And I’m a PC” ads, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may want to make an ad out of the following anecdote: Toronto real estate lawyer David Feld updated all 8 Vista PCs in his

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Lawyers who really love Macs

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Magazine Special interest groups pop up around all sorts of things, so it isn’t surprising that about 50 lawyers spent a recent weekend in Florida talking about how to run a law office using Apple Macintosh computers.

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Palm Pre good alternative to iPhone, BlackBerry

originally published in Lawyers Weekly There’s a new smartphone in town and it’s good enough to go toe-to-toe with the BlackBerry and the iPhone. It’s the Palm Pre. The folks who arguably invented the handheld computing market are back with a redesigned combination touchscreen and physical keyboard

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