Posts Tagged Apple

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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Does your business still need Microsoft?

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Sam Glover started down his “nonconformist” path by installing Ubuntu, one of many distributions of the Linux operating system, on an aging IBM ThinkPad he wanted to rejuvenate. Jennifer Gabriel works for a 22-person Ottawa law firm that went from typewriters to

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blog post: "Good Enough" Is the Bare Minimum

originally published on ReadWriteWeb.com, written for aplus.net.com Senior Wired Magazine editor Robert Capps penned an article titled “The Good Enough Revolution” for Wired’s September 2009 edition. The print edition included the daring (and perhaps intentionally provocative) subtitle “Why lo-fi tech will rule the world.” This rings of

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Eying the iPhone?

originally published in National Magazine “On the weekend, I worked on a closing,” Rob Hyndman recalls. “Documents were sent to me. I reviewed the black lines, took two or three minutes to compare them to the list of items on my checklist, and fired off a quick

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Unlock the secrets of your smartphone

originally published in The Lawyers Weekly Still think that calling and e-mailing from your BlackBerry is a great productivity booster? Consider this: The gadget in your hand now boasts more power than the computers of your childhood. So why stick to traditional smartphone tools like calendars, task

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Big Mac attack: Is Apple poised for a bigger bite of the business market?

originally published on cbc.ca You know the business world is changing when IBM, co-founder of the personal computer age, offers employees computers that run on operating systems other than Microsoft Windows — including, of all things, Apple Inc.’s Macintosh. Apple hasn’t traditionally been a common computer brand

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