Posts Tagged Google

Increasing text size in web browsers

Have you ever seen people with poor eyesight hold magnifying glasses to their computer screens? I haven’t either, but I could imagine that happening given how difficult it can be to read certain web sites. Fortunately, there are easier ways to make web sites easier to read.

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Rebooting smartphones

They’re pretty dependable devices, but even today’s smartphones sometimes “hang” or “freeze”. No matter what you do, they refuse to respond when you touch their screens or press their keys and buttons. Worry not. Smartphones are pretty easy to reset, or “reboot” to use the computing term,

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Not just for kids anymore: Bad behaviour is bad behaviour in real life or online

Create social media policies to guide your staff Being social has never been a fad. We’re all social creatures. We naturally reach out to others, whether in person, on the phone or by using technology such as social media. We’re also litigious creatures, so it’s little wonder

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Law firms publishing smartphone apps

Smartphone users habitually check unread message counts. Canny law firms can leverage that common compulsion by putting unread counts on their own smartphone apps, which are among today’s most effective opt-in marketing tools.

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Now is the time for lawyers to invest in a tablet device

Has all the buzz around tablets set your head spinning? Not sure what to make of it all? You’re not alone. Early adopters define them in techspeak and leave the other 95 per cent of us to struggle with their jargon. Don’t let the techspeak discourage you

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Tracking plagiarism on the web

Back in May, a magazine assigned me an article on electronic trials (the effective use of modern technology during trials). I mentioned an article on the same topic I recently wrote for my column in another magazine. The editor then emailed me a link to that very

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Avoid overformatting your documents

If you’ve ever felt like you spend too much time formatting your documents, you aren’t alone. Part of the problem is the level of detail to which you CAN format a document. One solution: Draft documents using a word processor that doesn’t give you as many formatting

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RIM's PlayBook has some kinks to work out

Waterloo, Ont.-based Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) recently released the biggest test of its BlackBerry brand: the PlayBook tablet. Here are my first impressions.

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Lawyers wary of new technology (cloud computing)

Law offices have long used sophisticated computer systems. Today, those systems don’t need to reside in the firm’s offices. Using cloud computing, also known as software as a service (SaaS), firms can use robust systems located off the premises. But attorneys aren’t rushing to replace premise-based systems

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Services for cloud computing booming

On a network diagram, icons for things like phones, computers, servers and other devices often connect using straight lines. But when those devices leave the office, they connect back via a nebulous connection: a cloud. The cloud illustrates paths from devices to information that can vary depending

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