Posts Tagged smartphone

Improving automakers' owner manuals

Do you know anybody who reads auto manuals? If you know me, you do. Why do I do this? I review cars (one review appears on this blog every second week) and I like to get my own answers to questions on the technology I’m using. I’m a

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Mobile devices gaining importance in probes

Whether a case centres on employee theft, insurance fraud, intellectual property theft or a range of other matters, cell phones and other mobile devices can contain “relevant information that shouldn’t be ignored,” says Chuck Rothman, director of e-discovery services for Wortzman Professional Corporation. “Information on phones can

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Thoughts on smart speakers

When I walk into my office, I like to listen to classical music streaming from a commercial-free station. To do this, I used to fire up iTunes on my computer, go to my favourites and start the music. Now I stream classical music in my office by pressing the play

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Remote control light bulbs

Nobody says “there’s an app for that” any more, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. The mobile app revolution has affected just about everything, it seems, right down to the light bulb in my study lamp. Does LED technology really help reduce electricity bills? My condominium board

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I read 425 words per minute

This might be the most eye-catching blog post title I’ve ever come up with. It may also be the easiest. It’s certainly accurate. I know I’m reading at this speed because Spritz Reader tells me so.

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Beacon technology finding footing in Canada

Smartphone-toting film, music and technology fanatics who converged on Austin, Texas, in March for South by Southwest (SXSW) got to connect with the festival and each other a little better than in previous years. The SXSW Go mobile app responded to more than 1,000 beacons deployed at event

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Ditch your dead tree planner

I used to cart a 12″ by 9″ binder whenever I had to go to work appointments. I got that binder thanks to a Priority Management course a former boss sent me to. (I owe him a thank-you for that.) (The instructor, Andy Sherwood – “Sherwood like

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Out with wet ink, in with Acrobat DC

Hiding at the back of the room during an April seminar, I checked e-mail on my iPad. A prospective client had sent me an NDA to sign and date. I opened this Word document using Adobe’s recently released Acrobat Document Cloud (DC), converted it to a PDF,

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Securing the gateway to confidential information

Phones, tablets and notebook computers help lawyers be more productive, since they connect to the law firm network when the lawyer is out of the office. They also represent an information security risk because they connect to the law firm network while the device is out of

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Hanging up on the traditional phone system

When Michael Berger and his partners started business law firm Aluvion Law, they deliberately made what might seem a strange omission: the firm has no phones.

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