Posts Tagged tablet

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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Recording interviews using mobile devices

Just when I figured I’d tried every last interview recording technology I could use (and omitted ones I don’t care for anymore – goodbye cassettes), along comes a technology that improves on what I’ve used before. That’s why this series of blog posts on interview recording technology

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The virtual deal room is now more advanced

Used as data rooms, lawyers can share confidential information. Physical “deal rooms” house documents pertaining to confidential activities such as mergers and acquisitions. Access to such rooms is controlled. No photocopiers are found within, and no cameras allowed inside. Brock Smith, a Vancouver-based partner in the technology

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How I use RSS feeds

Regular readers of this blog know I’ve been doing all I can to tame the volume of email coming my way. One great method is to simply stop delivery of emails that don’t add much value. I also want to keep up with a number of blogs, but I don’t have

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Tablets becoming better tools thanks to useful apps

Each lawyer in Russell Alexander’s firm has an iPad. The founder of Russell Alexander Family Lawyers has been using one since Apple Inc.’s tablet debuted four years ago. Donna Neff, founder of Neff Law Office Professional Corporation, started her tablet experience on an iPad 2, a device

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Remote library checkouts

Last summer, I took my girlfriend for a drive to Prince Edward Island, a tiny province about 2,000 kilometers away from where I live. Since we listen to audiobooks in the car, I loaded up on several CD-based books, including 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Unfortunately, those

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Sync your phone

I recently watched a podcast (embedded below) about syncing a phone’s contacts with Google contacts. It reminded me of what happens to people who: rely on their phones exclusively for contact information for hundreds, if not thousands, of people don’t back up their phones to their computers

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Review: Lumos StepUp

A month into 2014, parents might be wondering how their kids might make “better” use of the smartphones and tablets bestowed upon them over the holidays. Maybe the kids would like to do a little learning on their tablets, the kind of learning that supplements the stuff

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Digital dictation software becoming the norm

Several years ago, Mark Davis was preparing for a trial over the Christmas holidays. He was the only one in the office, and didn’t have an assistant to transcribe recordings from his digital voice recorder. So he strolled to a nearby electronics outlet, bought Dragon Naturally Speaking,

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