A week ago, CNET reported that a Vulcan emoji may be officially added to the iPhone. Over the weekend, however, CNET confirmed its release. Watch this video for the steps: Or follow these written instructions. Note, you must upgrade to iOS 8.3 to view or use this. 1. On your iPhone, copy the Vulcan emoji… Read More
Thanks to the several hundred attendees who viewed the live Florida Bar webinar, Apps for Florida Lawyers! The Bar will provide 1.0 hour of CLE credit. Learn more than 50 iPhone and iPad apps as well as a lengthy discussion regarding how to use an iPad during a deposition, how to sign documents on an… Read More
In January 2015, the Florida Bar released its “Results of the 2014 Economics and Law Office Management Survey,” which you can find here. The Bar article covers the primary study results however there are far more interesting tech-specific data about lawyers and their use of technology. Some of the interesting, if not unusual, highlights about… Read More
Lawyers (and other professionals) have ethical obligations to reasonably know about the technology they use — and ensure that communications are confidential and protected. This article from the December 2014 Palm Beach Bar Journal explains a dozen privacy settings for your iPhone or iPad which should increase your security.
An app called “If This, Then That” or IFTTT exists to bring together your smartphones alarms, notices, social media, and other internet tools so that you can, as their tag line says, “take control of the internet.” This article, “If This Then That (IFTTT” For Lawyers” explains how to combine your various internet resources into… Read More
Last year, after the Boston Marathon Bombing, I wrote about my experience reading Twitter and listening to Ustream to get news on the manhunt which was coming in 10-30 minutes faster than it reached CNN. A year later, the article is still solid and gives some good resources to say ahead of breaking news (here).… Read More
We see lawyers using iPads during depositions quite often… except they are not the ones asking questions since they are using the iPad to pass the time. This article, from the January 2014 Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, will explain how to question a witness using your iPad and two free apps to create… Read More
Enjoying a little free time around the holidays or did you just get an new Apple device? This is the second in a series on the new Apple iOS7 operating system for iPhone and iPad. Since Apple doesn’t provide you with instructions, these two single-page articles will get you working like a pro. The first… Read More
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you are likely running the new iOS 7. But do you really know what you are doing? Apple infamously omits a lengthy instruction book with its iDevices… but don’t buy a book. The Palm Beach Bar published the concise Lawyer’s Guide to iOS 7. And I’ll let you… Read More
I will be presenting “iPad and iPhone Apps for Mediators” on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Florida Dispute Resolution 21st Annual Conference for ADR Professionals. Thanks to those who attend! I am providing a PDF copy of the Powerpoint which includes: 1. Tech Recommendations for Mediators and Their Offices 2. What Techs are Lawyers… Read More
A special thanks to the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak on June 13, 2013 regarding iPhone and iPad Apps for Business Professionals. If you are interested in attending, the details are here. The presentation material is here (also on the right column of this page under “Materials”).
Can Border Patrol rummage through the contents of your digital camera, laptop, smartphones, etc at the border? Yes, according to several recent cases and a broad exception to the Fourth Amendment (search and seizure). Read “Can They Search Your iPad or iPhone at the Border?” from the May 2013 Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin.… Read More
There has been criticism that the all-too-familiar cell phone bars on your iPhone are not entirely accurate. There is a (reversible) trick to show reception in decibels, not bars. This gives you a number (sadly, for me, usually ranging between -100 and -80) which is a more precise measure of signal strength. The closer… Read More