Category: iPad

Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

In case you missed it, earlier this month Apple announced the “thinnest and most powerful iPad ever.” From Apple:

The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in gold, silver, and space gray, iPad Air 2 and the new iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID and — in the U.S. — Apple Pay.

“iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it, and is thin and light enough that you can comfortably hold it all day; the new iPad Air 2 is packed with amazing new innovations, weighs less than a pound, and at just 6.1 mm is the thinnest tablet in the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad Air 2 has a new Retina display with anti-reflective coating, second generation 64-bit A8X chip, all-new iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, faster Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, and includes the revolutionary Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor.”

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Legal Toolkit podcast with iPhone JD blogger Jeff Richardson

From the Legal Talk network website:

On this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews iPhoneJD blog author Jeff Richardson about his favorite iPhone and iPad apps and accessories that lawyers use in their practice and lives. Richardson and Alexander list their favorite iPad, iPhone, and universal iOS apps for professional uses such as document readers, presentation tools, and Twitter managers, as well as apps for personal uses like podcasts or meditation.”

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Lawyerist publishes searchable list of Mobile Legal Apps for iOS

1970612_10153953603110385_676595552_nEarlier this week, Lawyerist published a searchable and sortable list of Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad. Well, mostly.

“There are just a few exceptions. This does not include apps that have not been updated since 2011 and have few or no reviews in the App Store. Apps that are simply mobile versions of a legal publication aren’t here, either, since the app doesn’t do anything over and above the website. Finally, the App Store is full of applications that simply repackage freely available content, such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Unless an app added some significant extras (such as the ability to annotate or cross reference) to that type of content, it’s not here.”

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New iPad with Retina display most affordable 9.7-inch iPad at $399

From the “Apple Hot News” at 1:04 p.m. March 18th:

Apple has announced that iPad with Retina display replaces iPad 2 as the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. “Now for $399 customers can get iPad with a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, fast A6X chip, and 5MP iSight camera, offering a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value compared to the iPad 2 it replaces,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The iPad line sets the gold standard in mobile computing and all iPads have access to the largest and best ecosystem of more than 500,000 iPad optimized apps from the App Store.”

JuryStar Law Student app teaches voir dire best practices

JuryStar iPad appJuryStar Law Student teaches voir dire best practices in an iPad app.

Spotting the issues in the trial case and generating lines of questioning to explore potential jurors’ attitudes is a skill that requires both training and practice. JuryStar will prepare law students to conduct modern voir dire for the paperless courthouses of the future.

After the release of JuryStar version 2.0, which was a complete rebuild of the app, we re-released our original JuryStar tool as JuryStar Law Student. JuryStar Law Student is currently free Continue reading

Scanner Pro and Mailbox Apps

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“Scanner Pro is perhaps the best app for quickly scanning and saving a digital version of a paper document.” – New York Times.

“Scanner Pro is an excellent app for those who’d like to digitize and organize their paper worlds.” – Marc Saltzman, USA Today Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Three

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Managing a law practice is like balancing on a tight rope. If you place too much emphasis in one direction, you’ll be plummeting before you know it. Keeping everything in harmony, on the other hand, ensures a smoother walk. That’s why it’s so important to focus on all eight areas of practice management equally. I’ll explain how to use apps to help Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part One

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Heather Hale, Esq.

If solo practitioners could simply focus on being great lawyers, how easy would it be to hang your own shingle? But we can’t. In fact, we also have to be great business people in order to have a successful practice. If you’re like me and have no academic background in business this can seem daunting at best, and more likely impossible without a little guidance. For any business, law firm or otherwise, there are eight areas that require balanced focus, attention, and maintenance to ensure a healthy company. In this, the first of four installments on the topic, I’ll explain what those areas of practice management are and how you can tackle tasks in two of them with help from your handy dandy iPad loaded with the best apps to get the job done. The other three installments will each cover two more practice areas and apps to make them a snap. Continue reading

2013 ABA Tech Survey reviewed by iPhone J.D.

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iPhone J.D.: Lawyers using iPhones and iPads

This moring, iPhone J.D. released highlights from the annual ABA Technology Survey. According to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D.: “Yesterday, the ABA released Volume VI of the report titled Mobile Lawyers.  This year’s report shows that a huge and growing number of attorneys are using iPhones and iPads.”

The adoption of iOS devices in the legal sector continues to outpace any other type of smartphone or tablet. Of significant note is the jump from 2011, when only 15% of lawyers used a tablet device, to nearly half of all lawyers now using one in 2013. Richardson concluded: Continue reading