Category: Tech Trends

Fireplug App offers Google Reader solution

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“Google will kill a highly functional product with fanatically loyal users: Google Reader. From the burning ashes of its funeral pyre, we believe something new and unique can rise up. Not a replacement. Not a new version. A new way of reading and learning. Continue reading


Air Keyboard App

screen-shot-2013-03-12-at-7-03-31-pmHow would you like to turn your favorite mobile device into a remote mouse, touch pad and custom keyboard solution for your PC or Mac? Pretty cool, right? The Air Keyboard App is available for iPhone, iPad and Android, and this video gives you a sneak peak of its ease of use and functionality: Continue reading

Infographic: The Rise of Mobile for Lawyers

The ABA Journal published an article entitled “The Mobile Lawyer” where writer Joe Dysart acknowledges that mobile applications are pushing the legal sector forward:

While the format has its skeptics, mobile apps are revolutionizing the way law is being practiced in the U.S.—a trend that will only intensify this year, according to ardent supporters. Continue reading

Never leave anything behind: Chrome Remote Desktop

by Ben Beasley

Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to login and access–with a secure connection–any computer you own (Mac, Windows, or Linux) that has the Chrome Web Browser and the Remote Desktop app installed. You can make your home or office computer available on a short-term basis for a specific purpose, such as remote tech-support, or on a long-term basis for an uncomplicated way to remotely access your computer’s files and applications. It works even if Continue reading

Touchtype iPad case holds Apple wireless keyboard

Toughtype iPad keyboard caseThis past summer, and again last fall we introduced you to the Touchtype case that holds both your iPad and your full-size Apple wireless keyboard. This week, Salmin Sajid of Sajid Creatives announced new Touchtypes have finally arrived and are ready to find a home. In addition to the gray Touchtypes, Continue reading

Curated Legal Intelligence by Ratchet Law App

ratchetlogoReleased on the app store yesterday, Ratchet Law delivers the legal news that matters to you in an iPad application.

Highlights from the app store description:

Ratchet Law does the work for you by analyzing thousands of top legal news sources to find the most relevant and interesting articles for your practice areas and interests. We’ve got you covered whether your favorite legal sources are law reviews, blogs, regulatory websites, magazines or newspapers Continue reading

“Litigator Apps” Our Top Post of 2012

Litigator apps™Our top post from 2012 will come as no surprise to our regular readers who frequently check back on this popular page for the latest Litigator Apps. Originally published July 4, 2012 as iPad Apps for Litigators & Trial Teams, we made the post a “page” on our site as a solution to the challenge of uncovering the growing list of apps made with litigators and trial teams in mind. We’re glad this resources has been helpful to you. Continue reading

Seriously Social: Using Social Media in Your iPractice

Heather Hale

Solo practitioner and iPad enthusiast Heather Hale, Esq.

by Heather Hale

Social media is increasingly recognized as an acceptable component of your marketing strategy in a professional context. The American Bar Association reports that ninety six (96) percent of lawyers are using LinkedIn and thirty eight (38) percent of lawyers are using Facebook for career development and networking. Where once these sites were reserved only for sharing baby pictures and commenting on that latte you just had, now Facebook, LinkedIn, and even Twitter can be used as powerful tools to turbo charge your practice. And best of all, it can all happen amazingly close to real time with social media apps for a range of devices, including iPad of course.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when deciding which form of social media to use for each task you hope to accomplish is to know your audience. Let’s start with the platform that each of you are most likely already on Continue reading

CLE Drill Down with Monica Bay

Monica Bay, editor-in-chief, Law Technology News Photo by Maggie Soladay

I am honored to share my interview with legal tech rock star Monica Bay. Bay is a member of the California Bar and editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News. A graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, she served as vice-chair of the ABA’s Law Student Division in 1981-82, the first part-time student elected a national officer. She won the ABA Law Practice Management section’s 2003 Edge award for her article “Dealing with the Media.”

Nancy Patterson (NP): I enjoyed learning that you were a solo practitioner for a couple years. What is your earliest memory of earning CLEs?

Monica Bay (MB): It’s a long story, but my pre-law school investigative reporting Continue reading