The legal industry is fast catching up with the latest technology. Today, it has embraced mobile technology most especially the tablet and the smartphone which have become very important gadgets not only to private individuals but as well as to business organizations.
Tech experts agree that the tablet and other mobile devices can be used effectively to improve productivity in law practice. Lawyers who have recognized their usefulness are now getting these mobile devices.
The 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report of the American Bar Association (ABA) revealed that 89 percent of attorneys claimed using a smartphone for various law-related work while not in their law office. The tasks they do using the gadget include talking and sending and receiving emails among others while iPhone is the top smartphone choice.
Also in 2012, 33 percent of lawyers claimed using a tablet while doing legal work. Their top choice is the Apple iPad while the others are Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. More »
In this day and age, it is impossible to see a person without a handheld device, particularly a mobile phone. Even third world countries (in which most mobile materials are set up) are tech savvy, even a 3-year old or the oldest person in the family has the knowledge about gadgets. Anywhere and everyone now consider it as a necessity as this handy dandy tech. devices are used as a tool not only for communication and entertainment purposes, but as an avenue for reading. More »
The tablet today is more than just a mobile gadget for entertainment, social networking and checking emails while on the go. For the business owners particularly those managing restaurants or food chains, the portable device has become a very useful business tool.
In a restaurant business, technology is also of utmost importance and the tablet can be used creatively in a variety of ways.
Primarily, it can be utilized as a point of sales machine as well as a tool to allow customers to view menus and for servers to take orders. More »
The invention of netbooks maybe very we’ll be the best thing that has happened for techies on the go. This is especially true for people who rely heavily on their laptops, whether for work or play; and with the culture evolving into one that is connected whenever, wherever, the size and weight of netbooks are hard to beat.
Another awesome thing we can be thankful for is the ease – and affordability – of access to mobile Internet. Whether you are fortunate enough to have an unlimited data plan or you pay per use, the fact that you can get connected wherever (as long as your telco is good enough) is pretty amazing, don’t you think? More »
Instagram has made leaps and bounds since it was launched in 2010 and purchased by Facebook in 2012. The December 2013 stats showed that the active users of the network on a monthly basis reach 150 million while on a daily basis, the number of users is more than 75 million. So far, the total number of photos shared on the site is at 16 billion as of October 2013.
For the past year, Instagram also made a major achievement by introducing the web profiles. With this development, desktop and laptop users now enjoy Instagram as much as mobile users do. Thanks to the decision of the people behind this top photo sharing site to launch the Instagram feed that lets users log in to see the photographic activity of their friends and favorite celebrities and other public figures.
The web version of Instagram feed features the same functionality as its mobile version. To use it, users just need to log in and then they can browse through the photos, double click on it to like it or type a comment through the in-line commenting system. More »
There is always an easier way of doing things. While not everything will be as much fun as Kickstarter games , the recent innovations as seen through many crowd sourcing project proposals are proofs that many are at work in making life more convenient, functional, and fun. Just look at these interesting laptop accessories from various product developers.
SideCar: Laptop to Tablet Connector
The SideCar is simply a device that allows users to attach the tablet to the laptop for easy mobile dual-display computing. With no messy adhesive or complicated attachments to deal with, this product offers the simplest way to work between devices. Although initially compatible to Apple products only, the end goal is to make it usable for all kinds of laptops and tablets. The creator of SideCar has recently added another device for attaching the iPhone as well.
The Roost – Stop hunching over your laptop!
The Roost is an ultra portable device that easily transforms a laptop into a desktop workstation. It helps users maintain good posture while working by elevating the laptop screen to the required height to eliminate hunching. It can be brought anywhere and will make it easier for users to work longer in comfort when necessary.
AirSlab – Laptop Cooling Stand & Pad
The AirSlab is a laptop cooling pad made of walnut, eucalyptus, and cork. It is meant to be a simple fix to the problem of laptop heat. This is a natural alternative to the plastic laptop cooling pads available in the market today.
DigiPlate | Mounting system for your laptop
The DigiPlate is a simple mounting system for laptops specifically with its use in photography. This is a device that will allow laptops to be mounted in various places for creative works. The design makes the expansion limitless.
ZenDock – The best dock for your Macbook and MACBOOK AIR!
Zendock is touted to be the most elegant docking solution to select laptops. It will allow users to connect to high quality speakers (optical or standard), microphone,Magsafe power, Ethernet, and even other USB devices in a single connection. It is a product that was meant by the creators to work without getting in the way.
Don’t get me wrong – I cannot imagine my life without my iPad. Ever since I got my first tablet a couple of years ago, it has become an integral part of my routine; and I am not just talking about downtime or leisure time. I am also referring to my work routine.
However, there is still something to be said about netbooks; and that’s what this post is all about. In this day and age of tablets and phablets, why would anyone want to lug a netbook around? More »
Most computer users today have moved to using the LCD or flat screen monitor. This type is lighter and features better resolution compared to the old and bulkier one. It lets people view documents, videos and movies in a clearer manner thereby providing them with a less stressful experience whether doing tasks online or offline.
Sadly, not all computer owners take care of their hardware. Most will only take action when they’re PC is already showing signs of trouble. They fail to clean and maintain their device on a regular basis to ensure its continued peak performance.
The computer monitor should not be taken for granted. Remember, it is the device that lets you see everything from documents and photos to videos and movies. And although it can go without frequent cleaning, PC owners should still find time to take off the dust and dirt on it on a regular basis. More »
I am a big proponent of data backups at regular intervals in order to avoid problems or bad accidents. The nature of technology is parity and duplication. But hard drives are known to fail, and not everything always goes according to plan. It is often best to keep yourself organized by making local backups easy to perform and easy to sift through.
A solution many techies have avoided is performing online data backups. These are handled through cloud storage companies that offer limits on HDD space. But their services are often very reliable, with almost 100% uptime. This means you can tunnel in to grab copies of your backups at any time. You can even do this from another computer if you have Internet access.
If you have just picked up a new ASUS Fonepad, Galaxy Tab 10.1, or any other Android-based tablet you will likely want to secure your personal information. Studies have shown that the Android OS is prone to malware and virus attacks at every turn.
Thankfully the Google Play store and other Android marketplaces offer a wide variety of consumer and enterprise solutions.
AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android™ Tablets
This piece of software is not only free, it is also stacked with useful features. Not only can AVG protect your Android tablet from viruses, it also monitors apps for often discovered malware.
This best in class software offers the ability to track stolen devices and remotely wipe data to protect a users personal information.
AVG even monitors battery usage, storage, and data capacity.
Throw in free support and it’s easy to see why this free AntiVirus software from AVG has been so well received. More »