How Lawyers are Using the Tablet Today

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.

Law-Firms using mobile technology

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 »

Paperless Reading Vs. Traditional Reading

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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 »

Instagram: From Mobile to PC

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.

Instagram for the web

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 »

The Charming Nikon D3100

I was off to a wedding last week and I made sure I took my Nikon D3100 with me. I was determined to capture as many charming moments as possible. Weddings, after all, are joyous and life-affirming occasions and not just for the involved parties. In my experience the spectator can get a great deal out of the spectacle and I don’t just mean a sit-down dinner and a free bar, though they are definitely among the attractions. Last week’s splicing promised to be a luxurious affair with a reception in a sort of country house-cum-castle. It had clearly been planned with the sort of attention to detail that suggested that the bride to be had been trained at the army’s Staff College and would have been able, at a pinch, to plan a repeat of the Normandy landings in 1944. My invitation came with a sheaf of documents and I have read less thorough company prospectuses in advance of a new share issue.

I have by no means always been a keen shutter-bug. In fact for many years I was cynical about the whole affair. All those posed groups, all those jolly instructions to say cheese, or to smile and look natural, and all those disappointing end results. If I was lucky then I emerged on the photograph looking just plain surly. If I was unlucky then – well, there is a photograph of me at a wedding reception that looks uncannily like a police wanted poster. In another I resemble Count Dracula looking for a quick snack. My own attempts to immortalise the moment with a variety of old fashioned cameras were similarly disastrous and a whole legion of decapitated mothers of the bride, out-of-focus maids of honour, blurred grooms, over-exposed dancing uncles and strange shots of people’s feet or the tops of their hats had convinced me that I was not cut out to wield a camera at a wedding, or indeed at any other occasion.

All of that changed when I discovered the Nikon D3100. This has been described often as the best entry level SLR digital camera on the market and I am sure that’s true. I think entry-level is a nice way of saying that it’s idiot-proof, which makes it just right for me. It certainly does take fine pictures, what with its CMOS sensor and its 14.2 effective megapixels and its EXPEED 2 image processing. It also takes a nifty movie, with the auto-focus keeping the subject clear and you can do a spot of editing in the camera. But what I really like about the Nikon D3100 is its good manners. It shows me how to take the picture I want and does not blind me with science or deafen me with jargon in the process.

As I am sure you have guessed, I am talking about the Guide Mode of the Nikon D3100. It has been a blessing to me. Do I want to snap bride and groom outside the church with the background artfully blurred? The camera tells me how to do it, explains how the aperture comes in that this point and suggests that I use a focal lens of less than 80mm. I follow its advice and hey presto – I have actually taken a proper photograph.

The wedding went off a treat, by the way. The bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, the mothers wept and fathers looked proud (and slightly relieved.) I captured it all and the reception and even with a free bar as temptation, my Nikon helped me take some pretty good pictures.

You can rely on a Nikon D3100. It is the best mannered camera I know.

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Christmas Wish List of Gadgets

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The holiday season again brings to the fore the extreme popularity of gadgets as a desired Christmas gift among the youth.  Leading the pack are laptops together with iPhones and tablets.  These are the three most popular in the eyes of the very socially active age group of 8 to 18 years old.

This comes as no surprise actually because of the obvious preference of the young to be always hooked up and connected through social media.  These three can afford the most socially connected lifestyle anyone can desire.  The margin of difference between them is so slim that they easily switch rankings in a day.

The preference for laptops is quite understandable since among these three, it offers the most features although it is not as portable as the other two.  There are some functions however that can be so limited in the other two options that a laptop will still come out the favored item.  Laptops such as the Asus Eee are always a welcome gift no matter what.

The fascination of people with gadgets as part of their Christmas wish list is not about to wane.  In fact it has been increasing year after year as more electronic gadgets are introduced.  People are scrambling to be part of a trend that is being dictated by gadgets.

The Christmas wish list of modern times is a lot different from that of yesteryears.  When you look at one, it would appear that you are looking into a technological list especially when accompanied by technical specifications.  There are advantages and disadvantages to this like in any other changes that have come to our life.

Asus iBoom Speakers

We all know that netbooks have terrible audio. It’s something we’ve learned to live with because, well, we get what we pay for.

However, the coming of the iBoom is no surprise. I’m pretty sure that lots of Eee owners are asking for better audio fidelity from their miniscule units.

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USB-Powered Blu-Ray Drive from Asus

At first glance, you may think the Asus SBC-04D1S-U is just another USB portable drive that can burn CDs and DVDs. But that’s only half-true.

You see, the Asus SBC-04D1S-U is the world’s first External Slim BD Combo. It is capable of reading 4.8X BD-ROM/R/RE and writing 8X DVD+R/24X CD-R formats.

It allows you to charge its power from USB ports on your computer. Its vertical stand is ideal for your notebook or PC and it allows you to enjoy high definition videos anytime and anywhere.

Use your Eee as a PlayStation Portable display

No, this isn’t a hack or anything. Apparently, there’s a Windows application available, called RemoteJoyLite, that turns your Eee (or any other netbook for that matter) into an external display for your PSP. Just plug your PSP in and play away.

160GB HDD Eee PC?

Spotted on Dynamism:

It seems that Japanese distributor Dynamism is taking pre-orders for a 160GB Eee PC 1000. It will be available on September 24. The $449.99 price tag seems to be for the 40GB GD and I’m pretty sure we’d see a significant price increase for the 160GB model.
Via EeePC.net

MSI to Compete with Asus Eee PC?

The Asus Eee PC currently faces some competition with various similar-sized alternatives like the XO, the Intel Classmate PC, the Everex Cloudbook and (for some) even the Apple Macbook Air. And recently rumors have it that Acer is planning an ultraportable release.

Here’s another rumor: MSI might come out with an ultraportable of its own. Via HLWT:

MSI looks like it is going to utilize Intels new 45nm Diamondville processor for its rumored ultraportable. The new Intel processor has been specifically engineered for low power portables but it looks like MSI may be the first out of the gate with an actual product with this new chip inside. The Diamondville will be officially announced in April yet but MSI has already gave word that when the chip is “ready” then their own project will be “ready”, too. Expect the new MSI ultraportables to be in the market by July or August this year.

Smallest MSI notebooks I’ve seen so far are sized 11-plus inches. So I think they won’t be far behind in developing an ulraportable close to the size and specs of the Eee. Question is–how soon?

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