I remember when a $200 laser printer was considered an extraordinary bargain. Today, there are lasers that occasionally sell for $150, even $100 after rebates. We have now reached a new low in laser printer prices. How about $49.99! Yes,…
Wi-Fi on the Road
Many hotels now offer free wireless Internet access. The Hilton hotel chain, which includes the value-priced Hampton Inn group, generally offers free in-room Wi-Fi. However, some chains offer only wired high speed Internet in guest rooms. That means your laptop…
New Tech Products of Interest to Lawyers
Here are a half dozen new technology products of interest to lawyers (and geeks in general).
Free Remote Access to Your PC
I’ve been testing a free remote access service called LogMeIn. Remote access services are indispensible to a busy family law attorney who wants to avoid rushing back to the office at night or on a weekend to check office email,…
Search and You Will Find
Two new search utilities help you find what’s missing on your computer’s hard drive. Computer hard drives have become so large in recent years that finding a misplaced file, email message, or document can be next to impossible – unless…
Phishing – Don’t Get Caught!
Phishing attacks use ‘spoofed’ e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, etc.
How law office dictation has changed
Technology has changed the way we practice law, but not necessarily the end product of our efforts. We still spend most of our time producing a paper product for consumption by our clients, the courts, and others. But how we…
Five Top Tech Tools for Lawyers
Here are five gadgets, software, or services that can make your practice, and your life, easier. They are affordable and easy to use, even for a tech neophyte.
Remove Dangerous Metadata
Microsoft Word documents contain potentially embarrassing and dangerous hidden bits of information that could, in extreme cases, lose cases and ruin careers.
No Excuse for Low-Tech Lawyers
Stop making excuses and do yourself and your staff a huge favor by upgrading (or implementing for the first time) your law office technology.
Backup Your Office Data
Most small law firms pay insufficient attention to backing up their critical data. Those that have backup systems often rely on mechanical tape backup systems that require far too much user invention and are inherently unreliable. The better solution is a fully-automated on-line backup.
Law Office Computer Problems? Dont Upgrade, Replace!
If your computer is more than 2 years old, it probably does not make sense to upgrade it. You would do better to replace it and (after cleaning off all firm and client related data) take it home, send it home with an employee, or donate it. The price of a new computer with a fast processor, a large hard drive, plenty of memory (RAM), and the Windows XP operating system is not much more that the cost of most upgrades.