Florida's Future Lawyer Hpmepage! Information on Technology for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals.. It is pretty amazing to contemplate that I first published the FutureLawyer page in 1997. I will have to figure out how to celebrate the 20th anniversary somehow in 2017. This is a page grab of the site in June, 1998. The Internet was in its infancy; and, the tech was pretty basic; but, it served as a front end for my musings on legal tech. Anybody out there have a page grab earlier than 1998 of their site?
Taskbar - Android Apps on Google Play. One of my favorite things about Windows is the TaskBar. I can put all my often used apps on a taskbar, and run them with a single click. Now, you can add a TaskBar to your Android phone, and have all your recent apps at your fingertips. I will be using this app every day.
iPhone 7 is getting the headphone jack back, courtesy of Fuze. A new Indiego project promises to bring back the phone jack on the iPhone 7. However, to get there, you need to add a battery pack case that will add bulk and weight to the device. But, by building a dongle into the case, the user will have a Lightning jack for charging and a phone jack for wired speakers or headsets. Take that, Apple.
Don%u2019t become a victim of cyber theft. Enable 2-Step Verification on your Google account NOW | AndroidGuys. Yes, children, it's that time again. I am here to remind you to set up two step authentication on your Google account. And, any other account for which it is available. This article shows you how. Read it. The article postulates that the reasons you haven't done it yet are apathy and ignorance. If you read my security posts, you can no longer claim to be ignorant. Do the math. Secure your Google account. You may be glad you did. Lecture over. Be careful out there.
Why Some Lithium-Ion Batteries Explode. Let's see. How about we create an energy source made up of a chemical material that charges up through heat and creating a chemical reaction that, when over heated, can explode. Then, we put the source in our pockets or plug it in to our car. What could go wrong? In case you thought exploding batteries were only a problem with Samsung Galaxy phones, think again. The problem is rare; but, is a risk of all battery technology; especially batteries that are charged with electricity, and given the chance that safety devices in the batteries can fail. Quick. What do you think about when you hear the phrase: "chain reaction" ? I thought so.
This connected dog collar is a GPS and a fitness tracker - The Verge. Okay, a fitness tracker for your dog is a bit much. Anthropomorphic accouterments for animals isn't something I find useful. However, a GPS tracker in a dog collar is a great way to keep track of the little guy when he is down the street wreaking havoc on the neighbors' lawns. Who said wearable computing was a fad?
Protect Your Data From Ransomware With These 5 Steps. Ransomware encrypts your computer data, and demands a ransom for the key to decrypt. It is a nasty exploit; but, there are steps you can take to lessen the likelihood of getting hit. First, use Windows Defender or some other competent Antivirus, and Antispyware tool. Set it to work in real time. Second, make a backup of your essential files on a regular basis. Hook up a USB high capacity drive, and leave it plugged in. Then, image the drive and save your essential files on a daily basis. I use Goodsync to save my essential files to a MicroSD card in my computer on a daily basis. Then, if I have to reinstall Windows 10 to eliminate a ransomware demand, I can reload the data from the MicroSD. Third, use a mail client that has a strong filtering client. GMail catches a lot of phishing and nasty email automatically, and puts it in a Spam folder. You can check the folder periodically to spot misfiltered email. But, better safe than sorry. There are other things you can do in this article. Be careful out there.
LG Tone Infinim HBS-910 Wireless Stereo Headset Review - Wireless Your Life. A competent Bluetooth Headset is essential for my practice and life. As a solo, all my calls, including office, personal and others, are routed to my Google Voice number, which I can answer on my SmartPhone, my SmartWatch, or my Bluetooth Headset. During the work day, I need a dependable, high quality headset to handle all my calls. I have tried them all; and, recently, have been trying out the new wireless earbuds with a thin cable between them. I found them unwieldy and always falling off, due to the fact that the guts of the phones have to be in the earpieces. I like the fact that the new HBS 910s just drape around the neck, and are slim and light. After a while, you forget you are wearing them. My next requirement is great sound, and Harman-Kardon has put wonderful sound in the 910s. The small earpieces stay in the ears, and are very comfortable. The final requirement is retractable earbuds. You can pull them out of one or both ears and they hang quietly until you have a call, or want to listen to music. Then, with the press of a button, they quietly retract into the headset. Very cool. Finally, with BlueTooth 4.1, they pair easily, and I even use them with my computer while working. No more blaring sound in the room. These are highly recommended, and can be found on Amazon for $99, discounted from a retail price of $149.