For mobile lawyers, tech savvy attorney Nicole Black recommends a range of topical, go-to reference apps that will save you time and effort while providing reliable, high quality information. Most of the apps are free or very low cost, and include Wolfram Alpha Lawyer’s Professional Assistant, iThesaurus, Recalls app, and the Wikipanion app.
Using tablet computers, e-libraries, and family literacy initiatives to encourage young children to read
David H. Rothman continues to articulate and comprehensively document the case that a public national digital library system should serve people of all income levels and all ages, centenarians included. In this article he focuses on how books for young, disadvantaged children are one area where it could make a special difference, and how better-off families would benefit along the way.
Special Librarian Montrese Hamilton shares effective ways an electronic document reader may be used to provide customers on-demand access to new content. Beyond instant access to material, e-readers can: reduce the need for Interlibrary loans, help grow the collection without adding shelf space, and eliminate processing required for physical matter.
Nicole Black highlights an assortment of Blackberry applications for research, document management, mobile communications, music, dictation and more – all of which would benefit just about any law practice.
Techie expert extraordinaire Nicholas Moline compares the upcoming T-Mobile G2 (HTC Magic) with the iPhone 3G, which has the new iPhone 3.0 Software. Nick ran detailed and thorough tests of each Smartphone’s usability and functionality, and he highlights the respective range of features, including bar code readers, removable memory, cameras, GPS, touchscreens, email, web access, and lots more. He also shares his thoughts about which gadget delivers the best applications for users.
Dennis Kennedy’s annual article on legal technology trends takes into consideration the impact of the recession, and reflects a greater emphasis on economic justification for each technology decision.
Bette Dengel reviews the increasingly popular and sturdy lightweight laptop that boasts a range of preloaded open source applications sufficient to support the needs of frequent travelers.
This month Brett Burney reviews two new Bluetooth devices – a pair of high quality wireless headphones that enhance the experience of mobile music appreciation, and a nifty headset for use with cell phones.
Burney’s Legal Tech Reviews – The Better Digital Mouse Trap, an All Purpose Travel Bag, and a Shiny Cell Phone
Brett Burney reviews an innovative travel mouse holder, a really fine all-purpose travel bag, and a reliable, full featured cell phone without all the extraneous bells and whistles.
Brett Burney’s practical recommendations for price conscious gadget aficionados never disappoint, and this month is no exception. A nifty new thumbdrive and memory stick combo and a Bluetooth headset that is comfortable for day-long use will no doubt be on your must have list.