Let Me Check My Calendar!

I'm a little obsessed with my computer and internet based calendars. And for good reason.  I can't remember when to do anything unless I have it "written down" somewhere. Ironically, in the age of the DayTimer calendaring system, I never maintained a written schedule. But the practice of law involves a host of dates and appointments such that the process is much more complicated - and that's where I look to Read More

Virtually There!

As a devoted Apple geek, one of the things I wanted to do with my law practice was to make the greatest use of technology in order to leverage my resources and hopefully become and remain profitable. To a large extent I have been able to do just that. But a couple of things lately have caused me to ramp up my efforts to be even more technologically resourceful. Paperless, A MacSparky Field Guide by David Sparks Read More

What’s In Your Legal App Folder?

As this is supposed to be a blog that addresses the use of Apple products in a law firm, I thought we would do the standard end of the year app review. While I have not yet incorporated the use of these products in the courtroom, I do use them all of the time while in the office, on the road, and at home. There are some real Mac studs out there using all kinds of Apple hardware and related software products in really Read More

Is Apple Following Me?

I don't know who broke the story first, but Fox News and CNN both have reports out, as do others, breathlessly warning iPhone and iPad 3GS users that a "secret file" is stored on your device which allows Apple to track your whereabouts at all times. They infer that this information could fall into the wrong hands - quoting that Apple has "made it possible for anyone from a jealous spouse to a private investigator to Read More

1Password Is The Way to Go!

As I mentioned, one of my longstanding and only recently realized New Year's resolutions was to get a handle on my password security. If you are like me, you have literally dozens, if not hundreds, of login/password combinations to try and manage. Email accounts, websites, bank accounts, etc. And like most people, it is easy to fall into the trap of just using one password for everything. And therein lies the Read More