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The week in review – October 1st

By October 1, 2012Uncategorized

Here are the highlights from my Twitter posts for the last week (Sept 24–28), with some additional commentary.

  • New Orleans attorneys who wish they could manage their email better (using automation and tools that increase efficiency and lower stress) should attend this CLE program on October 19th.
  • If, like me, you’re not getting an iPhone 5 but want something that will dramatically improve your old iPhone’s performance how about a Mophie Juice Pack Air case? It doubles your battery life and wraps your iPhone in protective case. Yes it makes it slightly larger and heavier, but extra battery life doesn’t grow on trees you know.
  • If you did get a new iPhone, or upgraded (like me) to iOS 6 then stop worrying about Apple’s new maps. There is a much better free GPS navigation application called Waze, which has been growing steadily. I have been using it for almost a year, but I notice that many of my tech-savvy friends are discovering it too. It’s probably the best GPS app for the iPhone and it’s free. That’s a powerful combination.
  • If you have a Mac and want to run Windows you can, but you need the right software. What’s the right software? Almost certainly it’s Parallels. The Wall St. Journal’s tech columnist Walt Mossberg reviewed Parallels and favored it over VMware. I’ve switched to Parallels and so far I’m impressed.
  • I’ve been trying out the new Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac and I’m not ready to pronounce this program a game-changer, but it’s much better than the prior version. If you struggle with typing, or if you just want to turbo-charge your text input, then you should investigate Dragon Dictate. Windows users should definitely get the PC version, which has been more fully developed and is feature-rich and quite reliable.

To get these news tidbits as they come out follow me on Twitter. For tweets about technology follow me at the PaperlessChase Twitter page, and if you’re a Louisiana lawyer interested in technology come to one of our live CLE programs.

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