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The Proskauer iPad Rollout: Interview with Malcolm Collingwood

by ROB DEAN on JULY 25, 2011 

The iPad has officially found its way into the offices of Proskauer, a New York law firm.

Malcolm Collingwood, Senior Technology Strategist at Proskauer, said attorneys will be required to use GoodReader ($4.99) to annotate documents and DocsToGo Premium($16.99) to edit documents. Cloud apps are not used by the firm’s attorneys, and it is too early to decide whether the firm will use Apple iCloud when it is released later this year.

 

Read entire Walking Office interview here.

 

 

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31 Essential Google+ Resources–Mashable

Already using Google+? Follow Mashable’s Pete Cashmore for the latest about the platform’s new features, tips and tricks as well as social media and technology updates.

Google+ hit the news feeds like a strategic and popular ton of bricks. But we haven’t stopped there. In addition to breaking news, Mashable has provided how-tos and tools for maximizing your Google+ experience. We’ve sourced reviews from some of the network’s early adopters, and we’ve also welcomed your input as you navigate one of the most buzzworthy social outlets of the year.

Read on for Mashable‘s roundup of all resources Google+. 

 

 

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IRS Live presents The Fresh Start Initiative

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The Internal Revenue Service presents an IRS Live webinar, The IRS Fresh Start Initiative, on Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. ET. The topic is “Learn about the IRS Fresh Start Initiative – Help for Struggling Taxpayers.” This webinar will broadcast for 60 minutes. In the Aug. 31, broadcast, viewers will learn about helping individual and small business taxpayers get a Fresh Start with their tax liabilities including changes to Collection policy for:

  • Lien filing threshold
  • Lien withdrawals
  • Installment agreements
  • Offer in compromise

Viewers can register anytime before the program and download a calendar reminder. A certificate of completion will be offered for this webinar. Enrolled agents receive one CPE credit, and other tax professionals may receive credit if the broadcast meets their organization’s or state’s CPE requirements. The webinar will be available on demand on the IRS Video Portal one month after the live program airs.

For more information click here.


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Two-Year Limit No Longer Applies to Many Innocent Spouse Requests

Available only to someone who files a joint return, innocent spouse relief is designed to help a taxpayer who did not know and did not have reason to know that his or her spouse understated or underpaid an income tax liability. Publication 971, Innocent Spouse Relief, has more information about the program.

The change to the two-year limit is effective immediately, and details are in Notice 2011-70, posted today on IRS.gov.

Existing regulations, adopted in 2002, require that innocent spouse requests seeking equitable relief be filed within two years after the IRS first takes collection action against the requesting spouse. The time limit, adopted after a public hearing and public comment, was designed to encourage prompt resolution while evidence remained available. The IRS plans to issue regulations formally removing this time limit.

Read full IRS article here.

 

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Office 365 is Online Versions of Microsoft Software in the Cloud

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Office 365 offers Microsoft Office collaboration and productivity tools delivered through the cloud, including anywhere access to email, web conferencing, documents, and calendars. Business-class security.
View, share and edit your Microsoft Office documents on the web with Microsoft Office Web Apps. Using virtually any device connected to the internet*, view your Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft OneNote documents online and make basic edits on the go.
Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses (Plan P) is a $6 per user/per month subscription service that lets you access your email, important documents, contacts, and calendar from virtually anywhere on almost any device*.

This plan is ideal for organizations with fewer than 25 employees that do not have IT staff or expertise.

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Experts: OS X now much more secure than rivals | MacNN

Consultants with several computer security firms say that Wednesday’s release of Mac OS X Lion makes it “king of the jungle” in terms of mainstream operating system security, surging ahead of rivals such as Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux with very signifiant security overhauls throughout the OS, reports The Register, including a robust implementation of ALSR, sandboxing of vulnerable processes, and locking down web interactions.

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Apple – Support – iPad – AirPrint Assistant

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Do you need to print a document from your iPad? Are you unable to locate your printer? Thistroubleshooting assistant will help you setup your printer and resolve the most common printing issues.

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