Nuance Power PDF Advanced – Better Than Adobe Acrobat?

 

Ernie Sevenson, a/k/a “Ernie the Attorney”, literally wrote the book (and the blog) on Acrobat and PDF for lawyers.:

Ernie’s reviews  Nuance Power PDF Advanced software (currently only available for Windows computers), which retails for $149. At one-third the price of Acrobat, many lawyers should be paying close attention to Power PDF. Read Ernie’s complete review on Lawyerist.

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60 Apps in 60 Minutes 2014–iPhone J.D.

 

At ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, Brett BurneyChad BurtonReid Trautz and Jeff Richardson presented the 2014 installment of 60 Apps in 60 Minutes.  They highlighted a variety of apps including some great new apps, some perennial favorites, and some that were thrown in mostly for the entertainment value.  Here is a the full list.  Many apps are free, but note that some of those require subscriptions or can have extra fees associated with them (e.g. the WestlawNext and Lexis Advance apps).  All of them are worth taking a look at.

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Possible To Use Office For iPad Without Office 365 Subscription | Ubergizmo

Earlier this week Microsoft finally launched Office for iPad. The popular productivity suite, made up of Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps, has landed on Apple’s tablet absolutely free, but there is a caveat. Office for iPad apps can be used for reading, viewing and presentation only. If users want the full editing and composing power, they need an Office 365 subscription. However, a loophole left open by Microsoft makes it possible to use Office for iPad without Office 365 subscription.

 
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PLEASE NOTE WELL:  Technically this does violate limits defined by Microsoft in its EULA or end user rights agreement. While Microsoft doesn’t strictly enforce the tablet installations limit, it trusts that “users respect and understand device limits outlined in the EULA.”
 

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3 Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat-The Lawyerist

Sam Glover: “…Unfortunately, Acrobat Professional — the version you want for legal work — starts at $449 (or $240/year). But there are alternatives that don’t cost an ongoing arm and a leg.

Here are a few to consider…”
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5 Useful PDF Reader Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader (technorms.com)

Fed Courts App– iTunes

 
This app contains the full text of all of the federal rules of procedure and the local rules for every federal court in the country – including district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. Provides access to PACER, the address of every district, bankruptcy, and appellate court in the United States, and using GPS obtain turn-by-turn directions to any federal courthouse in the country.

Best of all no subscription or in app purchase is required. The app is $2.99 US. Ready access to the rules is a crucial part of the legal profession, so don’t be caught without them and download this app today.

In addition to all local rules of every federal court in the United States, the following rules of procedure are included:

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure;
Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure;
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure;
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; and
Federal Rules of Evidence.

Federal Courts App

Apple:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fed-courts/id550673161?mt=8

Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.federalcourts

How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World | Cult of Mac

A curious download hit Apple’s app store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.

It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their first iOS app.

The Multipeer Connectivity Framework enables users to flexibly use WiFi and Bluetooth peer-to-peer connections to chat and share photos even without an Internet connection. Big deal, right?

But here’s the really big deal — it can enable two users to chat not only without an Internet connection, but also when they are far beyond WiFi and Bluetooth range from each other — connected with a chain of peer-to-peer users between one user and a far-away Internet connection.

It’s called wireless mesh networking. And Apple has mainstreamed it in iOS 7. It’s going to change everything. Here’s why.

Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/271225/appreciated-ios-7-feature-will-change-world/#LJFKuePvJdBYwkzp.99

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Uber Details Updated Insurance Policy For Passengers And Drivers | Ubergizmo

Since a tragic incident in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve, there has been much talk about Uber‘s insurance policy. It has made a few changes and described the updated policy in detail on its official blog. Drivers and passengers are now insured when the Uber mobile app is turned on during a ride, coverage of up to $100,000 is offered for bodily injuries, with $50,000 maximum per person.

 
 

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Yahoo Maps Now Offers Indoor Navigation | Ubergizmo

Indoor navigation has been added, powered by Here Venue Maps, users will now be able to see maps for venues like sports stadiums, shopping malls and travel interchanges and they will also be able to map their routes inside these locations.

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Apple Announces CarPlay Infotainment System-Mashable

Apple has announced CarPlay, an in-car infotainment system that lets you connect your iOS device with your car.

The new system — actually a rebranding of Apple’s “iOS in the Car” — will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show, held from Mar. 6 to 16, 2014.

CarPlay will let iPhone users make calls, access messages, listen to music or use Maps in their cars using Siri-based voice control, touch controls, or standard knobs, dials and buttons in the car. Third party apps such as Spotify, Beats Radio, Stitcher and iHeartRadio are also supported.

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Did You Ever Wonder Why We Are Poking Around on our Phones all Day?-Culture Design Lab–Humin

By Joe Brewer and B. Lazlo Karafiath

Lots of jokes target the way we use our phones nowadays.  How we ignore our date to answer a text,  or keep sharing and liking and scrolling endlessly.  It’s true that most people play with their smart phones more and more and share content rather than to “talk on the phone.”  What the jokesters miss is that this is a feature not a bug!

When people are looking at their phone in public, sharing stuff, liking stuff, tweeting stuff (and looking at others’ shares, likes, and tweets) they are expressing their tribal nature.  They have found an outlet for the fundamental human drive to be in a tribe, to maintain a tribal presence, whether a factual or a fictional tribe, does not matter. Unlucky for us, we have such an imperfect piece of technology for doing this –Facebook!

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We were recently introduced to a service that could fit this mold.  It’s called Humin and it is ramping up now.  (Thanks to CMO Lane Wood for introducing us.)  Humin could be much more then a new way to access our address book: Humin could be our tribal phone.

Read this thought-provoking post here.

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