PortableApps.com Suite and PortableApps.com Platform

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PortableApps.com Suite™ is a complete collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, audio player, sudoku game, password manager, PDF reader, minesweeper clone, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Just drop it on your portable device and you’re ready to go.

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NYLJ: Conferences Prevent Foreclosures But Strain Courts, OCA Reports

Conferences Prevent Foreclosures But Strain Courts, OCA Reports


Andrew Keshner
New York Law JournalNovember 29, 2010

Mandated pre-foreclosure conferences have become increasingly effective in helping to keep people in their homes, but the labor-intensive proceedings are straining court resources and have contributed to an “unprecedented” shift in the civil caseload, a study by the Office of Court Administration (OCA) has concluded.



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FindLaw: Prop 8 Arguments at 9th Circuit to Be Televised

Prop 8 Arguments at 9th Circuit to Be Televised – Civil Rights Law – Decided

By Tanya Roth on November 24, 2010 11:51 AM

Will the revolution be televised? If you consider the arguments regarding California’s ban on same sex marriage, Proposition 8, to be in any way revolutionary, then the answer is yes.

A federal court of appeals has ruled that both C-Span and local news station KGO-TV may televise the arguments before the court. Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard December 6.


OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 for Mac


OpenOffice continues to grow and change, and this new version of the program is worth a look. The OpenOffice suite includes applications that allow users to make text documents, spreadsheets, diagrams, and databases. This latest version includes templates for professional writers, and export tool for functionality with Google Docs, and enhanced blog publishing. This version is compatible with computers running Mac OS X 10.4 and newer.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2010.http://scout.wisc.edu/


NDNY FCBA Annual CLE, Meeting & Dinner: December 2, 2010

Dear NDNY FCBA Members:


Thursday, December 2, 2010, the NDNY FCBA will hold their annual CLE, Meeting & Dinner at the Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse, New York.

The CLE program entitled, “Critical Updates – Current Issues Regarding Federal Court Practice & Procedure” will begin at 1:00 p.m. Following the CLE, we will hold the annual meeting, a complimentary cocktail hour and finally, our Annual Dinner.

We expect the full complement of our Northern District judiciary to be in attendance. This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.

It is important that we receive your dinner confirmation and menu selection by Monday, November 29th. Please see attached for all of the registration details.

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday!

Trista F. O’Hara, Esq.
Pro Se Coordinator
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1306
Syracuse, New York 13201
Office #: (315) 422-2711
Toll Free #: 1-877-422-1011
Fax #: (315) 422-2778


Makeuseof.com:The First Unofficial Guide to Dropbox [Save PDF or Read Online]

The First Unofficial Guide to Dropbox [Save PDF or Read Online]

You’re at the coffee shop. You need to access a file that has information about your work, but as you attempt to find the file you realize that you’ve made a mistake. You saved the work on your desktop computer, but you only have your laptop with you. You have no way to access the file.
Enter Dropbox. This program acts as a “magic pocket” which is always with you and contains whatever you place in it. Put a file into your Dropbox and it’s on all of your computers and mobile devices, really handy if you own multiple devices. But there’s more to Dropbox: you can use it for file sharing, backing up your data and even remotely control your computer.

If you’re not using Dropbox yet, you should be. Lucky for you our new MakeUseOf manual “Using The Magic Pocket: A Dropbox Manual” is now available for download.

It’s informative, easy to read and, like all of our manuals, completely free.

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SmartBrief: Should lawyers be allowed to work from home?

Some lawyers are trading formal offices for virtual offices run from their own home, but not all states are happy about the idea. New Jersey recently ruled that virtual offices violate the state’s rules of conduct for lawyers. Pennsylvania regulators took the opposite approach and explicitly gave lawyers permission to set up virtual offices with no fixed physical address. AboveTheLaw.com


Man Makes Ridiculously Complicated Chart To Find Out Who Owns His Mortgage (CHART)

Man Makes Ridiculously Complicated Chart To Find Out Who Owns His Mortgage (CHART)

Dan Edstrom, of DTC Systems, who performs securitization audits, and who is giving a seminar in California next month, spent a year putting together a diagram that traces the path of his own house’s mortgage. “Just When You Thought You Knew Something About Mortgage Securitizations,” says Zero Hedge, you are presented with this almost hilariously complicated chart.




Public Access to Court Electronic Records

The Judiciary is planning to change the technical standard for filing documents in the Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system from PDF to PDF/A. This change will improve the archiving and preservation of case-related documents. Courts currently accept PDF/A documents. However, a target date for requiring that all new documents be filed in PDF/A has not been set. Some common questions about the change are answered at the link below. For questions or comments, contact the PACER Service Center by telephone at (800) 676-6856 or email atpacer@psc.uscourts.gov.

FAQ for Transition to PDF/A.