Introducing Google Drive| Official Google Blog

Google Drive Announcement from Google:

With Google Drive, you can:

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just… there. You can access your stuff from anywhere–on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.
  • Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.

You can get started with 5GB of storage for free–that’s enough to store the high-res photos of your trip to the Mt. Everest, scanned copies of your grandparents’ love letters or a career’s worth of business proposals, and still have space for the novel you’re working on. You can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

Drive is built to work seamlessly with your overall Google experience. You can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+, and soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail. Drive is also an open platform, so we’re working with many third-party developers so you can do things like send faxesedit videos andcreate website mockups directly from Drive. To install these apps, visit the Chrome Web Store–and look out for even more useful apps in the future.

This is just the beginning for Google Drive; there’s a lot more to come.

Get started with Drive today at

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Send to Kindle for Mac (Looking for the PC version?)

Reading your personal documents on a Kindle has never been easier

  • Send personal documents to your Kindle from your Mac.
  • Drag and drop one or more documents on to the Send to Kindle icon in your Dock or launch the application and drag and drop one or more documents on to it.
  • From any Mac application that can print, select the print menu and choose Send to Kindle.
  • From Finder, simply control-click on one or more documents and choose Send to Kindle.
  • Choose to archive documents in your Kindle library, where you can re-download them conveniently at any time.

When you download and install, Send to Kindle will appear on your Dock. Send to Kindle will also appear when you control-click on a file from Finder or in the print dialog of any Mac application.

You can download archived personal documents from your Kindle Library on Kindle Keyboard, Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPad, Kindle for iPhone and Kindle for iPod touch. Whispersync of notes, highlights, bookmarks along with last page read is available on your archived personal documents that have been converted into Kindle format. Learn more about Kindle Personal Document Service here.

System Requirements

  • A Mac with a 500 MHz Intel processor or faster
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • 100MB of available disk space
  • Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) or Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)

Debt Collectors Take Places Alongside Hospital Staffs –

Read entire article by Jessica Silver-Greenberg.

Hospital patients waiting in an emergency room or convalescing after surgery are being confronted by an unexpected visitor: a debt collector at bedside.

This and other aggressive tactics by one of the nation’s largest collectors of medical debts, Accretive Health, were revealed on Tuesday by theMinnesota attorney general, raising concerns that such practices have become common at hospitals across the country.

To achieve promised savings, hospitals turn over the management of their front-line staffing — like patient registration and scheduling — and their back-office collection activities.
Employees were told to stall patients entering the emergency room until they had agreed to pay a previous balance, according to the documents. Employees in the emergency room, for example, were told to ask incoming patients first for a credit card payment. If that failed, employees were told to say, “If you have your checkbook in your car I will be happy to wait for you,” internal documents show.

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Best Bluetooth headsets – CNET Reviews

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Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Read CNET Reviews of Best Bluetooth Headsets.

Now that more cell phones include integratedBluetoothBluetooth headsets are slowly becoming a must-have accessory. Not only do they enable hands-free chatting, they also free you from dealing with tangled wires as you would have to with a regular headset. Here’s a list of the Bluetooth headsets CNET liked best. To be the first to know when the list has been updated, sign up for the Mobile Weekly newsletter. To find more cell phone accessories, plus advice and tips on how to use them, check out CNET’s cell phone ringtones, accessories, and help page.

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Legal Apps-iPad4Legal

This page is a listing of currently available iPad apps that specifically target the legal profession. The section at the bottom of the page lists several iPhone apps that will hopefully be coming to the iPad soon.

Have a legal app for the iPad or iPhone that they missed? Send them an e-mail and let them know.

iPad4Legal is a blog about iPads as they pertain to lawyers, law firms, and the legal profession. They may occasionally stray and discuss iPhones or other Apple products since the technologies often overlap.



Michael Aginsky is an all-around geek and technology enthusiast living in New Jersey. By day, he is the Chief Technology Officer at Gibbons P.C. (@GibbonsPC on Twitter). You can find and follow Michael all over the web: LinkedInTwitter, and on Facebook.

Patrick DiDomenico is a lawyer and knowledge management professional living in New York City.  In his day job, he’s Director of Knowledge Management at a large law firm.  And, of course, he’s an Apple enthusiast.  You can find and follow Patrick all over the web:LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and on his other blog, LawyerKM.

LiquidSpace – Choose a Better Space to Work Today

Choose LiquidSpace – a mobile/web app connecting people seeking flexible workspace with venues offering great workspaces to share.

Need space?Book on the go or plan ahead to work for an hour or for a day. Browse, reserve, and check in to hip coworking venues, high-end business centers, handy hotel lobbies or libraries. Find the right workspace wherever you are, whenever you need it.

Have space to share?Unlock the hidden value in your space by making it available to LiquidSpace members. When you list your available workspaces, you’ll control users of your venue, set pricing and hours, attract new users, and make some extra money by making good use of your space.

Find a space

Browse LiquidSpace by location, venue, size, and more to find the best space available nearby, right now.

Share your space

Be a better choice. Earn more, inspire loyalty, reach prospects, and incubate a community.

Get the app

Download the LiquidSpace mobile app to make it easy to:

  • Find the perfect space nearby even if you need it right away
  • Check in when you get there even if you booked on the web

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JURIST – Forum: Medicaid in the Supreme Court: Small Errors, Big Problems

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Read entire opinion post by Prof. Nicole Huberfeld.

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicole Huberfeld of theUniversity of Kentucky College of Law says that the oral arguments made before the Supreme Court regarding the Medicaid expansion of health care reform evidence a troubling lack of understanding of the Court’s prior decisions in this area…

Medicaid was also mischaracterized and flubbed in several ways. A few examples: Clement repeatedly minimized Medicaid as covering the “visually impaired and disabled,” when these are just two of the categories of “deserving poor” that have historically been covered (also included are pregnant women, children, parents and the elderly). Clement asserted that not all states cover prescription drugs when in fact all states opt to cover some prescription drugs. Clement also mischaracterized the limited coverage of the Medicaid program, claiming it was intended to protect the states. Medicaid was limited because Congress adopted antiquated ideas regarding which impoverished citizens deserve public help (a concept dating to theElizabethan Poor Laws). States’ rights have been a factor in Medicaid but are reflected in options and waivers, which expand rather than limit the program (and contribute greatly to its cost).


Any of these gaffes, taken individually, seems small. Taken in the aggregate, it is hard to see how the Court can get the question of coercion right when so much discussed at the Court was wrong. To invalidate not only the Medicaid expansion, which finally will include all of the nation’s poor in our safety net, but also all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (as the states ask) based upon so many mistakes could be the worst blunder of all.

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Ontario Judge Allows Family Law Litigant to be Cross-Examined via Skype | Familyllb’s Blog

Read entire article here.

In an Ontario Court of Justice decision from just over a month ago, the court allowed the mother in a custody and access dispute to be cross-examined by way of Skype (a free software application that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet), because she had moved to another country and was financially unable to return to Canada to attend the trial.

From a legal standpoint, the court assessed the nature and features of Skype against the existing Rules of Civil Procedure relating to video conferencing, which it considered analogous. It also assessed the suggestion to use Skype against the requirements and objectives of the Family Law Rules, which included the desire to be fair to all parties, and to save time and expense.

In the end, the court had no concerns about the ability to assess credibility during a Skype session with the mother and her new husband, accepted their evidence relating to their constrained financial circumstances, and found that the overall balance of convenience – including the lack of prejudice to the father – favoured allowing the cross-examination via Skype to proceed.

For the full text of the decision, see:

Paiva v. Corpening, 2012 ONCJ 88


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