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 faxes, edit 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 drive.google.com/start
- Poll: Are you going to switch to Google Drive? (ios-empire.com)
- The Rumor Mill Comes To A Halt: Google Drive Cloud Storage Now Available (cultofmac.com)
- Google Drive officially launches with 5GB of free storage space(technologytell.com)
- Google Drive set to take on Dropbox for your easy backup needs(saintel.wordpress.com)
- Google Drive falls foul of China firewall (slashgear.com)
- Introducing Google Drive… yes, really (googleblog.blogspot.com)
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.
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.
- American hospitals turn to bedside, emergency room debt-collectors(boingboing.net)
- Warning: Hospital Emergency Room Personnel May Be Debt Collectors(pubcit.typepad.com)
- Medical Debt Collectors Taking It Overboard? (4b2012.wordpress.com)
- Debt collectors under fire for emergency room tactics (kansascity.com)
- Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals – New York Times(drugstoresource.wordpress.com)
- Hospital emergency rooms demand debt payment before care (donny-wise.com)
- Accretive Health Debt Collector Employee Has Laptop Stolen With Non Encrypted Patient Data from 2 Hospitals And Had Access to All the Data Via Revenue Cycling – Patient Information Was Shared With Wall Street Investors – Algorithms For Profit Again? (ducknetweb.blogspot.com)
Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Now that more cell phones include integratedBluetooth, Bluetooth 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.
- How to pair your BlackBerry with a Bluetooth Wireless Headset(bizblog.blackberry.com)
- Five Best Bluetooth Headsets (lifehacker.com)
- Can you hear me now? Best budget Bluetooth headsets(lifeinc.today.msnbc.msn.com)
- The Motorola Elite Silver Bluetooth Headset: The Chic Answer to the Conference Call (theworkingwardrobe.com)
- Do You Use a Bluetooth Headset? (iphone.appstorm.net)
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: LinkedIn, Twitter, 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:LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and on his other blog, LawyerKM.
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