BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS
Police who charged a Connecticut man with the murder of his wife are citing electronic evidence, including data from her Fitbit fitness tracker.
Richard Dabate, 40, told police he was unable to stop a masked intruder from shooting and killing his wife after she returned home from an exercise class more than two years ago. But his timeline of events didn’t match Fitbit and computer records, the Hartford Courant reports.
by Alfred Ng
Turns out Apple isn’t too cool for school.
The company said Tuesday it would launch educational sessions globally with seminars called “Today at Apple.” The free program will be open to the public and include more than 60 different classes on topics such as art, design, coding and photography.
The sessions will kick off worldwide in May at all 495 Apple’s stores.
Read more here about the free classes to be taught by “Creative Pros”…
By NICOLE BLACK
While it may seem counterintuitive, my Watch has limited the constant influx of information and thus reduced my reliance on my iPhone. It’s become an integral part of my life and if I inadvertently leave the house without it, I almost always turn my car around and head back to get it. It also provides innumerable conveniences that make it worth its weight in gold on a daily basis.
Here’s why I rely on my Watch so much. These features make my Watch indispensable.
In a previous “Pogue’s Basics” tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726.
“Well, great,” one reader wrote, “but how do you forward a text message!?”
Find out how here…
Caricature of William Ballantine. Caption reads “He resisted the temptation to cross-examine a Prince of the blood”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
BY GABRIELLE ORUM HERNÁNDEZ
It’s not often that you’d consider the old school, white-wigged English barristers and chatbot technology in the same sentence, but Stephen Ward, a career barristers’ clerk and founder of clerk-oriented technology company Clerksroom, took his interest in developing technology and turned it back on his own job.
Billy Bot is a chatbot that can interface with members of the public about some of the same preliminary legal questions that barristers’ clerks often handle. “This really is a natural development from building case management systems and online payment portals. We’re looking at new ways to automate old-fashioned practices,” he said.
Read the entire article about Billy Bot here…
Following these steps can help you save time and money by making the switch to paperless.
By Richard Hugo-Hamman
How can you bring your family law firm into the 21st century and go paperless? Here are five practical tips to help you make the transition.
Is that Really the IRS at Your Door?
The Internal Revenue Service has tips on IRS.gov to help tax pros and taxpayers determine if a person visiting their home or place of business is legitimate or an imposter.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has numerous resources for law professionals interested in the field of animal law.
- ALDF provides comprehensive resource guidance to individuals interested in teaching animal law, including casebooks, sample exams, sample syllabi, articles of interest and networking opportunities
- ALDF partners with pro bono coordinators interested in developing animal law volunteer opportunities at their firms
- ALDF works with bar association members interested in forming committees and/or sections that deal exclusively with animal law
- ALDF provides access to our resources and expertise, including model laws, pleading summaries, research tools, and blog
- ALDF provides grant opportunities for animal law related litigation
- Read more here…
May 3 Webinar: Working with the IRS Office of Appeals
Register here to watch “Working with the IRS Office of Appeals — What to Expect,” a free 90-minute webinar, scheduled for May 3 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Topics include the role of Appeals, an overview of Appeals policies and procedures, and an outline of procedures for examination and collection cases.
Certificates of completion will be offered. Earn one continuing education credit in Federal Tax.