Netted: Buying Into It

 

Canopy, a new design-focused web shop, not unlike Svpply before it, is a beautifully designed pinboard where users can post the products they think are great. The big difference is that Canopy is populated solely with items currently available on Amazon.

- See more at: http://netted.net/2014/04/04/canopy/?like=Facebook#sthash.PuBvjhwA.dpuf

The first 1000 Netted readers who use the invite code “Netted” at signup can cut the line.

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NYSBA | Mandatory Reporting Campaign

Office of the President

David Schraver

Since 2004, the New York State Bar Association has strongly opposed any requirement that New York lawyers report their voluntary pro bono service or contributions to public authorities.  We firmly believe that requiring such reporting dilutes the voluntary nature of lawyers’ pro bono service.  Lawyers should provide pro bono service because they recognize the critical importance of access to justice and lawyers’ unique ability to assist – not because they feel pressured into doing so.

I encourage you to write to the Chief Judge, the Chief Administrative Judge, and the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Divisions to express opposition to this requirement.  We have set up a webpage with contact information, a sample letter, and a link to send an e-mail message directly to the Chief Judge to express your opposition.  Go to www.nysba.org/probonoreporting.

Sincerely,

David M. Schraver, President

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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Futurelawyer: Lawyers: You Will Be Assimilated – By Wearable Tech

A short post by Niki Black to get you thinking.  I wonder who will be this generation’s John Molloy?  Maybe John himself…he’s still around.
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Niki Black:  Of course wearable technology is in its infancy, just as the smartphones were in 2007 and tablets were in 2010. It won’t be mainstream in the near future. Prices are too high and the technology is still undeveloped. Even so, it’s not going away and as it becomes more accessible, it will undoubtedly affect our lives–and law practices–just as much as social media and mobile and cloud computing have. The true question is: will you be ready?
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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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Apple fixes security flaw in iOS, perhaps thanks to Snowden? – iPhone J.D.

Jeff Richardson:  “…But over the weekend, there were two posts about this update byJohn Gruber of Daring Fireball (Post 1Post 2) that I thought were pretty interesting.  According to PRISM documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA gained the ability to intercept encrypted iPhone traffic in October of 2012, and that’s apparently right after the bug fixed by iOS 7.0.6 was introduced.  As Gruber notes, this could mean all sorts of things.  It could mean that someone at Apple intentionally added a backdoor for the NSA.  Or it could mean that someone at Apple made a simple coding mistake but the NSA found out about it and exploited it.Or it could just be a big coincidence, but there is at least a chance that Apple has now found and fixed a security bug that had been exploited by the NSA…”

Read Jeff’s entire take on the recent Apple security updates here.

 

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A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Trip to Rock Bottom and Back-The Lawyerist

There are two primary outcomes in a desperate struggle with addiction. The first is to keep going until you die. The second is to get caught.

After roughly a year and a half of active addiction to cocaine, Chuck Ramsay appeared to have decided upon the first. He looked in the mirror, admitted to himself he had a problem, but didn’t know how to keep living without coke. So he decided he would just keep using – keep using coke until he died.

Read about his journey to recovery.

10 Siri Tricks To Help You Be Your Most Productive Self | OPEN Forum

Leander Kahney–Editor & Publisher, Cult of the Mac.com:
“…Apple’s sassy assistant Siri can be the biggest productivity booster ever. Dial up your patience for a few days, and try these easy tips. Once you do, you may never go back to life without Siri….”
 
 

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JURIST – Paper Chase: NYC police unions continue to pursue stop and frisk appeal

[JURIST] On Friday, a group of police unions filed a motion to block Mayor Bill de Blasio’s[official website] proposed settlement and removal of former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s[BBC profile] appeal of the stop and frisk policy. The motion was filed [AP report] in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] in response to de Blasio’s recent decision to drop the city’s appeal. Police Commissioner William Bratton supported [AP report] de Blasio’s decision to drop the appeal.

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