Non-Legal Software

I really hate Windows 8, can I downgrade to Windows 7?

By at 10 April, 2013, 10:23 am

Some folks are just not taking to Microsoft’s new Windows 8 interface. In fact, many folks hate it and pine for Windows 7. Last week at ABA TECHSHOW 2013, several attendees during my sessions on Windows 8 asked if they could downgrade a Windows 8 computer to Windows 7. While the short answer is yes, you can generally downgrade to Windows 8, there are a number of caveats that go along with that. With fortuitous timing, the folks over at published How to Uninstall Windows 8, Install Windows 7 on Your PC this week.


Windows 8: A New (Improved?) Operating System

By at 8 February, 2013, 4:48 pm

Windows 8 represents a radical departure from any operating system you have used previously, with the exception of Windows Phone 7 or 8. The Start button is no more, there is a new Start Screen with a totally new look than the traditional desktop in Windows 7. Even shutting down the system is done in a totally different way. In my video on YouTube I discuss some of the significant changes in Windows 8. To learn more attend one of my Windows 8 sessions at ABA TECHSHOW 2013.


Gizmos, Gadgets and Widgets

By at 8 October, 2012, 2:31 pm

Gizmos, Gadgets 7 Widgets is one of my favorite presentations, especially when I get a chance to present it with a great friend and speaker like Bryan Sims, at the 2012 Illinois Solo & Small Firm Conference in September 2012. In this fast-paced conference favorite, Bryan and I share a look at the lighter side of technology, tips and gadgets for your law office and your life. I’ts a fast and furious presentation in person, but even the slides are fun and useful.


Can I Turbocharge My Office for $5,000

By at 14 April, 2012, 11:08 am

So you have technology in your office that is at least five years old (if not older) and saved $5,000? Is it best to replace everything or replace some items and upgrade or keep others? The answer is, it depends.


Keep Your ISP Honest and other Free and Useful Websites and Utilities

By at 21 March, 2012, 4:05 pm

Everyone likes useful websites and tools and we like free and open source tools that work even better. However, many websites and utilities that claim to be helpful are actually full of malware, viruses, rootkits and other little computer nasty’s that will make your computer life a living hell. So how do you know what tools and websites are safe? Turn to trusted resources…