Software

Top 3 Game changing technologies from the ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Exhibitor Hall

By at 13 April, 2013, 1:13 pm

There were three technologies in the Exhibit hall at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 that brought me a WOW moment when I learned about them. These three technologies have the potential to be game changers for lawyers. Learn why I think a video conferencing and screen sharing service, technology from HP and a MS Word add-in are potentially game changing technology for lawyers after the break.

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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 PCMag.com published How to Uninstall Windows 8, Install Windows 7 on Your PC this week.

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Grab this FreeDragon NaturallySpeaking Command Cheat Sheet

By at 15 February, 2013, 12:25 pm

Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) version 12 is a terrific program, but trying to remember all of the commands can be a challenge. Nuance, the maker of DNS has compiled this handy two page Command Cheat Sheet that you can download for free here. And if you are curious about the state of speech recognition on your Windows, Mac and smart devices (think iPhone and Android), don’t miss my ABA TECHSHOW 2013 session Speech Recognition: Hear, There, and Everywhere Friday April 5 at 8 AM.

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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.

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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.

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