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  • Did Google Mean to Discontinue Instant Predictions Setting
    05/18/2017 - 12:08
    Did Google mean to take away the ability to turn off "Instant Predictions" in search? Or did it just get lost in the last update of the Chrome browser? I had a look at my Google Search Settings today and was surprised by something I saw...or rather, something I didn't see. Ordinarily, Google offers you the ability to (somewhat) manage when you see the page of Instant Search...


  • LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice
    03/31/2017 - 11:40
    LegalBoard, the Keyboard for Lawyers, In Practice By Jennifer Ellis, Esq. When I became aware of a keyboard made specifically for lawyers, I found myself interested. I didn't think too much about it for the lawyers at my firm, Lowenthal & Abrams, PC,  I actually thought about whether it would be useful for our paralegals. As a result, I decided to buy a LegalBoard for one of our...


  • USB Device Promises Unlimited Storage
    03/27/2017 - 13:05
    The annual Consumer Electronics Show is filled with new and proposed products that will fill the shelves of your local electronics shop (or online store) in the next six to 12 months. Some are amazing; some are visionary; some are outlandish; some are all of the above. One of the products that caught my attention at the 2017 show is a USB storage device that claims to be “the world’s...


  • Size Matters to Google | Increases File Size Limit for Incoming Email Attachments
    03/03/2017 - 15:11
    In a blog post, Google announced that Gmail users can now receive email attachments up to 50MB in size. By way of an explanation, Google recognizes that, "sometimes you need to receive large files as direct email attachments." The key phrase here is "direct email attachments." This change appears to be an effort to minimize Gmail account holders' need to use third party,...


  • Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon
    02/07/2017 - 12:49
    Google has announced that Gmail will stop working on versions of Google’s Chrome browser older than v53 at the end of 2017. The announcement cited security upgrades in newer versions of the browser as a reason for not supporting versions of Chrome before version 53.  “Starting February 8, 2017, we will show a banner at the top of the Gmail interface for users who are still on...


  • Is Birthdatabase.com Gone Forever? | Update - Back...And Now Gone Again
    01/10/2017 - 11:15
    Updated January 11, 2017 Updated November 14, 2016 One of our favorite unofficial, free sources for dates of birth, Birthdatabase.com, is currently once again unavailable is back online. After an absence of approximately three months, the site's search form is once again became active in November 2016 and retrieving birth date results. The URL now points to a "parked domain" type...


  • Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
    01/04/2017 - 16:46
    Every year, barely after the New Year, the consumer technology industry comes together in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES¨) - the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. There they introduce and celebrate the latest products and technological innovations in consumer electronics, including office productivity tools - the gadgets many of us love and can...


  • Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of
    11/26/2016 - 13:13
    By Mark Rosch One of the questions that we are often asked during our live MCLE seminars and MCLE webinars is whether there is a keyword search available for the billions of Web pages collected by the Archive.org's Wayback Machine. Since its inception in 2000, Wayback Machine users have been able to browse earlier versions of websites by entering the URL for a known site into the main search...


  • Google Offers Proximity Search
    11/13/2016 - 11:00
    Updated: November 13, 2016 Many paid legal research products such as LexisNexis and Westlaw offer the ability to search for keywords within a certain number of words from one another (a number that you define). For example, some pay databases allow you to search w/ (WITHIN any number of words that you indicate, such as w/2), /s (in the SAME SENTENCE), and /p (in the SAME PARAGRAPH). Google does...


  • Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work
    10/20/2016 - 19:55
    Google has announced yet another new name for its suite of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration software. The product most-recently known as Google Apps for Work in now called "G Suite."  According to Google, "[the] new name ... better reflects [their] mission. The G Suite is a paid version of the tools also available to registered users of Google's...


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