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  • Do Virtual Assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant Have a Place in the Office
    01/09/2018 - 05:58
    by Mark Rosch | January 9, 2018 If you have any interest in technology, you’ve probably been seeing and hearing a lot in the past few months about “virtual assistants,” “voice assistants,” or “smart speakers” like Amazon’s Alexa and Echo, and Google Home (regular and Mini) and the battle for the “smart home.” Many of you might be...


  • Finding the Right Person on Social Media: An eDiscovery White Paper
    01/08/2018 - 11:52
    The pervasive nature of social media has made it an extraordinary source of legal evidence today. As such, there is both a duty to preserve social media content and a need for lawyers to learn how to find relevant social media evidence to use in litigation. The five major social media sites today, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube, all have unique "flavors of information,...


  • 2018 CLE at Sea Cruise Offers 12 Hours of Credit in Multiple States
    11/30/2017 - 17:43
    Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch have been announced as speakers for the CLE at Sea 2018, Continuing Legal Education Cruise presented by the Alaska Bar. They will join a line-up of nationally-known continuing legal education speakers offering 12 hours of CLE credit during the seven day cruise. The CLE at Sea 2018 educational programs have been approved for CLE credit in the following...


  • Good News About Facebook Graph Search
    11/29/2017 - 15:29
    by Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt | November 29, 2017 Facebook’s Graph Search allows you to create very sophisticated, relational searches through the information people share about themselves on Facebook. "Graph Search" features appear to have returned to the Facebook search box - with some changes. In the latest edition of The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet, we...


  • Changes Come to Findagrave.com
    11/28/2017 - 12:59
    by Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt | November 28, 2017 Findagrave.com offers a searchable database of gravesite locations for nearly 160 million people. The website and some of its search features were updated in November 2017. You now can search with a partial last name and even a partial first name, by a nickname, or by a maiden name. To choose these options, click into the appropriate...


  • 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...


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