Lawyer with a New iPad? Using it for Legal Work? Let’s Talk Security.

So you love your new iPad and want to use it in your law practice.  That likely means using it to store and communicate confidential client information.  You may also be accessing your firm’s internal and cloud based systems.  It is also quite possible that unlike your traditional work desktop/laptop, you may be tempted to share this repository of client … Read More

The Lawyer’s Tool Box – The Hytech Lawyer’s Favorite iPad Photo, Video and Audio Creativity Apps

Whether for fun or for work, there are a number of iPad applications that allow the creative minded attorney to produce high quality photographs, videos, audio, slide presentations and art work that a few years ago would have required sophisticated equipment and help from experienced engineers and/or graphic artists.  These are ten of my current favorites that I have used … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox– Air Display– Using Your iPad or Android Device for Depo Prep, A Second Monitor, or for Touch Screen Remote Access to Your PC/Mac

[This is an update and supplement to a post that originally ran in January of 2012] In my office, I have a dual monitor set-up that I find to be very useful.  When on the road, I carry my laptop PC and an iPad2.  Air Display ($9.99 The App Store) allows me to use my iPad as a dual monitor … Read More

The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Mirror your iPad and iPhone to PC Without Apple TV Using Reflection App

In a previous post, we explored the wireless iPad presentation possibilities for using Apple TV and a digital to analog coverter with conventional VGA projectors.  Now there is a phenomenal software alternative by the name of “Reflection” that allows you to mirror your iPad2 or new iPad on your Mac or PC screen without using Apple TV.  Yes—I said PC.   In turn, a … Read More

Taking Notes on PCs and iPads With Synched Audio Recordings

There are a number of PC programs and iPad applications that can be used to audio record voices and sounds while an attorney takes notes—synching the recording to the notes for easy reference. This is an extremely useful tool when conducting witness interviews, attending meetings and when conducting or defending depositions For example, suppose you are deposing the expert for … Read More

Lawyers Having Fun— Spruce up Your iPad or iPhone Lock and Home Screen Wallpaper

When I teach iPad CLEs and give “iPad for Lawyers” demonstrations, participants often ask where they can find the cool home screen and lock screen wallpaper that happens to be on my iPad that particular day.  First, I explain that any photograph in your iPad or iPhone photo or camera roll files can be used as iPad wallpaper. <—–Simply select … Read More

Review of PaperPort Notes: Voice to Text Dictation App for the iPad

I was first exposed to the concept of voice type dictation as a young child viewing the original TV show Star Trek. In one particular episode involving the Enterprise travelling through time to 1960s Earth, actress Terri Garr was astonished to observe a typewriter type by itself everything she said in real-time.   Even as a youngster, I thought that the … Read More

Review of 7Notes HD Premium –Handwriting to Text on iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire

[Note: 7Notes is available for Android and Kindle Fire, but only the  iPad and iPhone versions were tested for this review.] For the past two years, I have been waiting for an App with the ability to accurately and practically convert handwriting to text.  We previously reviewed 7Notes HD Premium (“7notes”) ($8.99 iPad) when it was first introduced.  http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=446 The  … Read More

Review of ExhibitView Trial Presentation App for the iPad

[Disclosure—I have been provided free evaluation copies of TrialPad and ExhibitView (PC and iPad) by their respective developers, but have not received any compensation for my review of either product]. In a previous post, I compared the three trial exhibit presentation applications for iPad on the market at that time;  TrialPad, Exhibit A and RLTC Evidence. See  http://hytechlawyer.com/?p=463 My conclusion was that … Read More