In one episode of the original Star Trek television series (Assignment: Earth), the Enterprise and its crew were thrown back in time to Earth in 1968.  A young Teri Garr played a secretary that during the course of the episode was astounded by numerous examples of future technology that were being used by an alien from the future.  One of … Read More

Foldable Rubber USB Keyboard Compatible with iPad

Previously we have discussed various external keyboard options for use with the iPad.  These Bluetooth keyboards were integrated into a case and while larger than the iPad virtual keyboard, were still smaller than standard size.  We have located an iPad compatible USB full size rubber keyboard that rolls or folds into a very compact size.  The keyboard is marketed under the … Read More

Video Mirroring on iPad 2

When iPad 1 was launched, Steve Jobs demonstrated its features using a specially designed WYSIWYG big screen display that projected for the audience exactly what was on the screen of the iPad that he was holding (“video mirroring”).  However, as I learned to my disappointment after I purchased an iPad, there was no such application commercailly available allowing for the WSIWYG … Read More


Welcome 2011! This New Year the battle for the tablet computer will be joined. It has been  reported that over 60 different tablet concepts are in development for 2011.  If the past is any indication, advances in tablet computer technology short term should be simply astounding, especially given the level of consumer interest the and good old fashioned capitalist competition. As for the future … Read More

Security for Cloud Synced Data (Dropbox and MobileNoter)

Two applications that I am using for file transfers in my new iPad centric practice are Dropbox and MobileNoter. Both of these applications provide cloud synchronization features that allow data stored on my system computer to be synced via the cloud to or from my iPad in encrypted form. Before using these services, I conducted some basic due diligence to … Read More

iPad Bluetooth Keyboard Case

For those that need a near full size keyboard for the iPad, I recommend the Bluetooth Keyboard Case from Brookstone. I have used it for a month on  the road and it has performed flawlessly. Price $99. Pros: Elegant compact case iPad easily removable from case Rubber keyboard is sturdy with click feedback Rechargeable bluetooth battery- long life Cons: Could … Read More

Are Tablets Practical?

Here is a link to a well written article that concludes that lawyers are generally better off sticking with laptops. http://www.callawyer.com/story.cfm?eid=912900&evid=1 In the case of the iPad, I think that it a useful tool.  However, I would agree that it is a complement to my laptop  (and Blackberry Bold), and not a replacement. Your thoughts? Tweet … Read More

Welcome To Hytech Lawyer

Hytech Lawyer is dedicated to exploring technology solutions for the modern lawyer. The hope is that this blog will become an interactive forum for the review of new products and discussions about what works and does not work in the modern law practice. The initial focus is on tools for the busy litigator because that is my background, but I … Read More