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rickgeorges
Lawyer,Poet, author, educator. Practices real property, corporation, wills, trusts and estates law in Pinellas County, Florida. Writes the FutureLawyer column. Gives seminars on technology and the law. Author of "Life is Simple, Really", Poems about Life, Loving, Family and Fun.
Interests: Computers, golf, tennis, chess, technology, gadgets
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Google introduces Inbox, a better way to manage your messages | Android and Me. I have requested an invite for InBox, a new upgrade to GMail, which promises to revolutionize the way we use our Email. Until I can test... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Futurelawyer
Okay, if they can figure out a way to make this thing work on normal surfaces, I'm in. Of course, riding a bicycle to work in Florida in 90 degree heat would require several clothing changes a day. But, a... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Futurelawyer
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Onit. Onit has apps that do specific things to standardize activities in the enterprise; but, they have apps for the legal practice as well. While these are for firms of some size; if you need to make certain that everyone... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Futurelawyer
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Today is the day the Verizon Note 4 should be available at stores. I went to Best Buy yesterday to check it out, and it looks a lot like my Note 3. For the first time in a while, I... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Futurelawyer
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Nexus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Decisions, decisions. One day before the Note 4 becomes available on Verizon, I am faced with a choice between it and the new Nexus 6. Since I am happy with the Note 3,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Futurelawyer
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Five Ways to Get Consumers to Love Wearables - Businessweek. I am mystified by the current flap over professionals and wearable computers. It reminds me of the time, many years ago, when, at a Bar meeting in which I was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Futurelawyer
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Did you know that sharks photobomb people? Continue reading
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Using Security Key for 2-Step Verification - Accounts Help. We have spoken before about Internet security. If you use any websites that require confidential information, it is important the you use something more serious than simple password protection. Even if... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Futurelawyer
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'Link rot%u2019 is degrading legal research and case cites. This article posits that broken links on the Internet pose big problems for those who need to follow the precedents and opinions of the legal system. Every law student learns that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Is It Time to Replace Your Desktop Computer With a Tablet | Law Technology News. Great minds think alike. Sean Doherty at LawTechnology News writes about using a Lenovo Thinkpad 10 as a desktop replacement; something I did with a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Futurelawyer
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[Guide] Cracked Screen? Give that beast new %u2026 | Sony Xperia Z Ultra | XDA Forums. Don't throw away that old Android phone or tablet with a cracked screen. There's life in the old computer yet. In fact, if you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Futurelawyer
EFF Response to FBI Director Comey's Speech on Encryption | Electronic Frontier Foundation. Given the Snowden revelations about NSA surveillance of American citizens, it is really amazing that the Director of the FBI wants a back door through mobile phone... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
Why Do We Have an Obsession With Winning? | Psychology Today. As my baseball and football teams have demonstrated a failure to post winning records lately, I have noticed something interesting. I care less than I used to. In thinking... Continue reading
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Florida court: Come back with a warrant to track suspects via mobile phone | Ars Technica. The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that persons have a right to privacy in location on their mobile phones. Unless a person voluntarily gives... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Friday Poll: What do You Primarily Keep on Your MicroSD Card? | Droid Life. You know you need it. But why? An additional 32, 64 or 128 Gigs of memory on a tiny chip smaller than a fingernail? Some of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
I keep getting questions about the best SmartWatch out there. I have owned most of them (I refuse to buy the huge, round Moto360). The rectangular form factor is best for SmartWatches. If you want a round face, buy a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
Today's Parrot Sunday features a Harlequin Macaw being filmed while looking at his image in the mirror. Unfortunately, a Blue and Gold Macaw in the background keeps interrupting. Watch the Harlequin's response. Message to parrot owners. Watch what you say... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Futurelawyer
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13 things every Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owner should do. While this post is aimed at new Note 4 owners, it should be read by every phone owner. Someday, one of these tips is going to save you. Trust me.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Vatican Rents Out Sistine Chapel to Porsche For Corporate Event - First Time in 600-year History. Are you kidding me? I am all for the liberalization of the Church's attitudes and rules about marriage and other man-made restrictions on Catholics.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Buy Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16MS Signature Edition Tablet - Microsoft Store. When I first saw the price of this Toshiba Windows 8.1 tablet, I thought it was a misprint. For throwaway money, $99, you can get a 7 inch tablet... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer
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ARCHOS VR Glasses. It must be Geek Friday; because, Archos has taken the VR announcement at Google I/O (remember the cardboard thing?) and turned it into a real product. For thirty bucks (less than lunch costs if SWMBO comes along)... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer
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How the Nexus 6 is priced against the competition | Android and Me. Suddenly, I have a dilemma. I love the Samsung Note line of phones, and the Note 4 looks like the best phone out there. However, Motorola (Hello... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer
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FBI Director Wants Congress to Tackle Phone Encryption | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. When Apple turned on data encryption by default in iOS8, suddenly it became a media sensation. Of course, Android has had the capability to encrypt everything... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer