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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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Independence Day (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While we all enjoy fun and sun on national holidays, each of them carries with it a somber reminder of the sacrifices, up to and including death, that our fellow citizens... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Futurelawyer
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Casio Smartwatch Is In The Making. I have been predicting the success of Smartwatches for a while now. It is inevitable that traditional watch makers see the handwriting on the wall, and begin to enter the market. Adding functionality to... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Futurelawyer
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Why I switched from Google to DuckDuckGo; it's all about the bangs. Do your Google searches bring you to websites that are so comprehensive that you need to search again using the website's internal search engine? Even the FutureLawyer site... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Futurelawyer
Execupundit.com: Independence Day: Would You Have Signed?. I link to this great post by Michael Wade each year; primarily because I think that we really don't understand what our forefathers went through to give us freedom. Every time I see... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Futurelawyer
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Playing Bing Pong Is the Best Thing You Can Do With Bing. And I have been lauding Microsoft for becoming an innovative company again. Their virtual reality and OS improvements are mind bending; but, it appears the people who work... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Futurelawyer
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: Battery life | TechRadar. Samsung has gone to the dark side. If I wanted a phone with a locked in battery that wasn't easily replaceable, I could have purchased an iPhone. (Shut your mouth). Seriously,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Apple iOS 8.4 Removes Popular Free Feature. Apple has updated its phone software. The conversation at the mother ship went something like this: "Hey, let's update the phone software". "Okay, but we have to figure out how to get more... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Futurelawyer
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(Tampa) Cybersecurity and Privacy for Lawyers and Law Firms Tickets, Tampa | Eventbrite. Good friend, Adriana Linares, is conducting a Cybersecurity and Privacy seminar in Tampa on July 13th. If you are not an expert already, this is for you.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
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The Stairdesk Workspace. I am always open to new places to hang my lawyer hat. I have considered RVs in the backyard, and once even took an RV to the fleamarket to dispense weekend legal advice. I have looked at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 a Good Match for Small Businesses?. I have used the entire Galaxy Note line, and the stylus improvements and size and other enhancements have made this my go to daily phone for work and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
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10 Essential Google Apps For iPhone Users - InformationWeek. Okay, kids. I know there is tremendous peer pressure to use iPhones. I have held my nose, and bought them for you, even after you have broken them by dropping or... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Pushbullet Is Getting A Huge Update Today With Full Messaging Support, Faster File Pushing, And More. Pushbullet is one of my favorite apps. My texts and emails pop up in the lower right corner of my desktop monitor while I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Futurelawyer
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France Launches French Tech Ticket, A Startup Visa For Foreign Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch. Uh, France. Your politicians and police had better get on the same page. French politicians want to encourage tech startups, and are creating incubators in Paris, giving... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Tonight%u2019s leap second may cause problems for the Internet | Ars Technica UK. Okay. I get it. The earth's rotation is slowing by milliseconds each year. Our method of measuring time is only as accurate as the physical phenomena against... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Samsung Unveils Tech That Can Double Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity | NDTV Gadgets. If mobile and wearable computing devices have an Achilles heel, it is battery power. Without power, there is no computer. While I am content with batteries that last... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Futurelawyer
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[APK Teardown] Google App v4.8 Prepares For 'Ok, Google' Offline, Voice Commands To Control Volume And Brightness, And Much More. By now, you are getting used to talking to your Android device. The hot word "OK Google" is, more and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Futurelawyer
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FinePrint | FinePrint. If you are like me, you are always printing files for pleadings, data, pdfs, and all sorts of files. It is a nightmare when you print to several different printers in several locations. And, there is no... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Is Google Docs Secure Enough to Store Client Files? | Ball in your Court. I agreed with this 2011 article by Craig Ball, and, with the addition of two factor authentication, Google Drive, in my opinion, meets the test of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer
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Birds of The World: PARROTS and their ALLIES. There are dozens of variations of Lorikeets, and many color combinations. The most well known is the Rainbow; but this Red and Purple variation is one of the prettiest, and lives at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Futurelawyer
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New version of Qi to deliver 15 watts of wireless power | Android and Me. While wireless charging is convenient (Just lay your phone on a Qi pad and it charges), it is very slow. I have a wireless charging... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Futurelawyer
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"Each of us, if we would grow, must be committed to excellence and to victory, even though we know complete victory cannot be obtained, it must be pursued with all one’s might. The championships, the money, the color; all of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Futurelawyer
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TechCrunch on Twitter: "Molson And Google Built A Beer Fridge That Unlocks Via Voice Translation http://t.co/8VSClk0Vcr by @etherington http://t.co/evUSk75xiB". And, in the Friday category for truly useful products, we have the Beer Fridge, a joint venture of Molson and Google,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Futurelawyer
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I shot this recently with my smartphone. I used to have to carry a photo bag, several lenses, and a heavy camera body to get a quality image. Photography truly has become more about the image in your head than... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Futurelawyer
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Even handsomer LG Watch Urbane Luxe apparently in the works - GadgeTell | TechnologyTell. The geek in me wanted functionality in the first SmartWatches. I didn't care about design; and, I positively hated the fact that Apple tried to sell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Futurelawyer
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U.S. Department of Defense developing Military Hoverbike | Digital Trends. You have undoubtedly seen the quadcopters with video cameras being sold in many retail venues. Combining the helicopter blades and the quadcopter idea with a motorcycle frame gave rise the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Futurelawyer