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The 11 Most Popular Technologist Posts of 2014

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By William Peacock, Esq. on December 19, 2014 8:55 AM

If there was one blog out of our 19 blogs for lawyers that I could pick as my favorite, it would be FindLaw's Technologist: gadgets, tech tips, landmark cases, and other forms of legal geekery, all in one place.

And it shows in our product: not only is Technologist one of our most popular blogs, but it's on the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 (a list of the top legal blogs) for the second straight year. (If you're reading this on December 19, today is the last day to vote for us!)

Here are your favorite posts of 2014, in terms of traffic:

11. 5 Cheap Gadgets Every Road-Warrior Lawyer Must Have

Things you'll need to stay productive on the road (or when jet-setting): power and Internet access. A wireless headset for calls and tunes would come in handy too.

10. Windows 9 10 'Threshold' Set for Public Beta Next Month

No longer called "9" because 7, 8, 9 (get it? seven ate nine!), Windows 10 is set to merge Windows 8's touch-only interface with elements from traditional versions of Windows. The beta version was released for public consumption and testing a couple months ago.

9. MOOCs: Yale Debuting Free Online Constitutional Law Course

Law school may cost six figures, but you can take a law school course with Yale (and others) for free.

8. 3 Nifty Upgrades Coming to Google's $35 Chromecast Stick

It's a $20 toy that hooks to your television. Its primary purpose is streaming content, like Netflix, to your TV. But Google added some new, powerful, and unexpected features to it mid-year.

7. Are Lawyers Really Flocking to Macs, iPhones, and iPads?

Apple's products are superb, but they only have a small share of the market. Still, have these products staked out a bigger share of the lawyer market?

6. 5 Practical Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office

Looking for a holiday or birthday gift for a lawyer? Here are five pragmatic suggestions.

5. Internet Explorer Patch Is Here -- Set Up Automatic Updating

There was a huge security bug in Internet Explorer. Fortunately, it was patched. If you've updated your computer at any point since May 2014, you're probably covered.

4. 'Dallas Buyers Club' Torrent Lawsuits Filed, Impossible to Prove

Why are mass-filed lawsuits against thousands of Internet bootleggers so hard to win? Because you never know who is hiding behind that router.

3. Apple iCloud Hacked, Celebrity Nudes Leaked. But How?

It was known as "The Fappening." How was it possible for hackers to break into the phones of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst? We rounded up the most popular theories.

2 and 1. 50 Twitter Accounts Lawyers Should Follow Religiously (Part I and II)

New to Twitter? These are your must-follows, from funny lawyers to brilliant professors to ... legal haikus. Part I was a collection of favorites from around the office. Part II was a list of reader suggestions.

Which was your favorite Technologist post of 2014? Tweet us @FindLawLP.

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