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Do you use your iPhone a lot? Do you have AT&T? Do you get a lot of dropped calls?

If you answered yes to these questions, AT&T is running an offer that you will definitely want to look out for. For select customers, they are offering the AT&T 3G MicroCell signal booster, which is designed to act like a mini cell tower.

According to the manufacturer the device provides:

  • Up to 5-bar coverage
  • Enhanced coverage indoors, including improved voice and data coverage with 40 feet of the device.
  • Support for up to four voice and data users simultaneously.

Attorney Prosecutes Cases With iPad

The iPad continues to reach into the legal world, spawning the creation of the iPad attorney. For a recent example, take Ron Elkins, Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney. He has integrated iPads into the prosecutor's office, according to

Chief Commonwealth Attorney Ron Elkins uses the iPad at trial. In fact, not only does Elkins use the iPad at trial, but eight out of the nine attorneys in his office use it everyday.

Are Dual Monitors the Answer to Increased Office Productivity?

Here's a productivity tip for you: try dual monitors.

Much of the time wasted when attorneys work on computers comes when they switch between windows. Not only does it waste time, it can lead to unnecessary distractions. Some try to compensate by putting two windows on one screen, or by various workarounds.

The day may finally be here where we can easily print wirelessly and even remotely without being an IT expert.

Apple is in the process of rolling out a feature called AirPrint, which will allow users to print directly to AirPrint compatible printers without drivers or other software. HP plans to implement the software, but in the meantime, some users are disappointed they can't take advantage with their existing equipment.

Enter Google, who is now offering a service called Google Cloud Print.

The topic of AT&T's pitiful cell phone network coverage never seems to die.

Those that have gone through the trouble of contacting AT&T to complain or ask for a refund, have encountered a further slap in the face: an offer from AT&T to purchase a signal booster for a couple more Benjamin's. That's right, pony up another $200 so that your $200 phone can work reliably while you're at home.

Verizon iPhone: Top 6 Differences with ATT Model

It's official. The iPhone is finally coming to Verizon. After being tied to the AT&T Network since 2007, many people have longed for an iPhone on the Verizon network. Now that we know it is finally happening, smartphone consumers are moving on to the next reasonable question: what will some of the differences be?

There are actually quite a few, so here are some highlights:

Word to the wise: Don't antagonize the man in the black turtleneck.

Apple, Inc. has issued a cease and desist letter to M.I.C. Gadget, maker of the Steve Jobs action figure. The figure featured jobs in his trademark (not literally) black turtleneck and jeans standing on an Apple logo platform. It is listed for $79.90.

Apple cited California Civil Code Section 3344 which prohibits the use of any person's name, photograph or likeness in a product without that person's prior consent, which Chris Chang reported on his blog.

By Abacus Data Systems

Hit with budget cuts while workloads increase, agencies are struggling to find ways to save money, without sacrificing the requisite quantity and quality of their work.

With AbacusLaw Prosecutor software, legal professionals in government agencies get the benefits of case management technology (lowering their cost per case and simultaneously handling more cases effectively), previously enjoyed only by private practice attorneys.

Cost and time saving benefits include:

By Sue Keno and Nancy Kruzel

As Microsoft prepares to roll out Office 2010, law firms should consider whether to invest in the latest version of the software. The answer is: It depends. It depends on the current state of your firm's hardware, what version of Office you are currently using, how your firm's other software applications integrate with an upgrade and--perhaps most importantly--your technology budget and goals for 2010. There are no clear-cut answers, so firms should consider their own unique situations, variables and priorities.

The Latest Version of Office

Last July, Microsoft introduced the technical preview of Office 2010, and the beta version appeared in November. While Microsoft initially forecast that the upgrade would be available in the first half of 2010, it is more realistic to expect it by the fourth quarter.

Office 2010 will feature extended file compatibility and user interface updates. According to Microsoft, the Office 2010 suite is designed to make work flows more efficient; to effectively use Web applications to make work available anywhere; and to make collaboration with others much easier.

By Jay Kozie and Stan Rabin

Should an upgrade to Microsoft's Windows 7 be on the list of New Year's resolutions at your law firm? With the rollout of Microsoft's new operating system, it's time to think about whether your current version of Windows will meet your firm's needs or if it is time to invest in an upgrade.

For firms running either Microsoft's previous system, Vista, or the older platform, Windows XP, the question will be when, not if, they upgrade to Windows 7. Since Windows 7 was rolled out in 2009, we have found that it offers a very stable platform. To make the right decision for your firm, you should balance several variables. Check with vendors of the applications you use to determine if they are compatible with Windows 7. Expect that your applications will require some updating (i.e. newer versions) in order to be compatible. You should also consider when you will be replacing workstations, since that may be the logical start of the transition to Windows 7. If you want to use existing workstations with Windows 7, Microsoft offers a "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor" tool on its Web site that will help decide if your current PCs will work, or if Windows 7 should be combined with workstation replacements.