archives of posts, reviews and news of LTR grouped by year: 2011

How to recover from hard disk crash

The consequences of a hard drive failure can be devastating. In addition to data loss, time is lost replacing the hard drive, installing and configuring software. However, there are some relatively simple steps you can take to protect against a crash. Read more to find out how cloud-storage systems and other services can allow you to quickly backup your data and minimize the impact of a crash.


TrialPad on Trial

TrialPad iPad app in Trial

The last thing an attorney wants is to arrive in the courtroom for a trial and discover that the trial presentation technology doesn't work as planned. In this guest post, St. Louis personal injury lawyer Spencer Farris explains how prompt tech support from TrialPad helped him diagnose a glitch that prevented him from displaying documents.


12 Gadgets for the Holidays

LTR Christmas gift

If the “Twelve Days of Christmas” were modernized, the partridge in the pear tree would likely be supplanted by an iPad 2 with a Bluetooth keyboard. With the holidays fast approaching, Lawyer Tech Review has compiled a list of gadgets, ranging from $10 to $1000 that lawyers and legal professionals would love to give – or receive.


App Friday: Ken Lopez

Ken Lopez

In today’s App Friday round, Ken Lopez — owner of the litigation consulting and trial technology firm A2Consulting — shares iPad and iPhone apps that allow him to save on parking, manage projects and identify trees while on nature walks with his triplets.

Comparison between Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S

Smartphones are not just for talking anymore: they are almost compact computers packed with work apps. We compared in an infographic two of the strongest new additions to the smartphone landscape, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. the iPhone 4S, to find out if it is worth upgrading to these fancy gadgets and powerful work tools.

Cloud storage as backup

To store data in the cloud generally means backing up electronic files on the Web and storing them in remote data centers. Some law firms are turning to cloud storage as a cost-effective and convenient way to back up their data or as a back up to a hard drive back up. But some firms, citing concerns about turning over confidential information to third parties, remain reluctant.


Documents To Go iPad App

iPad Documents To Go review

For most lawyers, writing is an essential part of the practice. This week, Lawyer Tech Review takes a look at Documents to Go, an iPad app that allows users to write and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.


App Friday: Melissa Conner

Melissa Conner lawyer

In today’s App Friday round, Melissa Conner – a Boston-area lawyer whose practice is focused on family law, bankruptcy and estate planning – shares iPad and iPhone apps that allow her to sync and store documents and to track her runs.


App Friday: Dale Richardson


In today’s App Friday round, Dale Richardson — an Atlanta-based lawyer who writes the blog Keys to Law School Success — discusses his favorite iPhone apps for receiving faxes on his smartphone and beating the traffic.

iPhone 4S vs 4 comparison

Three days after the iPhone 4S was launched, Apple announced that over four million units of the smartphone had been sold. As iPhone fans continue to line up to buy the latest model, this is a good time to highlight iPhone 4S features that may be of interest to lawyers.

TouchPal Keyboard app review

Reviewing messages on a smartphone is a productivity boosting process, but replying to e-mails using your tiny phone's keyboard can be a frustrating process. Fortunately, the TouchPal keyboard for Android is a fast alternative to default keyboards. Read on to find how its swiping, auto-completion and predictive text features can boost your productivity and increase your writing speed.