Do you have too many passwords to effectively manage? Fox Van Allen's article "Dashlane & LastPass Let You Change Multiple Passwords with a Click" shows you two password management apps that can help you. You can read his article here.
In this day and age, we use our smartphones for many different tasks, from online shopping to business applications. And because of this, you need to make sure your phone is locked down tight. To help us do this, Natasha Stokes' gives us some steps to take in her article "9 Steps to Making Your Smartphone Secure". You can read her article here.
With the holiday season upon us, the scammers will be out in force. Is that online deal really that good? Techlicious' Dan O'Halloran lists three online shopping scams to be aware of in his article "Watch Out For These 3 Holiday Online Shopping Scams". You can read his article here.
Legal research on a mobile device has become easier as more and more sites are coming online. In the Bose Law and Technology Blog, Cheryl Niemeier lists eight subscription services apps or mobile optimized sites to get you started. You can read her article "Legal Research in Your Pocket: Fee-based Services" here.
You can never be too careful when you are surfing online. Fortunately, there are tools that can help you stay safe. Rex Santus lists eleven tools to keep us safe in his Mashable article "11 free tools to protect your online activity from surveillance". You can read it here.
Court News Ohio reports that the Ohio Supreme Court is already testing its new e-filing portal with a pilot project involving a subset of 85 lawyers who regularly file documents with the Court. In addition to online access, the portal provides an online user guide and Administrative Order, plus links to the Court's online docket and Rules of Court.
A full lanuch for all attorneys who practice before the Supreme Court is planned for early 2015. There are also a couple of specific guidelines that the Court is observing for its beta test:
"Filing documents through the e-Filing Portal does not alter any filing deadlines imposed by the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Documents received after 5 p.m. Eastern Time through the e-Filing Portal will not be considered for filing until the next business day."
Court News Ohio has announced that the Ohio Supreme Court has purchased the Lexis Digital Library of ebooks. A browsable and searchable list of what the Supreme Court is purchasing can be found at this link. According to the Supreme Court:
"The LexisNexis Digital Library is a virtual library website that provides legal books in an e-book format. The digital library allows Supreme Court employees to access the library’s complete Lexis collection from any location and from any type of electronic device such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops. All other patrons can access the complete collection from any computer inside the Supreme Court library.
Patrons can download the e-books for free, which include the legal volumes Page’s Ohio Revised Code, The Law of Professional Conduct in Ohio, Ohio Civil Practice with Forms, and Corbin on Contracts. Once checked out, Internet access is not required to read the e-book."
The Cleveland Law Library is also in the process of purchasing an Ohio collection of books from the Lexis Digital Library for our patrons. We hope to have this collection available by 1st quarter 2015. When we do, we will make a big announcement on this blog and though email communications to members.
With all the news about hacking and social media sites tracking users online without their consent, you may wish to lock down your online browsing. In her Techlicious article "The Best Browser Privacy Tools (That Don't Make Life More Difficult)" Natasha Stokes gives us her list of privacy tools for the four most-used browsers in the United States: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. You can read her article here.
When you are out and using a free Wi-Fi network, you may actually be on a hacker-run router. Fox News' Kim Komando gives us three of the most popular methods that hackers use and how to protect yourself in her article "3 ways crooks attack on public Wi-Fi" You can read her article here.