Doing a backgroung check on yourself now and then can be a good thing. In her article "How to do a free online background check", Kim Komando gives us a few reasons. She writes "There might be erroneous information about you floating around the Internet or in your credit report. Maybe you'll find a picture of yourself or a comment you made years ago somewhere that's a little embarrassing." You can read the rest of her article here.
Apps, we all have them on our phones. The trick is knowing which ones are "spying" on us. In her article "The Worst Apps for Privacy", Natasha Stokes writes that "...our smartphones are an even greater treasure trove of behavioral information – and the apps we use are often the weakest link." She goes on to list several apps that you should be wary of. You can read her article here.
According to a post by the Wall Street Journal's blog, law firm profits rose in 2014, and they are expected to rise again in 2015 by 5%. Gains will come in transactional work, while litigation, which has traditionally been the money maker for law firms, will continue to be flat. A few more trends could include a lot of lateral moves and law firm usage of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, although the article suggests that AI will not replace lawyers.
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.