Google Glass

Location Based Law Through Google Glass

The usefulness of Glass was one of my chief concerns about the new wearable device. Sure, Glass is an amusing device for taking pictures, video, getting directions, or pulling up unique stats of baseball games, but all of that is available on the phone. However, Cornell’s Legal Information Institute made a revolutionary step Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: Handrite2Evernote

People who love Evernote love Evernote. I’m in the category of people who like Evernote. I appreciate that Evernote is a way to keep and store information, but I haven’t fully adopted (subscribed?) to the “Evernote-is-my-life-and-I-keep-everything-there” philosophy of note-taking. Partially, my apathy comes from the fact I don’t take a lot of notes Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: Boxcryptor

Now that we know the NSA is spying on and recording our communications, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant about protecting your client’s information. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. For email, there are still a number of problems, but for cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, Google Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: BBM

BlackBerry, despite its intense failure since the advent of iPhone and the overwhelming loss of market share to Android, continues to try and stay relevant and viable. That has to be the reasoning behind BB’s release of its BlackBerry Messenger app on Android and iOS. You’ll remember the debacle some Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Pandora App Updates

Pandora has caused some problems over the years, but those issues really haven’t stopped me from using the service.   I like being able to listen to commercial-free radio, with a personal touch. The Droid Tots request their “music” at night, which is a conglomeration of relaxing lullabies — courtesy Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: Snapseed

Part of the recent updates to Google+ included a whole new way to share, use, and create photos and video. Google’s interested in images, but more importantly, Google’s interested in helping you create beautiful images. That’s why Google+ includes an auto-awesome feature that, well, “awesomeizes” your photos, if possible. Here’s an Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: Aviate

Nova Launcher has always been my go-to recommendation as the essential way to easily customize your Android device’s dashboard or launch screen. It’s hard to find an app that can beat Nova Launcher on functionality and design. Except Aviate (free) may be the one to do it. Here’s the caveat before I Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: Madden 25

Sports video gaming has certainly improved since the early days of computer gaming. For some of you, Pong was revolutionary. For others, like me, you’ll remember spending countless hours programming a simple game on a Commodore 64, only to have it crash. I remember 25 years ago when Madden became a household Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: Learnist

Learnist is a new app that showed up on my radar, and it’s not half bad. There’s two initial introductory screens that basically explain everything about Learnist (free). Essentially, Learnist is the Pinterest for geeks and gurus. Instead of “pinning” different ways to roast chicken or build a fence, you’re gathering Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: Pocket Casts

For the uninitiated, podcasts are mini-programs broadcast over the internet. Think of them as mini talk radio programs, without the “glamour” of radio. Of course, in some ways podcasts aren’t as popular as they once were, since many podcasts require intense amounts of commitment and YouTube fashioned a whole new way Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

My Favorite Android Keyboard

SwiftKey has been a long-held friend. I’ve praised SwiftKey on numerous occasions, and I’m still an active lover. Unfortunately, Google’s a tough mistress to beat. I’ve waffled between Google Keyboard and SwiftKey since Google released its Android 4.2 keyboard. I tried to love both, but I favored one: Google Keyboard. Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Koush Improved Chromecast

Well known developer, Koushik Dutta, has released his AirCast app. Koush reverse engineered the Chromecast protocols to create his AirCast app. Right now the app will (supposedly) only work for 2 days; it’s for testing and suggestions only. Also, you’ll have to sideload the app, so make sure you know Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Who Moved My Nav?

Sometimes change is good. Sometimes it’s not. I’m not sure what to think of this new change, but a lot of people have expressed frustrations about the fact that the Navigation app is gone. Hopefully, the removal isn’t permanent, but until we see some change from Google, you’re going to Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Guest Post: Top 5 Android Apps To Keep Attorneys Efficient and Organized

This is a guest post from Chelsea Wilson, the Community Relations Manager for Washington University School of Law’s online LLM degree program, which provides foreign trained attorneys with the opportunity to earn a Masters in Law degree from a top-tier American university from anywhere in the world. Unless you see italics (which is me), she’s taking Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Google Maps Updated

There’s a new “maps sheriff” in town, and it’s cleaner, meaner, and sleek. Recently, Google began rolling out an update to Maps that improves the design and integrates some of the “new” Google Maps.Unfortunately, if you’re running an Android OS less than 4.0.3, you’re out of luck. Why haven’t you upgraded Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Field Trip, A Favorite

When we took a trip to Houston over Thanksgiving, I learned to love Google’s Field Trip app.   I don’t keep the app installed on my phone constantly, but now that The Droid Lawyer, Mrs. The Droid Lawyer, and The Droid Tots all embarked on The Great Adventure 2013, Field Trip Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Google Keyboard versus SwiftKey

One of my favorite, must have apps is Swiftkey. SwiftKey is the great keyboard app for Android that offers excellent predictive text and voice input. SwiftKey’s had a lot of improvements over its short lifespan. Now though, Google’s entering the competition. Today, Google released its own keyboard app called Google Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago