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Tell President Obama to Support Privacy

We demand privacy, security, and integrity for our communications and systems. As a public, we should be confident that the services we use haven’t been weakened or compromised by government mandate or pressure. No legislation, executive order, or private agreement with the government should undermine our rights.

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

A Brief Announcement

Over the course of 4 years, The Droid Lawyer has grown from a small, pathetic blog, to one of the most authoritative blogs for lawyers on Android and mobile devices. I’m very proud of my accomplishments and the success of this blog. You may have noticed a rather abrupt stop to Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

The NFL and YouTube Team Up

The NFL announced its new YouTube partnership to bring content to viewers across the globe. The channel won't filled with live games (yet), but will include a variety of content and news stories.

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Miscellaneous

Welcome to CES 2014 [Updated]

Technology enthusiasts from across the globe are gathering in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. CES is a showcase of everything tech, from high-end gadgets and devices like a $12,000 tablet running Android 3, to more practical (is any technology practical?) items, like to a smaller MiniDrone. Nvidia kicked Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Feeding the Nexus 5 and KitKat Rumors

Let the rumors soar, because the big announcement about Nexus 5 and KitKat might come today. Yesterday, several sites reported on a Twitter post from Evleaks: In white. 11/1. pic.twitter.com/5SSmtTGUg7 — @evleaks (@evleaks) October 27, 2013   That one post is making a lot of people excited, but it’s a Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Catch My Disastrous Rocket Matter Webinar

Suppose you really wanted to torture yourself, what would you do? Well, you could stab needles into your eyeballs, which would guarantee pain. You could set your hand onto the heated stove top element, which would ensure an equally memorable and lasting impression of the experience. Or, if you’re really desperate, you can spend an hour Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Fastcase Has Over 1/2 of US Lawyers

600,000+ is the number of lawyers subscribing to Fastcase. And why not? Fastcase is a great product that allows you to hunt and peck for case law for free. Well almost. I’ve discussed Fastcase’s amazing mobile app, which gives you access to the Fastcase legal research library for free, even if Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Miscellaneous

PSA: There’s No BlackBerry Mobile (BBM) for Android, Yet

Admittedly, I should have warned readers sooner that despite the much-anticipated rigmarole surrounding BlackBerry Messenger, it’s not available on Android. BlackBerry had many iOS and Android users, myself included, anxiously waiting for the release of its BBM app. Unfortunately, a leaked version of the Android app apparently “decimated” BlackBerry’s servers: Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Google Unveils Android 4.4 and Nexus 5

Google+ is on fire with this video showcasing the unveiling of the newest Android statue, the KitKat Android robot. But while the video’s cool and fun, it’s this picture that’s making the real headlines: This picture is showing off the next Nexus phone: Nexus 5. Google apparently removed the video shortly Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Android 4.4 is Called KitKat

Sundar Pichai announced that the newest version of Android is going to be called KitKat, after the delicious candy bar.   Well, that announcement pretty much shocked everyone, but I’m sure Nestle had a strong influence in the the branding rights. Apparently, there will be 50 million Android-branded KitKat bars Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Bitcasa Gives Away Some Love

Long-time readers will know that I’ve given a lot of love to Bitcasa. If you didn’t know, Bitcasa is the provider of infinite online storage. Yes, the service is like Dropbox, which many lawyers love, but it’s infinite. And better. And although my math skills are fuzzy, infinity is really a lot of space. Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Watch Lollapalooza 2013 Live

Beginning on Friday, August 2, you’ll be able to watch a live streaming broadcast of Lollapalooza 2013. I remember when they advertised the first Lollapalooza, and since I was a big Jane’s Addiction fan, I paid a lot of attention to the event. Over time, I lost any enthusiasm for Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Nexus 7 on July 31 and Moto X on August 1

Lots of news coming after the weekly news round up from Motorola and Google about their new devices. Information is appearing about the Nexus 7, confirming some details and opening new information.   If you’re brave, and don’t mind spending some time in jail, you can high-jack a Staples delivery truck Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android OS

New Poll: From the Nexus 7 Rumor Mill

According to a Google+ post, ASUS confirmed the existence and release of the next generation Nexus 7, including some specifications. The next Nexus 7 apparently will release “before the end of Q2” which is apparently July. Here’s the screenshots posted from the conversation with ASUS customer support:         Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Miscellaneous

Privacy Be Damned!

Surprise! The NSA is, has been, and will continue, accessing telephone numbers of your known associates and classifying users as terrorists until you’re no longer guilty. I’m not very surprised that a secret court, authorized a secret government agency, to secretly surveille the personal records of its citizens. I’m just Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Miscellaneous

Please Help

A suburb of Oklahoma City took a devastating hit from what looks like an EF5 tornado. News footage from the scene shows horrific damage, reports of multiple injuries, and several deaths. The tornado spent 40 minutes on the ground. The National Weather Service posted a comparison photo to it’s Twitter Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android OS

Androids Eclipse Apples

For the first time ever, Android tablet sales are more than iPad. Android tablets accounted for 56.5 percent of 2013 Q1 sales.   The table shows worldwide tablet growth, but also reflects Android’s 56.5% share of the tablet market. I’m impressed by the year-over-year growth of Android (247.5%) and Windows Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Techshow for Me

ABA Techshow starts today, so I hope that you’re attending. Unfortunately, I’m not beginning the festivities until Friday, because of my presentation commitment in Washington D.C. at the ABA IPL Conference, and my desire to take advantage of the touring option. I’m presenting bright and early Friday morning for the Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Miscellaneous

Fever RSS is Awesome

Sam Glover may be the smartest guy in the tech world, at least that I’m aware of. I give him full credit for the discovery of Fever, the absolute greatest replacement for Google Reader. For $30, you can host your own RSS feeds. The setup is easy, and the results Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Google

Google Reader’s Going to Die

Today is a sad day in the tragic world of free Google products. The Google Reader team announced the “powering down” of the Google Reader service. Reader is my hands-down favorite RSS aggregator, and now, or on July 1, 2013, the service will become extinct. I have yet to pick an Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
News

Judge Koh Says “Bye, Bye, Bye”

The Wall Street Journal reports that Judge Lucy Koh issued an Order modifying and reducing the amount of damages awarded to Apple after its massive victory in August 2012. Judge Koh ruled that the jury determined an unreasonable theory upon which to calculate damages, and ordered a new trial as to the Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago