Website Polls

New Poll: Your Most Used Android App

Some folks lament that Android lacks the apps for lawyers when compared to iOS. However, as I’ve argued, most of the apps you use on your device aren’t lawyer-specific. Today’s poll asks about your most used Android app. So, what’s your most used app? [gravityform id=”40″ name=”Most Used App” title=”false” 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: Papyrus

I desperately want a good note-taking app for Android. Sure, we have Evernote, Google Keep, and a smattering of half-decent, usable handwriting apps. What we don’t have though, is a good one. I mean a really good one. But what does a really good note-taking app look like? Well, Papyrus (free; plus) gets close. Here on this Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: Tawkon

There are dozens of reports about the harmful effects of cell phone radiation exposure. Obviously, the more you use your cell phone for conversations, the greater chance you have of exposing yourself to harmful radiofrequency waves. Well, at least that’s the theory: Now, I’m not going to debate the effects, Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Android App Review

Android App Review: iJuror

“That’s huge,” was my response to the email announcement I received from Scott Falbo of Front 9 Technologies, when he notified me of the availability of iJuror for Android ($15.00 – introductory price). In case you’re not aware, iJuror is the popular iOS jury selection app. When I discuss iOS versus Android for lawyers, Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Games

Play the Game & Win

Have you tried Law School Dojo yet? Why not? There’s nothing to lose, except maybe your pride. Well, if you’re a member of The Android Lawyers on Google+, then you’ll know about the little, friendly competition I introduced after reviewing the app. It’s all for fun, but you will get Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Top Android Apps of 2012

Research mega-guru, Nielsen, published a list of top digital trends for 2012. Among the list was a graph showing the top Android apps by usage for 2012. The popular Instagram app is missing from this list, but I suspect, as this Business Insider story points out, it’s only because of its Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Miscellaneous

Track a Crisis with Google.org

Hurricane Sandy is setting her sights on the East Coast with a fervor. The storm’s current location is 35.9°N 70.5°W, or 375 miles southeast of NYC, travelling north at 15 mph. I wish everyone in the path safety. Awhile ago I discussed weather apps for Android. I’d encourage you, if you haven’t Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Tom’s 40 Free Android Apps

Here’s a post from Tom’s Guide, which features 40 free and useful apps. The list is quite extensive and includes some of my favorites: Pandora Pocket Adobe Photoshop Express Sky Map Google+ Kindle Google Drive Netflix There are also a couple on this list I haven’t even considered like ConvertPad Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Don’t Forget to Vote

I’m running a poll about pirated Android apps. I’m curious about the number of lawyers who have installed pirated Android apps. Don’t forget to add your vote by clicking on the poll. [poll id=”4″]

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Reevaluating Waze

Admittedly, when I first checked out the Waze app, I dismissed it as childish. The truth is, I hadn’t played around long enough to know. Now I’m almost completely enamored. Actually, I’m obsessed with “checking in” and boosting my points, but that’s a side point. Waze is a GPS navigation app that’s, Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Security

Is Carrier IQ that Big of a Deal?

The Carrier IQ “scandal” is getting a lot of attention (I blogged about it here), online at least because I haven’t seen very many public news stories. Some bloggers argue that this isn’t really Watergate, while others, including Paul Venezia of InfoWorld, suggests that it’s the next Armeggeddon, well, maybe Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

Siri Alternatives on Android OS

The Siri feature on iPhone is simply cool. One of the reasons iPhone remains the go-to-device is because of innovations such as Siri. However, as this post points out, there are some alternatives available on Android that come close. I'm testing the Speaktoit Assistant app right now. Personally, I don't Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
How-To

QR Code for WiFI

This is a hat tip to The Droid Guy, and deserves a great mention. He posted about using QR codes to generate WiFi access. I think it’s a great idea, especially for offices that provide their guests with wireless access. Now, instead of having them type in the password, they Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago
Applications

A Few Of My (New) Favorite Apps

One thing I love about my gTablet is how it can effectively replace my handheld device and the small screen format. The larger, and more user-friendly, screen found on my Viewsonic gTablet, increases my ability to effectively use smartphone devices. In particular, I find that I am using my gTablet more Read more…

By Jeff Taylor, ago