November 2014 – Legal Technology Solutions

Beware of Black Friday technology deals.

Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Peachy Thursday and Small Business day- lots of deals will be attacking our inboxes and there are a few things to remember, before you get your “great” $200 computer… “STILL WANT WINDOWS 7? GET IT NOW FOR CHEAP!” –  Those will be “leftovers” that stores will try to get rid of… Windows 10 is about to be launched next year… It’s very similar to windows 8.1, and I already tested it and saw lots of benefits/ [...]

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Everything you do on a mobile device is considered Digital Evidence.

The majority of Americans own a cellphones, mobile devices and computers. So therefore our digital finger print is always with us at any given time. The more we use our phone, computer and the internet we are leaving this digital finger print. General populations trusts their cell phone to do everything for them. First thing Law Enforcement does is when a person is taken into custody is takes inventory of their phone and then conducts a forensics search on [...]

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What is QoS (Quality of Service) and when is it important to use it ?

QoS stands for Quality of Service and just like in previous articles such as this, I’ll do my best to explain it in non-technical words (because the technical explanations are always available online if you just google the phrase you are looking for…) In a previous article I posted, I explained about Gigabit network and gave the analogy of a highway. I think we can stick to that example to explain about QoS… So… let’s imagine your computer as your home, [...]

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Can I use Outlook to send a newsletter?

Sending a newsletter from your Email client (Outlook, Entourage, iMail etc) is a big no-no. (I assume you are sending to a few hundred people or more… If you just sendto 20-30 people, that’s not really a bulk email… it’s just a group email in the eyes of technology…) There are a few reasons for it, but i’ll highlight the main ones… IF you send bulk e-mail to people who have an Email service from (for example) Cox.net or Gmail.com, or if you send [...]

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Get rid of slowdown causing malware easily wtih Malwarebytes.

One great program to rid yourself of all those spyware nasties is Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a free program and can be easily used to scan your computer for trojans, spyware, and viruses. Download Malwarebytes from this link: https://www.malwarebytes.org/ Malwarebytes is very handy for removing many of the new spyware and “scareware” (popups about how your computer is compromised, information can be accessed by anyone, etc.) that are running rampant across many computers now. One quick scan with this program and you’ll [...]

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Easily give your own PC a tuneup with CCleaner.

Ccleaner is a great all-in-one cleaning program that removed tons of files off of your hard drive that you never use. A great free program for cleaning off all the junk files on your computer is Ccleaner (short for C-drive cleaner or Crap Cleaner). Many program installers leave behind tons of files they need only once and don’t always delete when they’re done with them. Even viruses and spyware love to hang out in these well-hidden temporary folders so they [...]

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Find out what is taking up space on your hard drive with Treesize.

Treesize Free is a (free) program that tells you which folders and files are taking up the most room on your hard drive. After this program installs, it will automatically scan your C drive and find out how much room each and every folder takes up. You can then open each up to see which folders within folders are hogging up the storage space. You can use it on other drives as well, such as an external hard drive or [...]

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Secure your computer and protect your files as soon as you walk away with Predator.

Predator Locks and Unlocks Your PC with a USB Flash Drive Predator is a free program that locks your computer for you when you’re away from it. All you need is a flash/USB drive – run predator with the flash drive plugged in, and remove the drive when you leave (connect it to your belt). Your keyboard and mouse will lock up, the screen will fade to black, and no one will be able to use it until you plug the [...]

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What is “Gigabit” and why should I care?

The answer to this question can get a little technical, and the technical answer will make most readers stop reading after the third sentence, so to simplify things, here is how I like to explain this: Imagine 2 cities that are 100 miles away from each-other (or 160 Kilometers, to be annoying even more J) with 100 lanes-highway between them. (Of course that’s a lot of lanes, but let’s keep in consideration that this is just a story, and I’m [...]

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Why RAM is important, and when you should upgrade your memory.

Your programs need resources to run… large programs need more resources. Light programs need less resources. Just like a heavy person who wants to hike a mountain, will need more energy (or “power”) to climb up the mountain, while a light person will need to put less efforts to climb the same mountain, therefor will use less energy… The larger or “heavier” the program is, the more resources it needs. The resources that programs have, and what will determine the speed [...]

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