Monthly Archives: April 2014

The iPad Lawyer – Apps

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe!

There’s only one app deal I want to share with you today . . . but it’s important enough to take the time to do so . . .

I know that Microsoft has released Word for iPad. I know it’s a marvelous app (and I even use it now). I also know that you have to pay for an Office 365 subscription in order to get full use out of Word.

For those times when you want a stand-alone, content-is-generated-and-stays-on-the-iPad alternative, take a look at Documents to Go. It is a suite of programs (word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and even PDF handling) and works across devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch). There is a Standard Version and a Premium Version. The Premium Version adds PowerPoint and cloud sync support. I’d go with the Premium Version.

Normally, the Standard Version is $9.99 and the Premium Version is $16.99. Today, the Standard Version is $7.99 and the Premium Version is $12.99. You save $2.00 and $4.00, respectively.

App Store for Standard Version – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/documents-to-go-standard-office/id317117961?mt=8

App Store for Premium Version – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/documents-to-go-premium-office/id317107309?mt=8

Publisher Site – https://www.dataviz.com/products/documentstogo/iphone/

I look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow night at Apple’s Pasadena event. Until then, go out and make it a MILLION DOLLAR day! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Seminars

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe!

Most of you know that I’ve dedicated myself to helping people JUST LIKE YOU to be more productive and to achieve a life of their dreams. And some of the most important workflow tools I personally use to DO THE SAME THING are the iPad and iPhone.

I’ve got some MORE Apple events coming up and I WANT YOU to attend them to learn my workflow techniques.

Oh . . . Apple’s making these free for you. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

And I promise you this: If you attend one of these events and implement even a fraction of what I’m going to share with you, you will be more successful and be able to do what your competition hasn’t figured out yet.

Before I tell you where I’ll be appearing, let me make this clear: I’m looking for people who are tired of losing time and losing money because they haven’t figured out how to make technology work for them. I want you to attend only if you’re prepared to take your career and company to the next level with some incredible technology workflow secrets.

STILL WITH ME? Then, here’s what you need to know . . . these events are often filled to capacity so make sure you REGISTER to gurantee we get to meet . . .

April 30, 2014
Apple – Pasadena
54 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena
5:30 pm
REGISTER >>>> http://www.apple.com/retail/pasadena/

Apple-Pasaadena-April-30
May 8, 2014
Apple – The Grove
189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles
9:00 a.m.
REGISTER >>>> http://www.apple.com/retail/thegrove/

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May 14, 2014
Apple – Victoria Gardens
12461 South Main Street, Rancho Cucamonga
7:00 p.m.
CALL TO REGISTER – (909) 803-5220

June 25, 2014
Apple – Victoria Gardens
12461 South Main Street, Rancho Cucamonga
7:00 p.m.
CALL TO REGISTER – (909) 803-5220

I look forward to seeing you at one of my events. Until then, go out and make it a MILLION DOLLAR day! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer | Wait. Your iPhone’s Screen is Not Broken!

The iPad Lawyer | Wait. Your iPhone’s Screen is Not Broken!

by

Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

Ordinarily, I write solely about iPad tips, tricks and techniques knowing full well that these secrets are really cross-device and you can use them to transform into a powerful iPhone user, as well. Today, however, I want to talk about a specific iPhone challenge that doesn’t impact iPad. It’s important enough – at least for me and every Apple genius or tech you come across – that I want to share it with you so you don’t lose your mind trying in vain to figure out what’s wrong with your iPhone screen.

Let me give you a little background first. I was traveling recently. I had put a Mophie battery charging case on my iPhone 5s. And I was in Chicago. Needless to say it was extremely cold. After only one day into my trip, I suddenly noticed that there was a kind of white lens flare effect (I called it a white blotch) appearing on the top right of my iPhone screen when I turned on certain apps (like Shazam and WorldMate). My first thought was that the cold had gotten to some of the display pixels. I then reasoned that perhaps I had inadvertently put too much pressure of some sort on the screen, itself.

Naturally, I did the standard soft reboot after clearing out running apps.

A little note . . . if you don’t know how to periodically clear out your iPhone’s and iPad’s memories, do the following to improve performance:

Step One: DOUBLE CLICK on the Home button (the small round button on the front of your device). This will bring up the carousel of apps that are running on your iPhone or iPad (this is what allows you to multi-task on your device).

Step Two: TAP and HOLD each of the apps and SWIPE your finger up. This will remove the app from the display and stop it from running in the background. (Power user tip – you can tap, hold, and swipe up to three running apps at one time if you really want to save time.) Do this with every app that you see running.

Step Three: PUSH the Home button. This will bring you back to your main screen.

Step Four: PUSH and HOLD the Home button and the Power on/off button simultaneously (the Power button is the small button on the top edge of your device). Continue to hold the two buttons until the white Apple logo appears. When the logo appears, release both buttons. Your device will now go through the soft reset cycle and is non-destructive to your data.

Okay, back to our story . . .

Having rebooted my iPhone and still seeing the white blotch appearing periodically when I started up certain apps, I had resolved that I would have to take my device back to Apple when I returned home for repair or replacement. Because I had some down time and because I can get a little obsessive with figuring out hacks and workarounds on my iOS devices, I continued to fiddle around with the iPhone and did a little research on the internet. After searching for “white blotch on iPhone screen,” I was pleased to find a solution to my situation. Now, I’m sharing it with you!

It seems I had done the unthinkable. I had put my Google Maps app on my Home screen for traveling to Chicago. Worse, I had put that particular app in Row 2, Column 3. Whether it’s the length of the app name that creates an algorithmic glitch, a bug in iOS 7, or just Google Maps, itself (I can’t replicate the problem putting any other long name app in that location), it seems that Google Maps in that precise location was creating an animation error when opening certain apps. This, in turn, caused the lens flare appearance in the top right of my screen. By the way, when I put Google Maps in Row 2, Column 2, the white blotch appears in the top left of the screen.

THE SOLUTION: Prepare to be amazed and awed . . . just move Google Maps out of Row 2 and Columns 2 or 3 to some other location. Poof! The white blotch is gone. (I have made certain that this is, in fact, both the cause and the solution by putting Google Maps back in the problematic locations, replicated the white blotch effect on the top right and left of my screen, and then moving the app to another place with complete resolution of the difficulty.)

I have, by the way, seen many forum and blog entries on the internet indicating that unawares people have taken their iPhones back to Apple and had their devices replaced because no one seems to have known about the problem let alone the solution. People have even struggled with complete restore situations and even rebuilding their iPhone apps and data from scratch. They didn’t know the answer. Now YOU DO. Until Apple remedies this iOS 7 challenge, you can now rest assured that your screen is not broken and your device is not failing.

Again . . . this does not appear to be a problem with the iPad. I have put Google Maps in the same column and row on the iPad without the white blotch showing up.

If you enjoyed this, I’d be grateful if you share this with others. That’s right, go ahead and help spread this information by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. And, if you’re interested in finding out how I can make a presentation to your law firm or association, please contact me at 909-483-1850 or email me at sgrossberg@cgclaw.com.© 2014 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.

The iPad Lawyer Seminar and App News – 04-18-2014

Happy Friday, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

April 30, I will be appearing at Apple’s Pasadena location. Here’s Apple’s promo for it:

Maximize Your Business with iOS: Scott Grossberg

Join us for this special business event focused on using iPhone and iPad in business, and learn how iOS delivers a powerful, yet simple integrated experience. Scott Grossberg, bestselling author of “The Million Dollar iPad“ and “The iPad Lawyer,” will share tips on how to use Apple products to manage your business, go paperless, and truly respond to the fast-growing needs of a mobile lifestyle.

You can RESERVE YOUR SPACE here ===> http://www.apple.com/retail/pasadena/

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On the app front, you’ll want to check out Contacts Journal CRM (the iPad version).  It really is an elegant customer relations management tool and one that I use all the time. Normally, the app is $19.99. Today it is only $9.99. You save $10.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/contacts-journal-crm-professional/id364880320?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.contactsjournal.com/

Now, go out and make it a million dollar day. – Scott

 

The iPad Lawyer Seminar, Heartbleed Bug, and App News – 04-11-2014

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Thanks to all of you who attended yesterday’s amazing webinar. I had a great time and we were able to discuss some important information about the Heartbleed bug and the new Microsoft Office apps for the iPad.

Speaking of the Heartbleed bug, one of the things you really must consider using is a password manager. My personal choice is 1Password. And it happens to be on sale today. Normally, the app is $17.99. Today it is only $8.99. You have $9.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1password-password-manager/id568903335?mt=8

Publisher Link – https://agilebits.com/onepassword/ios

For those of you who would like to create free form notes on your iPad in a fun and interesting way, check out MagicalPad HD. Normally, the app sells for $9.99. Today it is only $4.99. You save $5.00.

App Store Link –https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magicalpad-hd/id463731782?mt=8

Publisher Link –http://www.magicalpad.com/

Do you need to manipulate images? Well, Photoshop Touch is on sale today. Normally, this app is $9.99. Today it is on sale for $4.99. You save $5.00.

App Store Link –https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-photoshop-touch/id495716481?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-touch.html

Finally, for those of you concerned about specific sites being vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, you can use the following link as a search tool:

http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

Remember, you may not need to change your passwords at all if the sites you used were unaffected. And you certainly don’t want to change your password on any site that was affected but which has not yet fixed the weakness.

Well, that’s a lot of information for you to digest on this fine Friday. Now, go out and make it a successful day. – Scott

 

The iPad Lawyer News – 04-10-2014

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s app deals, I have some more for you . . .

I get asked all the time for my favorite calendar app. I happen to prefer Pocket Informant Pro at the moment. But running a close second is Calendars 5. Calendars 5 really is an elegant looking calendar tool and syncs with your local iOS calendars AND your reminders. Normally, this app is $6.99. Today it is only $2.99. You save $4.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/app/calendars-5/id697927927?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Publisher Link – http://readdle.com/products/calendars5/

Would you like to turn your iPad or iPhone into a personal scanning device? If so, take a look at Scanner Pro. You can scan, email, and print your scans right from your iOS device. Normally, this app is $6.99. Today, it is only $2.99. You save $4.00.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-by-readdle/id333710667?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://readdle.com/products/scannerpro/

I’ve previously written about Microsoft’s release of various Office products for the iPad. Well, if you’re going to use them, you’re going to want to start using Microsoft’s cloud storage option – OneDrive. The app is FREE.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onedrive-formerly-skydrive/id477537958?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/onedrive-help#onedrive=other&skydrive-help=tab3

Finally, just a reminder for those of you who were lucky and action-oriented enough to sign up for today’s webinar. We’re all sold out. I will be presenting with WAMS starting at 11:00 a.m. Pacific. You don’t want to miss this iPad seminar!

I look forward to speaking with you later this morning. Now go out and make it a successful day. – Scott

The iPad Lawyer News – 04-09-2014

Good morning, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

During tomorrow’s webinar, I will be discussing Microsoft’s new Office apps for the iPad. Before then, you might want to download the apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – I talked about OneNote in an earlier post). The FREE versions only allow you to read content. However, you can get a free 30-day trial version of Office 365 which will enable all the bells and whistles to work on your new iPad apps during that trial period. Frankly, I’m very, very impressed with the way Word works on the iPad already.

App store link (Word) – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-word-for-ipad/id586447913?mt=8

App store link (Excel) – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-excel-for-ipad/id586683407?mt=8

App store link (PowerPoint) – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-powerpoint-for-ipad/id586449534?mt=8

Publisher site – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/

You’ve previously heard me discuss Day One if you’ve attended my live events. This is a journaling app/program that allows you to capture your thoughts, events, feelings, and brainstorming moments. I think it’s a terrific tool to use in running your business or managing your case load because it allows you to “remember” everything and access it later. Normally, this app is $4.99. Today it is only $1.99. You save $3.00.

App store link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/day-one-journal-diary/id421706526?mt=8

Publisher link – http://dayoneapp.com/

TextExpander Touch is one of those apps/program combinations that I use every single day without fail. It allows me to enhance my automated document assembly workflow . . . and that saves me time and makes me money. I have TextExpander Touch on my iPad and iPhone. I have the desktop version, as well, on my Mac and Macbook Pro. They all sync together through Dropbox. Think of this as your native keyboard shortcuts on steroids! Normally, the app is $4.99. Today it is only $1.99. You save $3.00.

App store link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/textexpander/id326180690?mt=8

Publisher link – https://smilesoftware.com/TextExpander/touch/index.html

inShort is a lot of things. For me, it is a way to visualize and map out compex workflows and business processes. This app won’t be for everyone. But if you’re a visual person, like me, you might enjoy what this app allows you to do. Normally, the app is $8.99. Today it is $5.99. You save $3.00.

App store link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inshort/id423213182?mt=8

Publisher link – http://www.shortki.com/

Finally, tomorrow’s webinar is SOLD OUT. I’m looking forward to speaking with those of you who’ve signed up.

On the Apple event front, I have some new seminars coming up:

April 30, 2014
Pasadena
5:30 p.m.

May 8, 2014
Los Angeles
9:00 a.m.

May 14, 2014
Rancho Cucamonga
7:00 p.m.

More information on these Apple events to follow.

Now go out and make it a million dollar day. – Scott

iPad Lawyer News – FREE iPad Lawyer™ Webinar – April 10 – Join me?

Greetings, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

This is just a quick reminder about my upcoming FREE webinar. Would you like to discover the elegant way to manage your law practice?

Take a look at this –

This is going to be a true learning experience that you’re going to love. So, in case you missed the last announcement, here’s what you need to know.

WAMS (a technology and law firm consulting company that’s been in business since 1974) and I will be presenting the following webinar:

How to Use the iPad in Your Firm
Thursday, April 10
11:00 a.m. Pacific

We’re going to be talking about:

  • The top 6 must-have apps I personally use on a daily basis to run my firm
  • How to create a workflow on your iPad that enables you to productively and safely use your iPad to work
  • The single most secure way to get your entire IT network (data, business apps, programs, email, etc.) delivered to your iPad anywhere and at any time

While the event is FREE, you do have to reserve your webinar spot. And I’ve been told that SPACES ARE NEARLY GONE already. You can ensure your place now by clicking on this link:

===> https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/659544566 <===

I look forward to having you join WAMS and me for this one-of-a-kind webinar. The complimentary information you’ll be getting is really going to change the way you do business.

Now go out and make it a successful day! – Scott

FREE iPad Lawyer Webinar – Would You Like an Unfair Technology Advantage?<<<I’m Obsessed With the iPad

Greetings, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

I’m picky about who I partner with for iPad Lawyer presentations. In fact, I sound a little like Richard Branson when I say, “you can’t do a good business with bad people.” Well . . . I’ve found some people I really like and together we’ve decided to offer you some FREE iPad and technology training. Did I say FREE? Yes, I did!

So, here’s the scoop –

WAMS (a technology and law firm consulting company that’s been in business since 1974) and I will be presenting the following webinar:

How to Use the iPad in Your Firm
Thursday, April 10
11:00 a.m. Pacific

You’re going to be so excited as you learn:

  • The top 6 must-have apps I personally use on a daily basis to run my firm
  • How to create a workflow on your iPad that enables you to productively and safely use your iPad to work
  • The single most secure way to get your entire IT network (data, business apps, programs, email…) delivered to your iPad anywhere and at any time

My portion of this presentation will be all about making the iPad a powerful law firm and litigation management tool for you. I don’t make these kinds of appearances nor do I give this type of content away for FREE that often. HINT: I’m going to tip some of my most powerful iPad app weapons during this event.

While the event is FREE, you do have to reserve your webinar spot. And you can do that now by clicking on this link ===>

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/659544566

I look forward to having you join WAMS and me for this one-of-a-kind webinar. The complimentary information you’ll be getting is really going to elevate your business and your life. – Scott

P.S. – Stop wondering. I’m not a WAMS affiliate and I’m not getting paid by them. I’m a picky consumer just like you. I’m participating in this webinar because I’m just passionate about the iPad and I get to work with some pretty cool tech people.

P.P.S. – So you get to know WAMS a little more, I asked them to send me a little write-up to tease, excite, and entice you to join us. So, let me turn it over to WAMS . . .

Your Entire IT Network On Your iPad

Scott has found a great workflow that enables him to use his iPad to work anywhere and at any time. Recently, we were able to sit down with Scott and show him yet another tool that we think attorneys in any size firm could take advantage of in order to practice law on their iPad. He asked me to put together a brief article that highlights some of the features of Cloud Connect, and I was happy to do so!

In a nutshell, the WAMS Cloud Connect is a turnkey cloud computing solution that streams your entire network to any device (PC, laptop, tablet, Mac, smart phone, etc.) at any time. You access your fully hosted desktop with a simple, secure login. All of the computing power is housed in an off-site, protected data center with military-grade security measures.

Your IT network plays a crucial role in your firm’s success, but it shouldn’t consume your resources. Imagine making your IT a simple utility instead of a complex system to maintain. The WAMS cloud computing solution delivers your entire network securely, reliably and cost effectively. Here’s a few key benefits WAMS Cloud Connect provides…

1. WAMS Cloud Connect Helps Your Bottom Line
Tired of buying new servers, upgrading software and trying to keep up with technology? Now your firm can enjoy enterprise-level technology without all the hassle. WAMS ManagedCARE Cloud Connect makes IT affordable.

• Reduce capital expenditures and maintenance
• Scalable – use only what you need
• Focus resources on business initiatives
• Reduce your energy bill and carbon footprint

2. Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere
Whether you’re at your office, at your home or on the golf course, your entire network is at your fingertips. WAMS Cloud Connect delivers a virtual office, regardless of location or device.

• Work from a PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, or smart phone
• Replace desktops with thin clients
• 24/7 worldwide secure access
• Say goodbye to VPNs and remote login software

3. A Secure Choice
The WAMS cloud computing solution is built on industry leading data centers worldwide to ensure high availability and security. Your data is encrypted and no longer vulnerable to disasters, theft or hardware failures.

• Control access to your network by user, location, device or time
• Daily back-up of your entire network
• Two-factor authentication for advanced security

4. Company Software Packages? Not A Problem!
WAMS Cloud Connect delivers everything from common office software, accounting packages, time and billing applications, and even custom-developed applications your company uses today. Our cloud solution is a flexible approach to handle ALL of your apps, data, e-mail, and company files.

• Company-specific databases
• Latest Microsoft Office suite
• Enable greater collaboration

5. No More Servers
Free yourself from the limitation of your hardware. WAMS Cloud Connect delivers the computing resources you need when you want. You can now focus on profit-generating solutions and avoid the risk of owning and maintaining infrastructure.

• Our cloud powers your network
• Extend life of devices
• Easy user management and access

6. Downtime Is Not Included
With your firm’s dependence on technology, downtime is not acceptable. WAMS Cloud Connect delivers your network on enterprise-level platforms. The level of redundancy and safeguards in place are beyond what has been available to most businesses in the past.

• Highly secure tier 4 data centers
• Redundant hardware, cooling and connectivity
• Multi-site replication available
• 24/7 live support

The WAMS cloud computing solution is turnkey cloud solution for firms. Just like there are many pieces to an on-site business network, the same is true for cloud computing. There are hundreds of cloud products out on the market (servers, back-up, spam filtering, anti-virus, e-mail, etc.) but these mean nothing to a business if they still have to put all of these pieces together and manage it all. WAMS Cloud Connect takes all the moving pieces in the Cloud and delivers a business’s entire network (E-mail, Data, Apps) to virtually any device, anywhere.

If you’re interested in learning more about WAMS Cloud Connect, please visit http://www.wamsinc.com/solutions/cloud-computing or reach out to us at (800) 421-7151 or info@wamsinc.com.