December’s Best of the Blogs

by Alexa Drago on December 28, 2017

We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month.

Please let us know if you feel we are missing a particularly good.

Quick Tips

Cheat Sheet for Lawyer Keyboard Shortcuts
When you’re in the zone, banging your fists against the keyboard trying to knock out that brief, stopping to open up the list of “symbols” and scrolling through them can be a real flow killer. Read more.
Traveling Light: What’s in Your Essential Tech Travel Kit?
When you’re travelling and expected to work remotely, carrying around a whole office can be rather cumbersome, and, not to mention, heavy. Thanks to all the modern technology though, you really don’t need much to make sure you can do everything you need to do. Here’s a list of seven essential tech travel items for lawyers. Read more.
Casemaker Tips and Tricks
Each month the CBA’s Solo in Colo blog provides a few tips and tricks to increase your Casemaker research efficiency. Read more.
LPM Tip of the Week
For more quick tips, check out the Tip of the Week archives from the CBA Law Practice Management Department. Read more.

Product Reviews

Galaxy S9 Iris Scanner to Rival Apple’s Face ID
When the Galaxy S9 launches early next year, the device will reportedly feature an iris scanner that’s secure enough to authenticate mobile payments, according to the Korea Herald. Read more.
8 Gadget Gifts You Can Buy for Under $50
With more high-tech consumer gadgets on the market to choose from than ever, there’s no shortage of gift options this holiday season. Although much of this technology is rather expensive, there are plenty of deals for under $50. Read more.
How to Set Up Your New iPad from Scratch
Congratulations, proud owner of a new iPad! You no doubt want to get started swiping, tapping, consuming, and creating whatever your heart desires, especially if you’ve got your hands on an Apple Pencil. But before you jump into the App Store and fill your tablet, you’ll want to change a few settings beforehand, if only to keep your cellular data from running dry, your battery from running low, and your privacy from being violated. Read more.


Unlock 170 eLearning Courses (and counting) on all Things Tech for Just $85
It’s been scientifically proven that the best way to keep your mind healthy is to learn new things. With a lifetime membership to Stone River eLearning, you’ll have unlimited access to 170 courses on all things tech – from coding and design, to 3D animation and much more – for just $85. Read more.
Here’s a Cheap and Easy Way to Give Your Old Car a USB Plug that Actually Looks Good
You can buy a USB adapter for your car’s 12 volt cig lighter plug for a couple bucks. But if you spend just a tiny bit more time and money, you can have a charging port that looks clean enough to have come from the factory. Read more.
Keep Your AirPods in Your Ears with this Hack
Apple’s one-size-fits-all AirPods design may work for most people, but if you have particularly large ears you may be struggling to keep your wireless earbuds secure. Don’t worry, you’re not alone—and one Apple fan found a clever way to fix the problem. Read more.


Why Analyze Your Analytics?
Just finished my analytics reports. Not sure how many of you use Google Analytics. It has changed a lot since I first started using it back in the good old days. Analytics is the favorite aspects of my job, probably because I like using Excel and running calculations. Read more.
Looking for Clients in All the Wrong Places
When you’re new, starting to build a practice, you do everything and anything to bring in business. If you’re still doing that after you’ve been around awhile, you’re missing the boat. Read more.
When Your Networking isn’t Working
You want it all. Now. So you try to do it all. But when you find yourself overwhelmed or out of time, you go back to doing nothing. We see this a lot with networking events, don’t we? Read more.


A Simple Way to Make Important Decisions
Should you work on Project A or Project B? Should you overhaul your website or start a newsletter? Should you work on meeting new professional contacts or write a book? If you have more than one book idea which one should you choose? Read more.
You Lost Me Right From the Start: Avoiding Communication Turn-offs
You’re articulate, right? You appreciate and emulate good legal writing. So why do you turn off so many listeners and readers so soon? Read more.
‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2017
If you’re looking for the latest and greatest technology to spoil your most beloved tech-nerds this holiday season, look no further than the annual tech toys edition of The Digital Edge. This year, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk about a wide range of products, from doorbells to submarines, to help you brainstorm gift ideas for everyone on your list. Listen to podcast.



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