4 Benefits From Journaling Your Work Life

For the past two years, I’ve kept a daily journal of my work life. The purpose was to see if capturing stories and related statistics could help me be more productive and effective at work. It has done that and a lot more. Let me say first that in journaling, the medium matters. Paper diaries […]

App of the Week: Venmo – The Fun and Easy Way to Make Payments

No, it’s not Paypal. It’s better. Venmo makes transferring payments and dealing with bank transactions actually kind of fun by introducing hints of social media. Venmo links to your bank account or a debit card for free (takes 3% for credit card) and to your Facebook account so you can easily pay friends, coworkers, family […]

How to Use SIRI to Manage Your App Settings and Your Life

So you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 7 and gotten lost in the new design. I can relate, having spent hours playing with each new feature to see just what was so great about the latest iOS release. What I didn’t fully appreciate until recently, were the new changes made to SIRI, along with enhancements […]

App of the Week: Brewster – An Address Book To Organize Your Social Contacts

The idea of Brewster might not be completely original, but its design and functionality separates it from any other address book application. There’s a simple brilliance about the way Brewster organizes your contacts. Assuming you allow it access to your phone and Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter contacts, it will take their pictures and organize them […]

App of the Week: Audio Memos – A Better Voice Recorder

Let’s face it, if you plan on using a voice recorder app, the built-in Voice Memos app on your iPhone is not ideal. It lacks any features besides record and play, and playback quality is often less than desirable . Enter: Audio Memos. Not only does it produce a rich sound quality, but Audio Memos […]

Practicing Law: 5 Benefits of Effective Listening

Effective listening is crucial to establishing rapport with clients, witnesses, and anyone, really. But effective listening also contributes to lawyers’ analysis, strategy, and future workload in several concrete ways. 1. Listening Contributes to Case Analysis and Strategy Listening is a complex act that entails simultaneous hearing, processing, decision-making about whether and when to speak, memory, […]

App of the Week Showdown: WhatsApp vs Kik Messengers

This week, I will be reviewing both WhatsApp and Kik free messengers, but only one can take home the coveted Legal Productivity App of the Week. It seems like just yesterday “BBM” was the vernacular of techies interested in mobile instant messaging. Since then, just as the popular phone options have evolved into the Android […]

If This Then That (IFTTT): Connecting the Web One Recipe at a Time

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a service software that lets the Internet do your work for you by connecting major sites across the web, such as Gmail, Dropbox, Facebook, Evernote, and more. The way IFTTT works is by taking a trigger (if this) and connecting it to an action (then that) on another site. […]

10 Things You Should Check Before Signing a Contract

Recently, I attended Startup Grind’s NYC talk with Jon Steinberg, the President of BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed appears to have mastered the “art” of creating viral content. They unveiled “CNN BuzzFeed,” a YouTube channel based on content from CNN, including archival and current content, that is designed to be shared across social networks. During the talk, Mr. […]