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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.

Technology

Find Your Lost Android Phone With Android Device Manager
Dan Pinnington

Most of us have lost a phone at some point, even if only temporarily at home (between the couch cushions or in another room). Always frustrating when that happens, especially if you are rushing out the door or have absolutely no clue where your phone is. Finally (as of just yesterday) Android users now have what iPhone (Find My iPhone) and Blackberry users (Blackberry Protect) have had for years: an app that will help you find your lost phone, and wipe the data remotely if necessary. . . .

Research

Cheat for Remembering Research Passwords
Shaunna Mireau

I don’t know about you, but I have a zillion (only a slight exaggeration) passwords. There have been some great tips on the technology side of this blog and at Slaw.ca for using password generators and technology assisted password management. Today’s Tip: use the same userid and password formula for both Westlaw and Quicklaw. . . .

Practice

Add a Bit of Complexity to Your LIfe
David Bilinsky

This column was written shortly after attending a wine tasting session. One of the themes of that session was how adding different types of grapes to a wine increases the complexities and the structure of a wine and, done right, this blending makes the wine more enjoyable and interesting. During that session (I have to admit that part of my mind was still thinking that this column was due) it occurred to me that the same approach could be applied to life. If we take a moment and try different things, our life becomes more complex, enjoyable and interesting (and summer is a great time to try this). . . .

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