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.


iPad Obliterate: A Tech Tale of Disaster (And How a Backup Can Avoid Heartache)
Dan Pinnington

Lance Ulanoff did an op-ed post titled “iPad Obliterate: A Tech Tale of Disaster” on Mashable last week. In the post he relates his personal story of how he lost all the data on his iPad. His post should be required reading for anyone with a mobile device as there are some very important lessons in it. First and foremost – you must backup the data on all your devices. Second, the point that on an iPad or other iOS device, a “Restore” is really a “factory reset” which deletes all data (as it does on most electronic devices) . . .


CanLII Forums
Shaunna Mireau

I get by with a little help from my friends – so say the Beatles, and I agree. I was happy to see that help from my friends on New CanLII has been facilitated with CanLII Forums. Check out Feedback on the new CanLII and Évaluations du nouveau CanLII . . .


An Evernote to Remember
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

All of us have forgotten something at one time or another. It seems the *ahem* older we get the more ah, shall we say, frequent, these episodes become. It is important then to have a tool that helps us remember things. . . .


  1. David Collier-Brown

    A wise company would arrange to provide encrypted backups of their employees’ and principals’ devices, preferably using a shared key for the company’s information and the employee’s private key for their personal information.

    [Full disclosure: my employer once pitched a device manufacturer on providing just such a program. They weren’t interested]