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.


Passphrases Can Help You Remember Complex Passwords*
Dan Pinnington

Creating a long, unique, complex (letters in upper and lower case, numbers and symbols) and random password for every service you use is the best practice standard when it comes to using secure and strong passwords. If you follow this advice however, your passwords will be an unreadable mix of letters, numbers and characters….


Fast, Convenient and Mobile
Shaunna Mireau

Yesterday at Slaw I posted about some legal research apps. Today I want to tell you how I use my iPad for mobile research. For me, it is about two things. Being prepared and carrying convenience. I download things that I know I will likely need and I don’t carry paper, or a laptop. What kind of things do I mean?…


Dragon Dictate & Dragon for the Mac
David Bilinsky

Garry’s last post inspired me to write about using dictation on both PCs and Macs. I have been a long-standing fan of voice recognition and the latest versions are even much better than earlier versions. While there is voice recognition built into the Windows operating system, I haven’t seen it used in practice. …

* Editor’s pick

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