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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

Don’t Waste Your Money on Expensive HDMI Cables – the Cheaper Ones Are Just Fine
Dan Pinnington

After spending money to buy a new TV, you want to do everything you can to get the best possible picture. One of the tempting additional purchases – often pushed . . .

Research

Look a Little Harder
Shaunna Mireau

Today’s Tip is inspired by my colleague Jane Symons. As we occasionally . . . [more]

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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

Create a Play List to Help Yourself Fall Asleep
Dan Pinnington

Not sure if the experts will say this is a scientifically helpful idea for falling asleep (IMHO it seems better than just counting sheep), but sometimes you will want to . . .

Research

Check the Facts
Shaunna Mireau

This post first appeared on Slaw July 2, 2009 and it is still relevant advice.”In this world of super . . . [more]

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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

How to Take a Screenshot of Your Desktop on a Mac or PC
Dan Pinnington

Taking a screenshot of your PC desktop is easy – look for the “print screen” key on your keyboard. On PC keyboards it will usually have PrtScn, PRTSC or PRTSCN . . .

Research

Patience Required
Shaunna Mireau

Today’s Tip: wait with patience. I often find myself using curse filled phrases when everything (websites, . . . [more]

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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

Back Up Your Cloud: How to Download All Your Data
Dan Pinnington

On at least a few previous occasions (here and here), I have written about the necessity of backing up your personal data, pictures and contacts, regardless of where they . . .

Research

Regulations
Shaunna Mireau

One of the things we don’t talk about much on the legal research side of things here at Slaw Tips are . . . [more]

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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

Dan Pinnington

There is no technology tip this week.

Research

Measure Research Time
Shaunna Mireau

It is a tricky thing to be asked a question that has a research component and be able to estimate how much time it will take to find and communicate an answer. Something that helps with estimating is knowing how much time a similar task encompased. Since, like most service industries, the legal industry . . . [more]

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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

Use the TAB Key to Move From Field to Field in an Online Form
Dan Pinnington

If you buy something online, you will likely have to enter various details into a form of some sort (e.g., name, address, phone number, email, credit card TAB-keynumber, etc.). This can be a tad tedious if there are many fields on the form – you type a few characters, stop, reach for the . . . [more]

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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

Put the Sun Behind You for Better Outdoor Pics With Your Mobile Phone
Dan Pinnington

Unfortunately, the camera on your mobile phone – and even your more expensive DSLR camera – just don’t see things well quite as well as your eyes do. So, what can you do to get better outdoor pictures? Getting more light on your subject by making sure the sun is behind you will greatly . . . [more]

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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

How to Tell Which Side of the Car Your Gas Cap Is On
Dan Pinnington

The location of the gas cap on any car you own or drive regularly is probably second nature to you. But when you drive a rental car into a gas station, how do you know which side the gas cap is on? Can you spot it in the side view mirrors? Probably not. Do . . . [more]

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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

Don’t Worry About Overcharging Your Mobile Device Batteries
Dan Pinnington

Some people still worry about overcharging the batteries on their mobile devices. Those of us that have been around a bit longer will remember the days when you were supposed to fully charge and then fully discharge your batteries so they would maintain the ability to take and retain a full charge through many charging cycles. This was an . . . [more]

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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

Speech Recognition – It Really, Really Works
Dan Pinnington

Yes, I acknowledge that as the Tuesday Technology Tip, this is supposed to be a general bite-sized tip that is practical and easy to implement. However, when I came across this post from my good friend Jim Calloway today, I felt obligated to share it on SLAW Tips. . . .

Research

Policies
Shaunna Mireau

It is pretty easy to . . . [more]

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Tips Tuesday

For the return of Tips Tuesday in the new year, we’re presenting the top tip from each of the three areas — technology, research, and practice — as chosen by the editors of those areas. “Top” might mean editor’s or readers’ favourite, one that’s considered most useful, or one that got the most attention or garnered the most tweets. But for more than a year’s worth of great, use-ready tips, simply go to SlawTips.

Technology – Dan Pinnington Editor – DAN’S PICK: 

All the Accounts You Should Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Right Now

I have given this tip . . . [more]

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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

How You Can Reduce the Extreme Dangers of Using Public Computers
Dan Pinnington

Public computers in libraries, Internet cafes, airports, and copy shops are an extreme security risk. While you can take steps to reduce these risks, it is still very dangerous to . . .

Research

Parliamentary Documents
Shaunna Mireau

Researching federal legislation can be fascinating particularly historical legislation. The Canadian spirit of the times can gleaned from . . . [more]

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