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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 issue that was necessitated by nickel-cadmium batteries, which are rarely used in modern devices. . . .

Research

Translation Help With TERMIUM Plus
Shaunna Mireau

Today’s Tip is about our languages thanks to a tweet from Susannah Tredwell, Manager of Library Service at Davis LLP in Vancouver. Susannah shared news about TERMIUM Plus (R), the Canadian Government’s terminology and linguistic data bank. What is in this data bank? According to the site: “Almost 4 million English and French terms; . . . “

Practice

Lawyers: To Blog or Not to Blog
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

We SlawTippers do love to hear from our readers. This week, I received a question from a relatively new, Toronto-area lawyer who has recently opened his own commercial litigation firm: “Hello Mr. Wise, …I am considering blogging this year. I was wondering if you have some insight on whether it has advanced your practice, and if so, in what way? Thank you for your input.” My response: . . .

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