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.


Back up before you install updates to avoid data loss*
Dan Pinnington

It is very important to remember that installing updates can unintentionally interfere with the way your computer/device or individual programs/apps on it operate. It is possible that a program/app may not operate properly or at all, that data could be lost, or that a device will fail to restart after an update is installed. Creating a restore point (a temporary backup of your configuration and data) and/or making a proper backup of all the programs…


Shaunna Mireau

The legal research process has some basic rules. I have often articulated the analysis part of the legal research process as this: your job is to answer a question. Filter your analysis through the potential avenues of Tort, Contract, Equity, Unjust enrichment. Make sure you look at the “bad for your client” materials and include them. If you can’t find anything on point, make an analogy. Today’s Tip is about analogies….


Apple Broke My iPad (But Now They Fixed It, So I’m Not Mad Anymore)
Garry Wise

Relief is at hand, at last, for iPad2 users who have suffered through two months of sluggish, under-performing, and perpetually stalling tablets since installing September, 2014’s iOS 8 update. Apple has this week released iOS 8.1.1, an operating system update that magically restores speed and luster to its older mobile devices, including the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4….

* Editor’s pick

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