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And the Awards go to... LAW CREDIT!

Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:52

 LawCreditLaw Credit Solutions was honoured with two awards at the recently held SBSA Vendor evening.  They walked away with the Top Collections Performance in the “Specialised Collections” category, and the Most valued IT Service Provider.


BigLaw: A Simple and Secure Way to Integrate iPads (And Other Mobile Devices) Into Your Law Firm

Monday, 12 December 2011 17:23

 ipad-officeNo doubt you've read in BigLaw about all the midsize and large firms equipping their lawyers with iPads — or at least supporting iPads purchased by their lawyers. Many methods exist for integrating iPads and other mobile devices into your legal environment.
Read more at Matt Berg's Technolawyer Blog area...


Microsoft offers Office 365 cloud trial in South Africa

Monday, 12 December 2011 15:33

saOffice365Two weeks ago Microsoft announced the public trial of Microsoft Office 365 in South Africa, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service for businesses of all sizes. Office 365 combines Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync online at predictable subscription


RIM Releases BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing 2.0

Friday, 09 December 2011 10:00


RIM conferenceResearch In Motion (RIM) makes it even easier for customers to manage conference calls on their BlackBerry® smartphone with the release of BlackBerry® Mobile Conferencing version 2.0. This innovative and popular free app includes a number of enhancements, such as the ability to automatically turn an email thread into a conference call using the user’s conference bridge details.


A jukebox for your TV

Wednesday, 07 December 2011 15:28

 mp1055If tornados, shark attacks, and drunk drivers make you queasy, you can relax at home this weekend with the Mecer High Definition Multimedia Player (MP1055). The MP1055 is the perfect companion to a Big Screen TV and surround sound unit.


Feedback from the 2nd Annual South African Cyber Crime Conference

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 06:57

lexinformatica smThis cybercrime conference was held at the Institute for Security Studies in Woodstock Cape Town on the 29th and 30th November 2011. Although we all see cybercrime as a separate division of law, it seems now that it is so large that various specialities within the main subject are emerging, making it difficult for law enforcement to curb the massive wave of cybercrime.


Hide all windows quickly (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 05 December 2011 18:54

 minimiseSometimes we need to minimise all of our applications in a split second, not because it makes us work faster, but helps hide Facebook when the boss walks past...;-)


Remove the clutter and get to your desktop (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 28 November 2011 15:31

winkeyI know what legal secretaries’ computer screens look like on an average day, about 30 windows of Word in various states. When trying to find your Desktop to click on a shortcut takes a loooong time. This will get you there in an instant!


iPad2 and 2Gb data for R379

Thursday, 24 November 2011 12:33


ipad2aiPad2 is now available from the Apple iStore for R379 per month and includes a 2Gb data bundle from MTN per month. Although you would need the 3G version at R389 to take advantage of the data bundle on the iPad.
Read more about the offer at the myiStore web site...


Detailed Cadastral Property Reports

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 14:31

Cadastral-smAs a conveyancer, how sure are you of the exact spatial extent and boundaries of the land you are in the process of registering and how well can you prove this?


Close applications quickly (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 21 November 2011 16:46

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Wanting to close applications or active windows very quickly? These shortcuts will help in speeding up your closing of applications.


VoIP is Not LCR

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 15:00

price-cutThe telecoms industry is arguably driven by consumer demand. In South Africa particularly, there has been much pressure from the public for lower costs in communications. This constant pressure has definitely had a positive effect. Inter-connect rates are dropping, broadband costs are lower, bandwidth packages are larger in size at lower prices, and call rates are much more attractive. Prices are expected to drop further.


PC three years old? Fire warning!

Monday, 12 December 2011 15:47

 DVDplusCABLEOne of our customers recently called our support company with news that her PC had set alight, plastic had dripped onto her carpet and burnt that too. By the time she moved the PC outside, she said flames and smoke were pouring out the front of the case.


Greek bailout - Humour

Monday, 12 December 2011 11:14

 greek-bailoutWe've heard a lot recently about the Greek bailout package which is going to cost a here's an insight into how it works:


Format text as you type (Shortcut Series)

Wednesday, 07 December 2011 15:53

formatingWhen typing at the speed of light, like most paralegals I have met - it is a crime to have to stop to use the mouse to click the text formating tools on the menu bar, rather use the quick keys. I know this is a really simple shortcut, but I have seen a number of people using the mouse instead of these simple keys.


Internet marketing for law firms

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 17:43

 websiteIf your law firm is not on the web, then it is probably not visible to the 7 million or so affluent South Africans who are connected and who use the internet to find information, get advice and purchase services and goods. Putting your law firm online is easy and affordable. Here are some pointers on what you need to consider.


The Dark Side of the Internet: Cybercrime in Southern Africa

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 04:33


ISS buttonBy the end of 2010, an estimated 1,97 billion people around the world were using the Internet. Of these, about 111 million were in Africa. With the recent events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, this number is likely to have grown substantially in the past few months. Close to 18 million Africans were using Facebook by August 2010 – this constitutes 16% of the total number of Facebook users worldwide, according to
Read the full article on the Institute for Security Studies web site...


Lesson in Socialism - Humour

Monday, 28 November 2011 18:14


classAn economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.


Sleeping around – Humour

Monday, 28 November 2011 13:09


humoursPoor little Debra. When one sleeps around, it is always the kids who suffer…



Office 2010 Building Blocks: AutoText vs. Quick Parts

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:19


microsystems logoWord's AutoText feature (found under the Insert tab | Quick Parts) is an easy way to store and use common words or information for future use within a document. With AutoText, users can quickly insert lengthy and frequently used words or phrases into a document. AutoText, which has long been a feature of Word, and Quick Parts, introduced in Office 2007, are each subsections or "galleries" of Building Blocks. They both serve the same purpose: To deliver pre-established content into your document quickly and easily.
Read more at the Microsystems web site...


Korbitec (Pty) Ltd and Another v eThekwini Municipality and Another

Monday, 21 November 2011 17:23

gavel on-computer-keyboardA decision in the case between Korbitec (Pty) Ltd with Legalperfect Software Solutions (Pty) Ltd and eThekwini Municipality with Law Active (Pty) Limited where the judge found in favour of eThekwini Municipality and Law Active.
Read the report on the SAFLII web site……


Making Outlook your legal diary

Friday, 18 November 2011 10:48


daily diarySteven Hardy answers a question about using Outlook as a legal customer contact diary, where one can easily see all approaching appoints related to a client.

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