When apps aren’t in use or lying dormant, they can still drain your data faster than you can say: “There’s an app for that.” The result can be a cell phone bill full of more nasty surprises than a Donald Trump video. Some cell providers will sting you badly on the slightest overage of your monthly usage; a stark reminder of how free apps can be expensive.
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Canon has announced the release of its next generation multifunctional devices, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series.
An article published recently in The Globe and Mail highlights a pretty solid perspective on why legal professionals dislike the way hours are currently billed, and it’s probably not what you’d expect. Allison Spiegal, a commercial litigator, noted that one of the main reasons young lawyers are leaving the legal profession early on and pursuing careers in other industries is because the reward is misappropriated by billing for time spent rather than value given.
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You’ve heard talk of going paperless for some time now. Perhaps you’re even aware of a colleague or friend whose law office has gone paperless recently. Still need convincing? Here are some of the top benefits of going paperless to help get you motivated:
Dropbox is an online storage vault for your files that syncs with a designated folder on your computer and across mobile devices. It’s increasingly popular with lawyers as the 2014 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report indicates, with 65.3% of lawyers downloading Dropbox in 2014, up from only 15.2% the prior year. Here are stories from lawyers who use Dropbox.
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At a time when South Africa’s chief power supplier, Eskom is under pressure to meet increasing demands and load-shedding is a reality, businesses are advised to be proactive and look to innovative ways to conserve electricity. Enermatics Energy has compiled a list of tips that are designed to help.
Many aspects of our daily lives involve laws: registration of births and deaths, marriage, divorce, writing of wills, employing and firing employees, living in a sectional title home, paying income tax, to name a few. For the man in the street access to up-to-date versions of South African legislation will henceforth be free of charge.This is thanks to the joint venture between the University of Pretoria and the South African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) which was launched on Tuesday by Judge Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court.
Now you can keep track of your billable hours at your Mac, PC, iPhone, or Android - automatically.
Migrating from the traditional public switched telephone network to Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) offers enterprises many benefits associated with cost, flexibility and sheer powerful functionality.
Golf is an expensive hobby, but it cost one man almost R1-million recently even though he was nowhere near a green. That was his cell phone bill after an app to analyse his golf swing kept running when he travelled abroad, scoring an exorbitant case of bill shock.
At the centre of Nashua Mobile’s business philosophy is the promise to put its customers first and this includes SMEs, which are expected to drive the growth of technology. These businesses are always looking for ways, including increasing productivity and reducing costs, to make them even more competitive.
For no good reason, most computers are left powered-on during non-working hours, resulting in a significant waste of energy. Because of the rapid rise in energy prices and an increasing environmental legislation, organisations like yours are seeking new and innovative solutions to a more efficient power consumption.
I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that. (Editor - I tested this and got an extra 6m range.)
With the advent of technologies used in day to day business especially mobile phones and internet, professionals are now easier to get hold of and clients are often able to circumvent the professional’s administration structures. The problem is that often these professionals are handing out hours of free advice either by phone or e-mail.
If you often get a shock when receiving your cellular bill - then this free Android application will be just what you need. It limits the call to a predetermined length and ends the call.
Sometimes great applications just seem to slip past everyone without too many people knowing about it. Well this application is one such application, but before it slips past us all, I thought it would be a great idea to share this discovery with those that have not stumbled across it already.
Toner and Ink Saving Software Company, Preton Ltd, announced last month the test results accumulated by the independent research advisor and consultant, bradham360 Ltd. and Industry Analysts, Inc. The test results, as established by bradham360 Ltd and Industry Analysts, Inc, proved that when employing the PretonSaver solution on a mixed content document (with text, graphics, and images), savings of 68.8% were achieved.
I purchased an HP Colour LaserJet model number CP2025 about 6 months ago. It was shipped with "starter" cartridges (the salesperson explained that the starter cartridges were roughly one-third full). Not a problem though, since I knew about that already. As expected, the initial cartridges didn't last long before the printer stopped printing as it needed a new black cartridge.
Here is a great application which caters for all occasions and events and is free to use for home and business. What I liked about the Saas application was that you still send out your invitation as you normally would - for me it was Outlook merge - then RSVPhere does the rest all online.
I recently upgraded two notebooks, and thought it would be a good idea to test the speed improvements. The price of the 1Gb DDR2 800Mhz notebook memory module was R130 ex VAT - at R260 for 2Gb it was well worth it.
The best way to find a bargain online is by comparing prices, and this is exactly what PriceCheck offers South Africa. At PriceCheck, you can find and compare products from established online shops catering for internet purchases in South Africa as well as user contributions.
Deeds Office search costs are often overlooked, since all search costs are disbursed to the end client. What firms don't realize is that invariably they recover a standard amount anyway - typically around R80 per matter.
Free PDF to Word Doc Converter is a desktop document conversion tool to convert Adobe PDF to MS Word files. The program can extract text, images, and shapes from PDF file to DOC file and preserve the layout.
Deeds Office search costs are often overlooked, since all search costs are disbursed to the end client. What firms don't realize is that invariably they recover a standard amount anyway - typically around R80 per matter. That means, however, that whatever they spend on searching is still a cost against that income amount. So how can you reduce your search costs?
In these tough financial times there are probably many attorneys wishing that their bills for office expenses could be smaller. By making use of basic computer technology and some changes in work procedures, substantial cost savings can be made in the following areas without any lowering in fees or productivity:
CellSaver will enable you to save on your fixed-to-mobile call spend. Should you be spending R2500 or more on calls to mobile phones you will qualify. The discount will depend on your monthly cellular spend.