Microsoft has unveiled an update to its high-end Surface Book laptop, doubling its graphics performance and increasing its battery life. The Surface Book’s thermal system was redesigned from the inside to allow for the performance of the Nvidia-based graphics system to be doubled, said Microsoft. In addition to increasing the performance of the Surface Book, Microsoft said it also improved its battery life – with the laptop now lasting 16 hours.
The Surface Book i7 will launch in November.
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Legal research is a most time consuming process. Traditionally, it can take hours for legal professionals to sift through conventional law reports or their indices to determine the precedential strength and weaknesses of cases referenced in an argument. However, with the use of good research tools, the process can be simplified.
No mainstream electronics manufacture is making more interesting, innovative and downright bizarre products than Lenovo. Between its contorting efforts under the Yoga banner and the modular handsets being produced by Motorola, the Chinese company is taking the sort of form factor risks we rarely see outside of hardware startups. Nowhere is this better embodied than in the $499 Yoga Book. If nothing else, it’s impressive that the company has managed to produce yet another fascinating take on the well-trod world of the hybrid.
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HP is buying Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 billion in a move aimed at “disrupting” the dusty and stale printing industry. The deal will see Samsung’s Printing Business Unit spun out independently, with HP picking up full 100 percent ownership in the business. The companies estimate it will take one year to close, pending the usual regulatory scrutiny, and, upon doing so, Samsung will make a reciprocal investment of between $100 million and $300 million into HP’s business.
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One of the biggest challenges facing Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups is ensuring they have properly drafted and compliant agreements. This is largely due to the high cost of having an attorney draft agreements and documentation.
Legal careers are time sensitive and highly pressurised and that means there is little margin for error. As demands heighten, a new breed of legal professionals have come to recognise and appreciate the efficiency, simplicity and accuracy of online legal research.
Dragon Professional Individual, v15, a smarter next generation speech recognition solution empowers busy professionals to complete documentation and reporting quickly and accurately on the PC, so you spend more time on activities that boost the bottom line.
A substantive mistake in a legal document can put a law firm at risk of both reputational and financial damages. A product being announced tomorrow promises to help prevent drafting mistakes by combining attorneys’ own deal-specific knowledge with machine-learning technology. The product, jEugene Compass, falls into a category of products that help proofread legal documents before they are made final.
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The Last Will and Testament, expressing the final wishes of an individual as far as his or her earthly possessions and funeral arrangements are concerned, is arguably the most important document a person will ever sign.
With the focus on African research, Sabinet proudly launched the new SA ePublications platform on September 2, 2016, at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg. The Sabinet team, key stakeholders, thought leaders as well as Derek Watts shared in the excitement of the dynamic international platform - www.journals.co.za - enhanced with a desire to shape the future of African research.
Afrihost recently cut the price of its uncapped ADSL and VDSL products, which the company said is done without sacrificing quality of service. The price of the Afrihost Home Uncapped DSL Packages will drop upwards of 20%, with the 1Mbps package falling over 50% – making it the cheapest Uncapped DSL available in South Africa.
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The legal sector continues to evolve to respond to the increased complexities and needs of a fast moving global economy. In order to not only survive this evolution but command a leading position within the industry, tracking your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in an efficient and relevant way is critical. In this guide we explore what KPIs are critical for law firms and what you can achieve by implementing a process to monitor them.
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Speech Processing Solutions, the global market leader in professional dictation solutions, introduces the first smart voice recorder: Wi-Fi-ready, easy to use with touch screen and slide switch, and runs on an Android operating system. Perfect ergonomics and ultra-sensitive dedicated microphones meet all the demands of a professional mobile voice recorder.
BlackBerry Limited has announced the launch of a software licensing program for its Mobility Solutions business by introducing the BlackBerry® Hub+ for Android. A suite of BlackBerry applications, BlackBerry Hub+ makes productivity and communication on Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphones effortless.
Olympus Audio are proud to announce our latest competition - we will be giving away 1 x Olympus DS-5500 Professional Digital Voice Recorder every month for the next 3 months.
Smart dictation on the go with Wi-Fi and three professional microphones. The SpeechAir smart voice recorder saves you time and resources by allowing you to work more flexibly than ever before.
BlackBerry Limited has announced that DTEK50TM, the world’s most secure Android smartphone, is now available for pre-orders at ShopBlackBerry.com. DTEK50 is BlackBerry’s second smartphone powered by Android, following the PRIV.
Obtaining information on the correct sheriff is often frustrating, timely, and can lead to delays and additional costs. Jurisfy saves law firms time by mapping sheriff jurisdictions onto a digital map, allowing firms to quickly find the correct sheriff by entering a relevant street address.
South Africa has over the years developed a progressive legal and policy framework to protect human rights for all people living with HIV and AIDS. However continued stigma and discrimination often remain barriers to accessing treatment and efforts to fight the epidemic must be accompanied by a solid commitment to respecting the human rights enshrined in our Constitution.
It is pretty safe to say that not many people like paperwork, or to be more specific, hardly anyone likes going through the hustle which piling up paperwork makes. But, in the law industry going through papers is a constant, because a single piece of paper can be a game changer when it comes to evidence and court rulings.
HP Inc. has launched a new service that gives its customers access to HP’s latest PC technology, enhances device management and frees up valuable IT time and resources.
Christien Levien believes the easiest way to improve access to justice—which is a pressing issue in Canada and other countries, where plenty of people can’t afford to hire a lawyer when they need one—is putting a “lawyer in your pocket” through an app that will give you basic legal information. That’s the idea behind Legalswipe, a free app designed to inform people of their legal rights as they relate to interactions with the police.
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This is one category where it really pays to head to a store and try out a model you’re interested in. When we had our stack of keyboards in for review, people couldn’t help but touch and play with them. They all came with different needs and biases. There’s truly no one size to fit all, but our reviews aim to give you enough specifics to make a sound decision. See below for more on how we tested.
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With the growing demand for instant time management, Drive Revenue have developed powerful mobile applications for iOS and Android, connected to the company’s premium flagship product – Drive Practice, legal practice management software built for the cloud with full ERP functionality.
The SpeechAir smart voice recorder saves you time and resources by allowing you to work more flexibly than ever before. Integrated Wi-Fi functionality facilitates quick file download from any network. Recordings are encrypted in real time for maximum data security. The device also features three microphones dedicated to outstanding voice recording quality.
For the last two years, solicitors at Koninckx-Broekmans have been working with the Philips Pocket Memo voice recorders. The Pocket Memo 8200 dictation recorders are used for dealing with general correspondence. Thanks to this digital dictation technology, the firm of solicitors is able to take advantage of significant time-savings.
Winscribe has been working with law firms since 1995; designing innovative speech technology solutions to help improve productivity, reduce cost and increase their competitiveness. Winscribe’s speech productivity solutions enable lawyers and other legal professionals to organize their time more efficiently, and to work in more flexible and productive ways.
The modern workplace is packed with information whose management is becoming a standard task in almost every industry.
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HotDocs, a global document automation software company, has announced its partnership with Intuate Group, a privately owned ICT company that focuses on providing integrated technology and people resource solutions for the South African and African markets.
Canon Europe, today announces the launch of four new mono and colour single function printers (SFPs). The i-SENSYS LBP351x, LBP352x, LBP710Cx and the LBP712Cx are designed to address the print challenges of large enterprises and offer improved productivity and flexible configuration in a robust, compact design.
If you embrace all of Microsoft OneNote’s capabilities, you’ll find that it can do just about anything to help you stay organized and productive. That utility doesn’t end with the core features. OneNote hooks into a ton of different services, so it’s easy to save everything from meeting notes to recipes and even emails to your digital notebook. We’ve rounded up some of the most useful OneNote supplements to help make your powerful, purple notebook even better.
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Sendr is a smart-phone based mobile application (app) designed to assist individuals, businesses, private and public entities with point-to-point delivery of small goods and documents. Sendr gives users real-time control of requested point-to-point services, as well as live and continuous tracking of the item’s progress from its pick-up point, right up until it has been delivered.
XpressDox (Pty) Ltd has released a new version of its document automation software for Microsoft® Word and the Web. “There have been a number of major enhancements in the past year,” said Peter Tuffin, head of XpressDox development. “Template Authors can now preview a document on the fly, and all inserted fields are highlighted for easier proof reading,” he added.
Colin Biggers & Paisley, an Australian law firm with a focus on property development, did the sums and also decided that it could save both paper and thousands of paralegal hours by digitising its contracts with DocuSign.
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Since 1999, most enterprises have heavily invested in information technologies, yet productivity gaps remain. As of 2012, IDC Research, Inc. has estimated that about 5% of organization productivity is wasted on searching for and not finding relevant information/documents and on pulling information that exists in different files and formats together into one document.
uniFLOW, Canon’s integrated print and scan management solution, recently announced the release of uniFLOW version 5.4 with improved scanning and mobile printing, enhancements to office printing, and an extension of uniFLOW’s print room features.