huawei P8Style and glamour took centre stage in Johannesburg on Thursday, 02 July when Huawei introduced its latest masterpiece, the P8 smart phone at the Johannesburg Country Club.

Sabinet South AfricaSabinet is excited to announce the launch of their new Mobile app, which is now available for download by Sabinet’s SA Legislation (NetLaw) clients, from the Apple App Store. The development of this app came about as a result of an overwhelming need expressed by clients from law libraries, who require access to legislation on the move, offline and outside the office.

Adobe acrobat DC for lawyersThose of you who follow my blog are no doubt saying, “Gosh, Rick, aren’t you a bit late to the game here?” After all, Adobe Acrobat DC shipped three weeks ago. In this post, I’ll present just the essentials of the Acrobat DC. I hope to follow up with more detailed posts in the future.
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lexisnexis south africaFive Must-Haves for Ensuring Legal Compliance - Disregarding legal compliance is never an acceptable practice in business. With regular legislative updates, not forgetting the financial implications of non-compliance, it is increasingly important for companies to implement a solid compliance management system throughout the organisation.

why law firms should use email brandingAre you a property law firm wanting to open up a new commercial law division? Do you perhaps want to highlight your expertise in family law to all your conveyancing clients? It’s always a great feeling expanding your service offerings and growing your business.

Lexis nexis south africaWith the changeover to the new B-BBEE codes for all certificates issued from 1 May 2015 LexisNexis South Africa, the leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal and professional sectors, has added a B-BBEE compliance module to ProcureCheck - – its leading procurement vetting and management tool.

sabinetSabinet in association with Standards & Legal is excited to announce the launch of its new Legal Registers platform, this useful and easy-to-use software will take the hassle out of managing your company’s sustainability and legal compliance. The official launch date for the Legal Registers platform is on the 1st of April 2015.

truecaller"Android users now can be browsing anywhere on their phone, copy a phone number, and Truecaller will instantly try to identify the number and give easy access to calling or texting.

old dictaphone machineFor many years, analogue recording systems, particularly tape recorders, were the only options available to anybody wishing to commission a transcript of their interview, focus group, conference or dictation. In recent times, however, digital recorders have quickly overtaken tape recorders as the predominant professional audio recording device. There are numerous advantages to clients in switching to a digital recorder for all transcription needs. And it has never been easier to make the switch.

GilesFilesThe latest offering from the evergreen labour law guru, Graham Giles, will ensure that you are never out of the loop with latest reportable labour cases. Graham has specialised in this field for 34 years.

sabinetIn 2010 Sabinet embarked on a project to create a Provincial Legislation product for our clients. After extensive research, sourcing and compilation of documentation, Sabinet launched its Provincial Legislation product (Provincial NetLaw) in December 2012.

office preview 10Like many of you, I was quite happily surprised by this week’s unexpected preview releases of the Office for Windows 10 apps: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Since I use Word every day, I thought I’d take a quick look at this new app and see how it compares to Word on the PC desktop and on rival mobile platforms like Android and iOS.
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philips special offer powerhouse dictationPurchase FIVE Philips DPM7200 recorders and receive a Philips LFH7277 Transcription kit for FREE!

speechexec-for-smartphonesThe Philips range of digital recorders are easy to use, optimised for specific environments and situations and have exceptional recording quality which ensure that you never miss a word. But  wait, aren’t basic voice recorders obsolete?

Call-CabinetSouth Africa's first secure and compliant cloud-based voice logging solution has been launched by Call Cabinet Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Call Cabinet Corporation USA, an international leader in the provision of enterprise voice logging and call recording solutions.

Winscribe DictationMcCabe Terrill had already adopted digital transcription technology but found that their current platform did not lend itself to the current overall goals of the firm. Professionals wanted a reliable, easy to learn transcription system with a key driver being the ability to “dictate on the go.”

lextradoDiscovery is an essential part of any judicial process. It involves identifying and collecting all potential sources of data and information relevant to a case. Digital and technological innovation has, however, made managing and upholding legal privilege in the discovery process exceedingly difficult.

olympus ds7000 and as7000Professional dictation has never been so powerful and simple. The DS-7000 satisfies the highest demands for business dictation requirements. The durable, metal-bodied units with their large colour LCD screens combine class leading usability with outstanding recording quality.

matter centreBack at ILTA Microsoft launched their legal DMS (Document Management System) entitled “Matter Centre”. Developed for their in house legal team (not an insubstantial team, 1100 employees across 55 countries), they have decided to open it up to the legal world in general. The press release can be found here with details of what’s on offer, basically it offers the functionality of a DMS as you’d expect.
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WorkChat-EvernoteEvernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email. Additionally, when you email a note to someone, it will now show up in Work Chat automatically, allowing you to keep a permanent history of your communications.
Read more at Tech Crunch...

coral wordperfect 7In a Microsoft-centric world, few people (if any) are going to switch from Office to WordPerfect, but if you already have it, you'll want the latest version, Corel WordPerfect Office X7 ($249; upgrade $159). X7 makes tasks like mail-merge easier than before and adds conveniences like the ability to type the first few letters of the name of a feature and use that feature without finding it in a menu. The app also lets you save documents to standard ebook formats and create PDF forms with fill-in-fields. It also adds some awkwardly implemented but potentially terrific new features that I hope will get better in future versions.
Read more at PCMag...

dragon naturally speaking 13With Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 13 busy professionals can now create documents, capture ideas with dictation and get more done on their computers — quickly and accurately using their voice. Turn time savings into cost savings for your company.

ideal 8280 shredcatEfficient document shredder with auto feed technology for time–saving, convenient shredding.

Dragon naturallyspeaking 13Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 takes voice command to the next level with enhanced features for greater accuracy and speed when creating documents, emailing, searching the web and more — at work, school, on the go, or in the office.

mailtrackIn the past, lawyers concerned with retaining the privacy and confidentiality of client information restricted the use of email for conducting business. It is why fax was, for an extended period of time, the way in which to communicate. Email was not secure and too easily risked being tampered with, or leaked - accidentally or on purpose.

MS Matter CentreAt the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, Microsoft made what could be a major splash for the legal vertical. Adding to their push for Office 365, Microsoft announced Matter Center.
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dvt8000 philips-voice-tracer360° meeting recording with wireless remote control. The perfect solution for small meetings, disciplinary hearings and HR departments. The Voice Tracer meeting recorder 8000 captures every meeting in excellent and noise-free audio quality. Just put the 360° meeting microphones on the table, push record on the remote control and capture all voices from every angle.

special offer from philips saPhilips Professional Dictation and Transcription bundle offer where you save over R700 when you purchase a DPM7200 and LFH7277 bundle!

lenovo-yoga-tab-10-hdYoga Tabs are known for what Lenovo calls their "Multimode Design" – in short, rather than housing its battery behind the display, the Yoga Tab features a battery cylinder and kickstand. This not only keeps the Yoga Tab remarkably thin, but it also allows it to take on various forms, from "Stand" for watching movies and video to "Tilt" for typing and gaming.  I spent a month with the Yoga Tab 10 HD+ and found that a tablet doesn't have to be jam packed with bells and whistles and top of the line specs to be truly innovative.
Read more at Android Central...

elite thomson reutersThomson Reuters Elite, part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, announced the launch of Envision™ 2014.1, strategically designed to better equip clients with real-time access to key performance metrics. The enhanced functionality of the latest version of the leading business management offering is optimally designed for mid-market firms.

philips speechexec-for-smartphonesSpeech Processing Solutions, the global no.1 one in professional dictation has just been awarded the “Built for BlackBerry” badge for their newest dictation recorder app.

kyocera m3540dn MFP printerKYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa, a leading provider of document management solutions, printing and managed print services, has strengthened its ECOSYS portfolio with the launch of a complete new A4 MFP family.

Olympus DS7000Olympus Audio S.A is proud to announce that the new Toshiba FlashAir Wireless card in conjunction with the Olympus Smartphone App is now fully operational in S.A.

blackberry passportEarlier this week, I started to tell you about my experiences actually using the BlackBerry Passport (albeit a beta version). It has changed the way I work with its large square touch screen. At its core, this is a messaging powerhouse, built for writing and talking all day long. I can tell you right now, this device has the battery chops to back up all the conference calls, emails and browsing I do throughout the day, with more than enough juice to let me blast some tunes over Bluetooth for my commute home.

blackberry z3BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, has introduced the new BlackBerry® Z3 smartphone in South Africa. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers in stores and online from mid July 2014. The device has the recommended selling price of R2 999 and will also be available on the Vodacom Smart S plan at R249 per month.

speechexec-for-smartphonesPhilips Smartphone Dictation Hub service enables you to use all the benefits of a professional Smartphone dictation solution without spending money on the underlying server infrastructure or investing time and money in maintenance and support.

LexisNexis mobileSouth African legal and tax practitioners can now access their entire loose-leaf library on-the-go and at the tap of a finger with South Africa’s first legal mobile app, Lexis Mobile ® from LexisNexis South Africa.

searchworks logo v2Online data search application and web-based information portal SearchWorks now features a Bridging Finance module. When a property is transferred, various scenarios exist whereby the associated seller, purchaser and estate agent requires money up front prior to the transfer registering in the deeds office. Once the transfer is lodged in the deeds office, it can take up to 30-40 days prior to the registration being final and moneys being paid to the relevant parties.

dragon naturally speakingIncreasingly law firms (both large and small), as well as corporate legal departments, are balancing the challenges created by the economy by leveraging speech recognition. Dragon NaturallySpeaking speeds and streamlines document creation, email management, and even data entry for time and billing systems. Simply put, most lawyers can talk faster than they can type.

philips for any environmentSpeech Processing Solutions, the global leader in professional dictation solutions now offers a complete Philips dictation portfolio for all industries. The customized solutions save time, increase efficiency and ultimately reduce costs for professionals in all sectors.

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