samsung s3There has been a lot of hype about the SIII and I was very keen to get my paws on the phone. After a few days with the phone, I have to say that I am very impressed.

sabinet logoEarly this year in March 2012, Sabinet launched the Retrospective Transvaal Provincial Gazettes.  We are pleased to announce the launch of the Retrospective Natal Provincial Gazettes Archive.

lexisnexisLexisNexis® South Africa (www.lexisnexis.co.za), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, has announced the launch of its latest online product: LexisNexis® eBooks. Specifically created to meet the evolving online research needs of professionals in the South African government, corporate and academic fields, the new digital format will allow professionals to access information instantly.

Philips pocket memo 9620The increasingly mobile business community, growing volumes of documentation, the pressure of rising costs and all sorts of security issues raise the bar for digital dictation devices significantly. Therefore, Philips engineered and tailor-made the Pocket Memo 9620 series to perfectly adapt to this diverse and changing business environment.

amvia logoOrganisations of all sizes and industries spend much unproductive time locating, reproducing and reprocessing documents – in the process becoming information-inefficient and risking non-compliance with retention regulations.

LAW Data Pantone PathsSearchWorks, the well-known search application offered by LAW Data Solutions, recently launched their new vehicle registration search. 

blackberry 7-1BlackBerry® 7.1, the latest version of the BlackBerry® smartphone OS, is now available for customers in South Africa. The update is available for the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900, BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810, BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 and 9380 smartphones, and the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry.

cell cCell C announced on the 16 May 2012 that it was launching a new prepaid voice product and tariff plan called “99 Cents For Real”. This new service slashes off-net and peak call tariffs to 99c per minute, and at the same time cut the rate of MMS messaging to 99c per message and giving customers data at 99c per MB.
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lexisnexisWith the growing popularity of tablet devices and electronic book readers amongst legal professionals, LexisNexis is introducing select titles which will be available as eBooks.

galaxy noteIs it a tablet?…is it a phone?… no it is both! Or should we say a bit of both – while it is large for a phone it is very small for a tablet. From my experience I found it to be a good device with solid performance.

consumerisationConsumerisation of IT and the mobilisation of the workforce mean that companies need to invest in cross-platform mobile device management (MDM) solutions to ensure that their mobile employees can be productive without compromising enterprise governance and information security.

expd8eXpd8 South Africa is proud to announce that it has added eXpd8 Accounts to its current offering of eXpd8 Case Management Software.  eXpd8 was established in Dublin, Ireland in 1995, and already has a wide user base across Europe, Canada, and the USA and recently established a presence in Southern Africa.

ajs-swiftAJS’ “Swift” the legal accounting and practice management system for small to medium-sized law firms had an outstanding April by signing up 8 new clients around South Africa.

otel-centrexO-Tel Telecoms, the ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ company who provides Cloud Based Telephony Services to Channel Partners Nationwide, recently unveiled Centrex, the next generation of Cloud Call Centers.

logo Avid smAvid Firefly has signed up a number of progressive law firms for its Smartphone-based conveyancing costs calculator in the past two months. “There is a marked increase in the number of firms who use FireFly to disseminate conveyancing costs information, instead of the traditional cost booklets,” said Barry Swart, CEO of Avid Software. Firefly includes calculators for Transfer Costs, Bond Costs, Monthly Bond Installments, Bond Affordability, Agent Commission, Price per Square Meter and even Capital Gains Tax.

sabinet logoAccess to historical South African gazetted information made easy for researchers and the legal fraternity – fast, easy online access saves valuable man hours and boosts output and productivity. 

chrometa logoAs you know, it's nearly impossible to accurately track your email time with merely a start/stop timer. You're probably bouncing from email to email in rapid fire mode. The last thing you want to worry about is timekeeping, especially if you switch from one client to another as you reply to email messages.

bb-cloud off-365Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced general availability of BlackBerry® Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 – a new service for business and government organizations that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones and allows customers to manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud.

wp7-screen1A long road to testing the new Windows Phone 7 operating system, but at the end of our road together, I’m a little sad to see it go.

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.

Blackberry 9790 and BlackBerry 9380Research In Motion (RIM) announced two new smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 operating system (OS) - the BlackBerry® BoldTM 9790 and BlackBerry® CurveTM 9380.

legalstorlegalSTOR is a legal firm BPM (Business Process Management) that has been developed and marketed by a joint venture between EcoOffice Solutions and Metrofile. This new system was launched in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.

rim_blackberryResearch In Motion has announced BlackBerry® Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 - a new RIM-hosted online service for midsized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones, and allows organizations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. An open beta for the service is launching today in over 30 countries.

ice_cream_sandwichGoogle gave its customers two launches in one when it unveiled its highly anticipated Ice Cream sandwich operating system, along with an all new smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus, which it says "takes the smartphone to beyond smart". The phone, developed in conjunction with South Korean technology giant Samsung, is also the first designed to run Android 4.0.
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avidff_tablet_screensAVID, the developers of the well known “FireFly” legal costs calculator for smartphones, today announced a new version which supports the latest iPhone and Android devices."Since 2003, AVID FireFly has been the de-facto standard for legal cost calculations in South Africa and the release of FireFly for iPhones and Android devices ensures that FireFly continues to run on ninety-nine percent of phones on the market,” said Barry Swart, CEO of AVID.

bb-logoResearch In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced today the BlackBerry® Client for Microsoft SharePoint, delivering the most advanced mobile SharePoint solution on the market. The BlackBerry Client app provides a deeply integrated and intuitive mobile experience for users together with the market-leading manageability and security of BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, providing a secure and cost-effective solution for businesses and government organizations.

law-ratesLAW is pleased to announce that George municipality has been added to the electronic LAW Rates solution.

emerald_logoEmerald Consulting, a subsidiary of software and services provider DVT, recently launched a complete solution for managing the FICA compliance process. The company is renowned for providing solutions and services for the legal sector.

galaxy_noteSamsung has shown off the Galaxy Note at IFA 2011, a huge 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED handset which comes complete with a stylus called the S Pen. We grabbed some time with it on the show floor just after Samsung's press conference took place.
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argosArgos is the concise, reliable way to get a handle on your document expenses. Argos helps you measure, control, and recover the cost of printing, copying and telephone calls. Our fresh approach to expense tracking keeps your team accountable - without slowing things down. Ease-of-use is the hallmark of Argos.

new-blackberry-bold-os7Waterloo, On - Research In Motion today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry® smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System (OS). RIM, in conjunction with carriers and distribution partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry® BoldTM models and three new BlackBerry® TorchTM models, all running the powerful new BlackBerry® 7 OS.

ls_logoAs a result of the changes to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 (Amendment Act 11 of 2008) with effect from 1 March 2011 all South African practicing attorneys are now included in the compliance requirements of the act as "Accountable Institutions".

ls_logoAs you may be aware, ABSA recently expressed concerns about the security issues posed when the same attorney attends to both the transfer of a property and the registration of the bond. To reduce the risk, they have insisted that they are able to monitor the progress of both the bond and transfer matters (and the cancellation of the existing bond, if applicable).

ls_logoThe exciting news is that LegalSuite is currently working with SARS to allow you to apply for Transfer Duty Receipts electronically from within LegalSuite. This would mean that all the information already captured in LegalSuite will automatically be sent to the SARS website to populate the fields on their website required to generate the TD forms on-line.

sabinet_logoSabinet, a leading facilitator of access to electronic information, launched the Beta version of its new Legal Search Platform during March 2011 and had the official launch in April 2011. The new platform provides clients of Sabinet's legal products and services an easy-to-use search interface with options to further refine the results of complex searches, adding immense value in terms of ease of access to specific information.

law-ratesLaw Rates released an enhanced version on Monday that boasts a more intuitive and manageable application further improving ease of use.

foipO-Tel Telecom today announced the immediate availability of its Fax over IP service, a value added service for its 1Cloud Hosted PBX Service. The service is ideal for users looking for extended fax services to ease their daily office tasks without the hassle of dealing with telephony hardware. The O-Tel FoIP service allows organizations to take advantage of the O-Tel infrastructure to process all fax transmissions via the cloud-based hosted service.

firefly_logoProgressive attorneys throughout South Africa are arming their Estate Agent clients with the Firefly costs calculator from Avid Software. "Now that smartphones have become ubiquitous in South Africa, virtually any Estate Agent can run Firefly," said Barry Swart, CEO of Avid Software.

gomobi-logoQuestion: What do the following 14 visionary mobile operators, network and device manufacturers, and internet content providers have in common? Ericsson; GSM Association; Hutchinson3; Microsoft; Nokia; Orascom Telecom; Samsung Electronics; Syniverse; T-Mobile; Telefonica Moviles; Telecom Italia; Visa; and Vodafone.

xpressdoxsXpressDox, a global leader in document assembly technology, yesterday announced the release of its Afrikaans language pack, which augments the languages it already supports. Lekker...

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