I was recently asked to facilitate an IP videoconferencing deposition with an ophthalmologist. He was located close to our office, so the plan was for him to come to us. However, his schedule was so tight that the plan changed. Could we do the videoconference from his office? With Zoom and a laptop, yes, we could. I packed up a camera, microphone and computer and went to his office to perform a test.
We are aware that our smartphones act as personal locator devices. Google gathers location data from Android smartphones through many methods. Recently I was reminded of how disturbingly detailed — and fallible — this tracking information can be.
Have we become overly attached to our smartphones? Is it time to set them aside and revert to a simple dumb phone? This question has been on my mind quite a bit lately.
In theory, Periscope could be useful to broadcast important societal interactions such as civil unrest events, or disaster relief response efforts. In practice, there are probably better social media avenues for such things.
Sometimes in my technical work I am asked to analyze a video to see if it has been edited or altered. The argument typically goes along the lines that something has been added to a recording to make things appear worse than they really were, that words were added and essentially put in a person’s mouth.
I searched Amazon for Fujitsu scanners and was pleased to see that the ScanSnap iX500 is the Amazon Number One Best Seller in computer scanners.
I was looking for an easy-to-use encrypted messaging app specifically for texting, and Signal popped up on several searches.
I recently ran across an advertisement for an app that allows you to add a separate phone line to your existing smartphone. This idea seemed practical, especially in this age where virtually everyone carries a personal smartphone at all times.
The tracking down of lost keys is a regular ritual in my home. Duplicate keys for newer cars are expensive. That gave me the idea to investigate a low-cost, high-tech method to keep track of that key.
Full 360-degree virtual reality offers more than a simple big-screen movie effect. With your headset in place, you are able to look in every direction, all around the scene. What is its usefulness in the legal world?
In my last article, I alerted you to some of the issues involving email privacy and encryption. Today’s article will look at another area of concern regarding privacy: smartphone location tracking and activity logging.
Email security is about more than just keeping attachments secure until they reach the intended destination. There is also the concern about who may be looking at the body of your transmissions along the way.
The Pocket app allows users to save and organize articles, websites, and videos and have them easily available for viewing later on any device at any time.
The start of the new year is always a good time to clean up computer files. Hard drive maintenance is often something that goes unattended until it is too late. Today’s article will describe an instance where I took some of my own advice and replaced and upgraded a hard drive before it failed.
Sometimes there is wisdom in making better use of things we already have or in choosing gently used items. This article will look at some recent examples of where I chose not to automatically go with the newest technology and will detail how those choices worked out.
Retaining your important data exclusively on the hard drive of your computer is a recipe for disaster. To assist you, there are myriad subscription data backup services available today, such as Carbonite and iDrive.
There is some evidence suggesting that simply using a different font could save significant volumes of ink.
There is always so much new information to learn and absorb when utilizing and maintaining your computer. Sometimes, though, you can forget about some of the really good things you already know (or knew). After digging deep into a recent computer problem that appeared to be a major issue, I remembered to try an easy fix.
This article will look at Firefox Hello and compare it to the similar GoToMeeting.