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Yesterday, Apple had another Big Announcement.
The iPhone 5 looks great, but a great leap forward? You won’t catch me lining up for the latest shiny gadget. I have been working with the same Apple iPad 1 (16 GB, WiFi) since it’s release almost three years ago, and it works fine in legal practice – stores thousands of documents, keeps me connected to the office, and best of all, the software (iOS) keeps improving.
The latest software update for iOS 6 (available Sept. 19) – that’s the real news this week.
Here’s a quick overview of iOS 6 and why it matters for legal practice.
How Do I Download iOS 6?
On September 19, go to Settings > General:
Click “Software Update” and “Install Now” and wait 20-30 minutes:
Reboot your iPad to make sure the changes downloaded.
What are the Key Features in iOS 6?
Check out the following:
- VIP Mail - Route email from contacts to a special inbox. Never miss a message from a key client – or in my case, from a partner – ever again.
- Maps - Includes turn-by-turn navigation from Siri, helpful on the way to a deposition. Google apps will no longer bundle with the iPad or iPhone, but will be available in the app store (go here for YouTube).
- Better Privacy Settings – You should already follow these tips to protect your privacy on the iPad. With iOS 6, you will also be able to monitor what apps are using data in real time.
- Better Voice Dictation – Siri listens to millions of users each day. With all that data, the app is now more accurate when dictating email and transcribing briefs at the office.
What About the iPhone 5?
Some lawyers are fired up about latest device. It will be faster and lighter – great. But with due respect to New Orleans attorney Jeff Richardson, who predicts attorneys will “love” the iPhone 5, I have a difficult time imagining a few pixels and a couple millimeters making much of a difference in my practice.
Upcoming EventsRoanoke Valley Paralegals Association
May 9, 2013
Topic: "iPad Presentation at Trial: Presenting Your Case with TrialPad, Keynote, and Exhibit View"