Of course, you don't need an excuse to spend a weekend in Orlando, Florida. It is, after all, the home of Disney World and Universal Studios. But, for Florida lawyers, it is also the home of the Florida Bar Solo and Small Firm Section's "Florida Bar Tech Show". I will be covering the Exhibits and blogging the events on FutureLawyer; but, if you want to meet the FutureLawyer, learn a lot about technology in the law office, and listen to some great speakers and presentations, I hope to see you there.
Amazon app adds virtual Dash buttons for slightly faster Prime ordering. Okay, Amazon. Just stop it. It is way too easy to buy stuff online. SWMBO and her minions already have cornered the market on cardboard, as Amazon boxes appear on our doorstep every day. I need a ladder to climb over them to get the key in the door. All they have to do is say: "Alexa, I want one of everything", and the floodgates open up. Now, Amazon wants to create little tiles that you click and items are automatically sent to your home. Card companies and Smartphone carriers and manufacturers have created wireless systems that buy stuff if you pass by a terminal. What next? Let's create a resistance movement. We need to slow down the drain on our wallets. I suggest we go back to a cash only economic system. No more credit cards, no more wireless terminals, and no more Amazon. Hey. I feel better already. But, my wallet is getting heavy.
8 cool tricks every Android phone user should know. This great article highlights some of the shortcuts, tips and other cool stuff you can do with an Android phone. My favorites involve hiding my personal stuff from prying eyes. You can set a screen lock and pin that keeps the data out of other people's hands. Do it now. You can set your most used settings with their own tile on the Quick Settings tab. Just drag down the Settings tab and prioritize what you use all the time. There are more tips, and these just scratch the surface. You have the best phone on the planet. Use it well.
As you probably can tell, I am blown away by the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which is the first Smartphone that runs Project Tango. It knows where it is in space, and can measure, move around, and give feedback to the user. As this reviewer calls it, it is a Tricorder for the rest of us. This review is spot on, and will give you a feel for this new way to interact with our world. New apps are appearing all the time, and I can't wait for the apps that interact with famous places and museums. SWMBO is entranced with the Wayfair app; which permits her to visualize Wayfair furniture in real spaces. Now, we have to get rid of the furniture we have so that she can buy new stuff to put in the spaces.
I am having fun with my new tablet phone; that is really the only way to describe a 6.4 inch screen. It isn't as large as the tablet in this demonstration; but, it is really cool to insert, measure, and see stuff I insert into the real world on the phone.
My new Phab2 Pro was just delivered, and this phone is an amazing, huge wonderful piece of phone tech. I am installing all my Google stuff, and the augmented reality of Tango, and it is incredible. The screen is 6.4 big, beautiful inches. I think this is going to be my main phone in about an hour. Here are a couple of images. More later, as I want to play with this thing. Great way to spend a Thursday afternoon, isn't it?