Social Media / Technology Committee
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by Pat Hoover
Zipwhip: If you find yourself receiving and then sending text messages (SMS and MMS messaging) over the Internet to your clients from your private cell phone number, you will love Zipwhip. Sent from your private cell phone or computer and delivered through the Zipwhip servers, your message is identified as coming from your business telephone number. You no longer have to reveal your private cell phone number in order to send and receive messages. Photos, files, and attachments can be added. You can even send over your auto closing. Zipwhip offers both its mobile app for your cell phone and can also be used through its web portal once you’ve logged in. And because of the internally generated log of to/from texts, which are threaded and sorted, it’s really useful for tracking your messages. If you use Clio for invoicing your clients, Zipwhip really excels by seamlessly capturing all those (usually unbilled) client related text messages.
The Term: Law360, the expertly curated and specifically channeled, online legal-dailey pub from LexisNexus has long been the goto for Big Law news. Of greater interest to me (an avid podcast listener) was the news that this month Law360 added a new weekly and free, podcast called, The Term. It delivers a laser focused insider scoop at the USSC with stuff like the latest and more notable cert petitions, upcoming cases, oral arguments, news about the justices and much more. Offering the experienced perspective of Law360’s veteran staff of in the know legal journalists, The Term is brilliantly hosted by (a personal fav) Jimmy Hoover, Law360’s DC based Supreme Court Reporter. Check it out at https://www.law360.com/theterm.
iOS13: Presumably readers of this column are well aware of the newest general software release by Apple to its mobile platform, iOS13, and have already updated their iPhone, or iPad. But if for some reason you haven't yet updated to iOS13, I’m here to tell you to DO IT NOW! iOS13 is a major upgrade providing significant improvement and greatly increased functionality across the range of uses craved by the Apple universe. Big gains in battery life, data storage, stability and improved programs, and its faster far more streamlined user configuration options significantly boost the everyday use of the ubiquitous iPhone. More specifically iOS13 brings a new design and far greater assortment of more easily enjoyed programs to the Apple universe so many of us depend upon. Apple has done it again!
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