Personalizing your personal computer

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 30, 2015

Have you pre-programmed your personal computer to optimize its use for you?  Efficiency Tips for Lawyers:  How to Pre-Program and Customize Your Computer has short and clear instructions for setting up some shortcuts on Word and Word Perfect.…

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Historic Computer Experiences

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • July 26, 2014

Those studying for the Bar exam need a break, and it’s summer for everyone, so enjoy this slide show revealing the dramatic changes in web design since nine of the most popular websites–including Google, Facebook, and the New York Times–were …

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Computer Chronicles

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • November 23, 2013

Exams are coming, but things could be worse.  For example, it could be 1987, when law students were handwriting all of their exams with pens for three solid hours.  The “portable computer” or laptop of the day, as this amusing …

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Research Resources: Computer Technology Law Report (BNA)

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • July 28, 2013

If you are interested in a semi-monthly publication that provides legal developments in liability and insurance coverage issues relating to computers, try the Computer Technology Law Report. The report also offers coverage of computer technology issues on the federal, state …

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Google Glass v. Apple iWatch

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • March 19, 2013

For a laugh, and possibilities for upcoming birthday presents, check out this Google Glass v. Apple iWatch cartoon: http://on.mash.to/14hXhGd.

The Google Glass Project (augmented reality glasses): http://bit.ly/15qfhgm is competing with the Apple iWatch: http://read.bi/WRjcjZ as the next “must have” device.  And amid …

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To Keep or Not to Keep: Java

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 27, 2013

There have been security issues lately with running Java on your computer, but you think you need it, right?  Should you uninstall or not?  Will you be able to access what you need?

For answers to these questions, check out …

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Pondering a New Tablet?

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • September 11, 2012

If you are in the market for a tablet, check out the the pros and cons of 10 available tablets here: http://bit.ly/THHtqI.

The new Apple iPad came out on top when compared to its competitors, according to Laptop Mag’s website.  They list

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Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 1, 2012

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Passes the House of Representatives

CISPA is headed for the U.S. Senate.  So, what is CISPA and how did it get to the Senate?  “CISPA’s designed to let private business share information …

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“Do Not Track” for the Internet?

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • December 11, 2010

Whatever your opinion on the importance of Internet privacy, you should know that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report last week that will be an essential tool in charting the future of American consumer privacy policy. The report, …

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Computer History

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • September 23, 2009

Not impressed by your cell phone, Blackberry or Iphone? You might be when you realize that this giant supercomputer from 1972 has about the same computing power as your phone. The supercomputer lives at the Computer History Museum in Silicon

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