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Lexis Advance HD Update

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LexisNexis Advance, an app that helps with legal research has been updated to version 4.3.

The new changes include:

•Ability to search for text within a document
•Included additional information on alert results
•Ability to deliver sections of a Table of Contents
•Option to search within titles of a Table of Contents
•Requires iOS 6.0 or above
•Other enhancements and bug fixes

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This iPad app allows you to:

• View and annotate documents while offline with ability to sync changes!
• View alerts instantly
• Stay organized with remote access to saved files and folders
• Access previous research results quickly and search within results
• Ensure your research is “good law” with Shepard’s®

 

iOS 8.0.2 Update and Apology

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After announcing first weekend sales of over 10 Million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, Apple has released an update to their just recently released iOS8.

To perform the update on your iOS device, tap

Settings > General > Software Update when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network preferably.

Here is the full iOS 8.0.2 changelog of improvements and bug fixes, provided by Apple:

  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

The apology basically announces the availability of the update and notes that the initial 8.0.1 update caused problems.

Bamboo Fineline Stylus

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Wacom has introduced another stylus in an attempt to address the never ending question, Can I get a better stylus to simulate writing on my iOS device?

The newest stylus, the Bamboo Fineline, is a bluetooth, USB charged, pen like device that is compatible with the latest iOS and several apps, including Bamboo Paper. When you link the new stylus to Bamboo’s Paper app, you are provided with a fineline bonus pack of extra notebooks that normally require an in app purchase.

The device is compatible with iPads featuring Bluetooth® Smart technology: iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini (1st and 2nd generation) – or newer.

You can watch the device in action below.

After having used the stylus, the usual concern of the slight clicking sound when the nib touches the screen comes to mind but, it is really not that big of a deal. The other option is a squishy nib that feels like you are writing with a thick wet noodle and is quiet. So, the slight tap should really not be an issue.

The nib is 1.9 mm thin and feels solid instead of squishy like the other Bamboo stylus nibs. As to the way the pen feels, it is comfortable and there is palm rejection with apps that support the pen. This rejection allows you to comfortably rest your palm on the iPad if you want.

The sensation of ink flowing from the pen nib using Bamboo’s app is pretty good. If you have bad handwriting with pen and paper, don’t expect to see any difference.

The pen is charged using a USB connector that plugs into the rear of the pen. You flip up the rubbery end piece to expose the slot where the USB plugs in. There is some concern that that piece will soon disappear or break off…We’ll see.

The stylus comes in a variety of bright metallic colors.

The cost is about $59 US. You can get a pen from the Wacom Store, Best Buy and other stores.

If you have been waiting for a stylus that feels solid and is capable of writing fine lines, you will enjoy this one.

OmniFocus 2 for iPad Released

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When the built in reminders for your iOS device just doesn’t cut it and you are looking for a robust way to organize your work, school or life, OmniFocus 2 for iPad can do it. The new extension support alone is one main reason to upgrade.

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The extension support, in iOS8, gives some apps the ability to talk with OmniFocus to allow quick creation or checking off of tasks. You can even see what task you have to perform in Today from the pull down menu on your iOS device without every having to fire up OmniFocus.

The app also feels much snappier and more responsive.

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You can watch the app in action below.

 

The developer provides the following information about the new app:

• NEW Meticulously revamped user interface, designed for speed and comfort
• Reliable sync using our free service or your own server
• A flexible hierarchy: keep all your to-dos in one list or use as many levels of Folders, Projects, Groups, and Actions as you need to stay organized
• Assign contexts based on location, people, energy level—whatever you need to get the task accomplished
• Plan your day’s errands by listing nearby location-based contexts or viewing them on a map
• NEW Sharing Extension captures content from any app that has a Share button
• NEW Today Extension shows you OmniFocus items due today right in Notification Center
• Reminders Capture and OmniFocus Mail Drop for entering OmniFocus actions via Siri or email
• NEW Interactive notifications for nearby and due items let you mark complete (or snooze) without even opening the app
• NEW Edit and view estimated duration for actions
• NEW Search shows results from the current view or your entire OmniFocus database
• Add Photo and Audio attachments right on your iPad and view file attachments synced from other devices
• The sidebar’s Forecast row shows you how much is due in the next few days; open the Forecast perspective to see your due items alongside events from your iOS Calendar
• A dedicated Review perspective to make sure nothing falls through the cracks
• NEW OmniFocus syncs in the background so info you enter on other devices is ready when you are.

Starting from a solid, simple user experience, we added Pro features for customizing OmniFocus and making it even more powerful. Pro is available via In-App-Purchase and free to customers who purchased the v1 app:

• NEW Customize the sidebar to show just want you want, in the order you want it
• NEW Perspectives: save and revisit custom views for specific tasks or situations: “Show me the chores I can do in five minutes” or “What do I need to follow up on with the people from the planning meeting?”

Read that part again. If you are upgrading from V1, the Pro features are available for free as an in app purchase.

Learn more from Omni Group’s website. If you want to download the iBook user manual, click here.

1Password for iOS Free Today Only

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Do NOT miss this opportunity to pick up an indispensable tool for free.

Today only, 1Password for iOS is free from the iTunes store.

Have you ever forgotten a password? Do you reuse passwords? 1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single tap.

Read all about what it will do later…get it now.

New Product  Watch

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Apple Watch

 

Tim Cook Introduces Watch

Just announced…More details to follow.

 

Live Event About to Begin

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Apple Event Live

Apple has begun streaming the live event which officially begins in about 10 minutes.

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