TechLinks: All about Apple

TechLinks_logoApple products continue to be in the news, and the NCRA Technology Committee shared a number of links on the latest information on upcoming releases as well as tips for getting the most out of your current system.

A public beta release of Apple’s iOS 11 release came out last week, and early adopters are testing it out. Teresa Russ, CRI, shared an article from Apple that gives you the rundown of what to expect. The article covers a few of the features, such as a new Advanced Apple Maps and the “Do Not Disturb” mode for driving, as well as a complete list of computer compatibility. A final version is expected to roll out this fall.

On a more practical note, Russ also shared a how-to for scanning documents using the Notes App in iOS 11.

If you’re a Mac user, like Lisa Knight, FAPR, RDR, CRR, you have many choices for apps. An article by listed 25 free apps, with suggestions like Audacity, an app that boosts efficiency using hotkeys and keywords, and Wunderlist, an app that allows you to share your to-do list across almost any system.

If you just need to keep up with the nomenclature for iPhones, iDropNews offered an overview of how Apple has been naming their smartphones and gave some clues for what to expect down the line.

TechLinks: Surface Book review, specialized Windows programs, and tech myths

TechLinks_logoNCRA’s Technology Committee was sharing information on Microsoft’s Surface Book, iOS 9 features, tech myths, and Windows apps.

Nancy L. Bistany, RPR, of Chicago, Ill., directed attention to a review of the Surface Book, a lightweight 13.5 screen device with a detachable keyboard that uses Windows 10. Read more.

Bistany also pointed out an article on iOS 9, which lists five obscure features, including phone number look-up and battery killers. Read more.

Robin Nodland, RDR, CRR, of Portland, Ore., pointed out an article on tech myths, such as whether you need to drain your phone battery before recharging, in “10 tech myths you need to stop believing.” Read more.

Lisa Knight, RMR, CRR, of Littleton, Colo., pointed out lifehacker’s list of 10 specialized apps for Windows programs to have for specialized situations. The list ranged from stress-testing to disk-cleaning programs. Read more.

Stenograph unveils new app

ICVnetThe August 6, 2012, Law Technology News reported that Stenograph has unveiled iCVNet, its Apple iPad app based on its CaseViewNet realtime transcript viewer. The free app provides instant viewing of realtime deposition and trial transcripts on an iPad.

Source: Law Technology News

Blocking of facetime app hurts the deaf

In an article published on, author Brendan Gramer states that Apple will enable iPhone’s FaceTime app to work over mobile connections. However, Gramer found out and mentions that AT&T will block mobile FaceTime unless customers sign up for an expensive unlimited voice plan.