The iOS app City Maps to Go Pro is free until Sunday. I have used this app to grab a city map for walking around London and Oslo because of it’s offline map feature. That lets me download the map to my iPhone while I’m in the US, and use it in offline mode while in Europe to avoid paying data roaming fees.
I can’t say they are the world’s greatest maps, but they do pretty well, and they are free for the next day or so. If you travel anywhere that would require data roaming fees to access the online map functions of your iPhone, it might be worth checking out.
When it comes to airline travel, we’ve been living with this reality and making compromises for a while now. While we certainly bemoan the lack of amenities, and the cattle-like approach that US airlines take toward passengers, we still demand cheap airfare.
Nowhere is that made more clear than in this article about Spirit Airlines.
Spirit is, by far, the lowest rated airline, but it’s also the fastest growing. People hate the way they charge fees for every little thing, they hate the service, and the experience of flying on Spirit, but the cheap fares keep them coming back.
Truthfully, as much as we complain about airline service, we still take too much pleasure in “getting a deal” for the airlines to have incentive to change. Unfortunately for those of us who have to travel for our jobs, we will continue to see airlines giving us what we paid for, and suffering for it.
Even when people are fully aware of the dangers of using unapproved cloud services and personal email accounts, people still use ‘em.
And it gets worse! They’re more likely to email work documents to their personal accounts, move documents via cloud apps that IT doesn’t know they have, and lose devices that would give whoever found them unrestricted access to company data. Basically, in every way that Softchoice measured, the youngest workers were the most likely to lose data or leave themselves open to hacking.
But – here’s the kicker — they’re also the most informed about the risks. Younger workers were also the most likely to say that their company has a clear policy on the downloading of cloud apps; that their IT departments have communicated about the risks of cloud apps; and that their workplace has a clear policy on how to protect information.
So the theory that if we simply educated and trained people to take security seriously the problem would be a long way towards solved, appears to be just flat out false. They know the risks, they know they aren’t supposed to do these things, but for the sake of easy access to work information, they do it anyway.
I honestly don’t know that we can train for security. Even when a company has been involved in litigation, and had to review employees personal devices for relevant information, those employees still turn around and do the same thing. Personally, that’s the reason I don’t mix my personal and business information, but I work remotely and have access to cloud based tools, if I didn’t, I might be tempted, and I say that as someone who lives and breaths e-discovery. If anyone should fear the mingling of personal and work data, it should be me, and I still wouldn’t do it.
No, the only real solution is providing convenient, yet secure, tools at the Enterprise level. Obviously, we’re not there yet.
Lexthink.1 will be occurring the evening before the ABA Techshow. on March 26th, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago. If you’re going to be attending Techshow on the 27th-29th, make an effort to get to this and spend a little time thinking about the future of law practice. The idea of Lexthink is similar to the
If you’re interested in doing a presentation, you’ve got less than a week to submit your talk.
The event is designed similarly to the Ignite events, slightly tweaked. You have 6 minutes, and 20 slides, to do your presentation, and it must be on the topic of overcoming the significant challenges the legal profession is currently facing. Speakers will be chosen by public voting after the submissions have been made.
It should be an interesting show, full of lots of food for thought. Even though I won’t be at Techshow, I plan to follow the discussion on Social Media during the entire show, but especially on the evening of the 26th. If you wind up there and plan to tweet, or write about it, leave a comment so those of us unlucky enough to be elsewhere that week can follow along!
This is, apparently, what happens when I hot town the day before a training gig, and it’s a rainy Sunday. I start playing around with some ideas that had been running around in my head about the blog.
The first one, was taking the standard WordPress category page and trying to make it a bit more useful. By default, when you click the drop down list and hit one of the categories. WordPress would take you to a page with all the posts in that category. I wanted something more. I found a plugin called WP Custom Category PagseSocial Netwokring page, which has the latest links at the top, then the posts from this blog. I’m hopeful that will provide more usefulness to anyone who happens upon those pages, a sort of place to start when looking at that subject.
The other plugin I’ve added is Responsive Sticky Slider . This plugin allows me to define a category to be used as a slider of featured posts and then use a shortcode on a post to drop the slider in place. I went ahead and created a category just for that slider, and populated a few of the posts that people have hit the most in the past week or two. I also made that post sticky on the front page so it’ll always be on top. Since I’m using the category, it makes it really easy for me to leave that post up there, and switch out what posts show up there. I’m hoping that will help highlight some good tips and tricks that are sitting way back in the archives of the blog. (I have been doing this for more than 12 years now, there’s a lot back there!)
There’s still more that I want to play around with, on all of my blogs. So I’ll be taking what I have done here and tweaking it going forward, trying out some new things, and maybe cleaning up the layouts. Right now the Photography blog is the one that I love the way it looks, but then again, that one has images for everything, so it would look better. That’s blogs twentyfourteen theme and featured post slider is what got me thinking about doing that with my other sites as well. So, if nothing else, playing around over there is giving me lots to think about. That’s not a bad thing. Sometimes, you have to experiment a little in order to spur some creative thought.
Do you have plugins that you love that help you make your site more useful, or help you highlight some of your older content?
Noting these, for myself if no one else. But if you host your own site using WordPress, you might pick up a tip or two from these videos put together by the folks at WPMU Dev. Personally, I might not be taking all of the advice given, even though I realize that might make my site a little less secure than it could be. Just stuff that makes it easier for me to use though, thus displaying the time honored conundrum of computer security.
WordPress Security Essentials: Say Goodbye to Hackers
WordPress Security Essentials : Four Points Of Vulnerability
WordPress Security Essentials: Password and Username Safety
WordPress Security Essentials : Building A Layered Defense
WordPress Security Essentials: Obscurity Tactics and Backups