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Reading pdf files with iBooks   Leave a comment

In my work as a patent attorney I have to read a LOT of documents. It is a pain to carry around those heavy printouts of patents, cases, office actions etc. An easy way to read these documents on my iPad or even iPhone is to use iBooks. I email the documents to myself. When I open the email, I download each document by tapping on the document icon at the bottom of the email. Once the document has finished downoading, I am automatically asked if I want to open it in iBooks. I click yes, and iBooks then automatically opens and voilà! I can read my pdf anytime I want by opening iBooks. This is great for plain old reading, however it does not let you annotate the pdf. I have read on lawyertechreview.com that iAnnotate is a great app for (surprise!) annotating pdfs! I have downloaded it but have not yet had the chance to try it out. Stay tuned…

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Posted June 11, 2011 by deboraplehn in Apple, Apps, iPad

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Through the looking glass–a patent lawyer’s adventures with mobile technology   Leave a comment

I decided to start a blog because I wanted to share my experiences navigating the wonderful new world of mobile devices like the iPad and the iPhone in both my career and in my personal life. I am a patent attorney and my scientific background is in biochemistry. I love computers and gadgets, but am pretty much self-taught when it comes to how to use them. I also love social media. I have a twitter account (@deboraplehn) from which I microblog about anything and everything that interests me. I found that sometimes 140 characters just wasn’t enough for me to share with others my experiences. After lawyertechreview featured me in an article for App Friday, I received a lot of positive feedback. Many colleagues enjoyed the article and were curious as to what other gadgets or apps I used. This made me think that other people, like me, were new to the world of mobile gadgets and might enjoy hearing about my adventures as a new user. This is why I decided to start this blog. I hope you will enjoy it and I hope many people will share their stories and expertise with me as well!

Posted June 9, 2011 by deboraplehn in Apple, Apps, iPad, iPhone

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