Mobile Helix LINK App at ILTACON 2016

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Where will you be on August 28th? 1,600 legal technology professionals know exactly where they will be – at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel for ILTACON 2016.

ILTACON offers a unique opportunity for members to learn from Legal IT peers and to see the latest in legal technology. We will be demonstrating our LINK mobile app for lawyers.

Stop by booth 820 to see how easy it is to:

  • View an NRL, with redlines and comments, in LINK Email
  • Send and file-to DMS
  • Check a doc into DMS 
  • Search DMS and email a doc

And LINK’s two new features:  Continue reading

The FBI Cracks the iPhone – What Can Legal IT Do? From Mobile Helix CEO

By Seth Hallem, Mobile Helix CEO and co-founder

LegalIT Insider logoOn March 28th, the Department of Justice confirmed that it had successfully unlocked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5C without Apple’s assistance. On that same day, the US government moved to vacate a California court order that had attempted to force Apple to assist in the decryption of the device. While the legal maneuverings are fascinating in their own right, the conclusion leads to an even more fascinating technology discussion – how did the FBI crack the iPhone, and what are the implications of this successful hack? Continue reading

Biggest Challenge: Security Management – 2015 ILTA Technology Purchasing Survey

The 10th Annual 2015 ILTA / InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey was released at ILTACON last week. It’s a quick read and I recommend taking a look at the entire report.

As an introduction to the tech survey, I’ve highlighted the five points that I found most interesting and indicative of our times.

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LINK 2.0 & iOS Apps at ABA TECHSHOW 2015

It flew by like lightning and now the carpet has literally been rolled up on the ABA TECHSHOW 2015. As always, the best part was the chance to network with lawyers who are not only tech savvy but tech enthusiasts and very generous with their knowledge. I attended the “60 iOS Apps in 60 Minutes Session”, which was deeply informative and lots of fun. A few of the top recommendations were:

TranscriptPad – Review and annotate transcripts. Per Jeff Richardson, @iPhoneJD, “at $90 worth twice the price.”
Overcast – Legal podcasts are a popular way to keep up with the latest in legal technology. Overcast is free for the basic version, but the $5 version is particularly productive. It removes the spaces between words and accelerates speed. Adriana Linares, @AdrianaL, especially likes that with Overcast you can send a colleague a link to a specific episode of a podcast.
Scannable by Evernote – An easy way to scan docs and business cards. Email docs or save to several apps including Evernote. Free. Recommended by Tom Mighell, @TomMighell.
Automatic App – This app provides data from your car, including mileage driven and service reminders. Joe Bahgat, @j0eybagodonuts, recommends it as it makes tracking business usage of your car a breeze. $99.95 for the adapter which plugs into your car’s diagnostic port.

There were 56 more apps, including Headspace, for mindfulness/meditation, and the Sonos speaker controller. Jeff Richardson will post them all this week on his blog, iPhoneJD.

LINK Email with File AttachMobile Helix made two major announcements. We released the new version of our mobile app for lawyers, LINK 2.0. LINK 2.0 integrates with WorkSite/FileSite and NetDocuments so that lawyers can securely access their docs and email them to clients and colleagues from smartphones and tablets. With LINK, when you send a colleague a doc which is stored in WorkSite she will receive a viewable .nrl attachment.

Two terrific new features, doc editing and file to WorkSite/FileSite will be released later this quarter.

NetDocuments announced their new Apps Marketplace at ABA TECHSHOW. We are thrilled to be one of their partners. Using their APIs we integrated LINK with NetDocuments so that NetDocuments users can access their docs, Outlook, SharePoint, and other apps from one secure app, LINK, without having to sign-on to each app. LINK’s efficient integration makes it easy to draft an Outlook email, attach a doc stored in NetDocuments, and send it to a client from your smartphone or tablet.

You can test drive LINK for free. Download LINK from the App Store here and follow the directions to “Take a Test Drive.” Try composing an email and attaching a file from SharePoint. If you have a NetDocuments account you can login into NetDocuments from the LINK app and access your own docs in LINK.

Take LINK for a drive. We would love to know what you think!

–Maureen

maureen at mobilehelix dot com

@mobilehelix

Apple Defies Gravity… Again

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As the story goes, the young Isaac Newton was sitting in his garden when an apple fell onto his head and, in a stroke of brilliant insight, he suddenly invented the theory of gravity.1 The story is almost certainly embellished, though it has found its place in popular culture, and has been taught to generations of young receptive science students ever since.

Winding the clock forward to 2015 brings us to a whole new and different kind of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). On January 29th Apple became the most profitable company in history. This is an incredible achievement. Examining how Apple has achieved this milestone is even more amazing.

Apple’s sales and profitability are driven by sales of the iPhone (currently 69% of revenues), and more specifically by the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. During the last quarter, Apple sold a staggering 74.5 million iPhones. This equates to 830,000 devices per day or 35,000 per hour for 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This represents a 46% increase in iPhone sales year-on-year, while simultaneously increasing the iPhone average selling price by $50 to $687 per unit. For reference, average smartphone prices have declined from $440 in 2010 to an estimated $275 in 2015. Apple defies gravity… again, indeed.

To quote from Motley Fool2 “That Apple can deliver both massive sales volume and rising prices in the context of rapidly declining industry prices speaks wonders about Apple’s competitive differentiation and the booming popularity of its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models”. Many congratulations to Tim Cook and the whole Apple team on this achievement.

As companies get bigger, continued rapid growth gets much, much harder. It is therefore tempting to assume that Apple’s incredible performance cannot be sustained. The Economist sums the problem up well in “Apple Reigns Supreme”.3

However, Apple’s recent history suggests otherwise. Apple will launch its much awaited (and much hyped) Apple Watch in April. Will this new device completely redefine the watch and show us all the critical things that we have been missing until now, or, will it fade as a niche luxury product that only appeals to the wealthy and tech obsessed?

No one knows for sure. We will have to wait and see. However, I suspect that we will be reading similar glowing coverage later this year as Apple Defies Gravity… Again.

Stay tuned….

– Matt

Links:

1. Isaac Newton and the apple.
2. Motley Fool on Apple’s Results.
3. The Economist – “Apple Reigns Supreme When It Comes to Making Money”.

One of 7 Cool Products Interop NY – LINK by Mobile Helix

Interop Big Apple opens today at the Javits Center.

We are thrilled to announce that LINK was selected by InformationWeek as one of “7 Cool Products” at Interop NY. Thank you very much, InformationWeek, for spotlighting our Link enterprise mobile app as an innovation solution for mobile professionals.

You can see LINK for yourself one of three ways:

1. Attend our session, Enabling Secure Mobile Workflows in the Real World, Weds. 10/1, 11:30 AM at Interop. Details here: http://goo.gl/4Ccucb

2. Visit Booth 429 at Interop to meet us and to see a demo of Link.

3. If you are not at Interop, take a look at our terrific 1 minute videos showing Link Email, Files and SharePoint here: http://goo.gl/V0zZF6

Link frees you from the office. Quickly access your work files, Outlook, SharePoint, and company web applications from a single workspace on your smartphone or tablet. We focus on providing the workflows which you use daily, such as sending a doc from behind the company firewall to a client and editing Office docs while mobile. You can even access your files when you are offline. Link secures sensitive corporate data rather than the mobile device itself and can be deployed on premise or as a cloud service.

See you at Interop – Maureen, Matt, and Ilya

Mobile Helix Introduces Link at INTEROP NYC

Next week we celebrate our New York City roots by bringing Link to Interop NYC. Link is a secure mobile app which makes it easy to work with company files, Outlook, Office, SharePoint, and intranet apps from a single workplace on your mobile device.

See Link in action and learn more about the workflows which Link enables at our Technology Briefing at 11.30am on Wednesday October 1st, in Vendor Tech Session Room 2, located in Booth #745, Expo Floor, Level 3.

In the Expo, visit us in booth 429 to view a quick demo of Link. You will see, for example, how easy it is to compose an email and attach a link to a file which is stored behind the corporate firewall – no need for public cloud solutions.

You can even take the Link iOS Test Drive in our booth. Install Link on your iOS device and try out Link on the spot.

From the IT perspective, the beauty of Link is that it is simple to deploy and maintain. Total cost of ownership is low as Link runs on standard IT infrastructure such as VMs, app servers, and HTTPS connections. Link is encrypted end-to-end, with AES-256 encryption at-rest and TLS over HTTPS in-motion. We will show you Link’s policies to manage security, roles, users and apps in our management console.

Interop has long been the leading conference on infrastructure, the Cloud, security, and mobility. Interop NYC is held at the Javits Center. In fact, it’s not too late to register for a free pass to the Expo (available through Sept. 26th).

Look for Link at booth 429.

–Maureen

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