It takes a while for these posts to reach print readers in the Maryland State Bar Association ("MSBA") Section of Estate and Trust Law Newsletter, which can be found online at the MSBA website at this link: http://www.msba.org/sec_comm/sections/estate/default.asp, under the section labeled "Media." You can also find a link the Reality Bytes blog there if you want to sign up.
If you have gotten this far, what I really wanted to tell you is that the MSBA also has a wonderful technology resource called Tech Talk, which appears periodically in the MSBA's electronic newsletter Bar Brief, found at this URL: http://www.msba.org/departments/commpubl/barbrief/. Look for the link to Tech Talk at the bottom of each issue of Bar Brief.
As I write this post, the current edition of Tech Talk (http://www.msba.org/publications/barbrief/14march_tech.asp) (March, 2014) features a very informative and practical guide to certain more obscure features of Google. For example:
Google Public Data Explorer - The Google Public Data Explorer allows users to upload their own data sets for visualization and exploration. It makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate.and
Undo a Sent Message – (One of the Experiments) You can set Gmail to wait 10 seconds before sending a message in case you want to stop it. Go to Settings, Labs and scroll down to Undo Send and click on Enable.There are other tips on using Google. Google is an important part of our lives, perhaps in more ways that we realize. Whether we are using it or not, we likely have a digital presence and others use Google to find out things about us. So, go to Tech Talk and see other Google Tips for yourself. Then, go Google yourself and see what you find!
If you are an MSBA member and like Tech Talk, you should be getting a periodic email each month from the MSBA alerting you to new editions of Tech Talk (unless you opt out of receiving the email). If you would rather check out new Tech Talk posts on your own, it comes out every fourth Tuesday of the month. Go to the links above for the Bar Brief and check it out.
And, if you are tired of trying to write down all these long URLs, consider reading this column as a blog online (http://technobytesmd.blogspot.com), where you can find hyperlinks.