Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201307): Firefox lets you protect your saved passwords with a master password. Google Chrome does not, calling the master password a "false sense of security" given that a skilled hacker who gets access to your computer will be able to extract whatever information he/she desires. That's true -- but a master password is still good protection against the other 99.9% of the people who want to snoop at your information.
Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201306): This video covers the most efficient ways to find published legislative histories in HeinOnline, plus how to find other materials (books, law journal articles, etc.) relevant to legislative histories. HeinOnline is a 24/7 benefit for Jenkins Law Library members.
Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201305): Google Chrome v.27 upgrades Google's voice search capabilities. Now you can have a "conversational search" with Google, and it can understand a lot of the context involved in your spoken searches. It's a baby step towards the Star Trek computer of the future.
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Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201304): Firefox version 19, released on February 19, features a native PDF viewer. You can now choose between the Firefox PDF viewer and the Adobe Acrobat plug-in. Ultimately, your decision is going to based on which one you're the most confortable with.
Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201303): More on disabling Java in your browser, including what happens when you visit a site that requires Java, problems with Internet Explorer and Java, and more.
Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201302): Java is a big security problem. Its installer will also copy unwanted software onto your PC if you're not paying attention. This video shows you how to disable Java in the Firefox and Google Chrome browsers so that you can plug at least one big security hole.
Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201301): If you've uploaded a file to Google Drive in a proprietary format, such as Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx), you won't be able to edit it online. However you don't have to re-upload it and convert it to Google Docs format. Simply right-click on the file, select "Open With", and choose the Google format. For Adobe PDFs, the process will even create an OCR'd text file!
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201253): Encore performance of 2012's most-viewed tip: Hybrid Search Engines.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201252): In late 2012 Fastcase implemented some useful changes to its search engine on the Boolean search page including an internal wildcard and unlimited maximum results (which clears up an issue with incorrect citation counts). Booleans, proximity and nesting also now play better together.