Jeffrey Schoenberger

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For those of you who do not know, Affinity offers several Apple Mac and iOS-specific services to lawyers. First, we help folks using a Mac at work, in otherwise PC-centric firms, to connect to firm resources either directly through their Macs (where possible), or via a remote desktop connection or VPN. We are also happy to help the other way too – i.e. attorneys or staff who purchased a Mac for personal use and want to connect to their firm systems for certain functions. As part of this service, we offer to “translate and train,” taking familiar Windows concepts and explaining their Mac equivalents for users new to Macs. Additionally, we advise Mac-centric firms and solo practitioners as to appropriate Mac and web-based software, including practice management, billing, and accounting programs. If you are a Mac-heavy firm, we can perform a technology audit to ensure that you’re getting the most from what you already own. Finally, as with Office for Windows, Affinity offers specialized training in the Mac-specific versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint.


One of the great benefits of using a Mac comes from the integration that Apple creates between its traditional Mac computers and its iPhones and iPads. To take full advantage of this integration, you will have to update your Mac to Yosemite and your iDevice to iOS 8. Both are free. After doing that, take a look at an article I wrote for Affinity’s November newsletter describing the new integration features between your Mac and iDevice, and how to use them. With the updates being free, there is no reason not to take advantage of the enhanced functionality.


If you have any comments or questions about any of the services mentioned, please reach me at jschoenberger{-at-} or @jrsch on Twitter.