Google has given its News (f/k/a Newsstand) app an update and rebooted its News.google.com site as well. Here are some thoughts on the changes that can make it a useful research tool.
Freegal is a free-to-use service licensed through public libraries for music streaming and 5 tracks-a-week downloading. It unveiled a new look on its web site and a revised app, both of which are huge improvements. Not perfect, but public library patrons will find it much easier than before.
Another RSS reader bites the dust and there is that sense that RSS is on the way out. But that belies the healthy number of RSS tools available to law librarians, and the opportunities they provide to perform the librarian roles of selecting and providing access to legal information.
It can be easy to remove system apps from a rooted Android device. Perhaps too easy. I actually didn’t brick my phone, but it took a few extra steps to clean up on Android 7 (Nougat) when apps didn’t entirely uninstall.
Canadian legal apps are not as plentiful as those in the U.S., but there are plenty of ways lawyers and others can access legal information and law practice tools using mobile apps. First, it’s useful to decide what a legal app is.