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Billionth App downloaded from iTunes store

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Only nine months after Apple opened the App Store to let people download applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Apple reports that customers have downloaded one billion apps.  Connor Mulcahey, a 13 year-old kid who downloaded a free game app, will receive a $10,000 iTunes® gift card, an iPod® touch, a Time Capsule® and a MacBook® Pro.  Pretty nice stuff.

Although many of the downloaded apps are free, Apple receives 30% of the price of all paid apps.  There are 35,000 apps available at the App Store, and everyone I know who owns an iPhone, including me, struggles with App Store addiction.  Would someone organize a 12-step program, please?

This summer iPhone OS 3.0 will be released, and it will allow developers to do even more creative things.  One of those more creative things will be the ability to copy and paste, just decades after Apple invented the concept.

I use a variety of apps that weren’t designed specifically for lawyers.  Apps which are more lawyer-specific include the ABA Journal, an app with lawyer jokes, and a free copy of the Constitution.  I haven’t seen any must-have apps for lawyers, unless you’re a lawyer who bills your time by the hour.  If that includes you, they have some nice time-keeping apps you may find interesting.

About Michael J. Evans

Michael J. Evans is a personal injury lawyer who represents people with claims involving defective medicine or medical devices, other defective products that cause serious injury or death, and environmental cases. Evans also handles whistleblower lawsuits in which employees, or former employees, expose fraud or other illegal conduct by the corporation for which they work(ed), Evans organizes litigation groups of plaintiffs law firms to work with him on these cases nationwide. Evans uses social media, blogs, online video, mobile apps and traditional media to connect with clients, and help other prominent law firms connect with clients.. Evans is also an advocate for the rights of consumers. His primary areas of legal practice are mass torts, and advising law firms on the ethical rules and law governing legal marketing via the Internet and social media.

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