List Your Business in Apple’s Maps Directory

Maps, and maps, and more maps in this week’s Five for Wednesday. You can now add your small business — a real estate brokerage, perhaps? — to Apple maps. Gizmodo shows you how. Speaking of maps: there are cities...
October 22, 2014

Can A Squiggly Line Keep Your Online Accounts Safe?

Squiggles for safety, and more, in this week’s Five for Wednesday. Researchers at Rutgers University have found that the unique characteristics of a hand-drawn squiggly line may be the ultimate password. Android 5.0 Lollipop, the first Android OS to...
October 15, 2014

Plastc Card Enters the Universal Credit Card Race, And More

Don’t be like George Costanza, and more, in this week’s Five for Wednesday. Apple Pay *may* help popularize NFC (near-field communication) payments, but a lot of us will still be running around with too-large wallets. Plastc Card is the...
October 8, 2014

Using Technology for Real Estate Agent Safety

NOTE: In the wake of the tragic death of REALTOR® Beverly Carter, real estate technology training director and writer, Tara Christianson, wrote the post below on her site, Agent Driven Tech. We want to thank Tara for putting such...
October 2, 2014

Time to Mechanize

What is stopping the industry from implementing automation at a higher level than we we do today? The answer is simple … standard APIs. I would like to investigate my assertion with this post....
September 26, 2014

“One of the Strangest Phones on Shelves Today” and More, In Five for Wednesday

In this week’s Five for Wednesday: Blackberry’s new Passport smart phone is unlike anything else on the market today. For some use cases, that’s great. For others, not so much. CNET’s Fall Tech Preview covers wearables, computers, tablets, smart...
September 24, 2014

RETS Web API in words we recognize

This post is dedicated to the words used to describe the capabilities found in the RETS Web API published by RESO. Adopting new technologies has challenges with none greater than the vocabulary. I once heard a joke that had...
September 24, 2014

Third-Party Keyboards for iOS8 and More in Five for Wednesday

In this week’s Five for Wednesday: Apple has finally opened up their keyboard to third-party developers. Swype and Swiftkey, long Android-users favorites, will be available as soon as iOS8 is available. HT The Verge. Beartooth Radio is (or will...
September 17, 2014

Makers Among Us: Dave Conroy’s Raspberry Pi MakeZine Project

Here at CRT, we celebrate the maker spirit. Mark Lesswing, our CTO and founder of CRT, is a perpetual tinkerer and hacker extraordinaire. He’s built some really cool projects, including a Node server on a Raspberry Pi and a...
September 12, 2014

How Big is the iPhone 6 Plus? It’s Really Big. That and More in Five for Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Five for Wednesday time: If you’re wondering how the new, bigger iPhones will feel in your hand(s) before pre-orders start on 9/12, print this PDF and get a pair of scissors and start cutting....
September 10, 2014