Author Archive

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

On a Mac? Get to Know Automator to Help with Repetitive Tasks

Automator is one of my favorite secret weapons on the Mac. It is a program that lets you create workflows, services and mini apps for your Mac that help you with repetitive tasks. Entrepreneur Magazine online recently published a...
September 3, 2014

Google Drops Support for Authorship Tags

NOTE: Below is a post from Mark Lesswing on the announcement of Google dropping support for authorship for search results. Mark does a great job of outlining why this matters and what Google will do next to fill the...
August 29, 2014

Wind Energy Has Gone to the BATs

Altaeros Energies is a relatively new company born out of MIT Labs. They’ve developed a wind turbine that is tethered to the ground, can go higher than the current large fan-like wind turbines you see all around us and...
August 29, 2014

CRT White Paper: The RETS Web API and What It Means for Mobile and Real Estate

Download white paper here. Access to data is important to what we all do. In real estate, having timely, relevant information matters. Recently, RESO, the Real Estate Standards Organization, is working on a specification for the RETS Web API...
August 21, 2014

Five for Wednesday: Apps to Save You Money & Best Android Tablets

For this Five for Wednesday, we look at alternatives to the iPad and 11 apps to help you save money: In case you didn’t hear, Google is saying that HTTPS or lack thereof will influence your site ranking very...
August 13, 2014

20 iOS Productivity Apps on Sale for a Limited Time

I’m a sucker for productivity apps and Appleinsider has piqued my interest. They report that Apple has reduced the price of 20 iOS productivity apps for a limited time. If you are not one to pay a lot for...
August 8, 2014

Momentum & Dayboard – Chrome Extensions to Help You Be More Productive

I use Google Chrome on a daily basis and one of my favorite features is its extensibility. You can get extensions for nearly everything you may need. Today, I want to focus on two extensions that have to do...
July 31, 2014

Re-ConnectEd – From Lifehacker: Top 10 Tricks for Managing Email Overload

This article from Lifehacker is a few years old, but it’s still a great resource for figuring out how to deal with email. Studies have shown that 40% of our work week is spent in email. I would bet...
July 31, 2014

goTenna: Keep in Contact When You Have No Cellular Service

Last week, Gizmodo featured a cool set of devices that could come in really handy for REALTORS® or even as a gift to their clients. It’s called the goTenna, and if you pre-order right now, you get 2 for...
July 30, 2014