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Android ‘L’ Developer Preview

Last week at their I/O conference Google showcased the next major Android version.  In the ‘L’ Android release Google has completely redesigned the interface and how some base functionality will operate.  The new software version will be officially released...
June 30, 2014

Start Making Your Home Smarter

Last year my wife and I bought our first house. I love technology so this was my first opportunity to integrate some smart home tech. I’ve previously written about the Nest Learning Thermostat and how much I like mine....
May 15, 2014

Headroom.js and Fixed Navigation

Last year on realtor.org, we had a request to implement a fixed navigation scheme. After gathering all of our requirements, we wrote some custom javascript to detect scroll position and engage a few dynamic elements at certain scroll points....
March 31, 2014

Nest Learning Thermostat

Living in an older house, finding a comfortable temperature isn’t always easy. Constantly changing the temperature was a pain. Just when I’d get comfortable, my wife would be cold. Let me walk over to the thermostat and adjust it....
January 10, 2014

REALTOR® Secure Resources

The REALTOR® Secure program will soon be offering more resources than ever.  We are proud to announce that we will be making bi-monthly updates that will include white papers, presentations, best practices, and more.  These resources will come from...
August 2, 2010

CRT Tech Guide Part II

Part II: Smart Phones Whether you’re an agent, broker, or an association executive, you will want a smartphone.  Smart phones are common in today’s market.  It seems anywhere you go, people are using smart phones.  For our purposes, let’s define...
June 9, 2010

CRT Tech Guide Part I

There are literally thousands of products for businesspeople today, and finding the right products for your needs can be exceedingly difficult.  The process of finding exactly the right tools and resources can be costly and time consuming.  We at the Center...
March 16, 2010

What's the Deal With Windows 7?

These days, it seems like I can’t go anywhere without hearing about Windows 7.  With that in mind, let’s take a brief look at why everyone seems to be completely enamored by the software.  For Windows Vista users, the...
November 4, 2009

REALTOR® Secure

Chicago, August 17, 2009: The Center for REALTOR® Technology today announced that the REALTOR® Secure program will be focusing more on security education and awareness and will be re-branded as REALTOR® Secure: Understanding and Identifying Your Personal, Corporate and...
September 2, 2009

Introduction to Wink

I have recently been working on putting together some basic interactive flash videos that will help members get acquainted with different technologies. To create these videos, I will be using a utility called Wink. It allows me to capture...
February 18, 2009