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“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

CRT Technology Survey for 2013-2014

Every year, CRT produces a survey that provides a snapshot of technology usage for our membership. The audience for this survey our primarily our members, but also our associations, MLSs & vendors interested in REALTORS® and their use of...
June 24, 2014

Five for Wednesday, #14

Two good resources regarding cloud computing, and Amazon’s delivery drones need a little help from their four-wheeled counterparts. It’s time for Five for Wednesday: 1. An up-to-date roundup of what you can get from Apple iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, Google...
June 11, 2014

Minuum – A Smaller Screen Keyboard for Android

Minuum was built as a solution to a problem: mobile screen keyboards: Consider mobile typing: Current technology assumes that sticking a virtual typewriter into a touchscreen device is the best way to enter text, resulting in keyboards that have...
March 18, 2014

As Seen on REpurposedApps: Mileage Tracker and Receipt Tracking Apps

As we are in tax season, it’s crossed my mind that there could be some apps that would benefit members in getting ready for taking their business expenses to their accountant. It may be too late for this year,...
March 17, 2014

ReConnectEd – National Day of Unplugging – March 7

Re-ConnectEd is a series about responsible ways of using technology and working to diminish the dependence on our devices and striving to make connections. CRT will look at what members, brokers, associations and people outside of real estate are...
January 27, 2014

CRT in the New Year

A new year means new beginnings for the Center for REALTOR® Technology. CRT has always been the shop dedicated to testing and building new technologies that benefit NAR’s members. We will continue in this tradition with the new Data...
January 6, 2014

Great UX and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I bought my first motorcycle this spring, and sadly, it’s time to start thinking about putting it away for the winter. There are lots one has to do to make sure a motorcycle is safe in a cold, Chicago...
October 14, 2013

OK, Glass – My Experience as a Glass Explorer

The following post was written by Mark Scheel, Glass Explorer #117. About a year ago, I had one of those experiences where something bad turned into something unexpected and good. I was at Google I/O, an annual developers conference...
June 3, 2013

On Being Responsive: Part 1 – An Overview of Responsive Web Design

Note: This is part 1 in a series that will be ongoing in the coming weeks. This initial article is pretty long, but there’s really no way around that, as we dive into some of the concepts and make...
April 17, 2013