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

Add-Ons Rolled Out to Google Drive

If you’re a Google Drive user and a REALTOR®, this is pretty exciting: Google has made add-ons available for Docs and Sheets. You can now send a fax from within Docs, create a custom Google map from a spreadsheet...
March 13, 2014

Five for Wednesday: A New Blog Post Series

This is the first in a new weekly series of blog posts called “Five for Wednesday.” It seems like at least once a day, a member of CRT will discover something and share it with the rest of the...

Re-ConnectEd – Using a Digital Gatekeeper to Limit Distractions

A few weeks back, we posted an article about how to be more productive and less distracted. One of the items the article mentioned was finding someone to be a gatekeeper for you. This can definitely be a challenge...
March 6, 2014

Via TechCrunch: One Ring to Rule Them All: Control Your Smart Devices By Raising a Finger

TechCrunch just posted this pretty fascinating project on Kickstarter. What if you could control your smart devices by raising a finger? One finger with a device called Ring. Ring is a wearable that allows you to use gestures to...
February 28, 2014

America’s Greenest Street is in Chicago

I live in a beautifully cluttered and noisy place: Chicago. Being from Iowa, it took a bit to adapt. The skyscrapers in Iowa were silos and our busy streets were 2 lanes, one in each direction. I loved the...
February 28, 2014

What Will Be the Next Design Playground?

In a 2007 TED talk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted “Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” I love this quote, as it really nails the essence of innovation. And I love where my mind...
February 27, 2014

What’s the Context? Responsive Web Design in Real Estate White Paper

In 2014, CRT will produce a total of twelve white papers on various technology topics. Today, we are proud to present our first one which covers Responsive Web Design. In short, Responsive Web Design is a technique used to...
February 25, 2014

The Wirecutter and The Sweethome: Two Places to Find Great Stuff

We’re often asked what ‘the best’ this or that gadget. Because of the amount of innovation and development happening now, it often becomes challenging to answer this without copious research. Within the last year, that has gotten easier thanks...
February 18, 2014