Five for Wednesday #17

Reviews of Android tablets, a great Chrome extension, and more in this week’s Five for Wednesday. 1. Photographs can make or break a real estate listing. Need to shoot better photos? Adobe’s “KnowHow” series of lectures and instruction (covering night...

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

Giving the Smart Home a Wink

The New York Times featured a new product that has backing from GE and Honeywell, two industry giants. It’s called the Wink HuB and it’s created by a company called Quirky. The HuB will cost $79 when it goes...
June 27, 2014

Does MLS Need to Change More Quickly?

CRT began advocating APIs for the industry in 2008. The first group we approached was RESO. We believed that the MLS community had the mode to gain from this approach. Unfortunately, we misjudged the audience and were not prepared...
June 27, 2014

Five for Wednesday #16

The best camera for under $250, and cell phone-charging pants. Those are two of this week’s Five for Wednesday. 1. Smartphone cameras are great for many things, but sometimes you need sharper pictures and more versatile performance. What’s the best...

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 #15

Amazon is about to enter the phone fray. This and more in Five for Wednesday. 1. Keep The Verge’s Amazon Phone Liveblog open; new posts will be updated in real time as Amazon reveals their newest mobile device. The event...

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

Five for Wednesday – Lucky 13

In this Five for Wednesday, we’ll press your buttons for Android and look at the iOS8/OSX changes coming, as well as Solar Roadways!!! 1. Pressy – the button for Android is a keychain dongle that can be programmed to...
June 4, 2014

Three Cool Indiegogo Projects You Should Check Out

I’ve been finding some really cool projects on Indiegogo lately and I thought I would share a few with you here. Indiegogo is a crowd-funding site like Kickstarter. People find projects they think are interesting and pledge money at...
May 30, 2014