Five Ways to Keep Your Remote Business Safe From Hackers

October 4, 2023

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in Realtor Magazine. Keep your guard up. As more people work from home, they could be exposing themselves to viruses and other online dangers that might not threaten their physical health but could put their business at risk. Individuals who don’t have the support of an IT team may…

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NAR Selects Rental Beast as its Rental Space Software Provider

July 18, 2022

CHICAGO—The National Association of Realtors has announced that Rental Beast is its exclusive recommended software provider in the rental space. Under the agreement with the Somerville, MA-based firm, NAR members receive free access to “Apply Now by Rental Beast,” the secure FCRA-compliant online rental application and tenant screening engine. “NAR Realtor Benefits aims to provide…

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What’s New with Text Blaze, Printing Webpages, App Text Sizing, Lesser-Known Amazon Links, MultCloud and Touchpad Gestures

February 17, 2022

Text Blaze is a powerful Google Chrome web browser extension that everyone should learn more about and evaluate. Why? Because the extension offers its users features and capabilities that can improve productivity and professionalism. The following text snippets come from the product's website… “Save any "snippet" of text in Text Blaze as a template and…

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What You Need to Know About Upgrading an Unsupported PC to Windows 11, Learn About Windows 11 and Windows Speech Recognition/Voice Typing

January 11, 2022

Unlike Windows 10, Windows 11 has higher than usual hardware compatibility requirements that many PC are not able to meet (and therefore do not qualify for the upgrade). Fortunately, Microsoft has left some pathways open for users of many non-compatible PCs to still be able to install the upgrade. Unfortunately, the upgrade process is more…

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The Latest on Booster Shot Info, Online Reputation Management, Paper Document Reference and Organization Products

September 15, 2021

This month’s COVID-19 “authoritative information” page is the CDC’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot” webpage. Since many (particularly older) Realtors were vaccinated early on, and now there is a lot of talk regarding “Booster shots” and “third doses,” I thought now would be a good time to point everyone to a webpage that discusses these…

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The Latest on: Excelsior Pass Help, Bookmark Management Options, Sales Writing Tips, Citing Sources Help

August 13, 2021

This month I am going to start by focusing attention on New York State’s Excelsior Pass, and Excelsior Pass Plus webpage and related/companion Smartphone app. The blocks of descriptive text below come from the following webpage… (I suggest you bookmark this webpage on all your computers and devices.) What is Excelsior Pass? Excelsior Pass…

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The Latest on Windows 11, Converting an Old PC into a Chromebook, Sharing Webpages Without Ads, Saving, Recovering Storage Space on Your iPhone

July 14, 2021

Back on June 24th, 2021, Microsoft unveiled its next operating system “Windows 11.” Although this new operating system is not scheduled to become available until this fall, Microsoft has announced the minimum computer hardware specifications/requirements for this new version of Windows. As I am writing this, Microsoft has not yet formally released its “PC Health…

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