Technology

NAR Signs Deal with UPSTREAM to Develop Data Platform

November 2015

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Realtors and its wholly owned subsidiary, Realtors Property Resource, have signed a technology agreement with UPSTREAM, a revolutionary industry-owned and controlled data management company, to develop UPSTREAM’s cross-industry, state-of-the-art platform for real estate data entry, collection and distribution for real estate brokers. UPSTREAM will create a single entry point for brokers…

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TECH TALK: Tweak Here, a Tweak There Equals an Optimized Device

September 2015

Well it took about two hours, but I managed to make it through the “Apple Special Event Sept. 9, 2015” presentation. Now I want their new: 1) iPad Pro (with the new Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil); 2) Apple TV; 3) Apple Watch and 4) iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus! Of course, after the…

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TECH TALK: Helpful Windows 10 Info, MultCloud.com Advantages

August 2015

Yes, I have upgraded my touchscreen Ultrabook computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I did the typical “in place” upgrade where the upgrade takes place over an existing Windows 7 or 8.x installation. For me, I would say that the upgrade went...okay. It didn’t go perfectly, but it did go okay. After the upgrade,…

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Realtors Handed Win in Patent Troll Suit

August 2015

LOS ANGELES—The National Association of Realtors announced on July 16th that after nearly eight years of litigation and three appeals, real estate professionals were handed a win in a landmark patent infringement case. A federal circuit court of appeals affirmed a lower court ruling granting summary judgment to Move Inc., the National Association of Realtors,…

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Nordic Walking For Exercise, Education and Profit

July 2015

Time sure flies! Pop! The cork has popped off a virtual bottle of champagne. What’s the celebration about? This month’s I’m celebrating having authored this tech column for the past 15 years. It’s been an honor and a pleasure! Nordic Walking If you’re not familiar with what Nordic Walking is, how to do it (proper…

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Linking Your Android Phone to Google and Info On Laser Measuring Devices

May 2015

I recently came across a helpful Google support web page that offers step-by-step instructions on the topic of how to link an Android phone to Google. At the bottom of the support web page a number of useful features/capabilities are mentioned that can be used once an Android phone is successfully linked. The features/capabilities the…

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Tech Talk: The Latest on Pushbullet, Another Mail Merge And RAM Mounts

April 2015

Do you regularly e-mail “things” (e.g. notes, lists, links, photos, and files) to yourself, so that you can access those “things” from your other device(s)? If so, I encourage you to check out Pushbullet. Imagine being able to select and “copy” something that you see while browsing the web on your computer (a funny picture,…

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REDC Launches New Custom Website

April 2015

PEARL RIVER—The Rockland Economic Development Corp., the county’s lead economic development agency, reported it has launched a new custom website at www.redc.org. The new website was designed, developed and optimized for organic search by Liqui-Site Designs. The site provides a central destination for businesses seeking to relocation, expansion, funding, procurement assistance, job training and more,…

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Tech Talk: How to Optimize Your Windows Computer

March 2015

Do you know what the abbreviation “IoT” commonly stands for these days? If so, I congratulate and award you with a virtual gold star. If not, I want you to know (and remember) that “IoT” is the abbreviation for the term “Internet of Things” What does the term “Internet of Things” actually mean? Ugh, I…

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