Technology

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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Google Alerts – Robocall Help – Headset Help – ANC tip – Product Tips

January 15, 2021

Happy New Year! Before jumping back into things, as usual, I want to first mention some random, but exciting and consequential topics that I've been following, and would encourage you to consider following as well. The topics are: Quantum Computing; Protein Folding; Artificial Intelligence (a.k.a. "AI"); Augmented Reality (a.k.a. "AR"); Solid-State Batteries; and CES 2021…

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CoStar to Acquire Homesnap in $250M Deal

November 23, 2020

WASHINGTON—CoStar Group Inc. reported on Sunday that it had reached an agreement to acquire Homesnap, Inc. for $250 million in cash. Homesnap is an industry-leading online and mobile software platform that provides user-friendly applications to optimize residential real estate agent workflow and reinforce the agent-client relationship. More than 300,000 agents nationwide use the application an…

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The Latest on Phrase Express, Oleophobic Coating, and Reader View/Mode

November 12, 2020

Phrase Express (Windows, Mac & iOS) is one of my favorite and most used software applications. I use the application to help me quickly insert commonly used text(s) into e-mails, text messages, documents, online posts, and just about anywhere I need to enter text. Sometimes I use Phrase Express to help me insert as little…

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The Latest on Wi-Fi Calling, Headsets, Popupoff, Automate Social Media Posting, iOS 14 Camera Improvements and Screen Sharing Services

October 19, 2020

If you live in an area where your mobile phone's reception is weak or unreliable, you may be able to improve things by using your phone's "Wi-Fi calling" feature. Fortunately, most mobile phones have a Wi-Fi calling feature built-in, but unfortunately, it's not always enabled by default. If you're unfamiliar with Wi-Fi calling and would…

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Joseph Rand Named Executive Director Of Broker Public Portal with Homesnap

September 9, 2020

ARROYO GRANDE, CA—The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, announced on Sept. 9 that Joseph Rand of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate|Rand Realty of Nanuet has been named executive director of the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap. Rand will remain the Chief…

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CoStar Group Agrees to Acquire Ten-X Commercial for $190M

May 19, 2020

WASHINGTON— CoStar Group, Inc., a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, announced today that it plans to acquire Ten-X for $190 million in cash. Ten-X was launched in 2009 with the goal of providing a digital transaction platform for effectively liquidating the large volume of distressed commercial real estate assets…

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What’s New with Social Media Services Privacy Settings, Screen Sharing Solutions, Smartphone and Driver Updaters

May 14, 2020

Grr!! Managing social media privacy settings isn't easy. Staying current with social media services', privacy-related settings, and options is challenging. While most social media services do supply adequate amounts of information about their service's privacy options, many users don't take the time to read and work their way through everything. The result of this situation…

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