Use your cellphone with your home or office phone system

Last week I told you about how I solved my AT&T “no reception” problem at my office in San Ramon. (http://realtytechbytes.com/solve-poor-att-reception/) The solution works perfectly…if I want to use the speaker phone on my iPhone.  If I pick up the phone to answer it I lose my reception!  That’s because in order for the phone…

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Solve poor AT&T Reception

AT&T is the company that people love to hate. It seems like I read at least one negative review of the iPhone for every positive one that I read and all the negative ones are generally based on the poor signal quality of AT&T. I find that interesting because with the exception of one location,…

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To friend or not to friend … On Facebook

So, I was asked the following question on Facebook the other day “Jerry, do you think I should be friending more people say friends of friends even though I don’t know them?”  At first glance that seems like a simple enough question to answer, but as I thought about what I should say to him…

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How to choose the cell phone that is right for you!

Ever since Apple announced the 4G iPhone earlier this month, I have been doing some research on which phone I might want to buy when my current contract runs out in early July. And, with the huge assortment of really capable phones available, it’s been an interesting process. To start with, I took a look…

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Pole Pixie provides promising photos

About a month ago I received an email here at RealtyTechBytes.com from a reader asking me to review a product that he has invented and is currently selling. I wrote back and explained that I don’t do product reviews per se, unless I actually own and use the product.  He wrote back and offered me…

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Social Media Confusion? (Blatant commercial pitch)

Let’s talk. You’ve been dabbling with Facebook, maybe Twitter and LinkedIn.  You may have even created some YouTube videos.  And, maybe you have a blog. But so far, all that has happened is that you have spent a lot of time with not much return.  How is this possible?  Every one says that social media…

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Reclaim your Facebook Privacy

There is a punchline to a joke that runs around tech support circles that goes something like this: “Tell them you’re too stupid to own a computer.” This after a lengthy exchange that ends up with the customer telling tech support that the power is off at their location.  The tech then asks the customer…

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Facebook – your best friend or your worst nightmare?

As I travel around teaching real estate professionals how to use the new social tools to grow their businesses, I continue to get questions about Facebook. More specifically, I get the question “Should I be friends with other real estate agents?” (Substitute whatever industry your competitor is in). The concern seems to be that the…

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Why I am not buying an iPad

Are you caught up in iPad fever? Is every one you know buying one and you are feeling left out? Well, bunky, you are not alone. I was feeling the same way, even though I had made up my mind to wait it out until the second version comes out. But the constant onslaught of…

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