True Confessions of a Windows user in a Mac World – Part One

It’s true. I am now (mostly) a Mac. I have been a Windows guy since 1986 when I bought my first PC, an IBM XT Clone. It ran DOS 3.1 and had an amber monitor. I used that computer to catapult my fledgling real estate business into the top 10% of my office within my…

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Who needs a Kindle? Read ebooks for free!

You have probably heard about the Amazon Kindle, the new device that allows you to instantly download a “book” and read it on a lightweight device that looks like a small pad of paper. If you have never heard of it, pop on over to Amazon and search for Kindle. Although I’ll bet you find…

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The best free file storage (and sharing) tool you have never heard of

One of the best free tools on the web that you probably have never heard of is drop.io. Drop.io is a simple file storage and sharing site that you access with your web browser. You can upload up to 100 MB of files (for free) and share the customizable web address with any one that…

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Data disaster blues and how to avoid them

Pop quiz! When was the last time you backed up your important data on your computer? You know, the IMPORTANT data like photographs, documents, your financial records…the stuff that would kill you if you lost it. What? Never? If that was your answer, you are not alone. Most of the people that I talk with…

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Evernote, your online and offline brain

I’ve written about Evernote before, ( http://realtytechbytes.com/information-overload-solved/) but I wanted to give you an updated posting on it because several people have told me that they do not understand what the big deal is all about. Instead of typing 500 words, I thought I’d just do a short (8 minutes) video on it for you.…

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Your next Laptop is a NetBook

If you are in the market for a new computer you may want to give some serious consideration to the newest generation of computers, the netbook. What is a netbook? Although there are some differences of opinion, a netbook is generally considered to be a notebook style computer that has a screen size from 8”…

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Power to the People!

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another.  We called a company to get some help, or to make a complaint and we ended up in an endless loop of menus.  You know how it goes; you press “1” for English, then you listen to the message that tells you which button…

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It’s Social Media, not Technology Media

I started my real estate career in Santa Rosa at the end of June in 1986 with Merrill Lynch Realty’s Waterfall Towers office.  I had completed the 3 week new agent training program offered by Merrill Lynch and had even completed all of the courses required to obtain a Broker’s license, although I only held…

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4 different ways to find that lost email

A few weeks ago I wrote a post that showed you a way to tame your email inbox (here is a link in case you missed it: http://realtytechbytes.com/taming-the-wild-email-inbox/). If you did what I suggested that you do you have had an amazingly empty Inbox to look at at the end of each day because all…

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