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Articles relating to "Technology":

The top way to boost your search traffic (6/9/2017)
Surveys say blogging generates more online search traffic for your business, though most small businesses have it near the bottom of their to-do list.

How to keep hackers out of your email (6/8/2017)
FBI: Email phishing accounts for 95% of cybersecurity threats. To help combat the problem, experts say real estate pros should educate clients about the issue.

5 tech tools, apps that are reshaping the real estate industry (6/7/2017)
According to Forbes Real Estate Council members, RealTelligence and Point are among several new tech tools and apps out that could change the industry.

New ‘HomePod’ speaker coming to smart homes (6/6/2017)
Like Google Home and Amazon Echo, Apple’s HomePod will play music, and Siri’s voice will listen, take commands and help people manage their lives and homes.

What to expect next when Apple upgrades iPhones (6/6/2017)
In the next iPhone software upgrade, users will get a “do not disturb” option when driving, a better camera, augmented reality and enhanced photo options.

Protecting privacy as more apps harvest your data (6/5/2017)
For most businesses, data is a two-edged sword: It helps them reach clients but also puts their own data at risk. There are ways, however, to protect privacy.

Beware of tech-support scams (5/30/2017)
Rule of thumb: Never respond to messages via email or popup boxes about a tech problem on your computer. If you suspect trouble, contact tech support you trust.

Hey Siri! Find me a house (5/25/2017)
IDX property info could soon be delivered to consumers by Alexa, the voice of Amazon Echo, or Siri, the voice of Apple’s products.

Hackers breach DocuSign emails (5/18/2017)
The e-signature company says about 100 million emails were stolen, but not names, addresses, passwords, etc. Criminals could use the emails for phishing scams.

NAR’s Upstream project simplifies its goals (5/17/2017)
As originally designed, brokers would have uploaded listing data one time only into Upstream, but the goal pivoted; brokers will now have other entry options.

Ransom virus infecting PCs worldwide (5/15/2017)
Updated your virus protection lately? Do it now. A globally spreading program locks computers and demands payment if you ever want to see your data again.

You text all the time. Now do it faster (4/25/2017)
Any agent selling a “3BR HORSE” knows the perils of iOS autocorrect, but there are ways to train a phone and even auto-fill commonly used phrases.

Coming soon: ‘Wow’ tech to help the industry (4/21/2017)
NAR’s tech incubator picked seven products to invest in, such as an app that transfers home organization from seller to buyer, and mobile electronic notarization.

Is your phone or iPad ill? 4 signs of a virus (4/19/2017)
It’s not just computers: Hackers can also infect phones with viruses and iPhones are vulnerable too. These four symptoms suggest that you could have a problem.

4 ways to make your phone battery last longer (4/12/2017)
A battery should do heavy lifting when an iPhone is in use and relax the rest of the time. But some settings hyper-focus the phone on tasks you don’t care about.

You don’t need an app if your website is ‘progressive’ (4/10/2017)
A progressive web app makes a traditional website look like an app when users pull it up on a mobile phone – without going to an online store and downloading it.

Realtor safety: Google Maps adds location-sharing feature (3/29/2017)
Google Maps added real-time location sharing, so co-workers or family can know when you have appointments and can keep tabs on your whereabouts.

Talking to smart homes may fade as we text our toaster (3/14/2017)
From Amazon Echo to Google Home, voice control is hot in smart homes – but, by definition, it’s noisy, and some experts think text commands will soon take over.

Only 1 in 10 homes have smart home gadgets (3/13/2017)
Many buyers seeking a “smart home” see it as an upgrade rather than something they already have since “connected homes” are still in the early-adopter phase.

Smart homes may be smart enough to spy on homeowners (3/8/2017)
The latest WikiLeaks release suggests that the CIA has the ability to break into everyday consumer electronics and spy on homeowners.

Coming soon: Software that appeals property taxes (2/23/2017)
Software available in Miami and coming soon to other cities makes it easier for a homeowner to appeal the home’s value that’s used to calculate property taxes.

NAR’s Tech Edge event will travel to Tampa (2/14/2017)
NAR continues its one-day technology conference series, NAR Tech Edge, with a July stop in Tampa. Topics including mobile marketing, reputation management, more.

5 signs your website is out of date (1/31/2017)
Tech changes quickly and websites grow old. Savvy clients think a site is from the dark ages if it’s not mobile friendly, slow to load or too complex to navigate.

Email attachments? Many won’t make it through (1/30/2017)
Hackers often use email attachments as a doorway into your computer. As a result, many providers ban certain types, and Gmail will nix even more starting Feb. 13.

Protect your smartphone from virtual burglars (1/18/2017)
Beware of malicious software (malware). Year-to-year, malware on Android devices rose 21% last year. On iPhones and other Apple devices, it rose 31%.

Why do buyers want smart homes? Safety and comfort (1/10/2017)
A survey found that few homeowners added technology to “keep up with the Joneses.” Most wanted safety and comfort, though 68% also hoped to save money.

New technology could limit drones’ flight paths (1/5/2017)
Is a listing within five miles of an airport? If so, drones might eventually have geofence software that makes it impossible to operate them within a no-fly zone.