GBoard for iPhone

Last week, Google released GBoard, a keyboard for iOS that lets you easily search, add emojis, attach animated GIFs, glide type and more. The keyboard works in any app: Notes, Messages, Mail, etc. The app has been well received by iOS users and is super easy to configure. Here’s the setup process: 1: Go to the App Store and download the app 2: Launch the…

Logitech Circle

The Circle Home Security Camera

Real estate agents spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on closing gifts for their clients. However, purchasing a closing gift can be a tricky proposition. The last things you want to do is inadvertently offend your client. That’s why I always recommend giving the gift of tech. I have been testing the Circle, Logitech’s connected home security camera. The Circle’s ease of use makes it an attractive…

Marley and Dash

Dash the Robot

b8ta is a store filled with cool technology gadgets: drones, electric skateboards, wearables, connected home devices and more. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I spent almost an hour in the store. As I tested numerous IoT products and chatted with the friendly staff, she was consumed with just one product. A robot named Dash, which of course, we purchased. Dash is a…

b8ta

b8ta: Retail Designed for Discovery

I recently visited b8ta in Palo Alto, California for the first time. b8ta is a traditional brick-and-mortar retail outlet that lets consumer’s tryout IoT (Internet of Things) products before making a purchase. The store believes that IoT devices are best experienced in-person as opposed to online and I tend to agree. Technology should be hands-on. It’s the reason why thousands of people flock to Maker…

Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry 

Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry. In fact, they consider the industry to be low-hanging fruit. I recently contributed a few best practices on how to protect yourself against wire fraud scams and other cybercrime in the Inman News piece, “Scam steals closing money by hacking agent, escrow email.” Let’s examine the crime a bit more closely. A real estate transaction includes a substantial…