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Posts made in January, 2011

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Wow, if you have not used the latest version of Dragon Naturally Speaking, your missing out on one of the BEST transcribing software’s on the market. I loved version 9, but it did have some problems with translating some words. I skipped on V.10, but recently purchased version 11 and it’s AWESOME!

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Internet Filtering with Open DNS

Here’s what OpenDNS has to say about their product from their Web Site – 

OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet navigation and security. Make your network safer, faster, smarter and more reliable without the cost and complexity of traditional security services.

OpenDNS can also help you designate home Web surfing safer for your children and family by allowing you to control content that can be seen over the World Wide Web.  Best of all, it does not slow down your computer. 

Recommended by all kinds of folks, OpenDNS is an excellent way to make cloud computing, surfing the net and your entire family or business computing fun and safe!

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Create Your Own FREE Online E-Magazine

Looking for a place to host your own e-Magazine without having to spend a lot of money?  Check out, it can provide an alternative that you might find interesting.

Here is what their Web Site has to say about their product:

“Explore a world of publications by people and publishers alike. Collect, share and publish in a format designed to make your documents look their very best.”
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Make 2011 The Year of Online Organization

Looking for an alternative for online organization?  Look at what has to say about their web site.

Shoeboxed simplifies vital business tasks like expense reporting, accounting, tax prep and contact management. How? By digitizing your paper documents, unlocking the data trapped on them, and organizing everything neatly in your secure online account.”

Recommended by the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.  Check out today to find out more.

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Technology Boot Camp for Real Estate Agents…

Would you like to know how to…

 Increase your sales commission income in 2011?
 Use technology to save time and make more money?
 Communicate with your “sphere of influence” regularly using a blog?
 Keep your phone and computer in sync for FREE?
 Add virtual tours to YouTube for FREE?
 Become the #1 Agent in your farm area, city or market area using technology?
 Create a paperless office for FREE?
 Upstage your competition with today’s technology?

If any of these topics interest you, then you should join John Mayfield, The Real Estate Tech Guy for his BRAND NEW (Updated for 2011) – Technology Boot Camp for Real Estate Agents!

Join John Monday and Tuesday, January 17th and 18th, (1:00 C.S.T.) for a 1 hour and 30 minute technology training session. John will cover the above topics and more helping to make your technology life a little eaiser. Best of all, each session is recorded, so you can watch the sessions anytime, 24/7, 365 days a year to playback on your own schedule. Feel free to re-watch any of the sessions at any time until you master the topics covered.

Learn how to:

 Access your documents from any location you have internet
 Create stunning marketing materials to sell more properties and win more business
 Use tools and services from the Web to GROW your business
 And more…

Here’s what some of John’s recent students had to say about his WordPress Webinars:

Aloha, John, Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your knowledge. I learned many things in the four hours spent with you on your WordPress webinar. I also found myself “re-infected” or if you prefer, re-motivated to move ahead with many of my ideas. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Mahalo, Richie

These webinars were great! Packed with resourceful information about tools, plugins and goodies I didn’t even know existed. I’m the graphic designer and marketing communications director for our organization and look forward to using these newfound tools to enhance the communications to our members. Thanks very much! -Andrea

Make 2011 a GREAT year for you as a real estate agent, and sign up today for this brand new 2011 Technology Boot Camp for Real Estate Agents. Space is limited, and this special offer ends soon. By the way, sign up with a friend, and receive an even “bigger” discount! Details on the sign-up page.

Sign up Here!

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HP unleashes a host of new computers at CES | VentureBeat

HP Envy17 and more as published by

HP unleashes a host of new computers at CES | VentureBeat.

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Collaborate With Your Friends on Important Documents

Do you have the need to share a document with a friend or colleague for collaboration?  If so, you will love crocodoc.  Here’s what their Web site says about the product:

Why crocodoc?

Sharing and reviewing documents and presentations with others can be quite a pain. crocodoc was built to change that, alleviating the need to email attachments back and forth, print and pass around hard copies, or install expensive collaboration software.

crocodoc takes your PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations, and lets you view and mark them up online. Documents can be shared with others, who can collaboratively highlight or strikeout text, add notes and comments, and make revisions. All files are stored securely on our servers, and can be password protected and encrypted for maximum security.

Check it out today.  Recommend by PC Magazine, TechCrunch and VentureBeat.

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I Wonder if They’ve Read My e-Mail????

Have you ever wondered if your e-mail was read by the party you sent your message to?  If so, you can now keep track of your e-mails, and determine if they have read your message or not.  SkyPig is a FREE Web based application that works with most e-mail programs, and will help you keep track of your e-mail messages you send.

Here’s what SkyPig’s Web site has to say about their product:

Now you can find out when your email has been read by the recipient! No more guessing: “Has he or she read my email yet?”

SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that sends you a notification by email when the recipient opens your message.

It works with virtually all modern email programs: Outlook, Eudora, Yahoo Email, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Email and many others.

SpyPig: Free email tracking system Best of all, SpyPigis FREE! No spam, no virus, no adware, no spyware. You can use it as often as you like, and there’s no catch. Just introduce the Pig to all your friends!

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Reach Your Goals in 2011 With Vision Mapping

Every now and then you read a book by an author that changes your life, and Steven K. Scott has done just that for me with his book, “Mentored By a Millionaire.”  Wow!  I had read his book, “The Richest Man Who Ever Lived,” and loved it too.

What I did want to share with the Real Estate Tech Guy Newsletter subscribers today is Steven’s “Vision Mapping” system.  (Find out more here).  First of all, if you don’t know much about Steven K. Scott, you need to read his story.  Chances are you have heard of him, and quite frankly, purchased a product he played a part in promoting.  Known for such commercials like “The Total Gym,” and more, Steven K. Scott knows first hand how to take an idea and move it into reality.  His Vision Mapping System is a method of achieving goals and dreams that will help you do just that!  I strongly encourage you to check this out, and order one today.  I did!

Best of luck to you and your family in 2011.

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