RE/Advantage is pleased to announce that will have a booth at the Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo in Atlantic City, N.J. The Convention runs from December 7th-9th and we will be at booth 625.
Stop by to get your key and try to unlock our “REALTOR® Success Prize Pack” Treasure Chest (That’s a $2,500 value!)
This treasure includes; a Ultra Digital Flip Video Camera, a Full Featured, Customized Website, 6 months of Web Hosting, and a full day Blogging Essentials Class.
One lucky key can broaden your marketing efforts and propel you to a new world of opportunity.
This year we have some exciting new additions and enhancements to our product line.
- IDX Mapping
- Quick Search Widgets
- Enhanced Blogs
- Social Networking
Scot Desort, Vice President of Development for RE/Advantage says; “The new IDX mapping is a great enhancement to our already comprehensive IDX search tools. We have spent the last few months making a lot of other enhancements as well. Also the new “Quick Search” Widget will now allow any IDX user to put a search box on any website page.”
Real estate professionals from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and surrounding states attend the annual Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo in Atlantic City for a unique opportunity to attend professional development courses presented by nationally recognized speakers and maximize their business potential through networking with colleagues from across the tri-state area and beyond. This year’s Triple Play will feature a variety of quality workshops, keynote speeches, exciting social events and more.
The Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo, presented by the New Jersey Association of REALTORS®, New York State Association of REALTORS® and Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®, is the largest annual convention and trade show of its type in the U.S. – the premier event for the real estate industry in the tri-state area.
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Social network giant Facebook announced today it will be rolling out what CEO Mark Zuckerberg called a “modern messaging system,” according to several news reports.
Of note I said messaging system, not email. This new roll out contains a new twist on how we think of email and conversations.
Here is what the talk around the water cooler has this new messaging system doing. I stopped by Joel Seligstein’s blog post on the subject and he had this to say.
- You decide on how you want your messages; e-mail, chat, Facebook messages or SMS text messaging. YES everyone will get a @facebook.com email account as well.
- It seems wrong that an email message from your best friend gets sandwiched between a bill and a bank statement. It’s not that those other messages aren’t important, but one of them is more meaningful. With new Messages, your Inbox will only contain messages from your friends and their friends. All other messages will go into an Other folder where you can look at them separately. If someone you know isn’t on Facebook, that person’s email will initially go into the Other folder. You can easily move that conversation into the Inbox, and all the future conversations with that friend will show up there.
- Conversation histories – Messages will be in one place no matter how they are sent. You can see everything that was discussed in one neat little place.
Zuckerberg stressed, “This is not an e-mail killer. This is a messaging experience that includes e-mail as one part of it,” according to tech blog TechCrunch.
For example, an e-mail could be received as a text message and vice versa.
“People should share however they want to share,” said Facebook engineer Andrew Bosworth.
Want to learn more try these links out for size.
The Facebook Message Tour
Joel’s Blog Post
This is a real exciting venture if it works they way they are explaining it. I can’t wait to try it out and kick the tires.
So tell me what you think.
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This type of infection is nothing new. You unknowingly get infected with a rogue Anti-virus/Antispyware lookalike application. They pop-up all kinds of warning boxes that LOOK like a real anti-virus warning, enticing you to visit their web site to pay for the software needed to clean the virus off your computer, using your credit card, of course. These type of infections can be particularly troublesome to remove.
Well, a new one is out in the wild, and it is unusually genuine-looking. It is commonly referred to as Win32/FakePAV, and imitates Microsoft’s own “Security Essentials” anti-virus software. Once your machine is infected, a series of warning boxes will appear on your screen that look a lot like the same boxes Microsoft’s own software displays. It then informs you about one or more (false) infections, and instructs you to click a link to purchase and download a rogue scanner. That scanner is, of course, nothing more than more infected software.
But it says “Microsoft”…
The most troubling thing about this particular rogue app is that it looks so much like genuine Microsoft software, that many users may be easily fooled into believing it’s really from Microsoft.
“It LOOKS like Microsoft, and we can ALWAYS trust Microsoft, right? And Microsoft tells me this is how to fix my computer, so I guess it’s safe to download this”
And that’s EXACTLY what the malicious developers of this app are counting on. The general public thinking that it looks just like Microsoft, so it must be safe.
Remember, very few if ANY legitimate security software will run a scan then display a dialog box informing you to visit their site and pay some amount of money to purchase software to remove the threats. First, the software you end up downloading does nothing more than further infect your machine. Then, of course, you have the problem of your credit card being in the possession of some unknown company.
Best ways to avoid it
- Keep your anti-virus software up to date
- Keep Windows current using Windows Update
- Avoid purchasing anything from websites that look suspicious. If it looks to good to be true, it probably is
- Only use your credit card on web sites you trust
- Anti virus software will never scan your computer and ask you to pay for a utility to get rid of an infection
- Stay familiar with the brand of anti-virus software that you have installed on your computer. If you receive an alert from an anti-virus program you have never heard of before, it is most likely a rogue lookalike infection
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