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A Smarter Cell Phone 

Smartphones — the generic label for cellular phones combined with personal digital assistants — seem like an idea whose time has come. Doesn't everyone want to give up carrying multiple gadgets? Who wouldn't like downloading e mail on the road

Smart Selections 

Business books are like potato chips You can’t really stop after just one. And for business book junkies, there is certainly no dearth of material. Nearly 5,000 business related titles were published last year, according to R.R. Bowker, which tracks

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Cost Conscious CompaqThe HP Compaq nx6110 notebook is thin and lightweight and includes Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition. The notebook also features a large display, full size keyboard, magnesium reinforced frame with HP

Color Your World 

Last January, Benedict J. Frederick III, CCIM, bought an Oki Data C7400DXN color laser printer. “I love this printer,” he says. Emotions often run high when commercial real estate professionals talk about their color printers. They are must have, must

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Compact Camera The small and lightweight Sony Cyber shot DSC T100 features high resolution 8.1 multiphoton imaging, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a 3 inch LCD screen. The camera also includes face detection, in camera retouching, an anti blur

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Improving Appraisals Exceeding Expectations Producing Appraisal Reports and Services That Delight Clients, by Scott Schafer, MAI, provides strategies for appraisers during a time when their work is receiving more attention. The author gives appraisers insights into softer skills involved in

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Make Your Phone Unforgettable About the size of a poker chip, the Zomm Bluetooth cell phone leash beeps when you stray too far from your phone. The device also acts as a hands free speakerphone and includes a panic alarm

Hiring Resources 

Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring, and Training Cornell ILR Managerial Interviewing Skills www.ilr.cornell.edu mgmtprog training MD208.html Workshop held biannually in New York City covering all phases of the interviewing process. Field Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Salespeople www.realtor.org libweb.nsf pages fg105 Resource

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Office in Your Palm With integrated GPS and software enhancements, Sprint&rsquo s Palm Treo 800w smart phone offers point to point directions and point of interest searches directly from its home screen. The device operates with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional,

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Trips Made Easy TripIt is an online travel organizer that allows users to create a comprehensive itinerary by forwarding all relevant confirmation e mails to the TripIt database. The Web site accepts information from most travel agencies, airlines, hotels, rental

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The Smartphone Graduates Sprint is the first major wireless carrier to introduce 4G service with the HTC Evo 4G, a smartphone that operates with Google&rsquo s Android system. Where Sprint&rsquo s 4G service is available, users can browse and download

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Retail Details The Recap Retail 7.4 database by Competitive Analytics Professionals includes information on more than 720,500 U.S. and Canadian locations of more than 4,200 major retail chains. Divided into 67 retail categories, the database can be used for selecting

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Mr. Tough Guy The Pentax Optio W80 all weather digital camera is designed to go from poolside to the deep end. The camera&rsquo s underwater design allows users to take pictures in the rain and snow and in temperatures as

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A Better HandheldThe Palm Tungsten E2 PDA from palmOne has a high resolution color screen, 32 MB of memory, built in Bluetooth wireless technology, and a flash memory to save users' information if they don't have the time

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Intelligent Design SmartDraw 2008 is a software tool that produces commercial property floor plans. With more than 20,000 images and dozens of templates, the software&rsquo s automated graphic design function allows users to easily create their plans. In addition to

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Shoot to Thrill Casio&rsquo s 9.1 megapixel Exilim Zoom EX Z85 compact digital camera features a 2.6 inch LCD monitor with customizable menu screens and frame designs. The device&rsquo s auto shutter function allows users to snap pictures without pressing

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Networking Simplified Configuring a home or small business network can be intimidating for non techies. Seagate’s GoFlex home network storage system streamlines the process, allowing users to wirelessly share and back up files from multiple computers on one drive after

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Sun Volts Built with dark days (and nights) in mind, the Solio Classic solar hybrid charger accepts power from the sun and wall sockets. On bright days, however, one hour of sunshine provides approximately 15 minutes of mobile phone talk

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Foldable Keyboard The Bluetooth foldable keyboard for iPAQ from HP is the same size as a notebook computer keyboard and has a standard, 65 key QWERTY layout. With an HP iPAQ, users can take notes, compose e mails, write reports,

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You Can Hear Me Now Wi Ex’s zBoost cell zone signal booster improves indoor cell phone coverage up to 3,000 square feet by capturing the wireless signal outside, bringing it inside, and amplifying it. The system includes an outdoor antenna,

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Mini MouseAbout the size of a business card, the MoGo Mouse BT by Newton Peripherals LLC is a two button, Bluetooth enabled mouse that stores and recharges inside a personal computer card slot. The mouse has no batteries, recharges in

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Fuel Economizer PLX Devices' Kiwi plugs into a car's on board diagnostic port and analyzes vehicle speed, rpm, engine load, and oxygen sensor readings, allowing drivers to modify their habits and

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Savior Skin A clear polycarbonate sheet, polycarbonate skeleton, and silicone skin constitute OtterBox&rsquo s iPhone Defender case, providing three layers of protection against bumps, drops, shocks, and dust. While encased, the phone&rsquo s touch screen remains fully usable through a

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Slick Headset Only slightly longer than an AA battery, the Novero Lexington Bluetooth headset has brushed steel and piano black accents and ships with an Italian leather case. The device&rsquo s dual microphones reduce noise, making for more pleasant conversations.

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Airports as City Centers Frictionless connectivity of goods to buyers and people to ideas will give rise to the aerotropolis, a city built around an airport. John D. Kasarda and Greg Lindsay explore this notion and its implications in their