Monthly Archive:: November 2011

The evolution of search

Google released a short video recently highlighting some of its key milestones in search over the past decade. It’s both a fun blast from the past and a worthwhile reminder of how much things have changed over the years....
November 30, 2011

What We’re Reading: Black Friday Edition

Despite some backlash against early store openings on Thanksgiving Day, retailers could see a record number of shoppers on Black Friday this year. An estimated 152 million people are expected to shop over Black Friday weekend, up 10% from...
November 23, 2011

What We’re Reading: Nov. 12 – Nov. 18

Multi-generational homes, reviews of the Kindle Fire, and surviving your relatives Renting may be the latest fashion, but it still feels like something you do right out of college or if you can’t afford to buy. For an aspirational...
November 18, 2011

Audiobooks with iOS5

Apple and audiobooks are back in action! If you are an audio(book)phile and you use an Apple device to enjoy audiobooks, then you likely experienced trials and tribulations with the recent iOS5 upgrade. Suddenly, what once worked perfectly no...
November 16, 2011

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality always seems to be the next big thing that never turns into anything. AR is when you have a live image of something – like through your smartphone’s camera – and then the image is enhanced with...
November 16, 2011

“Hello Miss Grant, this is Presley”

by Russell Carlson, Information Specialist From the NAR Archives:  Virginia Grant recognized the woman sitting in a large pink Cadillac in front of the trendy Lowenstein’s East Department store in early 1957.  Grant had seen the woman’s photograph in...
November 15, 2011

What We’re Reading: Nov. 5 – Nov. 11

The turkey may cost more, but Black Friday sales start at midnight (or earlier) According to the Pew Research Center, older Americans are 47 times wealthier than young. Read the report for stunning figures, graphs, and statistics. With student...
November 11, 2011

Text a Librarian with your Questions

Here at Information Central, we pride ourselves on being available to help our members through all the latest means of communication. This summer we added a texting service for members on the go. If you haven’t tried it out...
November 7, 2011

What We’re Reading: Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Vacation home moochers, the big 4 are preparing for battle, and holiday tech goodies Don’t forget to change your clock back an hour in most parts of the US. Buying a vacation home is a dream for many. Unfortunately...
November 4, 2011

What does the future hold?

We’ve always been fascinated by the future. From shamen to fortune tellers to futurists, countless experts have been looked to for guidance and predictions. There have even been a few looks into ‘what may come to pass’ for REALTORS (this one...
November 2, 2011