February 29, 2016 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca The winter season was a relatively mild one this year, and I doubt many Torontonians were complaining about the near Spring-like weather we received for most of the month. Despite the unseasonably high temperatures,…

Read the PostHow Your Future Home Might Be Powered

February 20, 2016 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca The newly elected Liberal federal government made cooling down the sizzling hot real estate market a top priority. They’ve demonstrated this sense of urgency by introducing new legislation to temper escalating home prices, as…

Read the PostAlternative Measures to the New Mortgage Rules in Canada

February 11, 2016 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca Many real estate market analysts were curious to see whether the increased sales and escalating price momentum from 2015 would trail off into this year. The most recently published TREB data suggests that Toronto’s…

Read the PostToronto Home Sales in January, 2016

February 9, 2016 / Sex & Tech

An article originally written for Evil Twin Entertainment Data breaches of major networks and corporate computer networks has become such a common phenomenon nowadays, that some incidents don’t even make it on the news. But the theft of over 31…

Read the PostThe Ashley Madison Hack Data Breach

January 22, 2016 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca There is growing speculation among analysts observing the Canadian real estate market that home prices in 2016 are set to fall. Experts at Royal LePage are among the biggest advocates of this idea, arguing…

Read the PostWill Home Prices in Toronto Rise or Fall in 2016?

January 11, 2016 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca Toronto is one of two main outliers in the Canadian real estate scene, with Vancouver being the other hot market. Most other markets demonstrated more modest price increases, or in some cases, price decreases,…

Read the PostToronto’s Record Breaking Year in Real Estate

December 31, 2015 / Real Estate
December 30, 2015 / Sex & Tech

An article originally written for Evil Twin Entertainment Hilary Hanson of The Huffington Post recently referred to Deen as the “Bill Cosby of Porn,” making reference to the fact that a seemingly endless string of women with allegations began to emerge…

Read the PostThe James Deen Saga: Coming to his own Defense

December 27, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate The annual Consumer Electronics Show is fast approaching, and undoubtedly a lot of focus will be on the Internet of Things, a collection of devices and products fitted with electronics, software, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Smart…

Read the PostSmart Home Trends to Look Out for in 2016

December 22, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca The newly elected Liberal federal government isn’t wasting any time attempting to remedy what many fear is a nationwide housing market bubble. It’s been a noteworthy week and a half in the ongoing story…

Read the PostCMHC Implements New Mortgage Rules

December 15, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for GeniusMedia Just in time for the holidays, its our list of the top three gifts every tech geek will love this holiday season. Samsung Gear VR The latest iteration of the Samsung Gear VR, which was…

Read the PostGadget Wish List for Christmas 2015 (Top 3)

December 13, 2015 / Real Estate
December 8, 2015 / Sex & Tech
November 30, 2015 / Mobile

An article originally written for Genius Media Early in 2015, Google made two major announcements regarding changes being made to their search engine. The primary concern that came out of this announcement was that proprietors of websites not optimized for…

Read the Post“Mobilegeddon” and Mobile-Friendly Websites

November 26, 2015 / Sex & Tech

An article originally written for Evil Twin Entertainment Pornhub, one of porn’s biggest players at the moment, is attempting to enter into the mainstream marketing and advertising realm by looking into sponsoring an Italian football (soccer) team. The website’s interest…

Read the PostPornhub to Sponsor an Italian Soccer Team

November 25, 2015 / Real Estate
November 16, 2015 / Mobile

An article originally written for Genius Media The way people use the internet is changing dramatically. What was once an activity primarily performed at home on a desktop computer, is now moving locations to people’s mobile devices. The advent of…

Read the PostThe Trend Towards Mobile in Canada and the World

November 15, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes During a month where home sales in Toronto and the GTA typically slow down, homebuyers this October seemed to ignore that historical trend, frantically buying up homes at a time when prices escalated just…

Read the PostHomes Sales in Toronto for the Month of October

November 10, 2015 / Sex & Tech
October 31, 2015 / Internet & Technology
October 31, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes Homes prices in the Greater Toronto Area and across the country has been a hot topic of discussion among real estate market analysts and commentators this year. The opinions have varied, but in general,…

Read the PostCMHC Warns About Overvalued Housing Market

October 28, 2015 / Sex & Tech
October 25, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate Every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy holds its “Solar Decathlon” competition, which took place this year on October 8-18 at the Orange Country Great Park in Irvine, California. Michael A. Moodian of…

Read the PostWhat is the Solar Decathlon?

October 23, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes It’s been a wild, up and down year for condominium sales in the City of Toronto thus far this year. Real estate analysts for major newspapers and banks have commented on the wide spectrum…

Read the PostThe Unsold Condo Controversy in Toronto

October 13, 2015 / Internet & Technology
October 12, 2015 / Real Estate
September 30, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes Mayor John Tory was recently made an appearance at the Firgrove Toronto Community Housing neighbourhood, along with several esteemed colleagues, like TCHC interim president Greg Spearn, Councillor Ana Bailao and Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti. The…

Read the PostToronto Community Housing to get a Major Facelift with ReSet

September 23, 2015 / Real Estate
September 22, 2015 / WordPress

An article originally written for Genius Media WordCamp Toronto is taking place this weekend, October 3-4 2015 at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus. According to the event’s official website, this will be the third time the event is being hosted by…

Read the PostWordCamp Toronto

September 19, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate The CREA Data Distribution Facility (DDF®) was first introduced in 2012, and is defined by CREA as a “a permission based data distribution facility to facilitate the distribution of its participating members’ listing information to…

Read the PostThe CREA Data Distribution Facility

September 13, 2015 / Real Estate
September 11, 2015 / Mobile

An article originally written Genius Media The WordPress website development would be wise to take notice. The traditional advertising model adopted by many websites for earning is on the brink of changing irreversibly. Ad-blocking plugins and extensions for desktop browsers…

Read the PostThe Most Controversial Feature of Apple’s iOS 9

August 30, 2015 / Other

An article originally written for iHomes Demand for homes in Toronto continues to consistently increase, despite escalating prices. The question being raised by many analysts and observers is whether or not the real estate market in the city is reaching…

Read the PostHousing Affordability in Toronto

August 23, 2015 / Real Estate
August 17, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate Advancements in voice and speech recognition software, as well as a wave of competitors (both major and startups) developing hardware, the potential for a completely voice-controlled home is completely attainable. This is great news…

Read the PostControlling Your Home With Your Voice

August 12, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes The Toronto Real Estate Board is predicting, based on the record number of house and condo sales made in July, that the GTA might be on pace for a record-setting 2015. Sales of homes…

Read the PostHome Sales for the Month of July in Toronto

August 11, 2015 / Real Estate
July 30, 2015 / WordPress
July 23, 2015 / Real Estate
July 21, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate The ultimate do-it-yourself project coming out of New Zealand is quickly becoming a viral internet sensation. Would you purchase a small “apartment-style” unit, shaped like a giant lollipop, that embraces smart home technology and…

Read the PostThe Skysphere

July 15, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for GeniusMedia The music industry has changed in a dramatic way in the past few years, and it will likely never be the same again. It took Apple almost 10 years to realize that people aren’t…

Read the PostWhat Artists Get Paid to Stream Their Music

July 10, 2015 / Real Estate
June 30, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca Alexandra Posadzki of The Canadian Press had an article published in The Toronto Star recently, discussing some of the factors associated with purchasing a home that was once the site of a marijuana grow operation.…

Read the PostBuying a Home That Was Once a Crime Scene

June 30, 2015 / WordPress

An article originally written for GeniusMedia June was a busy month for WordPress security researchers, with vulnerabilities uncovered in two immensely popular WordPress plugins. The discovery of these security flaws is a true testament to the WordPress development community, who…

Read the PostTwo More WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities Patched

June 22, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca Let’s be honest, not all real estate agents exercise the best moral judgment when conducting business. Greed is a powerful motivator for deception, and it’s easy to see how some would want to take…

Read the PostThe Problem of Phantom Bidding

June 16, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for GeniusMedia One of the most anticipated technology-related conferences of the year happened earlier this week, with Apple holding its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). For many app developers globally, the announcements made at this conference are…

Read the PostApple May Not Innovate, But They Don’t Have To

June 3, 2015 / Real Estate
May 30, 2015 / WordPress

An article originally written for Genius Media Just this past week, Automattic, the company behind the WordPress content management system, made headlines in the news with the purchase of WooCommerce, easily the most popular and trusted e-commerce plugin and toolkit…

Read the PostAutomattic Acquires WooCommerce

May 30, 2015 / Real Estate
May 22, 2015 / Real Estate
May 20, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for Genius Media Since the announcement of Windows 10 by Microsoft in late September, 2014, tech enthusiasts and bloggers alike have been rustling up as much information as possible about the popular operating system on the planet. …

Read the PostWhat We Know About the Upcoming Release of Windows 10

May 20, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate Tinder is a widely popular “dating” application (I use the term dating loosely, because as most would argue, the app is intended for people to “hook up” with strangers). It’s gotten plenty of buzz online…

Read the PostThe “Tinder-ification” of Real Estate Mobile Apps

May 10, 2015 / Real Estate
April 30, 2015 / Real Estate
April 30, 2015 / Internet & Technology
April 21, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca When it comes to the average resale price of a home in Toronto, it’s increasingly difficult to ignore the overwhelming evidence to suggest that home prices are escalating rapidly in the nation’s busiest and most…

Read the PostTips for Buying a Home at Auction

April 15, 2015 / WordPress
April 12, 2015 / Real Estate
March 30, 2015 / Real Estate
March 26, 2015 / Mobile

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media As a child, I’m sure you were told that it’s not safe to talk to strangers. But there is a whole generation of mobile phone apps that are bent on defying this…

Read the PostSharing with Strangers

March 22, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca The over-development of condominiums in Toronto, it is argued, is causing a shift in the landscape for renters. Condos are becoming a more and more popular option for those looking rent a home in…

Read the PostToronto’s “Rental Renaissance”

March 19, 2015 / Other
March 15, 2015 / WordPress

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media Automattic, the company behind the WordPress CMS, has been involved in a legal battle lasting over two years, and it hasn’t gotten a whole lot of press until this week. The outcome…

Read the PostContent Publishing on WordPress and the DMCA

March 12, 2015 / Real Estate
February 28, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca How, and more importantly why, is Canada’s oldest department store chain, Hudson’s Bay Company, becoming one of the more influential and successful real estate investment firms in the world? To answer this question, it’s…

Read the PostHudson’s Bay Company Makes A Big Real Estate Play

February 27, 2015 / Internet & Technology
February 24, 2015 / Other
February 23, 2015 / Real Estate
February 20, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate Josh Guttman is a partner at SoftBank Capital based in New York City, wrote an article for TechCrunch that discusses what he believes are the many “phases” of real estate technology and its incorporation into…

Read the PostThe State of Technology in Commercial Real Estate

February 18, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media Does virtual reality have any application on the web, or in web design? The answer, according to most bloggers and tech enthusiasts in the past few weeks, is overwhelmingly yes. The…

Read the PostThe Advent of Virtual Reality Web Applications

February 14, 2015 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca There is a growing trend picking up steam in Canada that has its roots in places like Japan, and a few larger metropolises in Europe. It would appear that more and more people, looking…

Read the PostThe Trend Towards Micro-Condos

January 30, 2015 / Real Estate
January 26, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media The browser wars seem to be heating up this week, with two new browsers being announced this week that aimed at air poised to take a crack at stifling Google Chrome’s…

Read the PostInternet Browser Competition Heats Up

January 21, 2015 / Real Estate
January 18, 2015 / Other
January 14, 2015 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media What was once disregarded as paranoia, is now a very real phenomenon. Revelations made by Whistle-Blowers such as Edward Snowden, regarding the activities of government-funded agencies such as the NSA, has shed…

Read the PostWhat is Tor, and How Does it Work?

January 11, 2015 / Real Estate
December 31, 2014 / Real Estate
December 30, 2014 / Mobile
December 26, 2014 / Real Estate
December 21, 2014 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate.ca Real estate agents and brokerages are having to go the extra mile to boost sales. The advent of drone technology has presented realtors with a new and interesting sales tool. Helicopter and quadcopter drones…

Read the PostThe Use of Drones to Sell Real Estate in Canada

December 16, 2014 / Other

An article originally written for iHomes.ca What is it about Toronto that makes it so appealing to celebrities who, for all intents and purposes, could afford to live anywhere they wanted? Toronto has a certain charm and appeal that tropical…

Read the PostCelebrities That Call Toronto Home

November 28, 2014 / Other

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media The latest trends in the mobile technology world suggest that, as a whole, we should all become far more comfortable with idea of ditching our leather or Velcro-laden wallets for our smartphones.…

Read the PostApple Pay and the Issue of Mass Adoption

November 23, 2014 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate Virtual reality real estate marketing is a new and exciting frontier in residential and commercial real estate sales that is receiving a lot of buzz online. Software and hardware companies appear to be scrambling in…

Read the PostUsing Virtual Reality to Sell a Home

November 14, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca According to figures provided by the Canada Real Estate Board, home prices across the country rose 7% in October of this year versus a year ago. Corresponding MLS data for the month indicate that…

Read the PostCanada’s Most Expensive Homes and Condos

November 14, 2014 / WordPress
October 31, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca An annual real estate trend analysis conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the non-profit Urban Land Institute, stated that urban living has become the “new normal.” “Younger workers in particular — though not exclusively — continue…

Read the PostWhat’s Really Causing Toronto’s Condo Over-Development?

October 29, 2014 / Other

An article originally written for iHomes.ca The big news in Toronto the past few days has been Monday’s mayoral election that saw John Tory end Rob’s Ford as the city’s commander-in-chief, becoming the city’s 65th mayor. Tory captured 40.3% of…

Read the PostToronto’s Mayoral Election

October 27, 2014 / Internet & Technology
October 17, 2014 / Internet & Technology
October 17, 2014 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media A number of competitors are beginning to take small bites out of WordPress’ share in the all-in-one online publishing market. Automattic is still a goliath in the industry, boasting a $1…

Read the PostWordPress Competitors Step Their Game Up

October 17, 2014 / Mobile

An article originally written for iHomes.ca One of the main talking points for all of Toronto’s mayoral candidates during their election campaigns has been to propose solutions to combat the city’s growing transit issues. To put it bluntly, residents of…

Read the PostToronto’s Alternative Transit Options

October 11, 2014 / Internet & Technology
October 7, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca The actions of the Ontario government have many people perplexed, with many left wondering whether the decision to reinvest in certain ventures may be coming at an inopportune time. On September 23, the provincial…

Read the PostThe Ontario Government’s Recent Spending Spree

October 3, 2014 / WordPress
September 14, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca With Toronto’s mayoral election scheduled for October 27, the local news cycle has been dominated by coverage of the mayoral campaigns, and the various promises being made by leading candidates. One of the most…

Read the PostProposed Changes to Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax

September 12, 2014 / Other
August 27, 2014 / Real Estate
August 27, 2014 / Internet & Technology
August 20, 2014 / Other
August 14, 2014 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for AgentAccelerate On August 11, Zillow Inc. announced that after six weeks of negotiations, were poised to purchase Trulia for $3.5 billion USD in stock. Michael J. de la Merced of The New York Times (read…

Read the PostThe Zillow-Trulia Buyout

August 10, 2014 / Internet & Technology
August 9, 2014 / Real Estate
August 5, 2014 / Social Media
August 1, 2014 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for White Fedora Marketing Facebook’s sorting algorithm is unofficially referred to as “EdgeRank,” which supposedly factors in 100,000 elements when calculating the relevance of a post. Kevan Lee of Buffer (read here), identifies what he refers…

Read the PostA Primer on Facebook’s EdgeRank Algorithm

July 30, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for iHomes.ca When conducting research on the Canadian housing market, it’s impossible not to encounter information and news regarding the idea that the country is currently engulfed in a housing market “bubble,” one that is poised to…

Read the PostWhat is meant by the term “Housing Bubble?”

July 29, 2014 / Google

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media Standing out in a crowded market like the internet is no easy task. Companies invest millions on online advertising and search engine optimization in order to draw a small sliver of…

Read the PostA Primer on Google’s PageRank Algorithm

July 26, 2014 / Google
July 16, 2014 / Real Estate
July 12, 2014 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media I would argue that the “traditional” workplace environment, where employees from all around congregate to a physical, central location with portioned out individual workspaces, no longer exists. Digital, cloud-based collaboration tools…

Read the PostMust-Have (Totally Free) Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools

July 3, 2014 / Google

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media A few days ago, I watched Google’s Keynote presentation at Google I/O, the developer-focused conference they hold annually in San Francisco, via Livestream. Google has used this conference as a platform…

Read the PostMy Thoughts on Google’s Keynote at Google I/O

July 3, 2014 / Real Estate
July 3, 2014 / Real Estate
June 17, 2014 / WordPress

An article originally written for The Genius Web Media The incidence of DDoS attacks on websites belonging to companies providing large-scale cloud-based services has garnered considerable media attention as of late. Ever since Heartbleed, the general public is given weekly updates…

Read the PostProtecting Your WordPress Website from DDoS Attacks

May 27, 2014 / Mobile

An article originally written for thegenius.ca A study conducted by Flurry Analytics and ComScore (see here) in early April of this year, ruffled a few feathers in the blog and Twittersphere. John Gruber of DaringFireball.com had this to say about it:…

Read the PostMobile Browsing: Alive & Well

May 23, 2014 / Mobile
April 24, 2014 / WordPress

An article originally written for thegenius.ca Automattic, the company responsible for the website CMS WordPress and several other products and services including Code Poet, Askinet, and Gravatar, appears to be on a bit of a shopping spree as of late.…

Read the PostAutomattic’s Recent Shopping Spree

April 11, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for agentaccelerate.ca Google’s study, conducted in collaboration with the National Association of Realtors, on the research habits of potential homebuyers (read here) has yielded some important discoveries. Upwards of 90% of those looking for a home (in…

Read the PostOptimizing Your Real Estate Website for Search Engines

April 4, 2014 / Mobile

An article originally written for thegenius.ca A debate seems to be picking up traction online recently, concerning whether businesses should adopt a mobile-ready website or a native smartphone application as part of their overall mobile strategy. In an ideal world, small…

Read the PostChoosing the Right Mobile Strategy for Your Business

March 23, 2014 / Google

An article originally written for thegenius.ca Just a few days ago, Google announced the release of their TV set top box competitor, Chromecast, in 11 new countries, including Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and others. The device, which plugs…

Read the PostHands on with Google Chromecast – First Impressions

March 13, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for agentaccelerate.ca In a frustratingly slow housing market, where prices for homes in major Canadian cities continue to escalate making first-time homebuying virtually unaffordable, going the extra mile to locate potential homebuyers online is not only a…

Read the PostUtilizing Social Media for Home-selling Purposes – Part 1

February 20, 2014 / Google
February 14, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for agentaccelerate.ca The National Association of Realtors published a presentation online entitled The Digital Home Hunt: Consumer and Market Trends in Real Estate. A joint venture between NAR and Google intended to “uncover trends and insights around…

Read the PostElements of an “Ideal” Realty Website

February 5, 2014 / Mobile

An article originally written for thegenius.ca There’s a battle slowly brewing in Silicon Valley to control your smartphone’s homescreen, and it’s beginning to pick up momentum. For those of us with an Android smartphone or tablet, the use of an alternative…

Read the PostThe Rise of the Contextual App Launcher

January 17, 2014 / Real Estate

An article originally written for agentaccelerate.ca To be successful in today’s real estate industry, it is important that you have a solid pipeline of leads. Andy Fulton of marketleader.com, wrote an article on July 24, 2013, that compared the marketing strategies…

Read the PostLead Generation Tips for Real Estate Agents

January 10, 2014 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for thegenius.ca Between my recently acquired Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Tab 10.1, I find I’m spending an exorbitant amount of time on Android devices as of late. As a Web Development firm in Toronto looking…

Read the PostMust-Have Free Android Apps to Start 2014

December 20, 2013 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for thegenius.ca The market for tablets is booming, particularly in North America and other large international markets like China. The consensus, based on a variety of polls, surveys and statistical analyses of sales figures, is that the…

Read the PostThe Growth of the Tablet Market in 2013

December 13, 2013 / Mobile

An article originally written for agentaccelerate.ca The real estate game is evolving. For real estate agents, being Internet savvy and having a strong online presence are now pre-requisites for being an effective salesman. One aspect of the job that is likely…

Read the Post3 Must Have Apps for Real Estate Agents

December 11, 2013 / Website Design
November 23, 2013 / Real Estate

An article originally written for mytorontoforsale.com According to a recently released market outlook report published by the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, the slowdown in the GTA housing market is not likely to recover until the second half (or Q3)…

Read the PostToronto: A Housing Market Divided

November 22, 2013 / Real Estate

An article originally written for agentaccelerate.ca Building a WordPress website tailored to the specific needs of real estate agents and brokers has never been easier, especially with the proliferation of WordPress plugins that allow users to create aesthetically pleasing and responsive…

Read the PostA Review of Popular WordPress Plugins for Real Estate Agents

November 15, 2013 / Social Media

An article originally written for thegenius.ca As The Genius Web Media continues to grow into one of the premier Web Development firms of Toronto, we’ve begun to expand our line of products and services offered, with the introduction of our latest…

Read the PostSocial Media – Optimal Post Types and Times

October 13, 2013 / Website Design

An article originally written for thegenius.ca The demand for e-commerce websites has never been larger. Thankfully, it has never been easier to use WordPress as a viable and stable e-commerce platform. WordPress is a utility versatile enough to support a variety…

Read the PostWordPress as an E-Commerce Platform

October 11, 2013 / Real Estate

An article originally written for mytorontoforsale.com The condominium boom in Toronto is no secret. In fact, the exponential increase of condo construction projects in the GTA has been on the radar of local and national market analysts for quite some time,…

Read the PostReflecting on the Condominium Boom in Toronto

October 7, 2013 / Profiles

An article originally written for thegenius.ca “I am a founding developer of WordPress, the Open Source software used by over 18% of the web, including this site. The website says WordPress is “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform” but more importantly WordPress is a part…

Read the PostMatt Mullenweg – Personal Profile

September 20, 2013 / Website Design

An article originally written for thegenius.ca I recently read an article in the Huffington Post written by Don Dodds, Managing Partner and Creative Director at M16 Marketing, entitled The Importance of Responsive Web Design for Small and Medium Businesses (you can…

Read the PostWhat is Responsive Website Design?

September 13, 2013 / Real Estate
September 13, 2013 / Google
September 6, 2013 / Website Design
August 23, 2013 / Profiles

An article originally written for thegenius.ca As the proprietor of a growing firm in the Toronto Web Development community, I stand in awe and in sheer admiration of the success of Matt Mulenweg and his company, Automattic Inc. A company that…

Read the PostAutomattic – Company Profile

August 9, 2013 / Other
July 26, 2013 / WordPress

An article originally written for thegenius.ca It is difficult to describe exactly what a “WordCamp” is, and it shouldn’t be this challenging, considering I’ve attended several myself. I’m comforted by the thought that I’m probably not the only one who has…

Read the PostWhat is a “WordCamp?”

July 23, 2013 / Profiles

An article originally written for thegenius.ca Automattic, the company responsible for WordPress.com, the largest host of WordPress sites in the world (with over 20 million websites), has always been respected for its commitment to open source developing, allowing for their premier…

Read the PostCode Poet – Profile

July 16, 2013 / Profiles

An article originally written for agentaccelerate.ca Royal LePage is one of the most recognizable and well respected names in real estate in the entire country. As a both a franchiser and owner-operator, Royal LePage has expanded its presence nationwide with over…

Read the PostRoyal LePage – Company Profile

June 13, 2013 / Crime & Law

A presentation given during my studies at the University of Ottawa With the passing of Bill C-10 came renewed interest in the effectiveness of mandatory minimum sentences (by which I mean, legally imposed minimum term of imprisonment imposed for certain…

Read the PostBill C-10 & Mandatory Minimum Sentences

June 13, 2013 / Website Design
May 27, 2013 / Google

An article originally written for thegenius.ca Building websites that are responsive (adjust to different screen sizes and resolutions automatically) has been a growing trend, because most businesses are keen on having a website that is optimized for mobile viewing, which, if…

Read the PostA Quick Overview of Google’s Android 4.4 Kit Kat

May 26, 2013 / WordPress
May 24, 2013 / Google

An article originally written for thegenius.ca Google’s reach into our homes and offices is unprecedented, and many of us don’t mind it in the slightest, mostly because their services are usually pretty dynamite, and free. Google made it so that we…

Read the PostThe Skyrocketing Popularity of Google Now

May 22, 2013 / Real Estate
May 20, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 20, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 20, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 20, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 20, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 20, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 20, 2013 / Crime & Law

An essay written during my studies at Ryerson University A “Dirty Harry Problem” is a genuine moral dilemma encountered by police officers during the course of their work, and involves the use of misconduct to achieve an urgent and unquestionably good…

Read the PostPolice Officers and the “Dirty Harry” Problem

May 20, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 19, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 19, 2013 / Crime & Law

An essay written during my studies at Ryerson University Social Movements and Crime Reduction/Prevention: Braithwaite’s (2000) establishes a connection between power relations within a society and the types of crime that will be defined as shameful (292). For example, if women…

Read the PostSocial Movements and Restorative Justice

May 19, 2013 / Crime & Law
May 19, 2013 / Theory & Method

An essay written during my studies at the University of Ottawa This article uses three examples to illustrate how different theories have been applied to explain the functioning of various aspects of the criminal justice system (the penal system, the…

Read the PostThe Outcome of Theory: The Construction of Meaning

May 19, 2013 / Theory & Method
May 19, 2013 / Theory & Method
May 19, 2013 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for thegenius.ca At a press event held on April 4th at the Facebook Headquarters located at Menlo Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg opened his presentation by saying, “Today we’re going to finally talk about…

Read the PostFacebook’s Home on Mobile Devices

May 19, 2013 / Theory & Method

An essay written during my studies at the University of Ottawa As academics, theory is the best tool we have at our disposal for conceptualizing the nature of reality. As social scientists, human behavior is observed with an understanding that contextual…

Read the PostThe Dualistic Nature of Theory

May 3, 2013 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for thegenius.ca   Back in 1999, the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) was coined by British technology pioneer Kevin Ashton, cofounder of the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, creators of the global standard system…

Read the PostThe “Internet of Things”

April 25, 2013 / Real Estate

An article originally written for mytorontoforsale.com Susan Pigg of The Toronto Star is yet another analyst in a long line of analysts attempting to understand and explain the unusual behavior of the market for homes for sale in Toronto. What’s…

Read the PostThe Mystery of Toronto’s Housing Market

April 17, 2013 / Other
April 8, 2013 / Real Estate

An article originally written for mytorontoforsale.com John Pasalis, a member of the expert panel for The Grid’s First-Time Home Buying Guide, and President of Realosophy Realty Inc. Brokerage, was recently asked by The Globe and Mail what buyers can do to…

Read the PostHow to Win a Multiple Offer Bidding War

April 1, 2013 / Real Estate
March 8, 2013 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for thegenius.ca As business continues to grow, I often wonder how much more work I could accomplish as a Toronto Web Developer in a single day, if I didn’t experience slow, laggy internet speeds, and occasional periods…

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March 8, 2013 / Internet & Technology

An article originally written for thegenius.ca Being an experienced Toronto Web Developer, I am also fascinated by advances in desktop publishing and graphic design techniques. The worlds of web design and graphic design are so intertwined, it’s impossible to ignore new…

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March 8, 2013 / Real Estate

An article originally written for mytorontoforsale.com The growing surplus of condominiums and homes for sale in Toronto has many real estate agents and brokers wondering whether a sizable segment of the population exists that are legitimately interested in purchasing a condo…

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March 8, 2013 / Other
February 25, 2013 / Website Design
February 23, 2013 / Real Estate

An article originally written for mytorontoforsale.com ReMax recently stated, in an article written in the Toronto Star, that they expect to see a surge of home buyers entering the market, who are all poised to take advantage of an average 93%…

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February 13, 2013 / WordPress

An article originally written for thegenius.ca As a prominent fixture in the Toronto Web Development community, I’m always amazed at how quickly WordPress plugins are developed to catch up with popular client demand. A growing trend in the WordPress web design…

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January 7, 2013 / WordPress

An article originally written for thegenius.ca It’s difficult to deny the exponential growth of the WordPress content management system, which can allow even the most inexperienced designer to create a visually appealing, fully functioning website or blog, for free. In this…

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December 17, 2012 / Website Design
December 17, 2012 / Website Design
November 6, 2012 / Real Estate

An article originally written for mytorontoforsale.com It’s no secret, considering the amount of evidence and media coverage that has been released recently, that the price of homes in Toronto for sale (and in the country as a whole), have increased dramatically,…

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