iPad mini Impressions

Chuck Zimmerman

I have been using my iPad mini for about four days now. Just thought I’d share a few thoughts since I’ve been getting emails and messages from people wondering which iPad they should buy this holiday season. My advice includes taking a serious look at the mini. Here’s mine in my hand displaying the AgWired App at full screen. The …

Apps, My Mac, Technology

First Look at New iPad

Chuck Zimmerman

This is not meant to be an exhaustive review of the new iPad. Just a first look. Okay? Hey, I just got it and haven’t had a lot of time to “play” with it. In the photo my new iPad is standing next to my Macbook Air. One of the first things I noticed was that the new iPad fits …

Equipment, My Mac

Mac Light

Chuck Zimmerman

Good morning from the agriblogging highway. My Mojo (mobile journalism kit) is getting lighter. This is my new Macbook Air. Came in yesterday afternoon and I am hoping I’ve got it all set up. I’ll find out this week in Canada while attending the 2011 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. First impressions of the Macbook Air are very positive. …

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Apple Annouces iPad

Chuck Zimmerman

Apple just announced its newest creation – the iPad. There is an agricultural slant to this story. What is it? The continuing development of information technology that’s changing the way we market and engage our audience. I can see me using one of these to participate in AgChat for example. Or do just about anything else I want to do …

Equipment, My Mac, Technology

Got A Big Mac

Chuck Zimmerman

Just in time for an end of week road trip I got in the monster of agriblogging and farm podcasting machines. It’s a 17″ big Mac made for today’s “all platform journalist.” I am pumped up. In just another lesson about how cool Macs are, I just plugged in my Time Machine backup, started it up and within a few …

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Michael Peterson and Joe Jobe Perform on XM

Laura McNamara

The executive director of the National Biodiesel Board is not just a country music fan, but also a country music singer… well, for his wife and kids at home at least. But today, Joe got a bit more exposure than a home audience. He performed live on the Dave Nemo Show on XM Radio with renowned country music singer/songwriter Michael …

AgraGate, BIO, Blogging, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Government, Media, My Mac, NAFB Washington Watch, NRECA, Podcasting, University, World Ag Expo

Farm Broadcasters and New Communications Technology

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s our Secretary of Agriculture speaking to the NAFB group here at their Washington Watch program a few minutes ago. You’ll notice the Macbook Pro sitting in front of him. That was streaming his remarks live on AgWired Live TV using the built-in camera and microphone. Here’s what it looked like on the Mac screen from my vantage point. You …

My Mac, NAFB, NAFB Washington Watch, USDA

Mac Product Placement

Chuck Zimmerman

I couldn’t let this opportunity to promote Apple Computers go by. Not getting paid for this either. Here’s a picture from the opening general session today. Nice product placement I’d say. That lit up Apple icon sure stands out. I also saw more Macs in the news center than I’ve ever seen before and Evan Slack isn’t even here yet. …

My Mac, NCBA Convention

Rick Got His Ride Wrapped

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s Rick Tolman’s new ride. He’s the CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. I was in St. Louis today to have a little strategy session about Corn Commentary. You can read the Rick’s Ride story there. We’ve been working with NCGA on Corn Commentary for 6 months now. Kind of hard to believe. While I was there I did …

Ag Group, Corn, My Mac

Jax Your YouTube Video Onto Your iPod

Chuck Zimmerman

Since I’m getting pretty comfortable with my Mac now I might from time to time let you know about some things that make using it even more fun. One of those is a cool little app I found from Joesoft called Jax. If you want to load video onto your iPod and you want it to be easy then this …

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