Apple Announcements

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If you missed it you can still see it. It is today’s Apple Live event announcing the new iPhone 6, Apple Pay, Apple Watch and more. It is a seriously big announcement and AgNerds should take notice. Not only will the new iPhone 6 be available in two new larger sizes but the Watch (available early 2015) is more than …

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Typo 2 Keyboard for iPhone 5/5S

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I took the new Typo 2 Keyboard for iPhone 5/5S on the road with me this week. It has a very different feel to it and very needed changes on the keyboard. You can see the new features in the video below but one in particular makes a big difference between using version one. The Typo 2 now has a …

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AgWorks User Conference

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The 2014 AgWorks User Conference is underway in Davenport, IA. Welcoming us this morning is Greg Duhachek, President. I spoke with him during last night’s reception to get a preview of what this conference is all about. It’s an annual conference to bring customer users together to show new features of their software and share the vision of the company. …

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SPADE Digs into Data Sharing

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Many booths at the recent InfoAg Conference sported this little sign: AgGateway – SPADE Participant. We caught up with AgGateway Standards Director Jim Wilson at the John Deere booth to learn more about the SPADE project. “SPADE stands for Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange,” Wilson explained. As a non-profit industry consortium, AgGateway is facilitating the project which will ultimately benefit …

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Wireless Portable Charging with QiPack

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What’s a QiPack? Funny you should ask. I just happen to have one and used it on the road last week. It’s pronounced Chee-Pack btw. Here’s how the company describes it. What is QiPack Introducing the best solution to charging on-the-go – QiPack, the wireless charging pad and battery backup all in one Universal Power Power your iPhone, Motorola Droid, …

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InfoAg 2014 on Track in St. Louis

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For the first time in its 14 year history, the InfoAg Conference is being held at the historic Union Station in St. Louis, instead of in Springfield, Illinois, and they have the largest number of attendees pre-registered and more registering on site. InfoAg continues to be the premier precision agriculture event for producers, consultants, and the crop production industry, featuring …

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Welcome to the MapShots AgStudio Expo

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The 2014 InfoAg Expo kicks off tomorrow at St. Louis Union Station, but prior to that event, MapShots has brought in about 140 farmers and crop consultants for an AgStudio Expo today. “Little day session that goes through some of the aspects of AgStudio and that line of products from the farm version to the pro version,” said Clint Ingram …

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GROWMARK Picks AgIntegrated for Info Platform

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GROWMARK has teamed up with AgIntegrated (AGI) for the development of FS Advanced Information Services (FS AIS), a suite of tools to “connect data, analysis, insight, and application into one complete user experience for advanced field optimization.” AgIntegrated is an independent provider of ag information management consulting and technologies based in Pennsylvania and President Duane Reese says they are excited …

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Ag Leader Focuses on Seed, Water, and Nutrient Management

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The first Ag Leader Technology Tech Meets Dirt Road Tour around Illinois is now history now and it seems like it was a big success. I attended the event near Peoria and was able to chat with presenters in each of the main focus areas – seed, water, and nutrient management. Matt Cannon, a farmer from central Iowa, talked about …

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Well Cow – Bluetooth Connection to Your Cows

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We’re hearing a lot about health applications of mobile and wearable technology lately. The anticipated iWatch from Apple is expected to open some new doors into that technology. But that’s for humans. What about cows? Well a Scottish company is introducing a bluetooth way to monitor cow and herd health – The Well CowTM Bolus. Monitor the health of your …

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