• global

    New mobile app a big plus for cattle producers

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON GLOBAL NEWS

    A southern Alberta couple has developed a mobile app that stores all the records cattle producers need to maintain their operation.
    Jake and Tanya Meyer, the young owners of Meyer Cattle south of Lethbridge, developed iCalve after discovering there was no similar app on the market.
    “That includes calving, record death losses, treatment … Read the rest »

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  • AGCO

    Agco’s AgCommand syncs up with Raven’s Slingshot

    Friday, November 29, 2013

    THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON FARMER’S PRODUCT GUIDE

    Users of Raven Industries’ Slingshot precision ag system will now be able to sync it in a “more seamless” manner with Agco’s AgCommand telematics system.
    Agco, through its Fuse Technologies initiative, has announced a new AgCommand integration with Slingshot, giving growers “a more seamless experience by enabling their fleet and data management … Read the rest »

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    New App Lets Grain Farmers Bid on the Go

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN ONTARIO FARMER

    A new app released by Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) this past spring lets farmers bid on grain or input contracts directly from their mobile devices. AgBids, which incorporates bidding technology, was the follow-up to SellSmart, a highly popular market information app launched by GFO in 2011. For the farm organization, going mobile … Read the rest »

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  • iPad

    iPad tops in satisfaction among tablet owners

    Friday, April 26, 2013

    THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON CNET.COM

    For the second year in a row, Apple ranks the highest among tablet makers for customer satisfaction. Owners of Apple’s iPad are the most satisfied among all tablet owners, says J.D. Power. In a poll of 1,857 tablet users for Volume One of J.D. Power’s “2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study,” the iPad rated the Read the rest »

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Featured Device Reviews

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Dec
5

ASUS Zenbook Prime review: a blazing 15-inch Ultrabook with a lofty price

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON ENGADGET.COM

Windows 8 has ushered in an era of category-defying devices, with hybrid machines that bend, flip around, lie flat and otherwise contort flooding the market (and our offices). When virtually every Windows 8 product we’ve reviewed possesses acrobatic abilities, it’s easy to forget regular ol’ laptops are running Microsoft’s new OS, too.

One such … Read the rest »

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surface
Nov
20

Touch Laptops: What’s Great—And What’s Not

Curious about all the hoopla about touch laptops? Read this in-depth review about what’s great and what’s not in these tablet/laptop hybrids

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON GIZMODO.COM

I’m a little embarrassed to admit how much I like the Surface RT. I wasn’t expecting a lot when I ordered it, but after a day of use, I realized … Read the rest »

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Featured App Reviews

Jul
6

Add This to Your Bucket List of Apps

 

Farmers running hand-picked crop harvesting operations can use a new app that can save them several hours per week in administration work. The app is called BucketLoad (http://bucketloadapp.com/) and it removes the administrative and preliminary accounting work.

So how does it work? The farmer can use a QR or barcode to scan a picker’s ID badge which … Read the rest »

Jan
16

Soybean Aphid App Helps Farmers Diagnose Infestation in the Field

The Aphid Advisor app is a decision-making tool to help determine whether a control action is warranted for Soybean Aphids (Aphis glycines) on soybeans in the province of Ontario, Canada. This app uses aphid and natural enemy numbers, as well as expected population growth rates, to indicate whether there are enough natural enemies to keep aphid populations below action thresholds or if an insecticide application may be needed.