iPhone 6S Plus – AgNerd Precision Tool

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Apps, Gadgets, technology

In keeping with tradition, I have a new iPhone. Partially because I need one, but mostly because I want one. This iPhone 6S Plus agriblogging tool just continues to get better. I use mine for work, how about you? Is the screen big enough to supplant using an iPad on the farm? This is not meant to be a complete … Read More

AFS Connect Keeps Farmers in Control

Lizzy SchultzCase IH, Dealers, Displays, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Gadgets, Harvesting, Mobile, Uncategorized, Wireless

The minds behind Advanced Farming Systems(AFS), the Case IH precision software system, are always looking to keep their customers connected. The AFS Connect System is allowing them to do that. AFS Connect is telematics; it’s a modem, inside a vehicle, that allows a farmer to wirelessly communicate with that vehicle by providing them dashboard access to their equipment on any … Read More

Ag Leader Introduces Electric Drive

Lizzy SchultzAg Leader, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Gadgets, Harvesting, Uncategorized

Ag Leader Technology is proud to introduce a new row-by-row electric drive product to its SeedCommand™ planter control line. The electric drive option will offer growers reliable individual seed shut-off, as well as precise, row-by-row control of planter performance to incorporate variable rate planting on a per row basis. It will provide the ability for growers to make instant adjustments … Read More

AgNerd Cloud – My Take on Apple Watch

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Apps, Gadgets

I’ve finally had a chance to put some thoughts in writing about my ZimmWatch (Apple Watch). AgNerds have been bugging me to get it done. I’ll be interested to see if it is a discussion point at next week’s InfoAg Conference. I’ve been wearing it for over a month now. I’ve traveled with it and worn it throughout the day … Read More

Will Apple Watch be Useful Precision Tool

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Gadgets, ZimmWatch

My Apple Watch just arrived this week and I have completed setup with a personal Apple assistant (nice touch Apple). I’ll need to practice but I’ve already made and received texts on it, a phone call, snapped a photo remotely with my iPhone and set up my activity goals. I already got reminded to stand and walk around for a … Read More

AgNerd Cloud – Apple Watch App from Agworld

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Apps, Audio, Gadgets

AgNerd’s everywhere, rejoice! You will soon have an app to use when you get your new Apple Watch thanks to AgWorld. Agworld, a leading global information management and cloud collaboration software for growers and consultants, announced that it is developing an app for the Apple Watch in response to the growing demand for a new breed of field-ready, connected apps. … Read More

2015 World Backup Day

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, computers, Gadgets, technology

Hey AgNerds when was the last time you backed up your computer? Your phone? Your tablet? Your memory cards? All your field data? Hopefully you know the answer to that. If you haven’t then do it today – World Backup Day. This infographic was sent to me by Cloudwards. Click on it to see the rest of the graphic. March … Read More

Google Glass Out on the Farm

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Apps, Audio, Gadgets, Glass, Mobile, technology

It’s time to get a ZimmGlass update. Actually, this is more of a wearable technology update that includes Google Glass. My guest in this week’s ZimmCast podcast is Bruce Rasa, TekWear, LLC. You might have met Bruce on a program somewhere demonstrating Google Glass. Bruce has been using Glass longer than I have and in more places. He’s demonstrated it … Read More

A Keyboard for Your iPhone 5

Chuck ZimmermanGadgets

If you wanted one I hope you ordered it in time. After several weeks of using my iPhone 5S with a Typo Keyboard I’m ready to let you know what I think. But first you need to know that sales of the device are on hold right now. I guess this is due to a lawsuit filed by Blackberry. Hope … Read More

Starting to Work with Glass

Chuck ZimmermanGadgets, Glass, technology

Like a story out of the future, except that it is now, comes The ZimmGlass Project. At least that’s what I’m calling it for now. What is it? We’re going to find out together over a period of time in which I experiment with Google Glass! Glass is basically a computer you wear on your face but that’s just just … Read More