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ChronoAgent/Mac and ChronoMonitor/iOS updates available

ChronoAgent/Mac and ChronoMonitor/iOS updates available

Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has posted ChronoAgent 1.9.2, a maintenance update to their multipurpose app for local and cloud backup, bootable clone, and folder synchronizing.  The ChronoSync / ChronoAgent combination allows you to synchronize files...

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Total War: Warhammer   II now out for the Mac

Total War: Warhammer II now out for the Mac

Feral Interactive has announced that The Prophet & The Warlock DLC, for the epic fantasy strategy game Total War: Warhammer  II, is out now on macOS and Linux. It’s available from the Feral Store and Steam for $8.99. Additions to Total War: Warhammer include: °...

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QNAP launches TDS-16489U R2 NAS

QNAP launches TDS-16489U R2 NAS

QNAP Systems has launched the next-gen TDS-16489U R2 NAS that features dual Inte Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processors, and a dual OS system for businesses to flexibly deploy an operating system that fits their needs and goals.  Users can take advantage of the ZFS-based QES for...

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Gartner: global IT spending to grow 1.1% in 2019

Gartner: global IT spending to grow 1.1% in 2019

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1% from 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). “Currency headwinds fueled by the strengthening U.S. dollar have caused us to revise our 2019 IT...

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AI spending by retailers to reach $12 billion by 2023

AI spending by retailers to reach $12 billion by 2023

A new study from Juniper Research found that the global spending by retailers on AI services will reach $12 billion by 2023, up from an estimated $3.6 billion in 2019. The research group expects over 325,000 retailers to adopt AI technology over the period. According...

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Smartwatch market to see 16.4% CAGR through 2026

Smartwatch market to see 16.4% CAGR through 2026

The smartwatch market was valued at $12.45 billion in 2017 and expected to be growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.4% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com). In recent years, the...

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Kool Tools: TSP847II AirPrint POS printer

Kool Tools: TSP847II AirPrint POS printer

Star Micronics has launched the TSP847II AirPrint POS printer (https://star-emea.com/products/tsp847ii-airprint/). This printer, which costs approximately $400, follows the recently launched Star TSP654II AirPrint and is the first 112mm wide receipt, barcode, label...

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Kool Tools: BenQ’s InstaShow

Kool Tools: BenQ’s InstaShow

Meetings shouldn't be complicated or unproductive because of multi-step, "will-it-display or won't-it-display" screen sharing capabilities with access that can only be granted with downloaded apps or software and CIA-level security clearance through IT.  In a meeting,...

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Kool Tools: Pixelmator Photo for iPad

Kool Tools: Pixelmator Photo for iPad

The Pixelmator Team has launched the AI-powered Pixelmator Photo (https://www.pixelmator.com/photo/), a $4.99 app that gives photographers all the tools they need to edit photos on iPad. It sports a collection of nondestructive, desktop-class color adjustments, AI...

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Kool Tools: LaCie RAID storage solutions

Kool Tools: LaCie RAID storage solutions

At the 2019 NAB Show, LaCie announced two new storage solutions for creative professionals and prosumers. The new LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle and LaCie 2big RAID build on the brand’s record of efficient preservation of high-value, high-resolution digital imagery through...

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MacTech Pro San Francisco

MacTech Pro San Francisco

Join us at MacTech Pro San Francisco About the Event Date: May 22, 2019 Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule. Registration at 8:30am Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm. Location: TBA closer to the event. Sessions Chair: Neil Ticktin

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MacTech Pro Denver

MacTech Pro Denver

Join us at MacTech Pro Denver About the Event Date: April 24, 2019 Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule. Registration at 8:30am Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm. Location: TBA closer to the event. Sessions Chair: Weldon Dodd

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MacTech Pro Boston

MacTech Pro Boston

Join us at MacTech Pro Boston About the Event Date: April 3, 2019 Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule. Registration at 8:30am Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm. Location: Sheraton Commander Sessions Chair: Andy Espo

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MacTech Pro Seattle

MacTech Pro Seattle

Join us at MacTech Pro Seattle About the Event Date: March 13, 2019 Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule. Registration at 8:30am Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm. Location: Arctic Club Seattle Sessions Chair: JD Strong

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MacTech Pro Los Angeles

MacTech Pro Los Angeles

Join us at MacTech Pro Los Angeles About the Event Date: February 13, 2019 Time: All Day. See Detailed Schedule. Registration at 8:30am Sessions start at 9am. Day ends by 6pm. Location: Four Points Los Angeles Westside 5990 Green Valley Circle Culver City CA 90230...

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