Traditional desktops, your new Mac, pro apps for education, NASA code for free, FineReader Pro


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Traditional personal computers have stronger-than-expected showing in 2016 — Global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs) – comprised of traditional PCs (a combination of desktop, notebook, and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables) – are forecast to decline from a total of 435 million units in 2016 to 418.2 million units at the end of the forecast period in 2021, according to the Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC). This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -0.8%.

Your new Mac — So, you just brought home a shiny new Mac. You’ll find that your new computer is mostly ready to go out of the box. Still, there are a few things you should take care of before getting too settled in. These steps will help make sure you get the most out of your purchase, especially if you’re new to Macs. Here’s how you can enable Hey Siri, and if you just want to freshen up your older Mac, you can do that too. and just in case, here are 5 ways to avoid computer-related stress.

Apple Pro App bundle — Apple has bundled Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, and other Pro Apps for Education for NZ$329.99/US$199.99. The bundle includes all of the company’s pro software: Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion, Compressor, and MainStage. Purchased individually outside of the education channel, these apps would total about NZ$900 (US$629.95).

NASA offers free code in new software catalogue — Every year since 2014, NASA has published a software catalogue, NASA has just released a software catalogue with over 1000 free code samples divided into 15 categories like robotics, aeronautics, climate simulators, biological sensors and guidance systems. Although the code is free, some restrictions may apply. For some, any US citizen can apply to use it.

FineReader Pro for Mac makes it easy to manage documents — ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac allows you to easily edit, share, archive and search through your documents by turning them into popular electronic file formats, as well as copy and quote text from scans, PDFs and digital photos. By providing accurate text recognition, intelligent reconstruction of layout and formatting, and a straightforward interface, FineReader Pro for Mac offers a reliable alternative to manual retyping.

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