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Sharp Electronics Group has released their Slim Sized Series colour document systems.
Their size has been made possible through a range of technologies including a high performance lens, downsized scanning unit, side-by-side toner cartridges and a reduction in overall parts. The two new models, the MX-C250 and MXC300W systems, are capable of output speeds of up to 30 ppm and offer print, copy, scan and fax features. The compact sizes of these models make them easy to fit into tight workspaces without sacrificing the advanced technology that provides professional quality output. The MX-C300W also offers a wide array of standard wireless features that will help streamline business. Users can easily scan or print from up to five wireless devices such as a PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet simultaneously. With Sharpdesk Mobile or standard wireless communication protocols, users can easily communicate with the MX-C300W without a wired connection.
Apple Mac Pro


Apple’s allnew Mac Pro, redesigned from the inside out, provides high performance in an aluminium enclosure that is just 25.1 cm tall and one-eighth the volume of the previous generation. Mac Pro features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz and two workstation class AMD FirePro GPUs that deliver up to eight times the graphics performance of the previous generation Mac Pro. PCIe-based flash storage delivers sequential read speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional desktop hard drives, and ECC DDR3 provides up to 60 GBps of memory bandwidth for seamlessly editing full resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background. The new Mac Pro supports for up to 36 high-performance peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.


MYOB PayDirect is a new app from MYOB that is designed
to turn small businesses’ smartphones into payments
terminals. The initial release comprises a free mobile app
that enables business owners to take Visa and Mastercard
credit card payments. The app has two modes: Paymentsonly,
enabling any SME to accept customer payments while
on the road; and Integrated, here the app integrates
with AccountRight Live and enables clients to raise
invoices, manage debtors and contacts, as well as take
payments. Integration with the MYOB Essentials range and
many additional features will follow over subsequent months


The Kogan Agora HD Mini 3G
tablet features a quad-core
1.2 GHz processor, an HD
(1024×768) 7.85 inch IPS
LCD touchscreen, 16 GB of
internal storage (expandable to
another 48 GB via a microSD
card), an 8 MP rear-camera
and a 5 MP front camera. It
also features 3G connectivity
and is priced at under $200.