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Japan disaster provides opportunity for scammers

Technology has changed the way the world responds to natural disasters such as the Japan earthquake but it can also lead to big opportunities for scam artists.

App of the week: Accela Analytics for iPad

Enterprise functionality for government is starting to come to tablets, and Accela Analytics is on the forefront of the coming wave.

VA improving IT performance, CIO says

After two years, CIO Roger Baker says he's seeing improvements in VA's troubled IT operations.

Kundra's $2,000 mobile subsidy: What can it really get you?

In a casual aside at an AFCEA breakfast in late February, federal CIO Vivek Kundra mentioned the possibility of a $2,000 subsidy for federal employee mobile purchases. Is $2,000 enough? Let's look at the numbers.

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State Department's mobile and Web apps go global

The State Department begins publicity on its new Apps@State program to develop mobile and Web applications around the world.

Device of the week: Motorola Xoom

Introducing Dan's Device Of The Week. Today: the Motorola Xoom, the first tablet-optimized Android Honeycomb device.

iPad 2: What can it really do for your agency?

Everyone is talking about the iPad 2, but where's the killer app for government?

Smart-phone apps keeps track of feds' sick days

The Geico Federal Leave Record app is a smart-phone version of the paper leave card the company has been giving federal employees since 1960.

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Kundra suggests feds get $2,000 subsidy for mobile devices

Federal employees typically carry both agency-issued and personal smart phones and it might make sense to leverage their personal devices, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says.

Your brain on cell phones: Give it to me straight, doc.

A study by the National Institutes of Health details increased glucose metabolism in the brain when using a cell phone. But doctors don't know what that means, either.

Smart phone security: Beware the Swisha Splash Boys

A lot of federal employees ride the train. A lot of smart phones are stolen from train riders. There is a good chance that your phone will have some information on it that you do not want to become public knowledge.

Intel's mobile struggles continue as it clings to MeeGo

Intel showed a developer build of a MeeGo tablet at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. With the platform dead in the water after the Nokia/Microsoft partnership, Intel has left a lot of people scratching their heads wondering why.

Quad-core revolution for mobile devices – leaving PC chips in the dust?

Think the new dual-core ARM-based processors are slick? According to chipmakers Nvidia and Qualcomm, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Nokia jumps from burning platform straight into the arms of Microsoft

Nokia and Microsoft announced that the companies will form a partnership where Windows Phone 7 will power all of Nokia's high-end smart phones and work together on a mobile road map.

Will the BlackBerry PlayBook run Android apps?

There have been rumors floating around that Research In Motion is trying to find a way to run Android applications on its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PC.

HP brings Palm back from the brink with TouchPad

Hewlett-Packard is looking to make its acquisition of Palm pay off by announcing a new tablet device, the TouchPad, along with two new smart phones.

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A peek at the future of enterprise IT

The Consumer Electronics Show has become a harbinger of things to come for enterprise IT.

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Governor takes cell phones away from employees

California Gov. Jerry Brown, saying he doesn't see why most state employees need cell phones on the job, has issed an order to collect half of the 96,000 state-issued phones, in a move designed to save $20 million.

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House floor could get gadget-happy

BlackBerrys, iPads and smartphones could soon be showing up on the floor of the House, under new rules introduced by House Republican leaders.

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What the mobile revolution means for enterprise IT

Here's how smart enterprise IT shops are preparing for the new age of mobile computing.

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