VA apps

Mobile apps are key to VA's New Models of Care program

The department is piloting programs to help developers get their apps up to VA's standards. Note to developers: Know your Scrum.

BOINC

Now, Android phones can help solve the mysteries of the universe

Berkeley makes room for the OS on its BOINC grid so owners can lend their idle computing time to research projects.

cracked phone

Phun with Phones: 3 ways to phreak Android, iOS

The convergence of computing and mobile telephony has made smartphones the new frontier of cybersecurity, with a host of new vulnerability research presented at this year’s Black Hat Briefings.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh launches first-of-its-kind Wi-Fi network for inland waterways

The Wireless Waterways Project reportedly is the first to bring wireless IP communications to inland ports and could spread across the country.

Lenovo Helix

Lenovo's rip-and-flip Helix could find a place in the mobile office

The company's new ThinkPad covers the bases as both a tablet and laptop.

e-authentication

E-authentication: What IT managers will be focusing on over the next 18 months

The moves to cloud computing and shared databases are among the factors driving e-authentication.

Lenovo Helix functions as an ultrabook but with a detachable tablet screen

Lenovo shows off high-performance, rip-and-flip laptop/tablet

The Helix, with an Intel Core processor and running Windows 8, functions as an ultrabook, but with a detachable tablet screen.

BlackBerry Q10

With Q10, BlackBerry makes a last stand for agency users

With an old-school keyboard, BlackBerry security and new management features, the Q10 meets government's twin demands for productivity and personalization.

HP Slate 21 Android desktop computer

Will an Android on the desktop take off for government users?

HP is set to debut the Slate21, an Android-based desktop with a low-cost upgrade path and options for user sharing that could put it in the government buy basket.

Agency officials in meeting with tablets

5 tablets to tackle government work

No matter their intended purpose, there are some features of the tablet form factor that every agency needs to consider. We take a look at five models — the Apple iPad, Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security, Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet2, Microsoft Surface Pro and Panasonic ToughPad — and see how their features match up with agency needs.

Spatial data analysis on Esri map

SAP, Esri offering a unified view for data, geospatial analysis

SAP business intelligence and mobile platforms will integrate with Esri ArcGIS.

Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1

Tablets for government: Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1

Panasonic's ToughPad FZ-G1 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet rugged enough to be used in practically any environment. But when multiple options are in use, its power consumption might be an issue.


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