Emerging Tech

With new recruiting app, the Army is going to tempt me yet

The Army releases a Web comic app for iPhone and Android that describes what it's like to be a soldier in the Army.

NASA explores augmented reality with Spacecraft 3D app

The app for Apple mobile devices lets users put themselves into robotic crafts exploring Mars or orbiting the moon, with more to come.

State & Local

Apple quits green IT program, putting government sales at risk

The company pulled its products from EPEAT, which is required for federal and other government buys. But the iPad and iPhone are exempt, for now at least.

Cybersecurity

Managing mobile security: There's no such thing as a free app

Trojan apps are the primary means of infecting mobile devices; the good news is that you can prevent installation of malicious apps on your device.

The 10 best federal mobile apps

Agencies are building digital government one app at a time. Here's a look at the best of the current crop.

Emerging Tech

The app to get agencies to start building apps

If some agencies need a push to start building public-facing apps, the Obama administration's digital strategy should get them going. In that way, it's kind of an app in itself.

Popular DOD desktop app ready for mobile devices

A DOD desktop-based tool that lets users set up and join meetings on the go is available as a mobile app for Android smart phones and tablets.

Siri, is this the end of all-you-can-eat bandwidth?

The days of unlimited wireless Internet plans are rapidly drawing to a close, and all those great mobile apps are to blame.

iPhone app programs your dreams

Sigmund, developed by a Harvard Ph.D. student, repeats selected words while you sleep.

Cybersecurity

Partnership develops encryption for federal mobile devices

Verizon and Cellcrypt will offer voice encryption for smart phones and tablets running the Android, BlackBerry and iOS operating systems.

VA looks beyond iPad pilot to 'hyper portable' era

The department is planning beyond its current mobile device pilot test for the day it fields as many as 100,000 mobile devices across the enterprise.

Will the iPhone 5 be made of Terminator-like liquid metal?

The next iPhone reportedly will be made of Liquidmetal, a material that might not do everything the T-1000 could but is still like nothing you've ever seen.

Cybersecurity

'Elite' hacker done in by everyday iPhone function

A hacker who posted racy photos gloating about his hack of police officers' home addresses didn't realize the pictures were GPS-tagged and time-stamped.

Android to surpass Windows as top OS by 2016, report says

PCs aren't going away, but IDC projects they'll be overshadowed by the growth of smart phones and tablets, a trend that's also creeping into government enterprises.

Emerging Tech

Tool can stop texting while driving in its tracks

Cellcontrol plugs into a user's vehicle and shuts its assigned phone off if the vehicle is moving, making it easy to enforce mobile policies.

Army opens an app store for iOS devices

The Army Software Marketplace prototype is a first step toward developing and delivering mobile apps to soldiers quickly.

VA beefs up smart-phone pilot program

The VA has expanded its pilot project to provide Washington, D.C.-area clinical personnel with iPhones and iPads.

New Apple tool helps configure, manage iPhones and iPads

The Apple Configurator is designed to help organizations manage large deployments.

3 big differences with Apple's new iPad

It's not called the "iPad 3," but it features some significant upgrades under the hood and on the screen.

ATF to drop BlackBerrys and switch to iPhones

The agency joins the march away from RIM products, which were once ubiquitous in government.

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