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Content tagged with Government posted in August 2011
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Samsung Secret Smartphone Weapon: LTE
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Long Term Evolution 4G is on tap for Samsung's next super phone, expected to be unveiled next week.
Online Tool Grades Feds On Efficiency
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Performance.gov site tracks the Obama administration's effort to create a more efficient and responsive federal government.
5 Succession Planning Lessons From Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Leadership guru Carmine Gallo offers tips from the Apple CEO transition that your enterprise would be wise to learn.
Android Licensing Terms Welcome Crapware
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
License for distributing Android gives enormous freedom to those making the phone. An unwanted software explosion has resulted.
Health IT On Congressional Chopping Block?
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Experts outline several ways that healthcare could be affected by deficit reduction committee's $2.4 trillion in cuts to federal spending.
Boost iOS Performance By Clearing Mobile Safari
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Here's how to clear Web history, cookies, and cache on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
How To Optimize Remote Desktop In Windows 7
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Here's how to optimize Remote Desktop settings in Windows 7 to speed up your connections.
Jobs's Legacy: 8 Reasons Apple Will Dominate The Decade
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
What Jive's IPO Says About Social Software Market
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Jive wants to use public offering to propel itself to enterprise social media greatness, but doesn't expect to make a profit for the foreseeable future.
NASA Robonaut R2 Tweets From Outer Space
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Robonaut, sent to International Space Station on Shuttle Discovery's last mission in February, powered up this week--and began talking in 140 characters or less.
Microsoft Shuffles Healthcare Leadership
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Michael Robinson named head of U.S. healthcare operations, while physician Dennis Schmuland becomes company's first chief health strategy officer.
Samsung Preps 7.7-Inch Tablet
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Clues suggest Samsung will roll out three new devices, including yet another Android-based tablet, at the IFA event in Berlin on September 1.
T-Mobile May Get iPhones In October
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
With the expected launch of the iPhone 5 this fall, will all major US carriers offer iOS phones?
Windows 8: Four New File Management Features Emerge
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Efficiently corralling and copying files has never been one of Windows' strong suits, but the next version could offer big improvements.
Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to trim IT budgets via cloud computing, data center and app consolidation, thin clients, enterprise licensing, and rigorous spending controls.
10 Key Steve Jobs Moments and Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/25/2011  | 
Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple became a technology leader and cultural force. Take a look back at some favorite Jobs moments and ideas.
Who Should Buy RIM?
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Mobile-watchers debate the merits of a sale to Google, Microsoft, or Samsung. Or does RIM need a buyout at all?
Apple's Past And Future: Analysis Around The Web
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
As Steve Jobs resigns, we all wonder what the next chapter will be for the technology company like no other. Here's a look at historic moments and pending questions.
Verizon Buys CloudSwitch, Targets Lock-In Fears
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
CloudSwitch buy gives telecom giant's Terremark unit software designed to ease the pain of cloud transitions and moves.
BlackBerry 7 Device Sales Off To Good Start
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Checks with AT&T and Sprint retail stores indicated that Research In Motion's new line of BlackBerry 7 smartphones is garnering interest from consumers.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
Microsoft Updates Zune To Support Mango
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Software now speeds updates and backups, changes media handling.
Oracle Has Fusion But PeopleSoft Lives On
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Despite plans for Fusion app 'coexistence,' Oracle will keep offering PeopleSoft releases after this week's update and a major release next year.
Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Tim Cook, who led Apple during Jobs's medical leave, has been selected to take over as CEO.
Apple's Jobs Resigns: The Speech We Wish He'd Given
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
During June's Apple WWDC, the thought was unavoidable: Was this the last time we'd see Steve Jobs on stage? Here's how I wish -- selfishly, of course -- he could have constructed his exit, one befitting of this unique man and company.
Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple's CEO, Names COO Tim Cook His Successor
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Pictured with cofounder Steve Wozniak in 2005, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned.
Google+ Gets +1 Button Connection
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Rewired +1 button on third-party websites lets users share site content with Google+ Circles.
Feds Seek Facebook App, Tools For Disaster Prep
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
As Hurricane Irene looms, federal agencies seek new applications and technology to help people better prepare for emergencies.
How Sprint iPhone Could Reshape Your Options
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
If the Apple iPhone becomes available from three of the top four U.S. wireless network operators--AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless--watch for pricing and plan changes.
Ford Shares Google+ Early Feedback
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Ford Social Media Director Scott Monty shares early customer reactions, and some business wishes, related to Ford's unique brand page on Google+.
Google Pays $500 Million Over Illegal Drug Ads
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Google says it should not have run online ads for Canadian pharmacies that illegally shipped drugs to U.S. consumers.
How Your Smartphone's Motion Gives Away Keystrokes
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Using a smartphone's accelerometers, security researchers achieved a 70% accuracy rate in deducing numeric keys pressed on a virtual keyboard.
Android Hackers Craft GingerMaster Rootkit
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
GingerMaster malware exploits Android, providing attackers with root-level access to the devices.
RIM Updates PlayBook OS, Bridge App
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Research In Motion is rolling out some significant updates to its tablet today. It also made the beta of the Native SDK for BlackBerry Tablet OS available to developers.
Windows Phone Tango Confirmed?
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Microsoft reported to be prepping a slimmed down version of its mobile OS for basic phones.
Oracle VM 3.0 Puts Muscle Into VMware Fight
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Third-generation Oracle VM server virtualization and management software emphasizes scalability, OVF support. But Oracle places a distant fourth in the marketshare race.
Apple Wins Samsung Phone Ban In Dutch Court
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Apple has won a strategic battle against rival Samsung--and Android--in a Dutch court, which has told the Korean company to stop importing select smartphones.
For SMB, Automated Time Tracking Creates Big Wins
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
How a small, virtual architecture firm specializing in green technology projects wins large federal contracts by automating its time and expense tracking.
Motorola, Google Deal Highlights Patent System Mess
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
The only people winning today are the attorneys; the rest of us merely see technology product delays, product doubts, and higher prices.
OneDesk Translates Customer Feedback Into R&D
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Platform for managing online and social contacts emphasizes business needs related to product and service development.
Mobile App Counts Don't Mean Much
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Most people spend the majority of their time with a very small number of programs, so don't be swayed by boasts of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps.
Change Search Default For Mobile Safari For iOS
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Here's the quickest way to change your default search engine in Mobile Safari for iOS.
New Facebook Privacy Controls, Sprint for iPhone 5, Sony NEX-5N and RIM's Curves: BYTE Newsbriefs
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
New Privacy Settings for Facebook, iPhone 5 to support Sprint service and RIM BlackBerry Curve smartphone news. August 23, 2011 BYTE Briefs.
Create A Custom Signature For Apple iPad Mail
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
It's easy to create a custom email signature with your Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Navy To Allow Use Of iPhones, iPads, Androids
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
iPhones, iPads, Android-based devices, and BlackBerry tablets soon will be approved for use on the Navy's unclassified network.
Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Self-service ElastiCache, an on-demand caching system, works with database applications and application servers to boost response times.
IBM Develops Better Flood Prediction System
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Ready for flood modeling as a service? Check out how IBM and researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are trying to give earlier flood warnings.
NASA Invests $175 Million In Next-Gen Space Technologies
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Space agency plans to build an optical communications system, an atomic clock, and a solar sail as part of its Technology Demonstration Missions.
Cheap iPhone 4 Coming In Weeks
Commentary  |  8/23/2011  | 
A less expensive iPhone 4 with only 8GB of storage is already being manufactured in Asia, reports say. Sprint looks to be in line to distribute the iPhone 5.
Earthquake Fails To Halt NYSE Trading
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Half-billion dollar tech upgrade in state-of-the-art data centers helps exchange weather physical and virtual shocks.
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