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Slideshow: 12 Worst Government Websites
Employees not using the browser will be "strongly encouraged" to use Firebox on Linux, Mac and Windows laptops and desktops.
• Google, Microsoft Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds
• There's No (New) Internet Kill Switch
• Slideshow: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers
Review: Dan Bricklin's Note Taker HD Puts The "Pad" in iPad
Note Taker HD, from Visicalc founder and productivity software entrepreneur Dan Bricklin, is a work of art. This is how you should take notes on a tablet. It takes getting used to, but it is ideal for many tasks, and will quickly become a necessity for any iPad owner.
Google VoIP App Draws Petition
Users of Google Voice call for the release of a voice-over-IP desktop client for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs.
IBM Developing VA Online Claims System
Under the $9.1 million development contract awarded by the Veteran's Administration, IBM will build a system to allow veterans to file disability claims online.
Botnet Viruses Target Symbian Smatphones
Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson smartphones are among those running the two Symbian operating systems vulnerable to attack according to NetQin.
iPad, Kindle Slow Reading Speed
People read books much faster on paper than on the Apple iPad or Amazon Kindle a study from the Nielsen Norman Group shows.
Military Charges Intelligence Analyst For Wikilinks Video
Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence analyst, is alleged to have leaked diplomatic cables and controversial video and downloading classified documents to his computer.
Netflix, Relativity Media Partner On Streaming Movie Service
Select films from the Hollywood studio will be available from Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service before they are available on HBO, Showtime and other pay channels.
Google News Readers Flee To Canada Edition
Unhappy with the redesigned Google News, some users in the U.S. who prefer the old design are configuring Google News to display the version intended for Canadians.
Microsoft Aims To Alleviate Health IT Cloud Concerns
Healthcare providers still have many reservations about the security of cloud computing for electronic medical records and mission-critical apps.
Apple App Store Suffers Hack Attack
Company insists user data has not been compromised, but is nonetheless advising customers to watch for suspicious transactions.
InformationWeek SMB Integrates With InformationWeek
By Benjamin Tomkins
The technology resource for small and midsize business is now fully integrated with InformationWeek to provide users with even broader technology resources.
Sharepoint Deployments Arise in an Ad-Hoc Manner
By Paul Korzeniowski
Small and medium businesses are forging ahead with SharePoint deployments. The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) found that more than two out of every corporations are now using the product, however, most have done so without crafting a formal business plan or going through a rigorous cost justification process.
HP Campaign Highlights SMB Printing Choices
By Lamont Wood
Laser printers are cheaper than using printing services, emphasizes HP campaign. But if you look at their figures, inkjets are cheaper than lasers.
Andy Grove: Knowledge Work Isn't Enough
By Chris Murphy
Intel co-founder Andy Grove doesn't have all the answers in his Bloomberg column on "How to Make an American Job Before It's Too Late." But he makes one opinion clear: The U.S. can't innovate if it doesn't also build stuff.
Palm Trying To Boost App Ecosystem
By Ed Hansberry
It is debatable as to what is more important, the smartphone platform or the apps available for it. While the platform maker can't do much to the OS itself in the short or even medium term, they can help move the applications. Palm is taking a two pronged approach to increasing the number of apps as well as how fast they move out of the WebOS App Catalog.