• New smartphones? Lots of reasons not to bother

    Smartphones and other “cool” gadgets may have killed off what came before them, but now they are starting to show their age.

  • Apple + VA? The very idea sounds cuckoo

    Why does the Department of Veterans Affairs need Apple for mobile electronic health record, and why should Apple get a prescription cut?

  • What the world needs: A good $99 smart phone

    Smart phones keep getting significantly more expensive, but enough people feel, what choice do I have? We need them in order to communicate.

  • WiFi with WPS and beyond – October 20, 2018

    WiFi devices with WPS, WiFi range extender options, inkjet printer cartridge ripoff (HP and Epson), Profiles in IT (Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of Yelp), Apple watch not used to record Khashoggi killing, App of the Week (Be My Eyes), Idea of the Week (hurricane damage photos online), and all Apple user data can now be downloaded for review.

  • What federal digital services need: Simplicity

    Online services are supposed to be uncomplicated. It’s the programmer’s job to mask complexity.

  • Marketing is everything

    IT marketing legend Regis McKenna joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center for a wide ranging discussion of his marketing philosophy and his experiences in working with clients Apple, Intel, 3Com and other companies in Silicon Valley in the 1970s and 80s. September 10, 2018

  • Can a corpse’s face unlock the deceased’s new iPhone?

    Given the new iPhone’s price, federal CIOs may decide to wait for its security features.

  • Brick and mortar: Where industry acts like government

    The government has a history of building monumental projects. In that sense, it’s always acted like great American companies.

  • Trump: ‘Bold thinking’ is needed to solve federal IT challenges

    The White House kicked off tech week by hosting 18 private sector technology leaders from companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google at the American Technology Council meeting.

  • As DIUx expands, it starts putting money where its mouth is

    DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental fell on hard times, but it could be hitting a resurgence.