Tag Archive: Federal


New Federal Bill Wants All Phone Makers To Include A ‘Kill Switch’

Four Democratic senators have proposed a federal law that would require all smartphone manufacturers to include a mandatory “kill switch” for their devices in the event that they are stolen. The bill would give users the ability to remote wipe…Read more ›    

Apple’s iMessage Encryption Is So Good Not Even Federal Agencies Can Crack It

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Do you ever worry that federal agencies might be hacking into your smartphone to read your text messages and listen to your calls? Then you’re probably up to no good, but you can sleep easy if all of your dirty business deals are carried out through iMessage on your iOS device.

Apple’s iMessage encryption is so good, not even federal agencies are able to crack it.

An internal Drug Enforcement Administration  [Read More…]

Federal Judge Tosses Out Apple’s Lawsuit Against Motorola Mobility

Thankfully, it’s been some time since I’ve written about an Apple patent lawsuit, however, that doesn’t mean they’ve magically disappeared. The latest in Apple’s crusade against Google (via Motorola Mobility), leads us to a U.S. District Court in Madison, Wisconsin. Apple was slated to go up against Motorola Mobility with allegations of unfair licensing practices, however, Judge Barbara Crabb has dismissed Apple’s lawsuit with prejudice — meaning the case is over  [Read More…]

Apple Agrees To Pay Swiss Federal Railway Service For Purloined iOS 6 Clock Design

What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander. Apple gives other companies a lot of flack for ripping off their intellectual property, but in iOS 6, they ripped off the design of a classic clock designed by Hans Hilfiker which has been both trademarked and copyrighted by the Swiss Federal Railway Service.

It seems unlikely that the transgression was willful, but it was still sloppy of Apple  [Read More…]

New Federal Rules Show The Impact of the iPhone and iPad on Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acknowledges the success of iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices in healthcare in new EHR rules.

The success of devices like the iPhone and iPad in healthcare has become so pronounced that the Department of Health And Human Services has begun to single-out the use mobile devices as part of the meaningful use requirements for electronic health records (EHR) systems. In addition to identifying  [Read More…]

New Federal Rules Show The Impact of the iPhone and iPad on Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acknolodge the success of iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices in healthcare in new EHR rules.

The success of devices like the iPhone and iPad in healthcare has become so pronounced that the Department of Health And Human Services has begun to single-out the use mobile devices as part of the meaningful use requirements for electronic health records (EHR) systems. In addition to identifying  [Read More…]

Seven Surprisingly Helpful iOS App Development Tips From Federal Agencies

What lessons can businesses and app developers learn from the federal government?

The U.S. federal government may not be where you’d expect to see mobile innovation or find good app development suggestions. While there’s still a public sector bureaucracy in government, a number of government agencies are beginning to develop new ways to connect with citizens and invest in mobile technologies for internal use.

Granted, most agencies are doing so because of  [Read More…]

Another Federal Agency Ditches BlackBerries For More Functional iPhones

Despite RIMs reassurances to developers at this weeks Mobile World Congress, the mass exodus of its government customers continued as another U.S. federal agency announced that it would ditch BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone. The agency in question is The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which announced that it will be abandoning the BlackBerry and RIM services beginning this month. As the agency revealed its plans, RIM  [Read More…]

Carrier IQ Probably Violated Federal Wiretap Laws In Millions Of Cases

Carrier IQs not having a good day. The invasive keylogging software which comes installed on over 140 million Android, Nokia and Blackberry smartphones is embroiled in controversy, and its not just creepy its probably illegal, and Senator Al Franken who once grilled Apple over the so-called LocationGate is now demanding answers.   First, according to Paul  [Read More…]

Australian Federal Court Overturns Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban

The Australian Federal courts ruled in favor of Samsungs appeal to a previously Apple won injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. Australians can finally love themselves some Galaxy Tab 10.1 again. The court unanimously overturned Justice Annabelle Bennets ruling last month that banned Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being sold in Australia. According to the ruling Samsung will be able to launch the Galaxy Tab provided it keeps accounts of all transactions involving that device  [Read More…]