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A Mobile App Store for America's Not-Quite-Mobile Army

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 28 2011

Wired's Spencer Ackerman takes a peek inside the U.S. Army's very own app store, to be released soon if it get get internal approval: Called Army Marketplace, it’ll start off featuring the few dozen applications that ... Read More

White House Mobile Program Adds Android and Pokes, Because You People Really Like Your Portable Devices

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 19 2011

Image credit: The White House If you should so choose, you now have the ability to get your iPhone to buzz whenever President Obama is about to speak. That's one of the upgrades that the White House has announced ... Read More

App into Your Inner Neanderthal

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 4 2011

From the 'Really, there's an app for that?' file comes the Smithsonian's MEanderthal: "Do you look like your relatives? Your prehistoric relatives? Try morphing yourself backward in time with MEanderthal. You might ... Read More

The Guardian Project: Building Mobile Security for a Dangerous World

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 31 2011

Guardian Project founder Nathan Freitas; photo by Nancy Scola. Read More

A Day to Explore Mobile Citizening

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 30 2011

Something for your calendar, perhaps. Coming up on April 16th is the MobileCitizen Summit in DC, "a [free] one-day learning laboratory for those interested in applying mobile technologies to empower, fuel and drive ... Read More

Your Own Personal Mobile Phone Kill Switch

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 28 2011

Equipping activists with a cell phone nuclear option to wipe out their phone contents is one of the more prevalent ideas floating around the mobile activism space. Fast Company's Gregory Ferenstein profiles one ... Read More

Android for Activists

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Here's a new visual update on the state of the intriguing Guardian Project, an effort to turn Android-based mobile devices into secure reporting mechanisms for use by journalists, activists, and normal folk. Read More

Plea Made to Apple Over 'Gay Alternative' App

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Another dust-up over Apple Inc. allowing a potentially objectionable app into the iTunes store, this time one from Exodus International geared towards "freedom from homosexuality." has a petition of ... Read More

The IRS iPhone App Has Dropped

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 25 2011

The Internal Revenue Service, in your pocket. No word yet on whether the iTunes store takes a cut. (Kidding.) There's an Android version, too. Read More

Proposed U.S. House Rules Welcome (Quiet) Mobile Devices to the Floor

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 23 2010

So, it looks like, yep, iPads are indeed coming to the floor of the House of Representatives, at least as long as the rules changes proposed by the incoming Republican leadership are adopted as they stand. Read More