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Carlos A. Soto

Carlos A. Soto is a former GCN Lab technology analyst.

Avoiding Facebook regrets: Keep your friends close

The stories, rumors and media coverage about Facebook flubs might be enough to drive you away from social media for good, especially if you work for the government, where attention to proper risk management is second to none.


HTC Evo's 4G service takes smart phones to new dimensions

The Evo is hands-down a Reviewer’s Choice winner in this roundup because of two crucial things: the device's bountiful jaw-dropping features and the outstanding performance of those features on the device.


Samsung Captivate makes good use of its Android OS

For most agencies, the Captivate would be a perfect mobile device because it walks a careful balance between the easy-to-manage BlackBerry and the power and capabilities of the Evo.


iPhone 4.0 a great device that deserves better reception

Despite its problems with AT&T, the iPhone’s easy-to-use navigation and sleek construction makes it easy to overlook the antenna nightmares. I reviewed a $199, 16G unit running Version 4.0.1 of Apple's iPhone operating system and found it hard to criticize anything else about the phone.


5 smart choices in smart phones

We tested five new models, including one with 4G capabilities, and finds they have a lot for offer on-the-job users. Android phones come out on top.

Digital Government

5 top security suites for teleworkers

Agencies are requiring robust home security software for the growing number of people working from home. The GCN Lab reviews five antivirus and antispam suites that can handle the job.

Digital Government

iPad: 10 reasons feds should be eager

The GCN Lab finds 10 reasons why feds will love the iPad, starting with a couple of things it doesn't have.

Digital Government

iPad: 10 reasons feds should be wary

The GCN Lab has offered 10 reasons(plus a bonus reason) why iPads would be good for government use. But what's right for one user isn't always right for another. So here are 10 reasons why government employees might want to take a pass.