A national challenge is seeking mobile apps that can make public information more accessible to underserved populations. Enter your best solution for a shot at up to $100,000 in prizes.
In the first article of a four-part SIGNAL semaphore series, the Internet of the future is envisioned, examined and its implementation explained by leaders of industry.
Military personnel serving overseas can record a bedtime story and send it to their children for free thanks to an iPhone app called A Story Before Bed. The program offers 100,000 free recordings to help troops connect with loved ones back home.
The Apps4Africa competition hosted by the U.S. State Department challenged innovators in Africa to find 21st century solutions to everyday issues, and a panel of judges recently selected the winning apps.
Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $6 million cooperative agreement for administration and management of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency App Store as part of the Transformative Apps Program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Apps for the Army contest winners and the Army chief information officer talk about the winning apps and what these developments mean for the future of the Army.
With $30,000 up for grabs and more than 50 entries, the U.S. Army's app-development challenge will be a fight to the finish when the winners are announced next week at the LandWarNet Conference in Tampa, Florida.
The MyCongress app available for the iPad and iPhone helps users get in touch with members of congress with a tap of their finger.
An iPhone app receiving high ratings could prove to be a one-stop shop for users serving in the U.S. military, their families, veterans and anyone interested in the topic.
Deployed forces can increase their knowledge of the language and culture in Iraq and Afghanistan with the click of a button, according to Vcom3D, the developer of the iPhone app Vcommunicator Mobile Language & Culture.
The new GORequest app for the iPhone makes it easy for users to tap into their locality and report problems fast. Users select an issue, snap a picture and submit with the click of a button.
The creator of an app called BulletFlight claims it could improve the accuracy of military snipers in training by calculating the trajectory of a bullet's flight path to ensure users hit the target.
Early last week, an independent computer security researcher known as Moxie Marlinspike launched two apps that they claim make phones untappable. The free, public betas for Google's Android mobile platform are called RedPhone and TextSecure.
I keep up with all things social media and Web 2.0 related by reading Mashable, one of the largest blogs focused specifically on these topics. Now fans like me can read Mashable on the go with the Mashable iPhone app. The free tool allows users to browse by channel, category, tag or author; share stories via e-mail, Twitter or Facebook; save stories to read offline later; and more.
Fans of the magazine Popular Science--and those who are interested in science and technology--will enjoy the magazine's app, PopSci Reader.
You don't have to be a dummy to need help preparing for a test. The ASVAB Practice for Dummies app helps future warfighters get the best score possible on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam. The application, which costs $9.99, offers three full-length practice tests; study tips; practice questions in several categories such as communication, technical skills and arithmetic; and more.
You know it's coming--tax season. There's a reason I went into publishing: I'm terrible at math. So for people with poor accounting skills like me, tools like the H&R Block Tax Answers app are a lifesaver.
I'm a fan of all things Discovery: Animal Planet, TLC, and of course the Science and Military channels. So I'm particularly excited about the Discovery News iPhone application.
Army Technology Live is the U.S. Army RDECOM's blog. Its purpose is to inform the public about Army initiatives and technologies and to showcase the work produced by the Army technology team. Now the command has launched a free iPhone application.
Those of us on the East Coast are probably tired of looking at snow, but even if you're located elsewhere on the planet, you can download the NASA Images iPhone app for a variety of gorgeous sights.