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Cool App-titude: Sidecastr

November 13, 2012
Rachel Eisenhower

Thanks to Twitter, watching your favorite TV show can be a social experience. Thousands of celebrities, cast members and fans now tweet during episodes of popular shows, and a new iPad app gathers all that commentary in one place.

The Sidecastr app is a free service that captures tweets, comments and conversations posted during live broadcasts. It then filters out the best commentary and presents it in a visual timeline with screen shots from the show.

Whether you're watching a show live or catching up after the fact, the app lets you in on the conversation.

The app automatically detects what you're watching in order to play the live-captured tweets. You can organize your timeline by adding or customizing the sources of content. The app filters the tweets to eliminate spam and redundancy, and super fans help to curate the comments, giving you the highlights.

Currently, the app collects tweets for a variety of popular shows, including the Walking Dead, Glee and the Voice. It also includes special broadcast events.

Download the free app from the iTunes App Store.

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Cool App-titude: PollTracker

October 2, 2012
Rachel Eisenhower

Election day will be here before we know it, and the free PollTracker app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad puts the latest data in the palm of your hand.

PollTracker, created by TPM Media, provides tools to track the 2012 election in real time and presents the results in a graphic interface. From the presidency to seats in Congress, the app content covers every race.

Top features include: a curated list of the latest polls in the nation’s most heated races; swing state averages; breakdowns of key voting blocks; candidate information; historical charting of the race; a search function; and push notifications for new polls.

Forbes named it one of the “5 Essential Mobile Apps for Election Season.”

Download the free app from the iTunes App Store.

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Cool App-titude: Sesame Street for Military Families

September 18, 2012
Rachel Eisenhower

The free Sesame Street for Military Families app gives service members and their loved ones the resources they need to handle challenging situations, such as deployments and homecomings. The program, developed by Sesame Street for the iPhone and iPad, features videos, articles and parent guides in both English and Spanish. Download it from the iTunes App Store. An Android version is expected in the coming weeks.

Watch a tour of the app here:

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Cool App-titude: TED

September 11, 2012
Rachel Eisenhower

The free TED app for iPad, iPhone and Android offers users more than 1,000 talks from professionals around the world. Created by TED Conferences, the program includes a searchable library of presentations on everything from science to medicine, business and music. Download the app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Watch a full tour of the TED app here:

 

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Cool App-titude: Military and Money

August 21, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

This free iPhone app helps service members and their families take control of their personal finances with videos, articles and interactive tools. It covers financial situations ranging from deployment to retirement and purchasing a home.

Cool App-titude: Khan Academy

August 7, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

With this free education app, knowledge is literally at your fingertips. The Khan Academy iPad app features more than 3,200 videos from the nonprofit organization's extensive library.

Cool App-titude: scrambls

July 31, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Encrypt tweets and send them to select groups or individuals with the scrambls app for the iPhone or iPad. The app gives you total control over your online privacy on Twitter.

Cool App-titude: Pulse News

July 10, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

The Pulse News app for iPad and Android takes a visual twist on traditional RSS feeds. It provides all your content in one place with a focus on photographs to catch your eye, and it's one of the most popular news apps on the market.

Cool App-titude: DocsTeach

June 5, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Think you're a history buff? Put yourself to the test with the DocsTeach app for iPad that presents challenges based on documents from the U.S. National Archives.

Cool App-titude: IED IMPACT

May 29, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

The IED IMPACT app for iPad provides wounded warriors with a way to connect with and give back to their units. The program is designed specifically to serve the counter-improvised explosive device (IED) community.

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