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Cool App-titude: T2 Mood Tracker

November 2, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

A free smart phone app makes it easier for service members and veterans to track their emotional health after deployments.

Cool App-titude: A Story Before Bed

October 26, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: Apps4Africa

October 19, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: 5-0 Radio

October 12, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

A new iPhone app attracting close to 80,000 new users each day taps into a huge collection of live police, firefighter, aircraft, railroad, marine, emergency and ham radios.

Cool App-titude: MilPay

October 5, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

No more guessing games when it comes to military pay. The MilPay app for the iPhone and iPad breaks down basic pay, housing allowances and special pay using official data from the Defense Department.

Cool App-titude: Plane Finder AR

September 21, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The latest example of augmented reality is the Plane Finder AR app, which can instantly find the flight number, speed, altitude and more of an aircraft overhead.

Cool App-titude: Survival Pocket Reference

September 7, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Outdoor enthusiasts now have access to the Defense Department's 500-page publication titled "Survival, Evasion and Recovery" with the click of a button. The iPhone app Survival Pocket Reference teaches users the survival skills implemented in the wild by the U.S. armed forces.

Cool App-titude: AMVETS Mobile

August 31, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

American Veterans (AMVETS) announced a new mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry that allows veterans to locate AMVETS posts, find their local service officer, connect with headquarters and research veterans' issues.

Cool App-titude: Stress Relief for Wounded Warriors

August 24, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The Defense Department's medical branch creates an iPhone application called iBreathe to help military personnel and veterans handle stressful situations by practicing relaxed breathing.

Cool App-titude: Power in the Cloud

August 17, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Google introduces two new mobile apps for Android devices that take advantage of cloud computing infrastructure and advanced wireless connectivity.

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