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Cool App-titude: Apps for Army Competition

July 27, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: Google App Inventor

July 20, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

You don't have to be a programmer to write programs. Just ask the team that created the Google App Inventor-a free application that helps users create new apps with simple drag and drop elements.

Cool App-titude: PTSD Support

July 13, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

An app created by the online support community Hope for One aims to provide support for military veterans and their families struggling with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Cool App-titude: Tap Into Congress

July 6, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The MyCongress app available for the iPad and iPhone helps users get in touch with members of congress with a tap of their finger.

Cool App-titude: U.S. Armed Forces

June 29, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: Vcommunicator Mobile

June 22, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: GORequest Government Help

June 15, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: Aiming for Accuracy

June 8, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: The Untappable Apps

June 1, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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.

Cool App-titude: Keeper

May 5, 2010
By H. Mosher

It happens to everyone. You carefully devise a password that only you can understand or remember, complete with random strings, mixed capitals and a smattering of numerals and special characters. But the catch is that you have a different version for every single site you log into. And with more and more sites asking you to log in, that's more and more passwords.

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