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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.

Cool App-titude: PerDiem

April 27, 2010
By H. Mosher

The U.S. Government's per diem rate determines how business expenses can be reimbursed for government employees and many other business travelers as well. But rates vary from city to city, and country to country, especially in metropolitan areas, and if you're anything like me, you have to look up the mileage reimbursement rate every single time you need it. The PerDiem app, which works with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, takes all that information and integrates it with the GPS/Location Services function of the device to make finding per diem-friendly establishments easier. It also includes a mileage calculator  and an overall trip calculator. Limitations noted by reviewers on the App Store include not being able to save favorite locations and a lack of military installations. Annual updates to reflect fiscal year requirements are also necessary. But for 99 cents, it can be very helpful on the go. PerDiem is available from the iTunes Store. These sites are not affiliated with AFCEA or SIGNAL Magazine, and we are not responsible for the content or quality of the products offered. When visiting new Web sites, please use proper Internet security procedures

Cool App-titude: The Constitution of the United States

April 20, 2010
By H. Mosher

Ever have one of those moments where you wished you could have simply pulled the U.S. Constitution out of your pocket? Now you can, with the Constitution for iPhone and iPod Touch. This app includes all of the Articles, the Bill of Rights, and all the Amendments.

Cool App-titude: GovLoop

April 13, 2010
By H. Mosher

Get your GovLoop fix on the go with its newly released iPhone app, which provides easy mobile access to a number of the community's features, including its job feed, several spotlighted blogs, an aggregated Twitter stream tracking mentions of Gov 2.0 related content, and its event calendar.

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