Cool App-titude

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 10, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Want to train like a Navy SEAL or learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat with the style and power of a Marine? Two iPhone apps provide the tips, tricks and training rules that go into the physical fitness of the U.S. Armed Forces.

August 3, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

Controlling an anti-missile system? There's an app for that. A mobile program developed for the U.S. military serves as a refresher tool for troops assigned to the Patriot anti-missile system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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