U.S. military enlists iPod Touch for battlefield
The hottest new battlefield weapon in Baghdad is also a hot item on the home front.
Apple’s iPod Touch is proving to be a valuable tool to members of the U.S. military, according to a report in Newsweek. The report notes that the iPod performs many functions in this time of “networked warfare,” the iPod allows soldiers to be linked with other soldiers as well as intelligence resources, such as aerial images from drones and translation software.
Soldiers can use apps to add translated phrases to maps and photos, as well as show villagers video messages from local leaders. A new program called Vcommunicator translates spoken and written Arabic, Kurdish, as well as two Afghan languages…