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Six of 2010’s Most Must Have iPhone Apps

By Guy Verona - Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A little while ago I took a look at five of the hottest Apps to hit the Android Marketplace in 2010. So I think it’s only fair that I offer up the same treatment for the iPhone range of devices. The trouble is I couldn’t settle for just five apps this time, so let me present to you 2010’s six most must have iPhone Apps.


Whilst the iPhone has its own version of Angry Birds (one of the top mobile games of 2010) available for download, it also has a plethora of other titles available which are definitely worth a look.

Cut The Rope

Casual and hardcore gamers alike have recently found themselves losing hours at a time to the addictive little puzzle/physics game Cut the Rope. Whilst those who crave a more ‘hardcore console like’ feel to their smartphone gaming would be well advised to check out Rage, a first person shooter from id Software.

Rage iPhone


There are a few price comparison apps available for the iPhone, but the two best ones are probably RedLaser and Amazon Mobile (both of which are free).

Amazon Mobile

As you can probably guess Amazon Mobile is an App which allows you to use the iPhones camera to scan in product barcodes (when out shopping) to initiate a price check against Amazons stock and suppliers. RedLaser performs a similar function, only it does so on behalf of Ebay.

In an ideal world there would be one App that checked both, but as there is no such App available (that I’m aware of), its well worth installing both of these shopping Apps onto your phone, if you want to make sure you always pay the best possible price for the things you buy.


When it comes to getting a news delivery system set up on your iPhone, the best choice by far is the Thomson Reuters News Pro App by the Reuters News Agency. Of course you can access Reuters and most other news websites via your mobiles web browser, but personally I think that using a specialized streamlined App makes the experience much more enjoyable.


One of the most exciting prospects bought about by allowing our movements to be tracked via our smartphones at all times, is that we now have an easy way to find out about all the great stuff that’s happening near by, even when we don’t personally know anything about the area we’re in. At least that’s the theory.

That’s where AroundMe comes in, its an App which uses your phones GPS to detect your location and then compiles useful lists regarding places nearby that you may like to visit. It’s incredibly really useful, especially for people who don’t like fiddling around for prolonged periods of time whilst searching for that kind of information on their phones web browser.

AroundMe iPhone App

AroundMe is free, but it is also ad supported. An ad-free version is available for $1.99.

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