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Favourite Free iPhone Apps

If you don’t own your own iPhone, I’m sure you’ve at least played around with one, right?

Well the greatest thing about the iPhone 3G (and iPhone 2.0 update) is the App store. Which allows developers to create applications–either paid or free–for use on the new or updated iPhones as well as iPod Touches.  I’ve had my phone for just about a month and have had lots of time to try out a lot of the free apps (too scared to pay for any yet, even though I do have an iTunes gift card kicking around!)

So, here are my faves, but in my quest for having all the best apps, I want to hear your recommendations too!

1. Shazaam

My dad has this thing he does when a song he likes comes on the radio. Basically it’s a hand signal that means “Name this song.” He used to give us kids money for getting the right answer, but not so much anymore now that we’re all grown up…

However, at the time, I wish I had my iPhone and Shazaam because this app allows you  to hold your iPhone up to music and it will name the tune. Furthermore it allows you to buy the song directly from iTunes if you wanted to. Even though I probably won’t get paid for it, it’s still a very handy tool to have around, especially when your with someone who says “Oh man, I love this song! Wish I knew who sings it!” Total and absolute awesome.

2. Twinkle

Funny that my last post was all about being unsure about Twinkle, but now I LOVE it. It’s a Twitter client that takes it to another level by using the iPhone’s GPS and recording users’ locations with their posts. A great way to meet other tech savvy people in yoru area and building your local Twitter following. Love it!

3. SudokuFree

Ok, so secretly I’ve always hated sudoku because I suck at it. So I’m not even sure why I chose to download this app. However, glad I did, because now I’m a sudoku master. The trick is when you’re playing and you put the wrong number in the wrong box, it turns red. So whereas if I were playing in the newspaper my page would be a big scribbly mess, on the iPhone it’s always slick clean and I *know* I’m right! Now the challenge is to not get any wrong throughout the puzzle and I’m doing well with it.

4. iPint

My absolute favourite! If you’ve met me in person and we’ve chatted about my iPhone then I’ve probably showed you this. It’s the ultimate ‘party favour’ app because who doesn’t love beer? Basically it displays a pint of beer and when you tip the phone it slowly pours out. It’s realistic and simple, and while it may be a little pointless, it’s still awesome.

Ok, those are my top four. I’ve still many, many too play around with so let me know what you like! Also have you paid for any apps? Was it worth it? I’m considering buying Texas Hold’em but I haven’t yet…

Social Media Breakfast in Ottawa 2–Tuesday, July 15

First of all, expect my postings to be light over the next bit, it’s summer and finally beautiful out and I just got my new iPhone so while I’m getting to know it, I don’t foresee myself blogging too much. (Until I learn how to blog FROM the iPhone…)

Anyway, I did want to let you know about the Social Media Breakfast event happening next Tuesday, July 15. This time Overlay.tv‘s CEO Rob Lane will be talking all about monetizing video and presenting some case studies from Overlay.tv, which I don’t really know too much about yet, but it sounds very cool!

Check it out and don’t forget to come say hello. Though I have a funny feeling there might be more than a few faces buried in their iPhones…

iPhone rival???

BB Bold from News.comOk, I realllly should have a smart phone, but I’ve been putting it off in hopes of the iPhone *finally* making it’s way to Canada… Well now Canadian company Research in Motion has announced its new BlackBerry Bold — likely a worthy rival to the iPhone. Unfortunately it will only be available on the GSM network, which means I’ll have to get back with the certain wireless provider I despise, but I think it’ll be worth it. (Same deal with the iPhone anyway) If anyone has heard anything about the Bold yet, please drop a comment and let me know, I’m very interested!

Here’s a full story about the Blackberry Bold…

PS- Sorry for the hiatus, I took a week’s vacation in Cali, and much to my dismay I had to pay daily for a WIFI connection! While I did cave (three times) I was so overwhelmed with my inbox and feeding my twitter addiction, I didn’t make time to post. However, I’m back and hoping to contribute here and over at Be Relevant! more often!