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Here are the top 9 Apps for your Apple handheld device.They are very useful and FREE!

Best and fastest way to get these apps is to push the "App Store" button in the bottom right corner of your iPhone/iPod, and SEARCH for these apps by name, rather than finding them in iTunes on your computer, and "synching" them up.


1- AP News
ipod app 1AP News is a breaking-news experience only for the iPad. Like AP Mobile for the iPhone, AP News keeps you up-to-date with what's happening anywhere, in your hometown and across the globe. Now all the news responds to your fingertips. With AP News for the iPad, you can personalize news to meet your needs. Choose from news categories like entertainment, sports, travel, wacky and finance. Select news from your trusted local newspapers and broadcasters and combine it with the best of the AP's videos, photo galleries, national and international coverage. AP News is the most comprehensive news offering available for the iPad.

iphone apps 8Read, share and save breaking news. It's local. It's comprehensive. It's interactive. It's perfect for your iPad.

2- Urbanspoon
ipod app 2Can't decide where to eat? Urbanspoon can help. Shake your iPhone and the Urbanspoon slot machine will pick a good restaurant for you to try. Keep shaking until you find a restaurant you're happy with.

Available in most North American cities as well as London, Sydney and Melbourne.

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- Uses GPS to find a restaurant near you
- Filter by neighborhood, cuisine, or price
- Search and browse local restaurants
- See a list of all nearby eateries
- Compare restaurant picks with your friends
- Ratings and reviews from newspapers, bloggers and fellow eaters

3- Google Earth
ipod app 3 Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad,   and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world's population and a third of the world's land mass.

iphone apps 2With Google Earth, you can: 
-  Navigate the world with a swipe of your finger
- Swipe with two fingers to adjust your view to see mountainous terrain
- Show the Panoramio layer and browse the millions of geo-located photos from around the world
- View geo-located Wikipedia articles 
- Use the Location feature to fly to your current location
- Search for cities, places, and business around the globe with Google Local Search


4- Mixology

ipod app 4 Mixology is the ultimate drink recipe and bartending guide.

- Browse and search through 7,900+ drink recipes and 1,300+ ingredients.

- Metric and Imperial (US) units can be chosen for all recipes with the click of one button on the "More" tab.

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- The "Liquor Cabinet" tab lets you enter all the liquor and mixer types you have on hand--and search the entire database for all the cocktails you're able to make.

-The "Random" tab has a slot-machine interface, which lets you find random recipes based on liquor, mixer, and glassware criteria. The Cabinet and Random features are user-friendly because we've broken down 1,300+ ingredients into 87 categories.

- Find nearby liquor stores and bars using Google Maps and GPS.

- Cocktails, Martinis, Shooters, Jello Shots, Hot Drinks, Punches, Non-Alcoholic, and Favorites.

- Learn bartending terminology and techniques. Share recipes with your friends via Email, Twitter, and Facebook. Watch video tutorials, streamed from the web.


5- TWC
ipod app 5The Weather Channel takes your weather experience to the next level with full screen maps, extended forecasts, severe weather alerts, and more.
You can set any location as your home location, under Locations > Favorites. This will bypass location lookup at launch and take you straight to your most used location.

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- Full screen, full customizable radar maps
- Uses Google Mobile Maps for faster zooming and panning
- Pinpoints your location at launch
- Hurricane Central
- Facebook integration

6- AllRecipes
ipod app Dinner Spinner is a fun and useful recipe app from the world’s #1 food site, delivering thousands of our members’ favorite quick and easy recipes to your iPhone/iPod Touch.

It’s FREE! Thousands of top-rated recipes - each featuring photos and reviews from our community of millions of home cooks – right in the palm of your hand! Plus, time-saving recipe tips from Members and their ideas for recipe variations that help to eliminate any guesswork!

iphone apps 5It’s EASY & FUN! Dinner Spinner lets you be a picky eater or come hungry for ideas: 
- Choose by Dish Type:  Appetizers, drinks, main dishes, side dishes, desserts—the list goes on!
- Choose by Ingredient: Search for what you have on hand or what you are looking to buy. 
- Choose by Desired “Ready In” Time: from recipes in under 20 minutes to all-day slow cooker dishes.
- Shake for Ideas: Not sure what you’re looking for? Just shake the phone or hit “spin” to get a random selection of dishes and ingredients.
SHARE RECIPES! Email recipes to friends—or save it to your Favorites if it's a keeper! Go ahead—give it a spin!


7- i.TV
ipod app 7 i.TV is the top app for TV and Movies on the iPhone and iPod touch. 



- Local TV listings for the US and Canada
- Local movie and theater guide for the US and Canada
- Use your iPhone as a REMOTE CONTROL for TiVo HD DVRs and Roku players
- Remote DVR scheduling for broadband-connected TiVo DVRs
- Share what you’re watching with friends on Facebook and Twitter
- Millions of video streams, TV previews and movie trailers 
- Set popup messages to alert you when a TV show airs
- Set favorites for TV shows, movies, theaters and celebs.
- Entertainment news from E!, CNN, FOX and USA Today.

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8- Free Wifi
ipos apps 10 Instantly find FREE Wi-Fi Internet hotspots wherever you are in the world online or offline! JiWire's Global FREE Wi-Fi app uses your iPhone's GPS and network triangulation capabilities to locate free Wi-Fi Internet access.

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- Over 100,000 Free locations worldwide
- "Near me" search based on your current location
- Search specific geographic regions
- Filter by location type (Cafe, Library, etc..)
- Phone numbers and address info
- Bookmark your favorite locations


9- Skype
ipod app 9 With Skype on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you can make and receive calls, and instant message anyone else on Skype, wherever they are in the world. You can also save on international calls and text messages to phones. Skype is free to download and easy to use. With the latest version, you can now call over 3G*, and keep Skype running in the background.

iphone apps 9- Call Skype-to-Skype, wherever you are
Call your Skype contacts wherever you may be, either on 3G or WiFi, with near CD quality sound. It's completely free to call people on Skype over WiFi or 3G*. 
- Great value international calls and text messages
If your contacts abroad aren't on Skype, you can still reach them and save with Skype's great rates. Call and text phones anywhere in the world directly from your phonebook. 
- Instant message for an instant response
With Skype for iPhone, you can instant message one or many people on Skype at the same time, wherever, and whenever the mood strikes.
*Operator data charges may apply
- This version works on iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch. Skype requires iPhone OS version 3.0 or above.
- Calling functionality is available on iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and 2nd generation iPod touch onwards. iPod touch requires a compatible headset with a microphone.
- Near CD quality sound for Skype-to-Skype calls using wideband audio (SILK codec) on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and 2nd & 3rd generation iPod touch.

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