By Jim Karpen on Wed, 12/15/2010
End-of-the-year lists help to increase your app literacy. If you keep seeing some of the same apps on the lists, then these apps probably deserve a spot on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Time magazine offers their top 10 iPhone apps from 2010. Many of my favorites are here, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Dragon Dictation. And the New York Times offers its list of top 10 iPad apps. One newcomer that's making a lot of lists is Flipboard, a free app that offers a magazine-like interface for your Twitter and Facebook feeds.