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Solitaire City: 50 different games and great graphics

Solitaire City screenshot thumbnailThis one puts 50 variations of Solitaire on your iPhone or iPod touch. It includes excellent background graphics and special effects, your choice of card back designs, unlimited un-dos, a timed scoring system, and more.

Fizz Weather: Access detailed, up-to-date weather info

Fizz Weather Screenshot thumbnailBright, sunny layout with lots of info

Given the sheer volume of weather information we have available these days, it is crucial for a mobile weather app to present this information in an easy-to-access layout.

PhotoDial: A quick and easy way to make phone calls

PhotoDial screenshot thumbnailTap a contact's photo to make the call

Launch PhotoDial and tap on a person's photo to place a phone call to them—it's quick and easy.

MPG: Track fuel, oil changes, tune-ups, and more

MPG screenshot thumbnailTrack vehicle expenses and maintenance

I've never been any good at keeping up with my cars' log books, but this new app from Catamount Software should change that. MPG lets you easily record and track just about everything that you do with, or that gets done to, your car.

Blackjack 21: A winning hand for the iPhone!

Blackjack 21 screenshot thumbnailGreat looks, great game play

If you like blackjack, you'll love Blackjack 21.

Last FM: Version 2.0.0

LastFM Radio AppLast FM works very similar to Pandora Radio by allowing you to create a custom radio station based on the music style of your favorite band. When you start the app you are given the option of creating your own custom library or going with Last FM’s recommendations. To create a custom library you have to sign up for a free account on their Web site.

Pandora Radio: Version 2.0

PandoraProbably the most popular free radio application on the App Store, Pandora allows you to create personalized radio stations based on your favorite musical group or genre.

AOL Radio: Version 1.2.1.16

AOL RadioAOL Radio was one of the original Internet radio apps offered at the launch of the App Store. AOL Radio leverages the iPhone’s “Core Location” framework to detect a user’s location and automatically display broadcast radio stations nearest to the user. AOL Radio LocalesIt’s the only Internet radio app that does this, but I find this feature annoying because every time I launch the app, it shows me the same two country stations, both of which are not really near to where I live and commute. Still, the app is easy to use, offers every music type as well as live talk radio and news and always resumed on the station where I left it. AOL Radio’s interface is similar to the iPod menu structure, making it easy for new users to find radio stations, add them to your favorites menu, check the recent station list to see where you last left off, and more. You can use AOL Radio without creating an online account. Audio quality was good and buffering times were very fast. The program pauses when you receive a phone call and launches again when the call ends. When the call ends, you must navigate to the station to start the music again.


AOL Radio’s user interface (left) is similar to the iPod UI. The app uses the iPhone’s ability to
detect the user’s location to display a list of nearby broadcast radio stations (right).

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