Great Internet-Based Apps

 My favorite iPhone apps continue to be those that let me conveniently access Internet content or take advantage of Internet-related services. Fortunately, most of the major players on the Internet are releasing iPhone apps, including Amazon’s Kindle, Skype, the Pandora music service, Facebook, and Google Earth. Best of all, they’re free. This column will give you a quick look at some of the best of these apps.

1.5 million free eBooks from Google

Speaking of books, the 1.5 million public domain books available on Google Book Search are now also available for the iPhone. Simply point your Safari at and tap More. That’s a lot of books, but being in the public domain means that they were published decades ago. The reference works and nonfiction are not up to date, which may render them useless. But if you like the timeless works of Arthur Conan Doyle and Mark Twain, or the works of the great philosophers of the past, you can now have them in the palm of your hand for free.

Amazon’s new Kindle app, Skype for iPhone, and more.
Summer 2009
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