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Apple's highly anticipated iPhone App Store launched earlier this morning, spawning a user-generated list of the most popular applications available at no cost. This article previews the top 10 with links, descriptions, and screenshots.

Apple iTunes Remote

With Apple's new iTunes Remote app, you can control the music on your computer or Apple TV from your iPod touch or iPhone. Play, pause, skip, shuffle. See your songs, playlists and album art on your iPod touch or iPhone as if you were right in front of your computer.

Remote works with your Wi-Fi network, so you can control playback from anywhere in and around your home.

Features include:
- Control the music on iTunes or Apple lV
- See the album artwork on your Remote
- Search your whole iTunes library
- Control your AirTunes speakers



AIM

Mobile AIM lets you stay in touch with your friends and family right from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The app lets you communicate whenever you want, wherever you are, in whatever way that suits you best. Connect with friends and family and keep track track of status and presence updates in real time.

Features include:
-Send and receive messages over WiF, EDGE, or 3G networks.
-Connect to anyone on the AIM network worldwide, whether they're on AOL. AIM, ICQ, .Mac or MobileMe.
-Manage your Buddy List feature, choose Favorites, or add a new buddy anytime.
-Your changes are automatically synced with iChat and or Windows or Mac.
-View expressions and update status
-See who's available before you contact them
-Send IMs and SMS text messages -- even from an iPod Touch
-Take pictures with the built-in camera to use as your buddy icon

You can get started by signing in using your existing AOL, AIM, .Mac or MobileMe name, or register for a free screen name right from your device.



Facebook

Facebook for iPhooe makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Use your iPhone to start a conversation with Face book Chat, check your friends' latest photo, and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook while on the go.

Facebook promises even more features will be updated in the weeks and months ahead.



Google Mobile App

Google Mobile App for the iPhone or iPod Touch aims to make it fast and easy to search the Web.

Find web pages, business listings, phone contacts and more with Iess typing than ever before via Google's intelligent query completion and handy search shortcuts which appear as you type. You'll get suggestions to help you complete your query, and can see the results on a map in a single click.



eBay Mobile

With the new eBay application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, eBay members can search, bid, and check their activity on the go. Buyers can sneak in that last-minute bid on a hard-to-find item, sellers can check on their sales, and everyone can act on timesensitive information on the spot without a computer. "eBay is now open for business anytime, anywhere on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch."



Weather Bug

WeatherBug puts live, local weather conditions from over 45,000 locations in the world on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Features include:
-Severe Weather Alerts
-Weather Cameras
-Detailed Forecast
-Current Radar
-Satellite Maps



Twitterrific

Twitterrific is described as a fun application that lets you read and and publish posts (call "tweets") on tho Twitter social network. Stay connected with friends, family, and co-workers through tho exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Twitterrific's interface is clean, concise and designed to take full advantage of your iPhone or iPod touch. Please note, however, that the free version will periodically show advertisements.

Features include:

-Displays posts, replies and direct messages
-Post messages, photos and location updates
-Mini-browser for showing links
-Easy access to user profiles



The New York Times

This app lets you browse The New York Times from your iPhone or iPod touch wherever you are.

Features include:
- Access the latest news articles and photos
- Customize your news category display
- Read articles even when you are offiine



MySpace Mobile

If you spend large chunks of your life hanging out on MySpace, you're "going to love Myspace Mobile for iPhone" and the iPod touch.

Features include:

- Send and receive messages
- Browse your network of friends and see their current status
- Upload and share photos from your iPhone
- Post comments on friends' profiles and photos
- Stay up-to-date with bulletins
- Search to find new friends



AOL Radio

AOL Radio powered by CBS Radio features over 200 stations that span more than 25 genres plus 150+ CBS Radio status from across the United States. iPhone and iPod touch users will also be able to access an extensive collection of popular terrestrial news/sports/talk programming including CBS Radio's WFAN-AM and 1010 WINS in New York, KLSZ and KROQ in Los Angeles, WXRT in Chicago, WVEE in Atlanta and more.



post #2 of 55
nice article, i would love to see top 10 games review as well...

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post #3 of 55
Nice preview write up. I too, look forward a "top ten" list of all the different applications available.

Does anyone know if NPR radio will also be available to hear on the iPhone/iTouch?
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post #4 of 55
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I would assume that the iTunes Remote has a 'Cover Flow' view right? Please say yes!!
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post #6 of 55
Nice to see these apps finally available... really looking hard at that iPod touch now....

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nice article, i would love to see top 10 games review as well...

I'm working on this right now...If i can keep my eyes open

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I'm working on this right now...If i can keep my eyes open

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post #9 of 55
I installed the remote and it keeps saying it cannot find my library? Any suggestions?
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I hope there are more apps that are good just on their own.

By this I mean, doesn't rely on an online service. Nearly all of these are just interfaces for online companies (NYT, Ebay, Facebook, Myspace, etc)
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MySpace? Really? Okay

So does anyone find it weird that Facebook and Google have standalone apps when they have such great web apps? I guess dropping the overhead for display data will make things snappier.
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post #12 of 55
The NYTimes app looks fantastic. Does the app require you to have a login to view the whole article like their web site? Any noticeable or heavy use of advertisements?
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AMAZING. Thank you!!!
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MySpace? Really? Okay

So does anyone find it weird that Facebook and Google have standalone apps when they have such great web apps? I guess dropping the overhead for display data will make things snappier.

the google app strikes me as VERY odd, but the facebook one i can see use for, and praise the lord there is a myspace one, as myspace on mobile safari SUCKS! (unless there is a web app for that i didnt know about)
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Nice to see these apps finally available... really looking hard at that iPod touch now....

Same here. 2ND Generation should be in 2 months- no? You think they'll do a white one as well?
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Apps sizes are not as large as I expected! That's good, I guess 8GB will do just fine for now
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Any help with the remote function. It still says "Could not find Library."
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Heaven help me, a version of Myspace that actually makes it usable? Scary.

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The NYTimes app looks fantastic. Does the app require you to have a login to view the whole article like their web site? Any noticeable or heavy use of advertisements?

No login that I've seen. There is a banner ad across the bottom of the individual article pages, fixed position, above the category selection bar, roughly 60 pixels high.

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Any help with the remote function. It still says "Could not find Library."

Assuming the library you're trying to find is running iTunes 7.7, you're probably running into a firewall issue. If you have one enabled, either allow mDNS or disable it temporarily — others have said that once the connection is established and PIN exchanged, Bonjour is no longer needed. Not positive about that, but worth a shot.
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Any help with the remote function. It still says "Could not find Library."

I guess you have to make sure you have iTunes 7.7 and make sure to enable look for remotes in iTunes preferences.
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Im running 7.7 and I have no firewalls. Thanks for the quick replies, any more sugestions? I have also tried renaming and that didnt work.
post #21 of 55
Half those apps don't appear in UK iTunes store....


bollox.

AOL looked good. As did Ebay...

Pants!!!
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The Remote is lame for not being able to control all of ATV, meaning a full replacement for the mini-mote
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Im running 7.7 and I have no firewalls. Thanks for the quick replies, any more sugestions? I have also tried renaming and that didnt work.

Er.. just to confirm, you are connected to WiFi on your iPhone, correct? And you're on the same network and subnet as the computer running iTunes?
post #24 of 55
Yes same network. I use a apple extreme n.
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MySpace? Really? Okay

So does anyone find it weird that Facebook and Google have standalone apps when they have such great web apps? I guess dropping the overhead for display data will make things snappier.

Well for example to get Google Calendar to sound an alarm for an appointment you have to have that web page up and running. If you're doing that on the phone then you don't need an alert. If it's a stand alone app then it can send the event to the iPhone to sound an alarm.
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A little more info. Under settings, I can click on add library, then I enter that code in my Itunes and it brings up my library. Then it says "Connecting to Library", in a few seconds it stops and says "Could not find Library."
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No login that I've seen. There is a banner ad across the bottom of the individual article pages, fixed position, above the category selection bar, roughly 60 pixels high.


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Does the new aim app for the iPhone have push ability while not directly in the application?

I was thinking about saving money when I upgrade to the 3g by cutting back from unlimited text to the 1500 plan and substitute in aim to cover the rest my texting addiction. Basically keeping my monthly bill the same instead of it costing an extra 10 dollars thanks to att.

Has anyone used the aim app enough to know if it is a viable solution for the sms app, ie it has push, is fast, and reliable.

Thanks
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1. Can you stream music from an iPod Touch directly to an AirPort Express?

2. Can you connect an iPod Touch directly to a Mac via WiFi without a wireless router/ AirPort Express?

theDuderino
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Does the new aim app for the iPhone have push ability while not directly in the application []

From what has been previewed, it is probably not quite ready to replace SMS.

When the Apple Push Notifications service goes live in a couple of months, then it will be. As it stands now, the application must be open to receive updates, and no indication of new messages appears otherwise.
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Does the new aim app for the iPhone have push ability while not directly in the application?

I was thinking about saving money when I upgrade to the 3g by cutting back from unlimited text to the 1500 plan and substitute in aim to cover the rest my texting addiction. Basically keeping my monthly bill the same instead of it costing an extra 10 dollars thanks to att.

Has anyone used the aim app enough to know if it is a viable solution for the sms app, ie it has push, is fast, and reliable.

Thanks

remember PUSH Notification Service only available in September, i tried that, you need to be in AIM app to get the msg...

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post #32 of 55
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Im running 7.7 and I have no firewalls ... didnt work.

Try this, ...

Stop peppering this moderately small forum with stupid questions about an unrelated topic after offering almost no information to your purported helpers.

You could also try, ...

- RTFM
- re-boot your computer
- go the the help link on the application itself
- Ask Apple (the actual developer of the app)

In short, try all the standard things that everyone *should* try before wasting peoples time in a pubic forum where the topic has nothing to do with your problem. Then, maybe wait until the app is actually released so people have had a chance to try it out. Then, go to some other forum where tech help is actually offered (MacRumours is a good choice), and ask the other users of app about your problem.

Even shorter ... stop being an ass.
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post #33 of 55
So far I've downloaded:

Super Monkey Ball
Bejewelled 2
Band

I wonder if Apple will release their own apps? Did anyone see that Space Shooter demo that Apple
created? Did anyone notice it in the App Store?
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1. Can you stream music from an iPod Touch directly to an AirPort Express?

2. Can you connect an iPod Touch directly to a Mac via WiFi without a wireless router/ AirPort Express?

theDuderino

1. No
2. I just tested creating a network in the Airport menu of the host computer, connected to it with the iPhone, and Remote worked perfectly.
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Originally Posted by mello View Post

I wonder if Apple will release their own apps?

They have, Remote and Texas Hold'em so far.
post #36 of 55
Thanks so much for the info!
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Originally Posted by Virgil-TB2 View Post

Try this, ...

Stop peppering this moderately small forum with stupid questions about an unrelated topic after offering almost no information to your purported helpers.

You could also try, ...

- RTFM
- re-boot your computer
- go the the help link on the application itself
- Ask Apple (the actual developer of the app)

In short, try all the standard things that everyone *should* try before wasting peoples time in a pubic forum where the topic has nothing to do with your problem. Then, maybe wait until the app is actually released so people have had a chance to try it out. Then, go to some other forum where tech help is actually offered (MacRumours is a good choice), and ask the other users of app about your problem.

Even shorter ... stop being an ass.


Actually ASS, I did all that. No help, just thought a simple question good get answered by some fellow Mac users. You are truely the ASS though. LOL
post #38 of 55
Did Apple release the iPhone 2.0 update yet or are they officially doing that tomorrow?
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post #39 of 55
If you have a first gen iPhone, you will only get a handful of AOL radio stations, and they sound like sh** on my car stereo.

As expected because you don't get a lot of bandwidth with EDGE. If you're connected via WiFi, you get all of the stations.
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Apple iTunes Remote

Features include:
- Control the music on iTunes or Apple lV

Yes! They've finally released the fabled Apple IV! Screw the iPhone! Where do I get in line for THAT baby?
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