The Verizon iPhone finally arrives on store shelves this week, putting an end to a seemingly endless rain of rumors, speculation, and assorted scuttlebutt. To celebrate, we've assembled a list of some of our favorite iPhone apps. All are free; each link below will direct you to a landing page for the app, from which you can start downloading. Good luck.
The Facebook app. If you use Facebook – and a few hundred million of you do! – you're going to want download this program, which makes it easy to post photos, exchange messages, browse profiles, etc. Be forewarned: it's extremely addictive.
The AroundMe app. "I just know there's a good pizza place around here somewhere." Fire up this app and find out if you're right.
The Dictionary.com app. This massive dictionary works even in the absence of a 3G or Internet connection. It's kind of like carrying around a hardcover edition of Merriam-Webster in your pocket. Except not.
The Shazam app. With this application, you will never again turn to your roommate, and ask, "Who sings this song?" The app "hears" the song and can identify it in seconds.
The Yelp app. Is that place around the corner any good? Try this application.
Google Translate app. This app is new, well-made, and self-explanatory. But we'll explain anyway: It translates over 50 languages into English. So download it.
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