Computer Corner #28
By Bob Habas
Formally of computer Connections

5 Must-Have Free iPhone Apps.


Get the inside track on iPhone apps that can improve your productivity, and provide a little fun.



This is a great app for shoppers. It turns the iPhone camera into a barcode scanner and it’s pretty accurate. You simply scan a product’s UPC code and let the app go to work to find it in Google Product Search and TheFind. For food it will even look up allergen information and for books it will scan to see if you can get it in a local library. This app is great when you’re shopping at a retail store and want to check the prices of products online before buying.


Pandora is a streaming “radio station” for the Internet age. You simply search by an artist or song and it will create a running playlist based on that one piece of information. It intersperses an occasional ad between songs but the ads tend to be fairly localized and occasionally even useful. On iOS 4, Pandora can even run in the background, just like the iPhone’s native music app.
Photoshop Mobile
Photoshop is, of course, the best known photo editor in the world and its mobile app doesn’t do anything to hurt that reputation. But while the desktop version is known for having a zillion features, the mobile app is distinguished by its simplicity. It’s the best iPhone photo editing app for simple crops, brightness adjustments, and sharpens, for example.
MapQuest 4 Mobile

MapQuest 4 Mobile iPhone V 2.0 speaks street names aloud, re-routes automatically, and runs in the background with iOS 4 making FREE navigation easier. AOL's MapQuest now offers turn-by-turn voice navigation, allowing drivers to watch the road, and not the display.
Wi-Fi Finder, By JiWire Inc
Never worry again about not finding a Wi-Fi internet connection. With close to 300,000 free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots in over 140 countries, Wi-Fi Finder is simply the best app for finding free or paid public Wi-Fi hotspots.
•Find Wi-Fi hotspots near you
•Search for public Wi-Fi anywhere in the world
•Works both online and offline
The largest directory available of paid and free Wi-Fi Internet access - over 280,000 locations in 140 countries worldwide!

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