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iPhone Roundup: Apps Store's Top Tens, Easy Wi-Fi App, Amazon App

A number of interesting iPhone-related tidbits have surfaced in the last 24 hours. First, Apple gave us a list of the most downloaded apps in the Apps Store. Second, a company made an app that lets iPhone users bypass the clunky AT&T Wi-Fi service sign-in. Last, Amazon rolled out an application that lets you take a picture of any product and be taken to that product's Web site.

A number of interesting iPhone-related tidbits have surfaced in the last 24 hours. First, Apple gave us a list of the most downloaded apps in the Apps Store. Second, a company made an app that lets iPhone users bypass the clunky AT&T Wi-Fi service sign-in. Last, Amazon rolled out an application that lets you take a picture of any product and be taken to that product's Web site.The statistics from the iPhone Apps Store prove that most people download frivolous junk. But hey, at least it's there. Here is a set of several different lists.

Overall Top 10:

Koi Pond Texas Hold'em Moto Chaser Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart 3d Super Monkey Ball Cro-Mag Rally Enigmo Pocket Guitar Recorder iBeer

Overall Free Top 10:

Pandora Radio Facebook Tap Tap Revenge Shazam Labyrinth Lite Edition Remote Google Earth Lightsaber Unleashed AIM Urbanspoon

Top 10 Paid Games:

Texas Hold'em Moto Chaser Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart 3d Super Monkey Ball Cro-Mag Rally Enigmo Air Hockey Bejeweled 2 Flick Bowling Line Rider iRide

Top 10 Free Games:

Tap Tap Revenge Labyrinth Lite Edition Sol Free Solitaire iBowl Pac-Man Lite Touch Hockey:FS5 Cannon Challenge Audi A4 Driving Challenge Sudoku reMovem

The lists go on and on. Interesting to note that most of the top 10 apps are games. Google, Facebook, AIM, and eBay are all missing. What apps have you downloaded?

Second on my list is the new Wi-Fi application. AT&T has rolled out free Wi-Fi for iPhone users at AT&T hotspot locations. That's great and all, but the sign-in process is incredibly tedious. Easy Wi-Fi for AT&T is an application that you set up once, and will automatically sign you in each time you go to an AT&T hotspot. The app is free until Friday.

Lastly, Amazon is offering an app called Amazon Remembers to iPhone users. It is pretty basic. Take a picture of something, you know, like that new set of speakers you've been drooling over, and the app will upload the photo to Amazon's servers. The photo is analyzed and matched to an Amazon.com product page. The product's page is then returned to the user. According to Amazon, the process can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 24 hours for a result to be generated. You'd better hope that set of speakers isn't on sale for a limited time...

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