As Steve Jobs hyped during the June 2008 Worldwide Developers Conference, the new iPhone App Store launched with more than 500 software titles. It now sports well over a thousand apps. Many of these are free, while others run up to $9.99 or more. It is fairly straightforward to add any of these applications to your iPhone.
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In his last column, Damon Brown took a close look at the new iPods Apple rolled out at its "Let's Rock!" event earlier this month. This time around, he focuses on software: specifically, iTunes 8 with its new Grid View and much-hyped Genius playlist feature.
iTunes wasn't the only dramatic change recently as the iPhone also got a nice, shiny update with 2.1. Aside from a portable version of Genius, the improvements are incremental, but important.