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PocketGuitar is Amazing
I've seen a lot of great iPhone applictions, but it's been a while since I've seen one as clever and entertaining as PocketGuitar. PocketGuitar turns your iPhone into a virtual guitar, allowing you to strum and press strings as you would on a real guitar.
LastFM App Rocks for Station Surfing from Your iPhone
Most people are familiar with Pandora, the music discovery service based on the Music Genome Project. Fewer people (including myself) have followed the evolution of CBS-owned LastFM.
Originally known for their iTunes plugin called "AudioScrobbler", the idea of LastFM is to suggest music based on what other people listen to.
AOL Radio is Free, but Limited
If there was no competition, I would be tempted to recommend AOL Radio, the free internet Radio compilation app from America On Line. The app has one huge thing going for it — the price (Free).
Tuner Internet Radio Claims 4000+ Streaming Stations on the iPhone
I've never quite seen the point of Internet Radio on the desktop. But with the advent of "Tuner Internet Radio", and other radio apps on the iPhone, the concept makes sense. Now you can plug your iPhone into your home stereo or your car and you have 4000+ radio stations at your fingertips.
Simplify Media - not Quite Ready for Prime Time
Simplify media is a combination desktop / iPhone app that allows you to connect to your entire music collection (includling songs that you haven't uploaded to your iPhone)
Beatmaker is a sophisticated remix tool for the iPhone
In the late 1990's, a product called MixMan allowed you to create your own remixes of popular artists loops on your PC. Now, there is an equally sophisticated product called BeatMaker for your iPhone.
Stay in Tune turns your iPhone into a Guitar Tuner
If you play the Guitar, you'll want to get one of the many guitar tuning apps currently available. Of these, "Stay in Tune" seems to be one of the more popular, although Tyro Tuner, Omni Tuner, Cleartune and InTuna all do the same thing -- use the internal microphone to tune a standard 6 string guitar.
Midomi: An iPhone App That Can Keep You From Going Insane?
You’re waiting for a bus, or maybe in the shower, when you find yourself humming a part of a song that sounds familiar, but that you can’t name either by title or artist. You’re not sure where you heard it.
Pandora is the Killer Music App
When the Pandora music discovery service first appeared in 2004, I was fascinated with the product. Just type in the name (or part of the name) of your favorite band, and Pandora will create a custom "radio station" around that band, including songs from the band itself, as well as songs that "sound like" that artist.