hero-1-20090608I know what it’s like. The anticipation of getting a shiny new gadget. You stand in line waiting patiently for the assistant to become available, or sit at home wondering what the UPS guys excuse for being late will be this week (my local UPS plant has had three power failures in the last month, apparently). And whilst you can’t MMS anyone, and the nearest to tethering you’ll achieve is if you get some sticky tape, attach your new phone to the computer screen and pretend, you know you’re holding a pretty awesome piece of kit.

Whilst this article isn’t really designed for people who’ve already experienced the wonderful world of apps (I’d recommend they explore our reviews or forum), for a new iPhone or iPod touch user the sheer variety of apps and games available can be intimidating and some gems might be hidden under the surface.

But fear not, new iPhone users, because I, an eccentric British man writing to a 4am deadline, am here to guide you through the perils of the App Store and give you some pointers as to what you might want to buy, what you really should avoid and how this whole apps business works.

Read on for dozens of great apps and more info.

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