This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET Top 5: CNET Top 5: Best iPhone Apps
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET Top 5: CNET Top 5: Best iPhone Apps

2:19 /

The five apps no self-respecting iPhone should be without.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet we count down another juicy CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. The iPhone 3G has been out for awhile now. We're going up to the App Store to be filled some pretty excellent software. Now there's a lot of good niche apps for certain services, but what are the best overall? Here are our thoughts on the Top 5 iPhone Apps. At number 5, Motion X Poker. This is a diced poker game and it's addictive. CNET Downloads' Jason Parker can't say enough nice things about it. The app is $4.99 -- 5 bucks pretty much or you can get the more basic Motion X dice, no poker for free. Coming in at number 4, Pandora, by far the most popular and widely acclaimed streaming music app, like it's website forefather, the app lets you build the music channel around your taste. Best of all, it's free. Up to number 3, Koi Pond. I'll be honest. I was considering this for worst apps until Josh Lowenson of CNET's Webware convinced me of its beautiful soothing wonderfulness. Hello pretty fish. For 99 cents in the pond port. Sliding in at number 2, Wurdle. The iTunes Podcasting team of all people introduced me to this little digital version of Boggle. It's just finding words and comparing scores and it's so darn addictive and the first one isn't even free. It's a buck ninety-nine. Before we get to number 1, let's look at the rest of the top ten best iPhone apps. The mode is awesome, but ask yourself, do you use it? Alright, let's get to our number one, the best iPhone app in the whole store. At number 1, it's Shazam. Hold your phone app to any sound source, radio, stereo, etcetera, it will identify the song that's playing. I have never had it failed to identify recorded music -- most impressive and absolutely free. That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. Disagree with our choices? We'd be disappointed if you didn't. Go to our blog at to let us know your favorite 5 iPhone apps. I'm Tom Merritt, see you next time. ^M00:02:15 [ Music ]

New releases

Rolls-Royce Wraith: Silent run...
9:58 August 28, 2014
The Wraith is the most powerful car the English firm has ever built. But it's no sports car, it's a Rolls...
Play video
Olympus Pen E-PL7 is ready for...
2:58 August 27, 2014
With a touchscreen that tilts down 180 degrees, the Pen E-PL7 is designed for users who love selfies and want...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 043: Time traveling...
24:00 August 27, 2014
Ashley and Rich discuss using virtual reality as an illusion of time travel, check out Royal Carribbean's...
Play video
Easily run Windows and Mac OS...
2:49 August 27, 2014
Parallels Desktop 10 makes switching between operating systems a snap. CNET's Jason Parker takes a look.
Play video
Not quite high caliber blendin...
2:41 August 27, 2014
Beneath the overblown health hype, the NutriBullet works well enough, but doesn't stand out from less expensive...
Play video
Melitta's cheap drip makes bitter...
2:07 August 27, 2014
Think twice about choosing the Melitta 10-Cup Coffeemaker to save cash.
Play video
Too-hot tech: Overheating Surface...
2:55 August 27, 2014
Hewlett-Packard recalls more than 6 million defective power cords, Microsoft promises a fix for overheating...
Play video
The gigantic Lexus GX 460
5:59 August 27, 2014
Lexus' second largest SUV may be a better fit for big luxury drivers.
Play video

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre