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Scoop up 10 top apps free for iTunes anniversary

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of iTunes, Apple has made 10 amazing apps available for free.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of iTunes, Apple has made 10 amazing apps available for free.

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Has it really only been five years? It seems that the iTunes App Store has been around for much longer. And what a road it's been, from the 552 launch apps — including Facebook, Shazam and Super Monkey Ball — to the over 50 billion downloads across more than 900,000 apps today.

We've had our favourites in that time; we still play 2009's Doodle Jump, for example. And, although mobile apps were around before the iPhone, we'd have to say that iOS brought them into the mainstream, opening up a brave new world of accessibility on the go: email, banking, shopping, gaming, social networking and much more, always in your pocket.

One thing for which we've always lauded the platform is providing a place for indie developers to express their creativity outside of the restrictions set by big publishers. Indeed, mobile has proved to be a fertile bed for innovation as developers hone their skills and release some titles that possibly never would have come to light if left to rely on publisher approval.

To celebrate, Apple has made some of those amazing apps free on iTunes, so it's a perfect time to get your mitts on some of the very best the iTunes App Store has to offer.

Today, there are 10 apps to be snapped up: five games and five ... well, not games.

Do you have a favourite app from the past five years? Tell us about it in the comments below.