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Five iPhone Apps that You Wouldn't Think are Worth Buying

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Lamar Stonecypher•updated: 1/20/2010

There are many applications at the iTunes Apps Store that are worth every penny that you will spend for them. The problem is, which of them are really worthy of your bucks? Here we give you five iPhone apps that at first glance you wouldn't think of buying, but actually are best iPhone apps to buy.

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    VideoCam Whether you have the first generation iPhone or the iPhone 3GS, this app will be a useful addition to your collection. Of course, if you have the first two versions of iPhones, this app will come in handy and will enable you to capture video in 320x426 resolution or smaller sizes, using their built-in cameras. If you have the iPhone 3G, which already has video capture capability, this app will allow you to focus while recording videos. (Price: $0.99)

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    Tuner Internet Radio

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    Screen shot 2010-01-20 at 5.26.48 PM This app gives you access to not just hundreds, but practically thousands of commercial-free Internet radio broadcasts through Wi-Fi or 3G/EDGE. Tuner allows you to bookmark your favorite stations, browse by genre, pick from the top 500 stations, search for stations, and add your own streams. It supports AAC+, MP3, PLS, and M3U music formats. One good thing about this app is its OpenGL visualizer that gives you a nice looking, radio-like interface. (Price: $4.99)

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    Screen shot 2010-01-20 at 5.27.55 PM This could possibly be the most expensive e-book reader available at the iTunes Store. But hey, if you're into e-books and is already accustomed to getting your daily e-book fix using your iPhone, then this app should be your e-book reader. This app gives you access to your paid e-books from or to millions of free e-books from various sources online. It's also a multi-format e-book reader supporting plain-text, HTML, Palm, FB2, and other e-book formats. Perhaps, practically all formats available out there. The app loads fast even if you e-books composed of hundreds of pages. (Price: $9.99)

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    Sim City

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    Screen shot 2010-01-20 at 5.29.01 PM I know, I know it's a game. While some of you may not be willing to spend for an iPhone game, Sim City might convince you to do otherwise. It's one of the best iPhone game ever made so far. It has deep gameplay that offers long hours of fun. Actually I don't really have to tell you how good this game is, as every gamer already knows how good any Sim City game is. So, if you're looking for a paid iPhone game make sure to check out Sim City. (Price: $2.99)

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    Easy Relax Ultimate

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    Screen shot 2010-01-20 at 5.30.07 PM If you have trouble sleeping at night, or even if you just want to relax during lunch break in the office, this ambient noise iPhone app can help you relax. What's good about this app is that it takes advantage of the iPhone's sound power to produce a soothing and relaxing sound. The app features high-quality stereo background music and ambient noises, free combination of background music and up to 3 different ambient noise, set ambient noises as loop sound, programmable shutdown timer, and more. (Price: $2.99)