iPhone Starter Kit: Practical apps to get you going

Fill your new iPhone or iPod Touch with the most useful, informative, social, and media-friendly apps.

Go to the iPhone Starter Kit

The iTunes AppStore cracked open a whole universe of awesome native iPhone apps--and a few that were terrifically inane.

Here are our picks for the most useful, informative, social, and media-friendly of the bunch to get you started with your new iPhone or iPod Touch.

If you're craving more after loading up on these start-up essentials, be sure to check out our collection of the most entertaining iPhone apps of 2008 as well.

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

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