This Week's Best iPhone Apps

In this week's unusually Apple-y app round-up: Rabbits, Froggered; lost iPhones, recovered; vuvuzelas, employed for their powers of annoyance outside of soccer stadiums; and more!

Vuvuzela 2010: Whether you've caught the World Cup fever or not, someone in your immediate vicinity almost certainly has, and for that reason alone it's important to have this year's most memorable, awful World Cup sound effect - the drone of the Vuvuzela - on your iPhone, just as a back-up punchline if nothing else. Of all the Vuvuzela apps I've tried - seriously, unfortunately - this one blew forth the truest. Ugh. But hey, it's free, so, really, why not.

Banzai Rabbit: For fans of superheroes, rabbits, and/or Frogger, Banzai's a 3D iPhone platformer with gorgeous graphics, quirky characters, fun gameplay and generally a very strong sense of self. It's currently, and heroically, marked down to $1.19.

Ducks vs. BP: Everyone loves ducks; everyone hates BP. Right now, those things are just about as certain as death and taxes, so it'd be pretty hard for this game to go wrong. OK, the gameplay itself isn't the greatest, but that's really beside the point, isn't it? D v. BP is free, so make sure to load it on your phone before your next protest.

Find My iPhone: Find My iPhone is pretty sensible, an app that taps into MobileMe's Find My iPhone feature so you don't have to navigate to the website when you're tracking down your iPhone which was TOTALLY STOLEN by that arsehole last night. OK, that arsehole was a cab driver and you were blackout drunk and you actually just forgot your phone in his car. Anyway the app's free, and you probably won't bother downloading it until you or someone you know actually loses a phone, so for now just take solace in the fact that it's there.

The Street Orchestra: Says Kat:

The Street Orchestra iPhone app is like a simple version of Rock Band that lets you play classical music with up to 200,000 synced iPhones. Simple, classy and free.

If you don't have 200,000 friends, just a few will do, and while the gameplay isn't nearly as polished as many of the apps its borrowing its game play from, you're playing classical music so it's automatically at least kinda sophisticated. Free.

Web Therapy: Oh hey, it's that girl from Friends - you know, the zany one - and she's giving you zany advice over the phone. But wait, in addition to being zany, it's actually pretty funny, too! If there's still a Friends-size hole in your heart that Joey couldn't fill, this might be your ticket back to happiness. $2.49.

This list is in no way definitive. If you've spotted a great app that hit the store this week, give us your firsthand impressions in the comments. And for even more apps: see our previous weekly roundups here, and check out our Favourite iPhone Apps Directory. Have a great weekend, everybody!

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