iAppalooza: The iPhone App Spectacular

No doubt about it, the iPhone has changed the way we live. The App Store has completely altered the way we use our phones, and despite some question marks around their approval process, it's kicked off an arms race for developers across all smartphone platforms. But with over 250,000 apps available for iOS devices alone, it's easy to miss some great little programs, which is why we're launching iAppalooza here on Giz AU.

Over the coming weeks, we'll be taking a closer look at the iPhone, and how it's become so much more than just another portable telephone. But more importantly, we'll be showcasing some of our favourite apps across a range of categories, so that you can find software gems that you might have missed in the flood of apps currently available.

Because there's software gold in them there hills, and we're going to find it for you...