The winners of the third annual competition honoring the best iPhone and iPad apps released in the iTunes App Store – ‘Best App Ever Awards’ – have been announced by 148Apps, whose goal was to highlight a number of noteworthy apps that Apple may have not featured on the front page of iTunes.

148Apps has created the Best App Ever awards in 2008 with the purpose of celebrating the efforts of application developers while raising user awareness about the best apps available, not just the top selling titles.

“The goal of the awards was to help publicize some applications that people may never have seen,” said Jeff Scott, founder of 148Apps and the Best App Ever Awards.

“Some of the best apps have never been featured on the iTunes front page or in an iPhone TV ad, yet they deserve recognition and publicity for the great work the developers have done,” added Scott. More »

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Now that the highly anticipated iOS 4 is out for the iPhone and iPod touch, the next thing owners of a supported device need to know is how to download and install the software. As Apple puts it, “Updating is easy,” really easy!

First off, let’s see the products that are compatible with this software update. Apple claims that the supported devices are the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 2nd generation, and iPod touch 3rd generation (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB).

Some iOS 4-specific features are unavailable with older devices. For example, Multitasking, Bluetooth keyboard support, Home screen wallpaper, and Data protection are not available for the iPhone 3G. They are, however, for the iPhone 3GS. A complete list of iOS 4 specifics (including full changelog) is provided here. Now, let’s move on to the steps iPhone and iPod touch users need to take to start enjoying these new additions. More »