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Free iPhone apps worth getting today, controversial jogger arrest

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Free iPhone apps compatible with iPad, and iPod Touch worth downloading today start with a new update to the free iPhone app “Soundhound”, as controversy surrounds the arrest of a jogger wearing earbuds, according to a Feb. 22 report in CNET.

“Soundhound” is an awesome free music discovery app that also identifies music. But whether you use “Soundhound” or the competing free app “Shazeem” on your iPhone to discover a song's title, it's always a pain to find a way to listen to the track. Well, this free update to “Soundhound” takes care of this problem. How? The update provides a button that connects “Soundhound” to “Spotify”, the free music streaming service. Just tap this button in “Soundhound” and you can listen to your newly discovered song for free, on “Spotify”. You can even create a playlist directly from your “Soundhound” identified music to play on “Spotify”. This “Soundhound” update is exclusive to the App Store, so Android users will have to wait for it to appear in Google Play.

Lots of iPhone users employ earbuds to listen to music or audiobooks while they are walking or jogging—and some of them might jaywalk from time to time. Ahem. Well, police in Austin, Texas arrested a jogger for jaywalking after she didn't respond to them. The jogger claims she couldn't hear what the officers were saying because she was wearing earbuds. Some think the arrest very aggressive. You can judge for yourself in the video captured by a customer in the Starbusks across the street.

This reporter has some friends who have gone on to be successful musicians, after working long and hard. They could have saved themselves some time though by using “Talenty - Become Famous”, a free iPhone app that showcases your talent in a social network composed of other talented users and managers in creative industries. Your talent can be in anything—not just music. This app is available in the iPhone section of the App Store.

In another realm, the free iPhone app “Edge of Twilight – Athyr Above” (Reg. $1.99) is trending very hot today in an app deal that cuts the price to free. In this third-person action game, you help a bounty hunter stop a civilization's genocide. In an app with stunning graphics you'll journey between worlds, solve puzzles and fight battles.

“Soundhound” is rated 9+ for profanity, crude humor and mature themes. This free app requires iOS 6.1+, is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

“Spotify” is rated 12+ for mature themes, sexual content, profanity, crude humor and references to alcohol, drug and tobacco abuse. This free app requires iOS 6.0+, is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

“Talenty - Become Famous” is rated 9+ for fantasy violence and crude humor, requires iOS 6.0+, is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

“Edge of Twilight – Athyr Above” is rated 9+ for violence and requires iOS 5.0+, is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

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