“If you’re going to be buying (or receiving) a new iOS device over the holidays, you’re going to want to grab the hottest apps to see what the App Store has to offer,” Jason Parker writes for CNET.

“But with close to 750,000 apps available, it can be a bit daunting to figure out which ones to choose,” Parker writes. “To get you started, I put together a list of apps that include both all-time hits and up-and-coming new software.”

Parker writes, “Each of these is available for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, and give you a sampling of what your new iOS device can do.”

Six iOS apps you need right now:
• PhotoToaster (US$1.99)
• Angry Birds Star Wars (US$0.99, 2.99)
• Netflix (free, subscription req’d)
• Fayve (free)
• Google Search (free)
• FIFA Soccer 13 ($US6.99)

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]