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App-centuate the positive for WFAA8

Dallas-based WFAA8 sends word that its brand new free Apple iPhone/iTouch app ranks No. 10 on the most downloaded news charts.

That so far puts it ahead of national entities such as msnbc.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Time mobile, CBS News and The Today Show according to itunes current list of top 100 free news apps.

A rival North Texas news outlet, CBS11, currently ranks No. 57 on the list. The only other area entrant, The Dallas Morning News, is No. 73. All apps can be downloaded at the iTunes App Store.

10th place WFAA8 launched its app on Jan. 15th, according to the itunes chart, although the station didn't officially announce it until Jan. 25th. Here are the up-to-the-moment top 9 free news apps, in order of finish:

1. The White House (launched Jan. 20)
2. Engadget (Dec. 30)
3. NY Times (Nov. 24)
4. Yahoo! (June 4)
5. NPR News (Jan. 4)
6. USA Today (Dec. 23)
7. ABC News (Dec. 7)
8. Fluent News Reader (Jan. 9)
9. AP Mobile (Jan. 15)