iPad App of the Week – Ancient Battle: Alexander

Ancient Battle Alexander for iPad

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday.

This week’s pick is Ancient Battle: Alexander, a very cool new strategy war game from Hunted Cow Studios. Hunted Cow have been bringing some excellent war games to the iPad for years now. I did a review of the Civil War: 1863 iPad game back in 2012.

I enjoyed the heck out of that game and I’ve happily bought and played a Civil War follow-up and a couple of World War II tank games they’ve released over the last couple years. Ancient Battle: Alexander is their latest release and covers one of the great military leaders of ancient times – Alexander the Great.

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Cool Things: Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine

This Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine really looks impressive, from the concept through to the slick set of features. It’s not for me because after years of pounding away on mobile and fill-size keyboards is shockingly terrible and all but unreadable. For anyone with even barely legible handwriting this might be well worth a look.

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Mobile Cloth – The Answer to a Grubby iPad

My thanks once again to Mobile Cloth for being a site sponsor this week. I’m a long-time big fan of these cleaning cloths for the iPad and all my touch screen devices. Check out the excellent video above, done by my friend and colleague here Thomas Wong, which really shows off how well these work.

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NBA Game Time for iPad Updated for the Playoffs

NBA Game Time for iPad

NBA Game Time for iPad 2013-2014 was updated yesterday, to Version 5.3.

This update is specifically for the NBA Playoffs, which tip off today. Here are the changes in this update:

It’s that time of year again, NBA Game Time has been updated for the 2014 NBA Playoffs.
We’ve added a live playoff bracket showing status for each series and the most recent games.
For each series there is also a series hub, which includes:
• Series Status
• Series Videos
• Series Schedule
• Series Leaders
• Series Notification Toggle

Good stuff, especially for those times where a game you really want to see is not on TV or you just can’t be around a TV. As always, I’m looking forward to the playoffs – and this is a great app to help me keep up with them.

Here’s an App Store link for NBA Game Time 2013-2014; it’s a free app.

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Notable New iPad Apps: iOOTP Baseball 2014

iOOTP Baseball 2014

iOOTP Baseball 2014 is the latest, greatest version of the excellent baseball management game for the iPad and iOS. It hit the App Store yesterday and it’s got quite a nice set of new features for this year’s edition, including:

• Real Opening Day 2014 rosters. Every player on every major league team is available, along with the top 20 minor league prospects for each team. Major league player ratings are based on PECOTA by Baseball Prospectus, the best player projection system available today.

• Player Editor. Players can edit everything from names and biographical information to hitting, fielding, and pitching ratings.

• Improved AI, including a direct port of the new player evaluation AI from OOTP 15

• Retina display support

• iOS 7 support (iOS 4.3 is the minimum required)

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Fantastical 2 for iPad Review

A lot of iPad apps falsely tout that they’ve been re-imagined for the tablet form factor, when they’re really just reconfigured versions of their iPhone counterparts. Fantastical 2 for iPad is refreshing because it’s the real deal. This app takes the best concepts from Fantastical on the iPhone and Mac — the DayTicker, list, and [...]

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Sponsor: Grungy iPad Screen, Read On

Mobile Cloth is extending this offer due to high demand! MOBiLE CLOTH wants you to be happy with your iPad and other devices. With a few swipes dry or damp you will see your retina display in all it’s glory again! Did you know that MC removes up to 98% of germs with no chemicals? [...]

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Update Coming for Duolingo for iPad

The popular language learning app Duolingo, which boasts over 25 million learners, will be updated to version 4.0 on April 24, promising big  and exciting changes. You may recognize this app – it was the Free iPad App of the week on iPad Insight and was Apple’s iPhone App of The Year in 2013.

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