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Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight these apps.
This week’s pick is Tornado by American Red Cross. This is, of course, an app focused on helping to prepare for a tornado. Here’s a slice of its App Store description:
Get your family and home ready for a tornado. The American Red Cross tornado app is the complete solution you need to understand and prepare for a tornado and all that comes with it. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready!
The app may not be for everyone, but for those of us who live in areas where tornados are a scary threat each year it’s a very useful resource to have around, and it’s got a wealth of good advice and information. Needless to say, with all the tragic tornados we’ve seen recently in the US you can never have too many good resources for staying safe when severe weather hits.
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The Spideo Instant Movie Discovery iPad app was updated this week, to Version 1.3. It’s not a major update, with the one notable new feature being the ability to share movie and TV show playlists via Facebook.
Spideo is a very good app for discovering movies and TV shows based on your moods and some genre based choices. For instance, in the screenshot above I set my Wishes to Suspense and Twisty – and got a set of results featuring the TV shows like 24 and The Shield and movies like The Departed, Shutter Island, and more.
I like the app a lot and featured it as our Best Free iPad App of the Week a couple of months back.
Here’s the full change list for this latest update to the app:
You can now share your playlist of movies and TV shows with your Facebook friends.
It’s easy :
> Enable Facebook within Spideo application in the section called “Profile”.
> Check out the playlist of your Facebook friends in the section “My Friends”
You can also use the Playlist and Ratings shortcuts more easily with new buttons directly in the sections “Profile” and “My Friends”.
And here’s an App Store link for Spideo Instant Movie Discovery; it’s still a free app.
Wow. This contest was a heck of a lot of fun. I asked you guys for damn good reasons why you need these cleaning cloths for your iPads and touchscreen devices and Oh Boy did we get some great reasons and responses.
If I had to pick a single favorite it would be extremely tough. Luckily I don’t have to though – because Mobile Cloth generously let me pick 6 winners. They are:
- Brian Esse
- Lorilei Potvin
- Steven Servantez
- Rob Zombie
OK, if you twist my arm I’ll share just one quick favorite among the many I had – this one from Brian Esse:
I need these because I have 30 3rd grade students using 10 iPads. Thats 60 hands! We did the math.
Winners – please keep an eye on your Inboxes and spam folders – as Mobile Cloth will soon be contacting you to get your shipping details.
Thanks to everybody who took part in the contest and made such great comments. And of course big thanks to Mobile Cloth for doing this giveaway with us.
The Saturday Evening Post has recently launched an iPad edition, which is available on Newsstand now. Touted as ‘the trusted voice of American culture’ the magazine has a rich history – and was well-known years ago in part for its Norman Rockwell cover illustrations.
I have to admit I didn’t realize The Saturday Evening Post was still being published until I saw news of its iPad version. I very rarely visit real-life newsstands these days, so that’s my excuse for not realizing this title was still around.
Here’s a bit of the App Store intro for The Saturday Evening Post iPad edition:
The Saturday Evening Post reports on the who, what, and why of today with a nod to the past and an eye on the future. The trusted voice of American culture is now available with bonus content and enhanced features including hot links, audio and video highlights, easy browsing capabilities, personalization settings, multiple viewing options, search and zoom capabilities, and much more.
Each issue delivers in-depth, unbiased articles covering today’s most relevant issues. Discover proven health advice; money- and time-saving ideas; and delicious, healthy recipes for your family. Then relax with inspiring success stories, iconic celebrity interviews, fiction from America’s top writers, plus humor, cartoons, and art you can only find in the Post.
The app is free but you need to buy individual issues of the magazine or sign up for a subscription. Issues cost $3.99 and subscription options are as follows:
• Single issue subscription for $1.99, automatically renewed until cancelled
• 1 year (6 issues) subscription available for $9.99, automatically renewed until cancelled
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