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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Yahoo! Screen

Yahoo Screen

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 Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Yahoo Screen – a simple and fun videos app for the iPad.

The app has a minimal UI that lets you ‘use your finger as a remote’ – you just swipe up and down to move between channels and swipe left and right to browse the videos in each channel.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Google Play Books

Google Play Books iPad app

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 Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Google Play Books, the ereader app for the Google Play Book store.

This one may seem like a bit of an odd pick given that I’ve previously picked iBooks as a best free iPad app of the week. Well, you can never have too many good sources for finding a good read as far as I’m concerned – and Google Play Books is another very good source. It offers over 4 million titles.

Of course on the iPad you have to purchase Google Play books via the browser, not directly within the app, due to Apple’s restrictions, but it’s easy enough to do that and just use the Google Play Books app as a reader.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Coast by Opera

Coast by Opera iPad app

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 Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Coast by Opera, an excellent new iPad browser app that offers a very good, and very different, alternative browsing experience for the iPad. I mentioned Coast earlier this week and my good early impressions of it. I’ve spent more time with the app since and I remain very impressed with it.

The app has an extremely minimal and gesture-based UI. I’ve not been enamored of some other iPad apps that have taken this sort of approach (for to-do apps and others) – but with Coast the experience is smooth, intuitive, and well executed. For me, this UI approach lends itself very nicely to a browser app. Just as one quick for instance, a quick swipe right to go back rather than finding and tapping a Back button is a pleasure to use.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: iTunes Festival London 2013

iTunes Festival London 2013 iPad app

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 Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is iTunes Festival London 2013, the iPad and iOS companion app for the September-long festival of free music. The festival is back at the Roundhouse in London’s Camden Town area, and it’s back here as a Best Free iPad App of the Week for the 3rd year in a row.

The app streams all the shows live, and gives you access to video highlights and full past shows throughout the month. It makes it easy to see who’s up next on the live performances and to browse through and listen to your favorite acts or check out new ones you’re interested in.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: ESPN College Football

ESPN College Football iPad app

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 Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is a no contest type decision – it’s ESPN College Football. The new college football season really kicks off today (with apologies to the teams that played Thursday and Friday nights) and I’m as excited as anyone about it. This morning I’ve been getting even more psyched up by watching some early games and GameDay via the ESPN College Football app.

The app is touted as year-round companion for college football fans. I’m not one to give it heavy use during the off-season, but from here until mid January it’s definitely a great app to have around.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: EPL Live 2013/14

EPL Live iPad app

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 EPL Live 2013/14 – a great app for keeping up with the English Premier League. It offers fast access to live scores, stats, and news from the Premier League.

The app’s interface is basic and easy to navigate. It opens to a grid view of the top Premier League news, match reviews and previews from Sky Sports, sorted chronologically with latest news shown at the top. You can tap to switch to a Twitter section and see recent tweets from the league itself and other sources.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: CBS Sports

CBS Sports iPad app

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 Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is CBS Sports, a nice little all-rounder sorts of sports app for the iPad.

CBS Sports offers scores, stats, news, standings, schedules and more for a good range of major sports. The news section includes Twitter streams that capture the latest views of players and sports writers and bloggers.

The app also offers live video for a limited set of sports and some CBS Sports TV shows. These include SEC football games, NCAA basketball, the PGA Tour, and shows from Jim Rome and others.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: TheFind

TheFind iPad app

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 TheFind,  a slick shopping and price comparison app. Here’s a little slice of its App Store intro:

Shop even hard-to-find products at the best prices, and easily checkout at any online store. Your experience is continuously personalized from your favorite stores and brands, so you can find items that best fit your taste and style. And, all your purchases, shipments receipts, searches and saved items are automatically organized.

The app has a clean interface that’s easy and pleasant to work with. It’s also fast and smooth in bringing back results for searches and in all its actions.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Imgur

Imgur Huge Dog

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 Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Imgur, the brand new official app for the web’s fastest growing image sharing platform and source of tons of the viral images we see around the web.

Here’s a slice of its App Store description, and some of the app’s notable features:

All your favorite Imgur features made simple for your mobile device.Imgur (im-ij-er) is the go-to destination for viral images. Backed by a funny and friendly community,

Imgur is the best place to spend your free time online and, now with the mobile app, on the go.
* Browse the most viral images on the Internet
* Comment and vote on images
* Upload straight from your phone
* Manage your account and albums
* Submit images directly to the Imgur gallery

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Google Maps

Google Maps iPad app

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 Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Google Maps, easily the best maps app for the iPad and iOS. I don’t know the ins and outs of why Apple ever chose to drop Google Maps and create their own Maps app – but I do know that at least for now Google’s app is far superior in just about every way.

Here are just a few of the slick features in Google Maps:

Comprehensive, accurate maps in 200 countries and useful information on over 100 million places worldwide.
● Get where you need to go quickly with voice guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation, or try public transit, biking and walking directions
● Find the perfect spot for any occasion with local reviews from trusted friends and experts
● Tour cities with stunning, 360-degree Street View and see inside restaurants, museums and more
● Sign in to save favorite locations, get tailored recommendations, and access past searches across devices

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free

Duolingo

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 Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free. Duolingo is a popular and critically acclaimed way to learn languages, that has now come to the iPad.

The app lets you learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian from English; and English from French, Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian.

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