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Best Free iPad App of the Week – Ultimate Trivia: The Quiz

Ultimate Trivia The Quiz iPad game

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 Ultimate Trivia: The Quiz by iRaf Studio. This is a simple and quick trivia game that is also a whole lot of fun. It’s inspired by the ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ TV show, but done much more simply than many similar games that have lots of graphics, animations, and bells and whistles.

As in the TV show, you’ve got 15 multiple choice questions to get through to win the top prize of $1 million in game currency.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Comedy Central’s CC: Stand-Up

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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 CC: Stand-Up by Comedy Central – which offers free access to Comedy Central’s huge library of stand-up from top comedians. Some of the featured comedians include Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Chris Hardwick from Talking Dead, Mitch Hedberg, and plenty more.

These are the app’s main sections:

– The CHANNEL is the ultimate place to sit back and laugh, get hours of the best stand-up without interruption. Like TV but better. No need to fight grandma for the remote.
– Our FEATURED mode brings you curated stand-up playlists based on a particular topic, recent Comedy Central special, or simply the very “best-of” from a comedy giant. Don’t ask us what curated means, look it up. We can’t do everything!

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Sound Uncovered

Sound Uncovered for iPad

One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. 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 Sound Uncovered by Exploratorium. This is a very unique and original app presented as an interactive book that explores ‘the surprising side of sound’. Here’s a little slice of its App Store intro:

.. this app puts you at the center of the experiment: Hear with your eyes, see with your ears, make and modify recordings, test your hearing, and more.
How do you make a saxophone growl? Are there secret messages in music played backward? Can you talk and listen at the same time? Why does the sound of gum chewing drive some people mad?

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: izik – Tablet-Optimized Search

izik iPad Search app

One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. 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 izik – a fresh new visual search app that’s optimized for the iPad’s swipes, taps, and gestures. It’s powered by the ‘spam-free’ Blekko search engine and is touted as the first search engine that’s optimized for tablets.

In addition to being very touch friendly, izik also offers very visual and image-rich results to searches. Initial results don’t come up as quickly as they do in Google powered search in Safari, but once the page is loaded it’s quick and easy to get around and choose which results you’d like to look at.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Jasmine –YouTube Client

Jasmine - YouTube Client for iPad

One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. 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 Jasmine – YouTube Client. Just as the name indicates, Jasmine is a superb YouTube client app for the iPad (and iPhone). If you sign in, it supports your favorites, playlists (and managing playlists), and subscriptions, and lets you post comments and replies on videos.

The app also has AirPlay support, lets you share videos via Facebook and Twitter, and remembers your place when you return to a longer video.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: iTunes Movie Trailers

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Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.

This week’s pick is iTunes Movie Trailers, Apple’s own movie trailer and information app, recently updated for the new iPad’s retina display. Here’s the opening of its App Store intro:

iTunes Movie Trailers puts the newest and most exclusive movie previews in HD in your hands. Browse trailers, clips, and featurettes for the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and independent cinema; view stunning HD photos; explore a year-long calendar of movie releases; find showtimes near you and get ticket info directly from your iPad or iPhone.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Aweditorium

Aweditorium iPad app

Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.

Aweditorium is a superb music discovery – and just plain music enjoyment – app for the iPad. It’s easily the best source for discovering new music and new artists that I’ve found. I’ve discovered more new stuff that I like (and I’ve subsequently bought) through Aweditorium than through any of the major music discovery services like Pandora and Last.fm and the like.

It presents you with a grid of small thumbnails, with each representing a track from a band or artist. You tap on one and that track will be featured full screen – along with background info on the band, lyrics of the song, and buttons to share the track, see more by this artist, see YouTube video of them, and return to the main grid.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: iTunes Festival London 2011

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This week’s pick for our Best Free iPad App is iTunes Festival London 2011. The iTunes Festival is running throughout July in London – and this excellent free app lets you watch every show live.

You can watch every show from all 62 artists (less now as we’re halfway through the month) live. The lineup this year is very impressive and includes Coldplay, Adele, Manic Street Preachers, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, and lots more great artists.

If you miss any of your favorites live, you can catch every previous gig within the app too, or check out the Photos section with pics from every show.

It’s got AirPlay video support too – so you can watch all the superb shows up on the big screen if you’ve got Apple TV.

I’ve been using the app a lot all month and the live streaming is excellent – I was even lucky enough to catch all of Adele’s show via this app.

If you’re a fan of live music and any of the acts at this year’s festival, then this a no-brainer – and likely a good way to discover new music and artists as well.

Here’s an App Store link for iTunes Festival London 2011.

If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week – TED Talks for iPad

For this week’s Best Free iPad App of the Week, look no further than the TED app for iPad. For those among you who are already familiar with TED, it needs no introduction. For those who aren’t, sit back, relax and be prepared to discover inspiration.

Under the banner of Ideas worth spreading TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is the name given to a set of annual conferences, aimed to bring together the top of the field of various fields – science, business, entertainment, culture, to name a few – to share insights, learnings and ideas. Originally only those in the conference audience were privileged to gain from the lectures. Then from 2006 onward, TED talks were made available online for free for the general public, with much success. This week an important milestone was announced, TED videos have been viewed over 500 million times. In 5 years.

If you’ve taken the time to view a TED talk you know that they are thought provoking, inspiring, funny and memorable. There are hundreds and hundreds of videos to choose from, on a variety of interesting topics: medicine, magic, education, beauty, aging, leadership, you name it – whatever interests you. You can and will lose a lot of time watching videos, some over and over again.

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