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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: glasses.com

Glasses  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 glasses.com by 1-800-CONTACTS. This is a real ‘wow factor’ iPad app and maybe the first app of its kind that I can recall being this good and this much fun to use. Here’s its App Store intro:

With glasses.com for iPad, you can virtually try on thousands of glasses and sunglasses to see how you look from any angle in photo-realistic 3D. Try on frames from Ray-Ban, Burberry, Oakley, Versace, Maui Jim, and more — scaled to fit your face correctly. All from your iPad.

How cool does that sound? Well trust me, the app is far better than even that intro makes it seem.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Pocket

Pocket iPad App icon

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 Pocket, the excellent read it later app that actually used to be called Read It Later. Pocket and Instapaper have been the two leaders in this area for a long while now, and deservedly so.

There are a number of reasons to save articles to Pocket – for example when you skim an item and want to read it in full later on, or when a piece is so good that you want to keep it to read again and refer back to as needed. Pocket keeps all your save items available, even when you’re device is n ot connected to the web.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: NASA Earth As Art

NASA Earth As Art 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 NASA Earth As Art. This is yet another unique and excellent iPad app from NASA. I’ve already chosen several other NASA apps among our past choices here and also included them in our selection of the Best iPad Apps of 2012. I promise I’ll stop featuring so many of them when NASA stops making such great apps.

NASA Earth AS Art offers a fantastic collection of incredible images of earth as seen from satellites. Here’s a little more detail from its App Store page:

In 1960 the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth. This app celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere.

The app features stunning images of Earth from the Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat 7, EO-1, and Aqua satellites. Sensors on these satellites can measure light outside of the visible range, so the images show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The app draws on several images from the USGS Landsat image gallery and introduces many new images.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Yahoo! Sports

Yahoo 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 Week posts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Yahoo! Sports. This app used to be called Sportacular, has been updated this week with the new name, and is looking great. Here’s a little of the App Store intro for the app:

Yahoo! Sports is designed to be incredibly fast while still providing the in-depth sports coverage every true fan needs. Easy access to scores, news and stats in a clean, simple layout. Get personalized live scores and information on your favorite teams, player, and leagues.

I’ve been an avid reader of Yahoo! Sports (along with SI.com) for many years – so this sort of coverage has instant appeal for me – and this app doesn’t disappoint.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: 2013 WNBA Center Court

2013 WNBA Center Court 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 2013 WNBA Center Court, the official app of the WNBA. The WNBA season just tipped off recently and this is a great companion app for the league.

It offers video highlights of games and post-game interviews, latest WNBA news, and standings. If you have WNBA LIve Access you can watch live game. If you don’t have that and want to get it, you can via In-App purchase for $14.99.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Tornado by American Red Cross

Tornado Red Cross 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 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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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Google+

Google Plus iPad 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 Google+, the iPad app for Google’s social network. It took Google a long time to bring out an iPad version of Google+ but it turned out to be worth the wait – and I’ve ben meaning to feature it as a Best iPad App of the Week here for a long while now.

I was fortunate enough to get an early Google+ invite right around its initial beta launch. I liked it right from the off and it has become my favorite social network. I find myself spending more and more time on Google+, as I enjoy the lively discussions on a wide range of topics that interest me. And the excellent Google+ iPad app helps me to keep up with all the latest anytime, anywhere.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: UPS for iPad

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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 UPS for iPad, which provides a number of resources for managing UPS package delivery and using their services. Here’s a bit of its App Store description:

The UPS for iPad app lets you easily manage your deliveries by tracking, nicknaming shipments, and viewing your package’s progress on a map. You can also quickly find UPS service locations via GPS. Need to reroute or reschedule a delivery? No problem! For UPS My Choice members, this app provides the flexibility to reschedule, redirect, or authorize shipment release so that UPS can leave packages when you won’t be home to sign in person.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: GoComics

GoComics iPad 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 GoComics, which offers a treasure trove of great comics – from old classics to the latest up and coming strips. Here’s a slice of its App Store description:

Want funny? Love comics? We’ve got your fix. The GoComics app, from Universal Uclick, is the mobile comics portal for many of the most popular comic strips worldwide. From iconic favorites like Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, Garfield, Doonesbury, Dilbert and Marmaduke to modern favorites like FoxTrot, The Boondocks, Big Nate, Pearls Before Swine and Get Fuzzy, we offer the most diverse set of comic strips and panels in one single app for FREE.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Fotopedia Reporter

Fotopedia Reporter iPad 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 Fotopedia Reporter, billed as not just a magazine but also a ‘social platform’ – and just a cool idea too. Here’s a bit of its App Store description:

Fotopedia Reporter is here! Our newest app unleashes your creativity, letting you create your own photo stories to share the things you love with whoever you want. Whether it’s a tour of your town, some hard-hitting reportage, a restaurant review or a story about snails mating at the bottom of your garden, the only limit is your imagination. If you care about something, let it show!

Fotopedia’s punchy fusions of text and image cover thousands of topics, from travel, culture and wildlife to art, food, fashion, architecture and more. With Reporter you can see them all … or make your own.

Fotopedia has published a number of stellar iPad apps and the one thing they all have in common is fantastic photography. Fotopedia Reporter continues that tradition.

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