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iPad App of the Week: Find the City

Find the City iPad app

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 Find the City. It’s touted as a ‘fun and educational geography game, for kids of all ages’ and it does a great job living up that.

The game’s title lets you know what it’s all about – find a specific city, which can be anywhere in the world, as quickly as you can. You scroll around and pinch and zoom as needed until you have the target city in your crosshairs – then tap on a big button to indicate you’ve found it. The closer in you get to the city and the faster you find it, the more points you get.

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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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iPad App of the Week: The Official Masters Tournament

The Masters Official iPad app

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 The Official Masters Tournament, the 2014 version of the official app covering The Masters – the opening major of the year with the final rounds being played this weekend.

This has always been one of the very best sports apps on the iPad, and this year’s edition is no exception.

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iPad App of the Week: Ziner RSS Reader

Ziner RSS Reader 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 Ziner – RSS Reader that believes in simplicity, supports Feedly. That’s way too long a name, so I’ll call it Ziner RSS Reader or just Ziner for the remainder of this post.

Ziner is a very nice, clean RSS reader app for the iPad and for users of Feedly. That last part is important to note – because a Feedly account is required to use the app. That’s not a worry for me as Feedly has been my favorite RSS service by far ever since the demise of Google Reader.

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iPad App of the Week: MLB At Bat

MLB At Bat 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 MLB.com At Bat, the first truly great official iPad app for a major sport – and still one of the very best around.

Of course the app has been updated for the 2014 MLB season and it’s already featuring live coverage of Spring Training games from the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues.

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iPad App of the Week: MyScript Calculator–Handwriting Calculator

MyScript Calculator 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 MyScript Calculator – Handwriting Calculator. What this app does is very simple and also really kinda magical. Here’s what it does:

Perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting.

So, for instance, I scribble 879 X 62 – and the app pretties up my scrawl and nearly instantly provides the answer as well. You can even scratch out a number and replace it, and the app keeps up with you and adjusts its calculations and results. Here’s a little better explanation of what the app does:

Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.

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iPad App of the Week: NCAA March Madness Live

NCAA March Madness Live iPad app

They say that applications make the platform – and superb apps optimized for the iPad are definitely a big part of what make it such a powerful and versatile 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 NCAA March Madness Live. This is simply THE app you need if you want to keep up with the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament.

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iPad App of the Week: Tynker, Teaching Children to Program the Fun Way

Tynker iPad app

Years ago, this phrase was thrown around a lot in tech circles: ‘The applications make the platform’. In the case of the iPad I don’t know that apps entirely ‘make the tablet’ – but great iPad apps are definitely a huge factor in making it such a game-changing 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 Tynker, an app that delivers on its promise to make learning to program fun for young children. The app has an age rating of 4+ and though I don’t have a 4 year old around to test with I think the fun and charming style of Tyner is good fit for youngsters of that age and above. My soon-to-be 11 year old daughter spent time with me with the app, and she agrees.

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iPad App of the Week: Wordsalad

Word Salad for iPad

 

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. Even many of those who develop for other devices and platforms frequently make great efforts to optimize their apps for the iPad in particular.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link at the end of this post and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s picks is Wordsalad – Your Salads, redefined – School Edition. That’s a heck of a long name for a heck of a nice app, which I’m just going to refer to as Wordsalad for the rest of this post.

Wordsalad is touted as ‘Word Clouds Redefined’ – and it makes it easy to create ‘salads’ of words on a particular topic.

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iPad App of the Week: Dinosaur Train A to Z

Dinosaur Train A to Z iPad app

Great and unique apps are a big part of what has made the iPad such an amazing device. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of one outstanding iPad app a week here each week.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link at the end of this post and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Dinosaur Train A to Z, based on the PBS Kids series ‘Dinosaur Train’.

I’m a little older than the 3- 6 year old target audience for this app, and on good days I’m even a tad more mature than that age group – but I have to say I LOVE this app. I almost wish we had a toddler in the house to be sharing it with.

Just the stunning imagery and animation in the app is enough to make the app a joy to use. And what a great idea to use dinosaurs to help with learning / teaching the alphabet. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?

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iPad App of the Week: Ken Burns

Ken Burns iPad app

Great and unique apps are a big part of what has made the iPad such an amazing device, With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of one outstanding iPad app a week here each week.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link at the end of this post and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Ken Burns, the app named after the man and offering users a chance to ‘see America through the eyes of award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’.

I should admit that before this week I had no idea who Ken Burns was. If pressed I could probably claim some awareness of the ‘Ken Burns Effect’ in photography, but that’s about it. After using this excellent app for just a few days, I’m now a huge Ken Burns fan and soon to be an avid viewer of his documentaries.

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