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iPad App of the Week: Sports Jeopardy

Sports Jeopardy 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 Sports Jeopardy, an iPad game that’s a version of Jeopardy tailor-made for big-time sports fans. I’m definitely in that category, so it took me about 1 second to decide to grab this app as soon as I noticed it was on the App Store.

The game lets you test your sports knowledge against one or two AI players, Facebook friends, or random online opponents.

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iPad App of the Week: Curious

Curious for iPad

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 Curious, an app that’s touted as being ‘designed for the lifelong learner in each of us’. It’s full of video lessons and courses covering a broad array of topics.

From mastering a two-handed backhand in tennis to how to write a good 5 paragraph essay, or from how to lay a floor to how to train your dog to play dead – whatever your interests are you’re bound to find something here to delve into them. And it’s also a great place to explore new areas.

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iPad App of the Week: Stack the Countries

Stack the Countries for iPad

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 Stack the Countries, a superb educational game that offers to make learning about the world fun. This could be considered the big brother of our winner from just a few weeks back – Stack the States.

I love this app (and its little brother) because it’s easy and fun to use, delivers on its promise to make learning fun, and is a big hit with my 10 year old daughter. It’s an iPad game the two of us can enjoy together, and that’s always a good thing.

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iPad App of the Week: Storehouse

Storehouse iPad App

Image Source: Julia Sabot, via Storehouse

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 Storehouse, an app that claims to be ‘the easiest way to create and discover beautiful stories’ and does a great job of living up to that promise.

I’ve seen a large number of iPad apps with similar purposes, but Storehouse stands out right away due to the spectacular photography in the stories and the app’s wonderful, gesture-based interface.

Here’s a slice of its App Store intro:

BUILT FOR MOBILE
Storehouse was designed for mobile, from the intuitive touch-based interface to the way we allow you to create and share on-the-go.
UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY
We’ve made laying out photos, videos, and text so easy that anybody can create beautiful stories. Easily add photos and videos from your iPad Camera Roll, Dropbox, Flickr, and Instagram. You don’t need to be a designer to put together something stunning.

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iPad App of the Week: Stack the States

Stack the States iPad game

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 Stack the States, a great, fun and award-winning app for learning the US states.

This is one of the best and most fun educational games for the iPad that I’ve seen. My 5th grade daughter and I are both long-time fans of Stack the States. Here’s a little intro to how the game works:

As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.
You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States. Try to collect all 50! As you earn more states, you begin to unlock the four free bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop. Four games in one!

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iPad App of the Week: QuizUp, The Biggest Trivia Game in the World

QuizUp trivia 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 QuizUp: The Biggest Trivia Game in the World. I should note right away that this is not a ‘true’ iPad app – but rather an iPhone app that runs just fine on the iPad. The only major way this affects the app is that it works in portrait mode only, a limitation that quite a few full iPad apps also have. Given the type of app it is, there’s no negative impact at all with running it in 2X mode on the iPad.

If you enjoy trivia games at all, it will be near impossible not to avoid getting seriously hooked on this one.

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Best iPad Apps of 2013

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business apps to wonderful educational apps, to beautiful apps for working with photos and for creating art, music, videos, and more. And of course we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to great iPad games and entertainment apps.

The impressive quality, and quantity, of iPad apps continues to be one of the big reasons why the iPad remains the leading tablet device and is so hugely popular. Once again this year I’ve spent huge amounts of time looking at and reviewing iPad apps, and I’m happy to be sharing my 4th annual list of choices for the Best iPad apps of 2013.

It’s worth noting that there are a number of repeat winners in this list, because they are still eminently worthy of being on it. Of course there are plenty of new choices too.  Any apps that are repeat choices from 2012 will be marked with an asterisk next to the their names. Here we go …

Best iPad App of 2013

WWF Together iPad app

WWF Together: A wonderful app from a great organization, the World Wildlife Fund. Full of spectacular photos of some magnificent animals that are sadly also endangered species. It’s also full of good information on these species, why they’re endangered and what the biggest threats are, and good information on how we can help. The app’s interface is clean, light, full of interactive elements and fun to use. All its pages are beautifully designed, with strong typography and the stunning imagery that tells the animals’ stories. The endangered animals shown in the app are all majestic creatures, including Giant Pandas, Marine Turtles, Elephants, Tigers, Bison, Snow Leopards, Polar Bears, and Dolphins.. More featured animals are added regularly.

Price: Free

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iPad App of the Week: Journeys of Invention

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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 Journeys of Invention, a wonderful celebration of some of the most important scientific inventions throughout history. Here’s just a little excerpt from its App Store introduction:

Imagine if you were allowed to pick up and play with some of the most priceless objects in the history of science and technology.
Journeys of Invention brings to life over 80 extraordinary objects from the Science Museum in London in 14 interactive stories written by the curators. …

The app features original and insightful history specially written by Science Museum curators with a rich collection of historic photographs, rarely seen contemporary artworks, archive film footage and video.

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iPad App of the Week: Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe

Snapshots of the Universe iPad app

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, 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 Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe, an app with simple and clear ambitions – just to help us understand how the universe works, that’s all. But seriously, this app offers to help explain the principles that control the universe, based on the work of one of  the world’s best known and most respected deep thinkers – Stephen Hawking.

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iPad App of the Week: Amount

Cooking

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, 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 Amount, a simple and lightweight unit converter app. Want to quickly see what 20 dollars is worth in British pounds? Or what 1 cup is equal to in fluid ounces? How many miles are equal to 100 kilometers? Amount is your friend – for these and lots more similar sort of quick conversions.

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iPad App of the Week: Makr

Makr iPad app

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, 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 Makr, which offers a great set of tools and templates to help you make your own professional looking printed designs. Here’s a bit of its App Store intro:

Made exclusively for iPad to bring sophisticated design tools – dominated by professional studios until now – to the maker’s workshop and DIYer’s home. Create materials for entertaining and special events, small business branding, and home and kitchen use to enhance your milestones or everyday moments.
With Makr, make invitations, stickers, business cards, postcards, labels, tags, recipe cards, announcements, stationery, greeting and holiday cards, and more. Choose from a variety of endlessly customizable templates for Parties, Business, Wedding, Baby, Holiday, and Home.

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