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Best Free iPad App of the Week: News360°

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.

News360° is calling itself a next-generation news personalization and aggregation service” and has been getting lots of positive buzz among reviewers. I’ve tried it for myself for the past few weeks and I can confirm that it deserves the raves, even in the face of fierce competition from the likes of popular apps Flipboard and Zite. News360° definitely draws you in. It’s a keeper. For the main screen.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: NASA Visualization Explorer

NASA Visualization Explorer for iPad

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 NASA Visualization Explorer – another stellar iPad app from the team at NASA. This one showcases the fascinating work being done with the aid of NASA’s fleet of research spacecraft.

Here’s the elevator pitch for it via its App Store page:

NASA science: revealed! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iPad. A direct connection to NASA’s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format. See the Earth as you’ve never seen it before; travel to places otherwise unavailable to even the most intrepid explorers!

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Squrl

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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 favorite Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.

This week’s pick is Squrl – the superb social videos app. The elevator pitch for it from its developer is as follows: 

Squrl is a social, watch-later video service that lets you access video content across multiple providers and devices.

Squrl is all about videos. Discovering good video content from a wide range of all the best sources, organizing it, sharing it, and seeing what others are sharing. Here’s a little more intro type information from its App Store page:

Squrl is a clever way to collect and organize video from many different providers, in one easy to use app.
Ask yourself:
• Have you ever wanted to collect video from many different websites in one place?
• Are you tired of hunting through a half dozen or more iPad apps to view your videos?
You’ll always know where to find your videos, no matter where they are on the web, with Squrl.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Science360 for iPad

Science360 for iPad

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 favorite Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.

This week’s pick is Science360 for iPad – a superb, fun, and beautifully done app full of strong content for those who enjoy science. The app is published by The National Science Foundation (NSF) and its content is a mixture of NSF-produced items and material gathered from scientists, universities, and NSF science and engineering centers. Here are some of its notable features:

– Spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions available in high resolution for download to your iPad
– Fun and engaging streaming video (WiFi or 3G connection required) on a wide range of topics
– Hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly
– Share images and videos on Facebook and Twitter or via email
– Keep abreast of breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen with the in-app news feed
– Pan through content in the unique 360 view or find content via keyword with a simple two finger touch
– With a single touch, save favorite images and video within the app so that they can easily be found again

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