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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: 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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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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iPad App of the Week: Journeys of Invention

Section Minds and Machines

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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