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2013 was a massive year for the iPad, both in terms of new hardware and in terms of software. iOS 7 basically wiped the app slate clean, creating a void that thousands of developers all tried to fill. New hardware opened up new options for most developers to exploit with the latest apps. Without further ado, here are my twenty-five favorite apps for the past year. (more…)

Christmas is almost upon us and to celebrate, I have rounded up ten of the App Store’s most entertaining Christmas-themed apps for you to download and enjoy during the run-up to everyone’s favorite holiday.

Crack open the mulled wine, polish off a mince pie or several and hit the jump to get in the festive spirit!

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Halloween is just around the corner and to celebrate, we here at iPad.AppStorm have rounded up ten of best Halloween-themed apps that are bound to get your evening off to a great start. Dust off your costume, stock up on candy, and hit the jump to make this Halloween the best yet!

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I may not speak for everyone–and judging by a bevy of social media comments I’ve see, I don’t–but I’ve really enjoyed iOS 7 thus far. From the moment the update install finished, I was captivated by an experience that was both new and familiar. Even now, I still find myself unlocking my iPad and iPhone just to play with the new OS. To say iOS 7 is a major change is an understatement, and I know it’s easy to feel lost or confused about how certain functions now work. Also, there’s quite a number of new features to tinker with.

That’s where I come in. I’ve perused iOS 7 in order to compile a list of useful tips and tricks, which I hope will be of great use to you. So, journey forth and discover! (more…)

The update to iOS 7 is huge. I feel like I’ve read a few thousand articles about each of the new features — from the new multi-tasking to Notification Centre — but very few articles about the new apps in iOS 7. That needs to change. After all, these are the very first stock iOS apps to be designed from the get-go with the big screen in mind. Let’s not forget that the iPad wasn’t around until iOS 4.

Over the years, a lot of us have replaced the stock iOS apps on our iPads with apps that were more aesthetically beautiful or functional. iOS 7 is such a significant change that it’s time to revisit those stock apps and see if they’re worth keeping around. Without further ado, read on for our thoughts on the iPad’s stock apps.

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Let me get this out of the way: iOS 7 is great. I love it. But it’s not perfect. There’s a million fantastic improvements, but there’s also a few things that Apple still hasn’t gotten around to improving. I’m not talking about design problems (although there are a couple of those), but rather about some of the little quirks that still drive me crazy.

With that in mind, this is my attempt to keep a small log of the things that really bother me. Consider this is a wish list of tiny things I wish Apple would get around to in iOS 7.1.

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Back in the days where MySpace was the king of social networks, Digg was the news aggregator sites. But competition from sites such as Reddit began to draw users away from Digg and their disastrous re-launch in 2008, known as Digg v4, would be their undoing.

But since then, Digg has undergone somewhat of a renaissance under the watchful eye of Betaworks and has completely changed and, whilst its core values remain unchanged, this is not the same service we’ve used before. Add to that their brand-new RSS service that was released shortly after Google discontinued their Reader platform and you have the makings of a truly remarkable content aggregator.

As Digg now offers two services, content curation and RSS, we put Digg for iPad through its paces to see if it can truly be a one-stop source for all your news and content consumption.

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Now, is it just me, or are children’s television and literary characters a little bit, well, bland lately? Can you honestly see Bob the Builder being around another hundred years from now like Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit? No, me neither.

Move over Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer, our childhood classics are now available on iOS and they are better than ever. Hit the jump for a trip down memory lane.

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This past month saw a lot of awesome releases, and here we’ve rounded up the best for you. So in case you missed one, this is your opportunity to catch up. Click “more” to find out what you might have missed. (more…)

As a self-proclaimed book nerd, I am always on the look out for mediums other than print and eBooks that carry cool literary-inspired products. iOS happens to be one of the mediums that naturally hosts tons of literary apps. And to my surprise, there are tons of developers who have developed iOS games inspired by great works of literature. Read on to find out which literature-inspired apps made the cut and are enjoyed by bookworms and non-book-lovers alike.

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