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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…)

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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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…)

With school coming up just around the corner, it is important to have all the tools you might possibly need for the next school year. Nowadays, many students use iPads as a tool in their studies, and for good reason: the iPad has a wealth of amazing apps for education. The following is a roundup of iPad apps that are geared toward, but not limited to, high school students. Find out which apps students can’t miss after the jump.

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Every movie lover needs a companion, and the iPad is the perfect device for the job. With the apps here you will be able to see the latest trailers, watch full movies and track films that you want to see all from your iPad.
Whenever I sit down to watch a movie, I make sure that I have my iPad at hand. Whether I’m researching actors, looking up trivia or reading reviews to find out if a movie is worth my time, the iPad has revolutionised how I watch movies — and it can for you too by using the apps in this roundup!

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I love to socialize as much as the next person, but sometimes it can be nice to kick back and relax in the comfort of your own home with a couple of friends or your significant other, rather than drag yourself to a packed out bar across town.

With this in mind, I have compiled a list of ten iPad essentials that are guaranteed to get your evening off to a great start. Click “more” to read on.

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As a user of Twitter, the ability to check my profile on the move is something that’s essential. The range of Twitter clients out there for the iPad is huge, but the temptation to stick with the official Twitter app is something that many Twitter users may find hard to overcome. In this article, I’ll be looking at a small number of the many Twitter clients out there for the iPad, namely Tweetbot for iPad, Twitterrific and Twitter. Read on to find out how these three apps compare in terms of their user interface and the features they deliver.

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Here in the United Kingdom, we are still experiencing cold, wet, and downright miserable weather even though it is almost summer. Heck, over ten inches of snow fell at the end of April, leaving my partner and I housebound for a week!

As you can probably imagine, these conditions have seriously affected my sowing schedule, and I am now frantically playing catch up, using my iPad to help stay organized. Here, I have compiled a list of ten apps that will appeal to both new and experienced gardeners alike. Click “more” to read on.

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While no app could be fairly expected to replace the hands-on intuitiveness and sense of satisfaction that comes from traditional crafting, its digital counterpart can nonetheless prove a useful companion in the quest to knit the perfect sweater.

Here are ten apps that will not only give analog crafting a run for its money, but can also assist you with non-digital endeavors such as knitting and beading. Click “more” to read on.

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