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We’ve got some sequels, reboots and reincarnations this week for you. Diner Dash Rush has added not only a lunch rush but also a happy hour; the mad scientists in League of Evil are back for a third time; there are some new enemies to dogfight in MetalStorm: Aces; and Barry, the Jetpack Joyrider, now has a wave rider.

Find all that and more inside this week’s roundup. Click “more” to get started. (more…)

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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Who’s ready for vikings to take over as the next big thing and replace zombies? I know I am. If you feel the same, you’ll be thrilled to know that vikings have landed in this week’s installment of iPad games. So get your helmet and your longboat oar, and then get ready: It’s going to be a very icy, but fun, journey.

There’s also a slew of battles about to take place that have nothing to do with vikings. You’ll be a modern soldier, a Knight of Pen & Paper, and a member of a futuristic elite task force called XCOM. Could there be any more going on in this week’s edition of games? Oh yeah — trains! Click “more” to get rolling.

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Care Bears, slap bracelets, Beanie Babies, yo-yos, Pogs, Rubik’s Cubes, Trolls, Cabbage Patch Kids…most of these crazes came and went in the blink of an eye. Some, however, definitely outstayed their welcome, and others still have come back to haunt us even today on our iOS devices.

Here are ten of these nostalgia-inducing crazes in app form. Simply hit the jump for a walk down memory lane.

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Hollywood infiltrates this week’s group of games, which include tie-ins from the films Despicable Me and Man of Steel. And while there are nine different characters in Rail Rush, your main character is slightly reminiscent of a certain Mr. Jones, first name: Indiana.

If you’re more in the mood to turn down the action a bit, we also have a puzzler and a turn-based farm-building game. But just because they’re comparatively shorter on action doesn’t mean they aren’t just as challenging in their own ways. Click “more” to put yourself to the test. (more…)

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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This week’s collection of games has a cinematic feel to it, with grade-A graphics and animation, creative storylines and other highly unique and entertaining qualities. Learn the stories behind SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom and build your own version of the town, plus save Hollywood — and some of its best-loved films — from hordes of zombies.

You’ll also have the opportunity to sail the seas with some Scurvy Scallywags, aka treasuring-hunting pirates, and fill the shoes of a Runaway dodging the mafia. It’s all inside this edition of iPad games. Click through to get started. (more…)

“Eclectic” doesn’t even begin to describe these five games, which spotlight summer camp and bigfoot; the Dubai Autodrome; a boy named Manuganu who’s on the run; the bulls of Pamplona, Spain; and some very Dumb Ways to Die.

I hope you enjoy discovering what they all have — or don’t have — in common. Click “more” to start playing. (more…)

Summer is fast approaching, and although for some of us the weather may not have caught up with the season – that’s no reason to not celebrate the impending sun and fun that will be upon us shortly. In this post, I have compiled a great collection of wallpapers perfect for getting you in the summer mood every time you look at your iPad!
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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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