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Weather apps on the iPad have always been an interesting area. Apple has never shipped a stock weather app, so developers and designers haven’t had a starting point to build from as they have on iOS. Many developers have used this to creatively construct an interface that excels in showing information while still being attractive. Others have used this as an excuse to just blow up their iPhone version and call it good.

Yahoo! Weather — henceforth known as simply Yahoo Weather, without the exclamation point — is one of the more recent entrants to the weather category. Featuring a strong backend database and a unique interface that is loaded with data, is it enough to become the best weather app for the iPad? (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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I love free apps. When you find a real gem of an app and it’s free, it can feel like all your Christmases have come at once (OK, maybe not). In this roundup I’ll be choosing my 25 favourite free apps for the iPad. So sit back, relax and let iPad.AppStorm sort the wheat from the chaff for you.

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His name was John Gruber. Maybe you’ve heard of him as the Apple blogger who knows the system better than them all. Then again, maybe you read his “linkblog” when you’re looking for interesting new things in the technology market. One thing you probably didn’t know is that he created a lightweight markup language named Markdown back in 2004. In its early days, only Bare Bones Software’s BBEdit used it because Gruber was employed there. No one else even bothered with it because the application ecosystem was not like it is today.

Things are a lot different now, though. A lot of people are on constant lookout for a Markdown editor to fit their tastes. Whether it has previewing capabilities, dual-editing functions for HTML and other code alongside Gruber’s, or just iCloud sync with a simple interface, we’ve all come to know distraction-free editors as ones that solely employ Markdown for making things fast and easy. After all, rich text is a thing of the past.

All these new pieces of software have recently been brought to the iPad because it’s a platform fit for such editing tasks. Users enjoy reading on the device, and some thoroughly have a good time writing their thoughts down in something like Day One. Then there are those like the AppStorm team, and most of us really love writing, no matter where it gets done. If you’re looking for something quick and easy for Markdown editing or even a more feature-packed app, we’ve got everything you’ll ever hope for and more in today’s roundup. (more…)

It’s Game Week here at iPad.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!

If there is one thing the iPad is good at, it’s gaming. The 9.7-inch screen is the perfect canvas for any developer to make a killer game. Since us writers really love iPad games, we cover them a lot. Heck, it’s even Game Week here at iPad.AppStorm and iPhone.AppStorm.

With the growing market of games for the iPad, it’s quite hard to sort out the good from the bad. Of course, there will always be the classics that we can rely on, but there are tons of other lesser-known games that are just as great. This roundup brings the best of both worlds together. Did your favorite games make it to the top 50? Find out after the break. (more…)

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