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Since the introduction of the iPad in 2010, the state of digital publishing has gone through a lot of radical changes. Not unlike the shift towards “buy once and watch everywhere” in the movie industry, magazine publishers have had to account for the adjusted expectations of consumers.

The dust hasn’t settled from this big change yet, though, and this year it feels like things have really gotten a kickstart. There are a lot of ways publishers are handling this adjustment, and we’re going to outline a few of the responses over three feature articles here at iPad.AppStorm. In our first article, we’re taking a look at the basic principles of Newsstand and cross-platform pursuits like Zinio. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in: This is going to be good. (more…)

Flipboard exemplifies the modern, successful application. Since its release, it has outwitted some of the most successful magazine and news organizations of the century. Many attribute its success to the innovative interface, which combines elements found in high-profile magazines with the fluidity of modern digital design, but others find the very idea behind the app to be the most intriguing aspect. The premise of Flipboard is obvious: in an age when opening a Twitter client also downloads a deluge of updates and information, Flipboard automatically sifts through the rubble and reveals only the truly great content hiding in the mundane updates that populate modern social networks. (more…)

Believe it or not, we are all prolific content creators. Well most of us are, anyway. It’s likely that if you are reading this, you’ve posted images to Flickr or Instagram, uploaded videos with YouTube or Vimeo, or shared your pearls of wisdom on Twitter or Facebook, quite apart from any blog posts you might have written.

These traditional types of shareable content are cornered markets, though, and as a result, developers and startups are looking for new ways to engage our creative side. Flipboard, for example, has recently launched a network of curated-content digital magazines, and Vine‘s six-second videos are already popular with Twitter users. Meanwhile, audio sharing apps like Dubbler are seen as the rising stars of content-based social networking.

Stampsy is hoping that the next medium to go viral is a digital, magazine-book hybrid, filled with text and images. The description may sound unlikely, but Stampsy already has a solid user base, and the opportunity to share Stampsy-made publications online is proving popular. But is this new form of media just a gimmick, or the next major revolution in social creativity?

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The iPad is quite a revolutionary device, in that it tries to change the way we do many things. There are tons of apps for doing just about anything with a few simple swipes of your fingers, but navigating through videos can still be awkward unless you’re using YouTube.

The app that we are reviewing today is called Squrl, and it tries to make browsing videos from different sources fun, intuitive, and simple. Let’s see how it fares!

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Have you just bought an iPad and found yourself wondering which applications to get first? Or are you on the hunt for some brilliant new applications? Well, if you are, then here are my top 10 iPad applications of all time which are well worth checking out.

Let’s dive in…

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While it’s all good and well looking up app reviews and reading roundups to find your next favourite app, sometimes the best thing is to get a solid recommendation from a friend. A few weeks back I asked the followers of iPad.AppStorm on Twitter what their most-used apps were; the apps that they open every single day, or even several times a day!

I’m just going to take a minute or two to look at the apps that AppStorm readers love and think about why they make such a difference, why they deserve a place on your home screen.

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As we all know, the iPad is useful for a wide range of things. Since I’ve had mine, it has replaced my MacBook for a number of purposes! The huge variety of applications available for it and the fact it is so portable has made it popular with many different people, from teachers to businessmen and even musicians (the British virtual group Gorillaz created their album The Fall almost exclusively on the iPad).

News applications are a popular choice for iPad owners as they offer a simple way of keeping up to date with the world without having to trawl through loads of different news websites. But with the sheer range of news applications floating around on the App Store, how do you know which ones to download? Well, I’ve rounded up 10 of the best ones, which will help you keep track of all the going-ons in the world.

Let’s have a look at them in more detail.

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Today I thought I would write a short article about those apps that truly bring the iPad to life for me.

Each of us will have those apps that make a huge difference to the usability and experience of using the iPad. I am in no doubt that we will differ.

That we differ is merely evidence of the vast and ever expanding capabilities of the iPad, as it makes significant inroads into our lives. For some, apps like Mail, Safari, and Calendar will form the basis of the iPad’s functionality. While for others, specific third-party apps are what turn the iPad into something revolutionary.

I’m going to take a brief look at those apps that make the iPad so hard to put down…

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