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So its Sunday, you’re snuggled up on the couch reading the weekend paper with a cup of coffee. Oh the crisp paper, the smell of ink, and the convenience of having the news delivered to your door. What if your tradition was flipped upside down? What if you could care less about the smell of ink? Well, PressReader might just be the app for you!

PressReader is a way to view newspapers from all over the world right in the palm of your hand, on your iPad. There are thousands of publications and you don’t end up with stacks of papers lying around waiting to thrown away (recycled, we hope!). So read on as I answer all of your most pressing questions…

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I don’t exactly consider myself a green freak. Sure, I do my part: recycling when I can, buying CFLs to replace burned-out incandescent bulbs, and driving a subcompact, but I draw the line at washing and reusing a plastic sandwich bag (no offense to those who do).

When Earth Day sprung up on the calendar this past Sunday, though, I took a few moments to reflect on how I could be a little greener.

That’s when I found Verde, an iPad app geared not only at reducing your carbon footprint, but also at saving you money. And the latter is a green I’m pretty sure anyone can get behind.

So did Verde help assuage my inner naturalist? Read on to find out…

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I love sports. Since the day I bought my iPad, I have used it to manage my fantasy teams, watch sports, and keep up to date on the latest news for the teams I follow. I played sports in high school and college and have coached at various levels. I still love to jump in a competitive game when I get a chance.

When I learned about CoachNote, I was excited to give it a try and find out if it would turn my iPad into a useful coaching tool.

Even if you haven’t grown up playing sports, you can probably remember a sports movie where the team huddles around the coach while he draws up the last winning play on a white board. CoachNote aims to replace that white board and make it much, much better. It is, essentially, a digital whiteboard that can be used as a great teaching tool for almost any sport. Allowing you to save and animate plays and drills so they can be quickly accessible whenever you need them.

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Podcasts are always flowing through my headphones, and the list of excellent tech podcasts grows everyday. I relied on the native iOS music app to deliver my podcasts, but I found that the growing list was outgrowing the capabilities of the app. Sure, the native music app “supports” podcasts, but it does little to manage them. It’s frustrating to switch back and forth between the music app and iTunes to download more episodes, and streaming can only be done within iTunes. I needed a better podcast manager to tame the pile.

Downcast, by Jamawkinaw Enterprises is a highly customizable podcast manager that trumps the native music app’s feature set. There’s considerable competition in the podcast manager category, and today we’ll look at what features, if any, set this app apart from its competitors.

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We’ve come to the conclusion, as users of the iPad, that the device is second to none for content consumption. The experience of sitting back with a sleek, light tablet in hand, yet being able to access a world of content is something that Apple has touted ever since the iPad launched. There’s a good chance you might be reading this very post on your iPad (I’m writing it on mine).

While the web hosts an incredible selection of content, a lot of it is cluttered in advertising and other stuff you simply don’t care about. When I’m reading an article, the content is what I care about it. Readability is a web service with a fairly new iOS app that puts content in a clean, comfortable reading view.

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The iPad is great for consuming content and I use mine to consume a lot of news. There are several apps that I use to consume content depending on the type of news. RSS resides in Mr. Reader. I also use Flipboard and Pulp for different types of news and feeds. However, I still had trouble finding sources for news and world events. Yes, I could enter several news sources into Flipboard or Pulp but those did not satisfy my need to examine a lot of news from different sources quickly.

News 360 is a news aggregator that brings a lot of news to your iPad. The app does not only just bring you news but brings in the same stories from different sources so a complete view is presented. The app analyzes your current news sources from Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, and Google Reader and allows you to share stories across the social web. If you are looking for a way to consume a lot of news from several different sources then News 360 could be for you.

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I don’t know a great deal about dinosaurs, however, I do remember being fascinated by them as a child. I grew up with Jurassic Park in the cinema and often went fossil hunting on the beaches of the south coast of England.

Understandably then, I jumped at the chance to take a look at a new app: Inside the World of Dinosaurs for iPad. The app’s description promises;

The most comprehensive interactive dinosaur encyclopedia on the iPad.

Complete with in excess of 60 “photo realistic” animated, 3D dinosaurs. So does this app really give you a view of what it was like inside the world of the dinosaurs?

Read on to find out…

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Many of the popular services that we use and love today were created to help us share our stories. Whether it’s in the form of a 140-character tweet or a photo cross-posted from Instagram to Facebook, all of these social apps are doing their best to allow us to share our stories with others. Unfortunately, while each of these services excel at creation, none of them are particularly good at curation.

This is where Storify comes in. Put simply, Storify is a way to make sense of the stories that are already being shared across all of your social services. While the web-app has been around for a while, the iPad app is next-to-new and we have a full review.

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I’m the type of person that enjoys watching movies. I’m no movie buff, but I enjoy a trip to the theater or a night on the couch as the next person. One problem I do have is deciding what movie to watch whether at home or the theater. Going to the theater is more of an issue dealing with multiple theaters showing different movies at different times. Deciding what to see and where to see it have always been tough choices in my mind.

Flixster aims to be the movie watcher’s perfect companion. It can assist you in deciding what movie to watch either at a theater or at home and it can help you figure out what movies are showing at what theaters. Let’s be honest, this isn’t an incredibly tough problem to surpass in the grand scheme of things, but a free app that I can turn to when I need a little help? Sounds good to me. Let’s check it out.

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Even before the iPad was introduced people were speculating over the endless possibilities a powerful, functional tablet could provide. Since then people have found ways to take their businesses on the go with iPads, using them for everything from mobile cash registers to portable photo studios.

However, is video editing a field that can be successfully converted to a mobile model? I must admit, as someone who went to school for broadcasting and worked for a couple television stations, I came into this review skeptical that Avid Studio would be very useful. After all, taking a video editing suite on the road is much more difficult than most professions. Often it requires a computer with advanced hardware, external hard drives to store large video files, and at least two large display monitors.

Video editing has been done that way for years and there’s a reason why it is the preferred method. So, can a well-known name in the business like Avid provide an app that begins to change the game?

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