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I can hardly wait for the release of iOS 7, but it’s true that I’ve been seeking out apps that embrace flatter design for a while. While I’m certainly excited for all of the iOS default apps and the rest of the environment to catch up, my iPad is already chock full of apps that are moving on from skeuomorphism. I’m going to run through some of my favorites that are already good to go for iOS 7. (more…)

A notepad test: take a pen and a piece of paper or notepad and write a few words or your name. Easy, isn’t it? Now what about doing that on your iPad, but add the ability to carry with you many pens and paper types, preprepared perfect shapes, highlighter pens and a virtually unlimited reference book that you could cut and paste from (the Internet). Sound a little bit better than the pad and pencil? You’d like to think so.

Here’s the ultimate question: can you replace a notebook in college or your workplace with an iPad and some good software? Well, lets take a look at some of the best offerings out there and see how well they match or exceed your notepad test. (more…)

I’m going to freely admit right now that sometimes I judge a book by its cover, and I’m sorry. Especially when it comes to iPad apps I just can’t help but be instantly swayed by the look of the icon.

If it’s garish or tacky I probably won’t even give it a second glance in the App Store, and even if its functionality warrants a place it’ll find itself on some far removed page (or heaven forbid, hidden in a folder…). On the other hand, I have a healthy amount of appreciation for those developers who understand the importance of their icon and succeed in the ever so difficult task of creating a great one!

We’re going to have a look now at a solid collection of excellent apps that have made it here by virtue of their icons. Be warned, however, lovers of good design may find themselves out of pocket…


One of the most compelling and immersive things about the iPad is, without a doubt, the gorgeous screen. If you’re like me then when you’re holding it you become completely enthralled and oblivious to the outside world.

What better for refreshing your enjoyment of your iPad than giving your lock screen and home screen an overhaul?

Today we’ll be looking at 60 examples of beautiful wallpaper design, from landscapes to abstract art, each tussling for the chance to make their debut on your iPad!