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iPad Owner's Guide

10 Essential iPad Apps

Just pick up a new iPad? Below you will find our favorite apps to get you up and running with your shiny new tablet.

  • Facebook (Free) - Stay connected with all your Facebook friends and family with the official Facebook app for the iPad.
  • Twitter (Free) - Tweet like a pro with the official Twitter app for the iPad. Features real-time searches, updates, and retweets straight from your iPad.
  • Skype (Free) - Talk face-to-face with your Skype contacts directly from your iPad Video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above.
  • Kindle (Free) - Read Kindle books, newspapers, and magazines from your iPad with official Kindle app from Amazon.
  • Netflix (Free) - Watch unlimited movies and TV shows streaming to your iPad for free. Netflix account required.
  • Words with Friends HD ($.99) - This brain teasing scrabble type game will keep you busy for hours as you play against your friends. Warning: This game is highly addictive, use at your own risk!
  • Find my iPhone (Free) - Apple s iPhone app works for iPads and is a must have app for anyone who owns an iOS device. This free security tool helps locate or remotely wipe your device should it become lost or stolen.
  • The Weather Channel (Free) - Stay ahead of the weather from around the globe with interactive maps and radars.
  • SlingPlayer ($29.99) - Watch your TV anywhere in the world with this app from SlingMedia. Access your DVR, Live TV, and record events from your iPad. Slingbox hardware required.
  • Angry Birds HD ($4.99) - The most popular game in the world is still kicking with this epic HD version for the iPad. Stunning graphics with loads of levels will ensure you waste hours of your day trying to kill those pesky pigs.