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    The Weather Channel for iPad

    by The Weather Channel Interactive

    Why not start by planning your day with The Weather Channel for iPad? This app will give you detailed forecasts for the area of your choice. The user interface is colorful and easy to read. Weather is shown per day, for the entire week, or you can check the radar for the entire surrounding area. I must mention that the radar freezes for a short time when first opening it, however, it does function afterwards. In addition, you are also able to read news or watch videos of atmospheric events all over the world. Pollen counts are are provided as well.

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    WebMD for iPad

    by WebMD

    Improving upon your health is another important way to start the day. If you are not able to reach your doctor, WebMD for iPad is here to help. A Symptom Checker and First Aid Essentials features can help diagnose your health issues, whether they are minor insect bites or potentially serious health conditions. Look up medication information in its Drugs & Treatments area or search for unknown medications with the Pill Identification Tool. Should you need to seek immediate attention, local health listings will help you decide where you need to go.

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    CNN App for iPad

    by CNN Interactive Group, Inc.

    You have checked both the weather and your health. See what is going on with the rest of the world by using CNN App for iPad. From major stories to the biggest headlines, this app will keep you up to date with the news. Watch live events, shows, and all stories as they become available. If you have questions or feedback, you can email CNN for more personalized news.

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    AroundMe

    by Attorno A Me S.R.L.

    Find out more about your surroundings by using AroundMe. This app is universal and will provide detailed directions to whichever business location you may want to go. Start by choosing your current location, then choose your destination. A list of businesses is available from which you can choose the closet gas station, bank, or even a movie theater. An email option is also available should you want to email the route to yourself or a friend.

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    Fandango Movies – Times & Tickets

    by Fandango

    Now that you are able to get accurate directions, you may want to plan an activity. Fandango Movies is a universal app that lists movie times. The app also has an option to purchase movie tickets. You must first create a Fandango account, which can be done using Facebook or Google+ accounts. This feature is currently only available for the iPad. You can also browse movies at your leisure, with the added ability to share and sync your favorites. iPad-only extras include Fandango Original videos, exclusive content, new releases, and more.

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    AIM for iPad: Free SMS, Chat, Group Chat, Voice Messages

    by AOL Inc.

    Keep in touch with friends throughout each day using AIM for iPad. This will allow you to let them know what you have learned about the weather, health, news, directions, or a movie that you'd like to see with them. You can also attach locations to your messages. You may then post messages to your favorite social network, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter, or check in and post your location by using Foursquare. There are many more options available. Please be aware that you will need WiFi or data to use AIM for iPad.

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    MagicalPad HD

    by MagicalPad

    Manage your plans by taking daily notes. MagicalPad HD will help you keep track of everything that you have done or learned. The app is a personal organizer that can effectively help you by making it easier to take notes about what you have done or plan to do each day. Features include mindmapping tools, outlining capabilities, and task management. Upon finishing, you are also able to attach photos or documents. Export and import options include email, Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud.

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    SketchBook Pro for iPad

    by Autodesk Inc.

    Perhaps you enjoy sketching and drawing? SketchBook Pro for iPad is a great way to spend time with your new iPad. Many of us enjoy sketching, but when you would like to keep your drawings in one place, this app is a good way to do so. Use your iPad's entire screen to visually express yourself through your artwork. The app's features include custom canvas sizes a gallery in which to store your works of art, and a customizable user interface. Store and access what you have drawn in iCloud, which will then be available across all of your iDevices.

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    Pandora Radio

    by Pandora Media, Inc.

    Another extremely popular app entirely reworked for the iPad, Pandora Radio gives you personalized radio while on the go via a user friendly iTunes-like interface. If you are an existing Pandora user, things couldn’t be easier. Just log in and go. The app is universal, so if you already have it in your iTunes library just make sure to update it to get the iPad-optimized interface.

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    Google Maps

    by Google, Inc.

    You will more than likely need to find your way to a variety of places. Google Maps will provide directions to everywhere that you desire. Unlike AroundMe, it is not limited to business. Detailed maps are available for thousands of countries, cities, and towns. Voice-guided GPS is also a feature that is helpful whether you are driving, taking a bike ride, or walking. Also included are live traffic reports and other useful features. This app is universal.

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    Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks

    by AMZN Mobile LLC

    At the end of the day, why not relax and read a good story? Kindle is a universal app that looks amazing on the iPad's screen. Millions of book titles, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, and PDF's are available via the Kindle Store on Amazon.com. Many of these titles are exclusive to the Kindle Store, and range in cost from $9.99 to free. Organize your book collections, search for words you did not understand with the instant dictionary feature, email PDF's and other documents with your new send-to-Kindle email address, and much more. We hope that this AppList and the apps included will help you to get the most out of your new iPad.