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Bryan M. Wolfe
| June 26, 2011
The Best iPad Apps Of The Week
The AppAdvice iPad App Of The Week: BATTLESHIP for iPad, $2.99, released June 23 EA's Digital Version Of Battleship Finally Comes To The iPad A long wait but Electronic Arts has finally released the iPad-native version of Battleship. Though similar to the longstanding iPhone and iPod touch version, Battleship for iPad is more than a simple graphics enhancement and spreading user interface elements out to best utilize the larger screen. Indeed, Battleship for iPad has better graphics with additional animations and cutscenes, however, it seems EA used this opportunity to provide at least a couple big improvements to make the game easier to play. While it may not seem like much to some, the iPad version's more realistic and vibrant player boards help to make items and actions that much easier to see, which should reduce mistakes and speed up gameplay. New Releases Avadon: The Black Fortress, $9.99, released June 18 Avadon Now Available On iPad You may recall, the preview announcement of Avadon: The Black Fortress coming to the iPad. It appears we were right, and the game is now available on not just the Mac, but on the iPad as well. This is a great buy for iPad RPG fans because the game is actually half the price of the Mac version. It is probably the only title available on the iPad that features such a full-fledged computer RPG experience with all the bells and whistles of deep micromanagement that these games usually have. There are many skills and upgrades to consider when building characters up. FL Studio Mobile HD, $19.99, released June 21 FL Studio Releases Mobile Versions FL Studio is now available for iOS devices. The app allows you to record, edit, sequence, and mix music. Best of all, for a limited time, the app is available for a reduced price. Created by Beligian-based Image-Line Software, the app (which is available in separate versions for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad) allows you to create and save complete multi-track music projects on your iDevice. You can also export those files to the FL Studio Desktop version for addition customization. Unfortunately, the mobile versions lack support for VST instruction and the scope of the sequencer has been scaled back from 128 tracks to 99. Roadshow, free, released June 21 Bring The Popcorn: Roadshow App Brings Offline Video Viewing To iPad Saving videos to your iPad just got easier thanks to the Roadshow app, debuting this week in the App Store. Created by Fetch Software, the free app claims to be the first to offer “a one-stop, all-in-one solution for offline web video viewing on the iPad.” Does it measure up? Roadshow believes saving videos to the iPad should be quick and easy. To guarantee this, its creators have implemented a simple three-step process. Here are the steps:
- Browse favorite websites to find great videos.
- Tap the videos to save when they appear on Roadshow’s found videos shelf.
- Play back the saved videos anytime, anywhere — even when not connected to the Internet.
- Play Jenga against friends around the world
- Add users to your Jenga Friends
- Earn all-new Online Achievements