The AppAdvice iPad App Of The Week:
MadPad HD – Remix Your Life, $2.99, Released September 8
Smule, the very popular developer of music apps such a Ocarina, I Am T-pain and Glee is back at it today with a new app to help you make music.
Called MadPad, and available for the iPhone ($0.99) and iPad ($2.99), Smule’s new app’s concept is to allow you to create your own soundboards, based on any sound you want. You can use anything from a door slamming, a car driving by, even the sound of finishing a frozen latte, and remix these to make rhythms and beats.
TNT for iPad, Free, Released September 8
TNT by Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. just released a new app specifically for the iPad. Now you can enjoy some of your favorite TNT shows and movies on the go. Great entertainment will always be available from one of the most well-known drama networks.
The app provides several features including a listing of their shows and movies, the schedule, clips, behind the scenes videos and more. Cable and satellite subscribers can also watch full-length episodes such as: The Closer, Charmed, Bones, Falling Skies, Rizzoli & Isles and more. There are also some great movies such as Gran Torino, LA Confidential and The Last Samurai.
NBC, Free, Updated September 8
Starting Thursday night (Sept. 8), you can begin watching many of your favorite TV shows in the newly updated NBC iPad app. Up until this point, you were only able to watch clips and see show information.
NBC competitors ABC and CBS already have apps with full-length content, so NBC is the last of the three major networks to jump on board with the concept. It certainly is timely as all networks, including NBC, move into season premier time. Vivi Zigler, the president of NBC Universal Digital Entertainment said that NBC “wanted to understand the business model mechanism” Before offering the updated feature in the iPad app.
Touchgrind BMX, $4.99 & Universal, Updated September 8
Anticipated by many since the announcement earlier this year, Illusion Labs’ Touchgrind BMX is finally available in an iPad-native form.
Arriving as a universal iOS app, Touchgrind BMX v1.4 is a free update for current users and a single purchase for those who’ve been waiting to get in on the extreme biking action. Visually, the difference is the scenery is extended to the sides on the iPad. I feel that doing tricks is a bit easier on the iPad, which could be as simple as more screen real estate means fingers cover less of the graphics.
The Best iPad Apps Of The Week is published each weekend; a companion piece, The Best iPhone Apps Of The Week, is published separately.
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