Happy Boxing Day, everyone!  We hope that everyone got what they wanted for Christmas. For those who received the ultimate gift this year, the iPad mini, we suggest the following six free apps to download right now.

You Don’t Know Jack

The 1990s irreverent trivia game is back on the iPad and unlike a previous version, this one is absolutely free. You Don’t Know Jack, which also works on the iPhone/iPod touch, offers one free game each day, plus users are able to purchase more games through in-app purchases. Based on the popular Facebook version that launched earlier this year, the game is universal.

Next Issue

 

Okay, the Next Issue service isn’t free — at least not in the long term. However, the premium magazine service does provide new users with a free one-month membership. For those 30 glorious days, users have unlimited access to over 80 premium digital magazines including Entertainment Weekly, Wired, and Time.

To get started, visit the Next Issue website, create a free account, and then download the free app.

History

The History Channel’s awesome programming is finally available via an iPad app. Featuring full-length episodes, previews of upcoming programming, and more, the app is a great way to relax with your new tablet.

ESPN SportsCenter Feed

The ESPN SportsCenter Feed is the network’s latest app and provides a way for sports fans to learn more about the teams they love the most. The universal app features news, scores, video, audio, and commentary so that you never miss a headline or a highlight.

Weezoo

The universal weather app with a unique name is a great way to share live weather observations, add pictures, and discover real-time weather maps from around the world.

Vodio Video Magazine

Vodio tracks videos as they’re shared around the world, and organizes them into categories, including most popular, entertainment, comedy, and more. Best of all, the universal app’s slick interface is perfect for those just learning to use a tablet.

Each app mentioned is available now in the App Store: ESPN SportsCenter FeedHistoryNext IssueVodio, Weezoo, and You Don’t Know Jack.