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Price: $0.99 Score: 10/10 Category: Games Air Attack HD is a fun shoot ’em up combat game reminiscent of Capcom’s classic 1942. Well executed and extremely fun to play, Air Attack HD is a great combat flyer experience in true retro arcade style. Art in Games’ Air Attack HD lets you fly through the air firing constant ammo at the 58 enemy types featured in the highly detailed, totally engaging series of missions aimed at…

Price: $2.99 Score: 7/10 Category: Games Inkvaders HD by Chillingo is a simple side scrolling Zombieville USA type game for the iPad. Just like the iPhone version of Inkvaders (only with iPad optimized artwork), you advance through chapters on the moon, the earth, and various other space planets in an effort to survive while killing as many aliens as possible before they kill you. Status bars on the upper left hand corner measure your health,…

Price: $4.99 Score: 8/10 Category: News Apollo News is Hawthorne Labs answer to Pulse News Reader and all of the other personalized all-in-one news sources for the iPad. Created by former engineers from Bing and Google News, this app has a smooth UI and great initial boxed layout aesthetic, but when it comes to offering a truly personalized newspaper for the iPad whether Apollo falls short is debatable. The overall layout of Apollo News…

Price: $4.99 Score: 8/10 Category: Games Family Feud for the iPad [iTunes link] is a large screen optimized rendition of the long popular game show of the same name. The point of the game is earn points and money to edge away against various other families as they compete to reveal the answers to questions that were most commonly provided by 100 survey takers. Family Feud kicks off with the ability to customize the name…

Price: $6.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Games Everest: Hidden Expedition is an amazingly detailed find-the-hidden-objects search game reminiscent of Where’s Waldo and I Spy in various picture settings around the world. Based on the popular PC version, Big Fish Games remastered the artwork and optimized Everest: Hidden Expedition for the iPad. The game starts at Base Camp and leads players through various checkpoints around the world in search of clues to make it to the…

Price: $0.99 Score: 10/10 Category: Travel For anyone who finds themselves in a new place with any sort of consistency, AllSubway HD is a great tool for travel. Clean and easy to navigate, this app provides all in one access to maps in North and South America, Asia, Africa, Asia, Australia, and a long list of cities in Europe. What’s best is that the app doesn’t rely on internet, so navigation is always in your…

Price: $2.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Photography Editing images on the iPad may have been difficult at one point in the distant past, but PhotoPal has changed that. With large buttons and a clear easy to use interface, MacPhun has democratized basic photo editing for anyone with an iPad. Everything about this app is specifically designed to create a sense of accessibility. The menu screen when the app is first opened allows you to select any…

Price: $1.99 Score: 8/10 Category: Utilities Touch LCD is a subtle, clean alarm clock, timer and stopwatch app with comprehensive capabilities and a slightly retro feel. The app works well right away and only improves with an extensive list of easy to use features and customization options. The main functions of Touch LCD are time zones, notifications, display, screen saver, talking clock, night mode, and alarms. Since the iPad itself automatically keeps time on the…

Price: $0.99 Score: 7/10 Category: Games Train Conductor 2: USA is the sequel to the very popular Australian based Train Conductor, a Voxel Agents game that puts you at the helm of traffic control in an area of highly congested train traffic. The point of the game is to effectively manage train traffic by tapping on the locomotive and then dragging it down to the track that corresponds with the number hovering above the fast…

Price: $6.99 Score: 10/10 Category: Productivity As an owner of the iPad you’re automatically accessorized to impress, but Pocket Informant HD by Web Information Solutions makes sure you’ve got a handle on more than just style. With this new all in one calendar and to do list app you’ll have total control over your schedule, making sure you’re at your dates on time, every time (actual execution not guaranteed). Pocket Informant HD’s interface is somewhat…

Price: $0.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Utilities Sometimes, as iPad users, we have calculations to make. Not the mere multiplication and division calculations we can do in our head or on our iPhone’s stock app, but calculations that are much more robust and complicated. This is where Calcbot swoops in to make up for the fact that the iPad doesn’t come with a calculator app. Created by Tapbots, this app offers plenty of functionality with a…

Price: $1.99 Rating: 9/10 Category: Games The developers behind Angry Birds are at it again with Modern Conflict HD for the iPad, a fast paced, go get ’em wartime strategy game. Like any war game, the beat-your-enemies ideology behind Modern Conflict is simple. The game features three different types of play (Campaign, Survival, and Special Ops), but the overall gist of the game is the same throughout. All of your focus goes into moving your…

Price: $0.99 Rating: 8/10 Category: Entertainment Jason Smith, the mastermind behind ColorDodge Labs’ Uzu for iPad describes his app as “a kinetic multitouch particle visualizer…A sort-of math-physics-art-toy for anyone who’s ever wanted to grab the stars and throw them across the sky.” The claim sounds huge, but in a way that’s how it feels to play with Uzu, the app named after the Japanese word for “vortex.” Press begin on the rasta colored introductory screen…