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Price: $4.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Games Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor was one of the biggest iPhone games of 2009 and the winner of many accolades. Following on the success of Spider, Tiger Style have just released the new Spider: Bryce Manor HD for the iPad. The game was chosen this week as the iTunes “iPad App of the Week” – and it’s not hard to see why. The game starts out with a…

Price: $4.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Games Following on from the huge success of Fruit Ninja on the iPhone, Halfbrick Studios has just released Fruit Ninja HD for the iPad. Fruit Ninja HD delivers all the same frantic fruit-slicing action as the original, but has been upgraded with beautiful high-resolution visuals and new multiplayer options for the iPad. The About section of the game reads “All ninjas hate fruit! Swipe the fruit with your finger to…

Price: $1.99 Score: 8/10 Category: News If the future of magazine apps for the iPad was once in the hands of Wired and Conde Nast, the release of Hearst Media’s Popular Mechanics Interactive Edition may mark the beginning of a power shift. Coded completely in house by Hearst’s programmers (using Objective-C) the Popular Mechanics Interactive Edition clocks in at about 27MB while delivering on an interactive 3D model, a live data input earthquake map, video,…

Price: $4.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Games When a game looks as amazing as Osmos and begins by quoting Isaac Newton (Actioni contrariam semper et aequalem esse reactionem – for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction), you know it’s going to be good. Developed by Hemisphere Games, Osmos for iPad is a deviantly original physics-based arcade game. In a strange kind of intergalactic come biological settting, you control a “mote”, a mesmerizing and…

Price: $0.99 Score: 7/10 Category: Games Tumblie HD is a spin off of I’m Destroyer, Tiki Totems, and all the other Jenga style touch-drop-land puzzle games where the goal is to bring an object safely to a platform without using too many touches or letting the beloved object fall off the edge into nothingness. The result is a simple and addictive puzzle game based on the basic principles of physics. Move the right pieces of…

Price: $1.99 Score: 7/10 Category: Puzzle Games Commove by Photics is the kind of puzzle game that tells a story that puts you into an alternate universe. You’re the chief engineer in the hub of a city’s transportation system in the middle of a potentially devastating blackout. It’s you’re job to restore power to the train station as efficiently as possible by lining up orbs of the same color. Each movement must be carefully thought…

Price: $0.99 Score: 10/10 Category: Productivity For less than a dollar, GoodReader for iPad can turn your iPad into a document workhorse. It’s the answer for all those PDFs that don’t work in iBooks and the videos that aren’t necessarily easy to upload anywhere else. In fact, Good.iWare’s Goodreader for iPad is compatible with Google Docs, Box.net, Dropbox, Mobileme, POP3 and IMAP mail servers (for viewing and downloading email attachments) and FTP and WebDAV servers.…

Price: $1.99 Score: 10/10 Category: Photography There are few effects that look as immediately stunning as when colors radiate off of an otherwise gray scale image. That’s where ColorSplash comes in handy. Anyone with even mediocre coloring skills can use this app to control the coloration of photos on the iPad. The learning curve takes about five minutes, starting with an embedded tutorial video that explains how the app works. From there you’re free to…

Price: $7.99 Score: 7/10 Genre: Productivity The mind is a confusing, and often difficult thing to get a hold of. With iThoughtsHD though, it’s a little easier to wrap a mind map around the thoughts that seem to ebb and flow before disappearing forever. Developed by CMS, iThoughtsHD works much like most other mind mapping programs out there. You start with a blank slate and then record your thoughts in the form of topic…

Amazon has announced new embedded audio and video functionality in its Kindle app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The new functionality enables publishers to enhance a users experience by adding audio and video clips to text books. The first two books that will take advantage of the functionality are Rick Steves’ London by Rick Steves and Together We Cannot Fail by Terry Golway, and are already available for purchase in the Kindle Store…

Price: $9.99 Score: 10/10 Genre: Games Plants vs Zombies HD is the iPad edition of the hugely popular iPhone game from developer PopCap. While substantially pricier ($9.99) than its small-screen sibling ($3.99), Plants vs Zombies HD is one game that firmly warrants the purchase price. A brilliantly original tower defense game, Plants vs Zombies HD puts you in charge of fending off an army of suburban zombies with a wide variety of plants, from pea-shooters…

Price: $2.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Navigation If you’re used to squinting down at nearly indecipherable directions on your phone’s small interface or toting your laptop around in the passenger’s seat as one of my friends is notorious for doing (he always buckled it in and prayed the battery wouldn’t run out), MotionX-GPS Drive HD is your saving grace. Much cheaper than a GPS and great for it’s dynamic NAVTEQ maps constantly updated through Bing, this…

Price: $2.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Productivity The Safari web browser on the iPad works well for a clean and simple internet experience, but when it comes down to how we really use the internet A1 Perfect Browser does a much better job of recognizing our multitasking, info snacking selves. The most obvious need that the Perfect Browser addresses is tabs. With a basic Firefox sort of aesthetic, it’s much easier to toggle between multiple pages…