There’s a very good reason Apple’s iPads continue to be world’s best selling tablets–actually make that 375,000. That’s how many apps are available for Apple’s iPad and iPad mini, compared to a few dozen tablet apps highlighted in the Google Play store and the Windows Store’s 60,000 options. Plus, many newer apps in the App Store take full advantage of the larger iPad’s Retina Display, delivering unparalleled sharpness.
Apple offers several of its own apps for work and play, including its iWork and iLife suites, but that’s just the start. There are tons of compelling third-party options in the App Store for keeping up on the latest news, social networking, streaming movies, managing your expenses, and cooking, and many apps have enjoyed a complete cosmetic overhaul with the arrival of iOS 7. Here are our 25 favorite apps for Apple’s tablet.
Epic Games' "Infinity Blade" series set a new standard for mobile gaming in 2010 with its fluid control scheme and console-worthy visuals. The all-new "Infinity Blade III" closes out the sword-swinging trilogy in epic fashion, providing more environments and combat choices than ever.
Unlike many pick-up-and-play iOS titles, "Infinity Blade III" packs a fleshed-out cinematic story and allows gamers to upgrade their hero throughout their journey. For the third installment, players can end their battles with dazzling super-moves and shift the fight in their favor with new magic abilities. A new generation of gaming consoles might be on the way, but iPad owners can experience one of the year's best titles right on their tablet for $6.99.
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