Good apps for two hot tablets: Nexus 7 and iPad mini

Good apps for two hot tablets: Nexus 7 and iPad mini

Summary: The holiday shopping season will likely prove that the two hottest tablets are the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini. These apps are must-haves for each of them.

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TOPICS: Apps, Android, iPad, Tablets
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  • Google+ for iPad

    Like the app for the Nexus 7 previously mentioned, the Google+ app is also great on the iPad mini. The same graphical interface is present, and it is a joy to use the network with this app.

    Free

  • Angry Birds Star Wars for iPad

    It's Angry Birds and Star Wars. This is the best of the Angry Birds franchise and playing it on the iPad mini is wonderful. The Star Wars theme is particularly well done and gameplay is a hoot.

    Be careful when you start playing this game as you may lose far more time than intended.

    $2.99

  • Google Maps for iPad

    Apple made a mess of things by replacing Google Maps with its own flawed Maps app. Google has recently released its familiar Google Maps for iOS and it's a must-have for iPad mini owners.

    While it's technically an iPhone app it also works well on the iPad mini with a full iPad version coming soon according to Google. It's complete with turn-by-turn nagivation to get you where you need to be.

    Free

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Topics: Apps, Android, iPad, Tablets

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  • What is this I see?

    Is this a fairly decent unbiased article by Jim? Good Job man, now you're getting it.
    slickjim
    • Jim is as unbiased as any

      His occasional rant about android is sometimes deserved, but its the price of it being the 'windows of mobile', more flexible and open. I believe android will continue to evolve as its 'complex' design stabilizes and allows it to go beyond what iOS (more limited and therefore refined OS) is capable of. By then apple will have refocused on TVs or something.
      drwong
      • Yeah Right

        He has shown severe Bias towards Apple in the past year. Back handed compliments to Android when their products are reviewed.

        This one was different.
        slickjim
  • Google+ app is better than the browser version!

    Google's G+ app on Android is easier, faster, and more efficient than its browser counterpart. This is where touch-enabled Chromebooks are really going to shine.
    zaine_ridling
  • Unfortunate

    I cannot 'read' Slide Shows !!! PLEASE - have a 'View as one page' option available.
    Leo Regulus