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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  • 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

  • Camera+ Pro for iPad

    While the iPad is not good to use as a camera, the iPad mini with its smaller size can step in when needed. The camera in the iPad mini takes good pictures with little fuss.

    Camera+ Pro is an app that makes the iPhone/iPad camera a great tool. It brings a lot of filters and special effects right into the camera app to make it easy to take distinctive photos and share them with popular services from inside the apps. Simple photo editing is also handled right in the app making it possible to improve any photo.

    $1.99

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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