The anti-boredom iPad app collection

The anti-boredom iPad app collection

Summary: It's not all about Angry Birds.

TOPICS: Apps, iPad, Mobility

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  • Name: Atari's Greatest Hits

    Developer: Atari

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iOS 3.0 or later.

    Step back and relive classic, simple gaming -- once found in arcades through the 70's and 80's. This app is for Atari fans - bringing back original games including asteroids and centipede to a mobile format. 

    The app mimics the controls of the original arcade favorites, and it's had a lot of positive reviews from the retro gaming community. The application is free but if you want a wide range of games, you can either buy bundles of 25 for $0.99, or all the games currently available for $9.99.

    For multiplayer games, a Bluetooth connection is used, and any in-app purchases will unlock games across any linked devices. For hardcore retro gamers, you can also purchase a joystick for use with your iPad.

    Source: App store

  • Name: iReddit

    Developer: Condé Nast Digital

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. iOS 3.1 or later.

    Reddit is user-generated content submission service -- from news articles and images to questions and debates. Through the application you can explore the latest submissions by category or keyword, and scan "subreddits", vote, comment or share content through email and social media. 

    It's not necessarily the most serious news aggregator out there -- but it certainly can keep boredom at bay for a few hours.

    Source: App store

Topics: Apps, iPad, Mobility

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  • If you're bored..

    put the iPad down and go outside.
    • But...

      What if it's raining...
      • So...

        Take some soap with you. No need to wait till Saturday.
  • thoughts

    "This isn't an app for everyone, but in the 'sims' style, you can enter a virtual world - or your 'second life'. "

    Meh, "Second Life" was an interesting social experiment, but I haven't heard of it in a long, long time. It seems to have been just a fad. Some people dreamed that "virtual worlds" would be the future of mankind or whatever, but that vision seems to be misguided.

    It seems the only virtual worlds people are willing to invest a lot of time into are the MMOs - the massively multiplayer online games. So it appears that people aren't willing to be in a virtual world just for the heck of it - they need goals, objectives, some sort of gaming elements.

    "Dragon Dictation"

    I've had really bad experiences with dictation software. My voice simply isn't up to it.