Not sure what to do with your iPad? Here is the fall edition of some of my favorite apps that will keep you entertained for hours at a time.
The Emerald Observatory is a $0.99 app that appears as a desk clock packed with astronomical information such as sunrise and sunset for the sun, moon, and planets Mercury-Saturn.
Solar Walk is a 3D model of the solar system that is the first iPad app to utilize a 3D TV screen. At $2.99, Solar Walk, lets you view close-ups of the planets, shows points of interest, and gives information about their past and future.
Pulse News is one of only 50 apps in the App Store Hall of Fame. You can track your favorite items from major publishers to blogs to social media. Store the articles and read them later. Pulse is free.
Pages is a $9.99 productivity tool for iPad that let's you create, edit and view documents. You can view and edit Pages ’09, Microsoft Word, and plain text files.
Numbers at $9.99 lets you make spreadsheets - with tables, charts, photos, and graphics - using just your fingers.
Keynote, also at $9.99, is the iPad version of Powerpoint. You can choose slide masters, animations, fonts, and style options to feature in your presentation.
BlogPress is a blogging app that intergrates with your favorite social networks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa. BlogPress at $2.99 is a text-imaging. layout editor that lets you place images or videos in your own blog - then share with friends.
ArtRage 3 is a set of painting and drawing tools. It even tracks how long the paint was on the canvas so you can blend colors or use a smearing knife. ArtRage 3 costs $6.99.
At $19.99 Dejay was the winner of the 2011 Apple Design Award. This DJ app mixes with your personal iPod music collection to create your own music experience. If you'd like, this app will take over the duties of DJ.