Bust out your belting voice: This app turns your vocals into Glee harmonies. Sing by yourself, and it’ll create harmonies or connect with your friends and sing together. Mr. Schue would be proud.
The ubiquitous Internet radio site boasts one of the schmanciest iPod apps in town — and its iPad app boosts that interface to a larger, easier to use scale. This app will be utterly essential when multitasking arrives in the fall, but until then, the streaming music is still a total delight
Digitized Scrabble is nothing new, but the iPad app is probably the best-looking way to play. To quadruple your nerd score, download the free iPhone app that turns your phone into a tile rack.
Netflix’s instant library is hands down the most robust online offering for movies and television, and this app brings it all to your iPad. Though the app itself is free, you do need a Netflix membership.
ABC PLAYER, free
Watch ABC shows, for free. The end.
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, $9.99
Easily the best tower-defense game in years, PvZ took PCs and then iPhones by storm. Its iPad version has yet more levels, and the game’s cheeky graphics look even better big.
MAGIC PIANO, $.99
Tap and touch your way through piano masterpieces in this inventive spin on the tactile-music genre. Follow the beams of light to tap out songs, or just jam on the cool spiral keyboard.
MARVEL COMICS, free
Comics are $2 a pop — and they’re gorgeous. Gently sweep over the page to turn it, or double tap on any panel to zoom in.
NEED FOR SPEED SHIFT, $14.99
EA’s high-end racing game has you grip your iPad to steer. Pretty awesome. The vivid graphics and customizable play only add to the appeal.
AIR VIDEO, $2.99
Perhaps you don’t want to stream everything via iTunes or Netflix. Perhaps you’ve downloaded all kinds of video right to your main computer, and you want to watch those files on your iPad. Air Video can retrieve and convert those files on the fly.
EW APP, free
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