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The 20 best iPad apps

News & Reading
Flipboard (Free) - This popular, award-winning app collects all the news, articles and social feeds you read and organizes them into an attractive magazine. Just add your favorite Web publications and social news streams and Flipboard will update and display them in one place.

Instapaper ($4) - When you don't have time to read a whole article or blog post, you can save it for later using Instapaper. This handy app stores up to 500 Web pages offline as simple text and optimizes them for tablet viewing.


Kindle (Free) - The Kindle may be a rival tablet to your iPad, but you can have the best of both worlds when you download Kindle for iPad. You get the best features from Amazon's e-reader, such as bookmarking across devices, highlighting and annotation. You'll also be able to access Amazon's online bookstore.

Twitter (Free) - If you're on Twitter, this app is a must-have. Read up-to-the-minute news, trends, opinions and jokes from people around the world. Tweet, retweet, favorite, follow and exchange messages all from one seamless app.

Skype (Free) - Possibly the best thing you can do with the iPad is full-screen, real-time video chat with friends and family all over the world. Skype is optimized for the iPad and connects you to your loved ones free of charge. It's the most popular video chat app for tablets, smartphones and computers, so you'll be able to video chat with just about anyone.

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