Tablets are increasingly popular and it isn't hard to see why. They're portable, powerful and have that "cool" factor.
Of course, a tablet is more than just hardware. Without software, it's just a lump of metal and glass. Here are the apps you'll definitely want in order to optimize your new tablet.
HeyTell (Free; iOS, Android) - Remember when you used walkie-talkies as a kid? Those things were awesome for communication. Now mobile gadgets are steadily replacing two-way radios.
This app gives you the best of both worlds. Instead of placing a traditional call, you record a quick voice message. It is sent over Wi-Fi or 3G data so you don't even need a gadget with a voice plan.
Netflix (Free; iOS, Android) - Netflix is a great service if you love movies. You just pay a monthly subscription fee, and you can watch all the movies you want. It also includes the ability to stream movies over the Web.
This app lets you watch Netflix movies anywhere. It also allows you to manage your Netflix queue. The app works on any iOS gadget and also on gadgets running Android 2.2 and up.
Evernote (Free; iOS Android) - Most mobile gadgets contain a basic app for taking notes on the go. Perhaps you need something more robust. Look no further than Evernote. This is great for taking basic text notes. You can also take photo notes or voice notes.