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iPad Insight

iPad Insight
iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. This week’s pick is Ancient Battle: Alexander, a very cool new strategy war game from Hunted Cow Studios. Hunted Cow have been bringing some excellent war games to the iPad for years now.

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