The 49 Best iPad Apps for News and Entertainment

Your iPad can be a complete source of news and information, not to mention video, movies and TV.


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Your daily paper is now an iPad. And the iPad is every newspaper, magazine, TV show, and movie you'll ever need.

Forget about saving your newspapers and bundling them for recycling. Forget about printed magazines with their smelly perfume ads and annoying subscription cards. That's done with.

The iPad can deliver all that information faster and cheaper. Don't believe us? Take a look at the 50 best iPad apps for staying informed (and entertained).

iPad News

ipad apps for news, movies, TV.

AP News iPad App

1) AP News (Free): The scrapbook-style user interface of this app isn't for everyone, but some will appreciate the randomness and flexibility it brings to presenting the news. The app offers both articles and photos.

2) BBC News (Free): For a world-view of what's happening, consult the BBC News app. It's a reliable alternative to the more selective offerings of U.S. news organizations.

3) The Early Edition ($4.99): This app mimics the look of a traditional newspaper and lets you select the type of content that matters to you.

4) Financial Times (Free): Enjoy this while it's free, because that only lasts through July 31. After that, you'll need a $3.59 per week subscription.

5) Fluent News Reader (Free): This simple news aggregator gets it right, offering the perfect mix of stories and sources so that you're on top of the important issues taking place.

6) Instapaper ($4.99): Ever see a great article online, but didn't have time to read it? With Instapaper, you can save those articles with one touch, then have them sync to your iPad for later enjoyment.

7) News Browser ($.99): Call up all the top news sites at once. This news aggregator uses a tabbed interface that lets you quickly see what each site is reporting. A bookmark feature lets you save stories for offline reading.

8) Newspapers for iPad ($4.99): If you like to get your news from several different papers, you're going to love this app. It's a directory of thousands of newspapers with free online content.

9) NPR for iPad (Free): Better than a tote bag, the NPR iPad app lets you read or listen to the latest news stories and other programming from National Public Radio.

10) NYT Editors' Choice (Free): The New York Times is tired of giving it all away for free, but at least you can enjoy this daily selection of top stories for no money. Just don't expect the crossword.

11) Pulse News Reader ($3.99): This visual news reader takes up to 20 sources that you follow and creates a visual mosaic of the news. It now supports offline reading, so you can get the news even without an Internet connection.

12) Reuters News Pro (Free): Get the latest from the trusted news agency. Personalize the app with a geographic-specific view, so you see the top news for your area.

13) The Sun ($7.99): This app automatically downloads the entire printed Sun newspaper from Monday to Saturday, so you've got it all on-hand for offline reading.

14) USA Today (Free): Get the latest from the United States' most colorful news source. This app offers current stories from the news, money, sports, and life sections.

15) The Wall Street Journal (Free): Although the app is free, you'll need to register to access all the free content. And to get absolutely everything, you'll need to be a subscriber.

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