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Top 5 Addictive iPad Games Which are Free

I’m huge Apple fan boy and I love the crispy clear display of iPad. When it comes to watching videos, reading or even better playing Games on iPad screen, there is no match to it. With the amazing Touch and screen quality, you will not only be glued to screen for hours, but you will find it hard to leave your iPad away. There are unlimited free iPad games out there in the market and some of them are highly addictive. Doesn’t matter if you are a kid or you are an adult, these games are something that will keep you addicted.

We have already covered many paid and free iPad games before, and if you have missed them, check out below links to find new games for your iPad:

5 free yet engaging games for iPad.

So, lets start with another series of games for your iPad, which are not only addictive but are free too.

1. RipTide GP

Addictive iPad game

I would say that this is the best game that I have played on my iPad so far. The graphics are just stunning and the gameplay seems almost like what we experience in a gaming arena. The user plays the role of a jet ski surfer and can take a wild ride through the number of rivers & canals, ultimately attempting to out speed the other players. The game offers plenty of challenges in the form of various obstacles, and players can perform a variety of jaw dropping stunts as well. The game includes Retina support on iPhone 4S and iPad as well.

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2. Air Hockey Gold

Air Hockey Gold

For those of you who like to stop by gaming parlours and try your hands on the popular Air Hockey machines there, you would surely have a wonderful time getting the same entertainment right on your iPad. Unlike the free air hockey games available on the Android platform, this one is much more visually soothing and the graphics are quite realistic as well. It almost feels like you are playing the actual game on a real table. The best part is that apart from playing with a computer opponent, you can also make use of the multiplayer option and compete with your friend! This game has the potential to provide fun for hours on the go. Probably that’s why it’s rated as one of the best sporting titles for iPad.

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3. 10 Pin Shuffle (Bowling) Lite

10 Pin Shuffle (Bowling) Lite

With over 4 million downloads so far, 10 Pin Shuffle is easily the best bowling game on the iOS platform. Boasting enhanced high detail graphics and an impressive gameplay with shiny chrome weights, shadows and reflections, this game almost makes players get hooked onto it and believe me, once that happens, you’ll find it difficult to stop playing it! Also one of the USP’s of this game is its simplicity as all you need to do in order to get the ball rolling is just pick up the ball and flick it. Various animation rewards, sound effects and crowd reactions are also something that make this game worth playing.

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4. Hit Tennis 2

Hit-Tennis 2

Probably one of the most popular games on the iTunes market with over 13 million downloads, Hit Tennis 2 certainly packs a punch when it comes to providing hours of fun on the go. The game lets you use your fingers to hit the ball just like you do in real tennis by swiping across the screen to swing the racket. As a player, you can move up in the tennis circuit in the game from Club to Pro by defeating the various computer opponents. The best part is that you can even play it with your friends thanks to the 2 player split-screen mode!

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5. Hungry Shark – Part 1 HD

Hungry Shark Part 1 HD

A rather gory yet exciting game where you get to control a shark in the Antarctic and have the goal of satisfying its appetite by feeding it with fishes and humans, ultimately helping it become the most formidable predator of the seas. This game is undeniably addictive and simple to play yet it requires quick thinking and action on the part of the player. This is one of the few games that I continually play and the excitement almost never seems to go away! You can literally play this game for hours without ever getting bored. There are also various achievements that can be unlocked by completing 10+ challenges. And when you think you’ve had enough of it, you can download some of the other parts of this game which are equally thrilling and have loads of fun to offer!

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Do let us know which of these addictive iPad games you have played? If you would like to suggest any other premium or free iPad games for others, do suggest us via comments.

This is a guest post by Harshit from Tablet Reviews Today. If you would like to write for CallingAllgeeks, check our guest post submission guidelines.

Run Windows 7 on iPad With OnLive Desktop iPad app

If you have been an iPad user and using Windows on your desktop, I’m sure at times you miss running windows on your iPad. There are many app which will let you access your Windows desktop from iPad like Teamviewer, VNC and so on. Though, how about using an app which will let you run Windows 7 on iPad. Today, we will look into Onlive desktop app for iPad, which offer cloud based desktop on your iPad. This app is free and Standard features are also free but you might like to opt for plus account which offers some out of the box features like Adobe flash, Dropbox access, Web mail attachment and enhanced speed (100 MBPS).

How to use Onlive iOS app to Run Windows 7:

The process is very simple and all you need to do is download Onlive app from App store (iPad only) and sign up for a free Onlive account here. You can use their online site to upload files and it will be available on your iPad under Onlive app.

With free account you get 2Gb of free space and experience of using MS office product like Ms word, power-point and excel is smooth. The sign-up process for the OnLive Desktop free account is very and a single step process, as you have to simply provide your email address, password, and screen-name to set up your free account on their database. The actual process doesn’t even require you to confirm your identity by email address. Once you done with the sign-up process, simply head over to your downloaded OnLive Desktop application on your iPad, and enter details in the app to connect with servers.

Windows 7 On iPad

OnLive provides a service to iOS iPad users that provide a Window 7 machine streaming loaded with Microsoft Office components, and Internet Explorer installed with flash browser support, moreover, the overall service works on the cloud. You don’t even need to set up any kind of options and network to make it possible on your device. Users simply have to download the OnLive Desktop app from the App Store available for iPad devices, and then can head over to the OnLive Desktop free account to use the Windows 7 and Microsoft Office streaming machine on their iPad devices.

Once you are successfully able to enter in OnLive system, then you would be able to open and create different Microsoft Office documents on your iPad, even it allows you to save your files on their cloud. OnLive provides 2GB-free disk space to save your data on their cloud system.

Edit0r: At the time of trying it on my iPad, I was getting error saying “Network Test failed Error: 1009”. Anyhow, we will try again and update the hands on review soon. For now, you can check out review by Siliconfilter here.

The idea of running Windows 7 on iPad is not bad and specially native Windows user will love it but this app lacks many feature like integration with Windows Skydrive account, which will make it out of the box. But, for starter it’s good to see this app and I’m sure many of you might find it useful. How’s your experience with Online iPad app so far?

This is a guest post by Hamza from FreakGeeks. If you would like to write for CallingAllgeeks, check our guest posting guidelines.

Google plus app for iPhone Updated for iPad: Not really

Google plus which created lots of buzz in last couple of months and so far people are loving it. With the evolution of Smartphone’s, no social networking website can ignore the need of a dedicated app for different OS. As it is, Google+ app on Android and iPhone is awesome and yesterday Google updated the plus app to make it compatible with iPad. Though no doubt this iPad compatible app sucks to the core.

So far I have used Google+ app on my iPhone and I’ loved it. Specially huddle feature is awesome. Though when I installed Google+ app on my iPad yesterday I was shocked to see it’s not truly compatible with iPad. Probably Google never thought of targeting all iOS device. More over when I compare Facebook app for iPad with Google+ for iPad, Google+ stands no where. Facebook app for iPad is probably my first choice of place to use Facebook. Though it has not been launched officially but here is how you can get Facebook on your iPad. More over, by launching an iPad compatible version, I believe Google+ have done more damage than good.

Here are couple of screenshots of Google+ for iPad and I suggest you to better not install Google+ app on your iPad until Google releases a fully compatible iPad version of Google+.

Google-plus-iPad

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You can download Google+ for iPad here. If you already using Google+ app on iPhone, I suggest you to update to latest version as new updated version is more faster and come with settings for Huddle. Do let us know your feedback and review of Google+ for iPad.

MyPad: A Perfect Alternate Facebook App for iPad [Review]

Facebook has no doubt turned out be an essential part of our online activities, no matter how hard you try but getting away from Facebook craze is a bit difficult these days. You pick up any portable device or a smartphone and you will find a Facebook app designed specifically for it. But there is an exception for the Apple’s highly popular tablet device iPad, till now there is no official Facebook app for iPad, unless you try this little trick.

So if you are searching for an app that will provide you with the perfect Facebook experience on your tablet device then I have lined-up a perfect application for you. Here is a brief look at it:

MyPad App Features

MyPad app

MyPad is a graphically rich and a slick Facebook app designed for iPad that not only allow users to use Facebook seamlessly rather it also helps them to connect directly to micro-blogging platform Twitter. If you are an avid user of both Twitter and Facebook then you will find this app perfect recipe for your appetite. Amazingly the app’s interface have no resemblance to Facebook’s original interface, meaning that if you are tired of Facebook’s original interface then this app will be a welcoming change for you.

Load the app and you will notice a nice little sidebar housing all the categories from Facebook. All the contents for a any icon are displayed on the screen’s right side, the interface is dynamic and shifts and adjusts itself according to the user interaction.

Using MyPad App

mypad interface

Attaching a link or a photo, writing a status update on MyPad is pretty simple and easy. You can also configure MyPad to publish contents to your Twitter account automatically. App’s photo viewer is also pretty cool, you can view photo albums in a slide show and also download these photos in a flash. Though there is no option of tagging the photos but even then you can play around with your photos. Event is the other useful feature of the app that I liked, just click on a date and the event for the whole week will pop-up automatically.

Well I really loved this app, mainly because of its interface and fast speed. The free version of the app will be having ads, but if you prefer ad-free version then you can download it MyPad+ from App store for $0.99.

FullForce Cydia App: Optimize iOS Apps for iPad Screen

Cydia App store is full with numerous innovative apps for your iDevices that really enhances the performance of your device. But sometimes Cydia Apps are not that much useful in terms of performance enhancing factor of iDevice.

Apple App store have a huge archive of applications that are compatible with not only the iPhone or iPod Touch but they are also compatible with the Apple’s highly popular tablet device, iPad. But what’s really frustrating is that sometimes you purchase an app for your iPad from the App store and when you run the app you come to know that it is not optimized for the larger screen of iPad. So to tackle situations like these here is an App that you must download to enhance iPad’s application experience:

FullForce Cydia App Features

FullForce App user interface

FullForce is the application that can optimize all the apps for iPad’s larger screen. Basically it tricks the subject app to think that it is made for the larger screen of an iPad. To activate FullForce app with any of the given application on your iPad, you have to set it up in the Settings Panel.

There are some glitches in this app plus it is not compatible with all of the apps available on iTunes app store. Moreover, for the ease of the users, developers of FullForce app have also released a compatible apps list. Although the app splendidly resolve the difference of resolution issue but it sometimes crashes or in some instances use only half of the screen.

But I think on the whole it is a great way of running iPhone apps on your iPad with an optimized resolution and display. To download FullForce app, you have to launch Cydia app store and search for it.

Make Free VOIP Calls to Facebook Friends with Facebook Messenger for iOS Devices

With App store getting flooded by Skype like Apps it is sometimes very hard to choose an app that will fulfill your need for VOIP based calling. If you are a Facebook fan and wondering that how can you call your Facebook friends over VOIP then Facebook Messenger is the right app for you.

Facebook-messenger-iPhone

Facebook Messenger is a brand new iOS based application that allows you to call your Facebook friends free of cost. The application allow users to send instant messages to your Facebook friends through Facebook chat or send pictures or view their walls.

Facebook Messenger main features are:

  • Chat with your Facebook friends from your iDevice
  • A very easy to use and Friendly features
  • Apple Push notifications updated regularly
  • Easily send photos from your iPhone camera roll
  • Message history of all the Facebook chats
  • Ability to view friends wall without ever leaving the app

Facebook-messenger-settings

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Facebook Messenger uses a third party website to make video calls to any of your friends. On the whole, app is well designed and even looks great in the use. For more information you can visit the developers website, Facebook Messenger app can be downloaded from Apple App store for $2.99.

GetGlue: A Social Networking Based iPhone/iPad App

GetGlue for iDevices is basically a social networking based App where users can tell their friends about what they are reading, watching, playing or in some instances thinking about.

Just like Foursquare and Gowalla, GetGlue enable users to check that what their Friend’s are upto anytime, moreover users can also leave any kind of a review on any activity that a friend has mentioned and resultantly people can like your comments and status updates.

Signing-up Process

While you are signing up for GetGlue, you can opt for two ways. One is that you can simply create a Get Glue account in a normal way and the other is that you can connect via Facebook. Once you are over with this, then you can start checking in and subscribing to the Feeds of other GetGlue users.

Good news for iPad users as GetGlue has recently launched an iPad and an iPod Touch app and they are also planning to launch an Android based GetGlue App as well. Overall, GetGlue general looks and feel somewhat conforms to Netflix where you can rate things and you will get suggestions based on your ratings.

Rating the stuff

Virtual Stickers

What I find interesting about this App is that as you rate stuff like Movies, TV shows and games and you will be getting virtual stickers based on these ratings. Similarly based on these rating you will also get recommendations that will be ideally tailored according to your taste.

GetGlue is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple App store. If you want to get some information about this amazing thing that do check GetGlue.com.

3 Free Educational iPhone Apps for Kids

iPhone is not only useful for adults it is useful for kids too. Earlier we shared with you easy drawing app for iPhone and I am sharing few useful applications for kids which they can enjoy on iPhone. These applications are fun and easy to learn new things. Kids can learn and enjoy both at same time. The best part you get all these apps for free.

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Here are 3 free iPhone applications useful for kids:

Read Me Stories:

Read Me Stories is perfect way to learn new things while reading stories. Each story gives new words to learn and how to say them. Stories also have new concepts of learning. There are new stories available every day and you can also purchase books from Amazon.

Read Me Stories

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Shape Puzzle Free:

Shape Puzzle is a jigsaw puzzle which helps kid to learn new words and objects by assembly of pictures and makes them easy to remember. The designs are attractive and colorful to attract kids and there are different puzzles and scenes available.

Shape Puzzle

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ABC Phonics Animals:

It’s very important that kids should pronounce the words properly. ABC Phonics Animal helps them to learn new words, spellings, sounds and images that too while having fun. ABC Phonics provides pronunciations of the full word, animal sounds, letter recognition with sound and lot more.

ABC phonics

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All these apps are compatible with iPad and iPod Touch also, so kids can enjoy on any device. If you are using any educational app then do share with us.

Download Google Voice App for iPad and iPod Touch

Google voice app for iPhone launched few weeks ago but it was not supporting iPad or iPod Touch but now Google is launching new version of Google Voice which will support both iPad and iPod Touch.

Google Voice app

You can enjoy all basic features of Google Voice app on iPad and iPod Touch like reading voicemail, sending and receiving test messages etc. You can also take advantage of Google voice’s Click2Call feature for Google Voice calls.

Apart from basic features here are more interesting features:

  • With Push Notifications, you can automatically disable Text forwarding to avoid multiple notifications.
  • Send all callers directly to voicemail by switching to “Do Not Disturb” in Setting tab.
  • Sending text messages would be easier because you don’t need to press “OK” button anymore.
  • You can easily make calls from address book now via “Dedicated Contact” in Dialer tab.

There are few more bugs fixed in new version to provide you a good experience with Google Voice app. Just like earlier iPhone Google Voice app, this app is available in US only. If you are in US, you can download the new Google Voice app from Apple iTunes.

Timewerks: Time Tracking & Billing App for iPhone

If you have to deal with clients than you might always want to keep track of projects, invoice or bill. What if you are out and you want to enter or view data of any client? I came across an iPhone app which will help you to keep track of all important data of your client. It’s Timewerks which efficiently handle your client information, project details, Billing and more.

Timewrek

Timewrek1

Here are the useful features of Timewerks:

  • It helps you to track time which you spend on each project with the help of stopwatch, even if application is closed
  • Easy to track and ass timesheet hours
  • Help you to keep invoice, bills, expenses etc handy
  • You can create, print and send email to your clients with your company logo.
  • Supports multiple currencies and easily calculate sales tax.
  • It also accepts credit card payments with the help of integration with CC terminal
  • Manages clients records

These are just few useful features, there are more features in Timewreks. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The only factor which you might to think about is its price which is $ 9.99 but there is lite version of TimeWerk is also available and if you think that it’s worth spending and suits your requirement then here is the download link of iTunes to download Timewerks.