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Meet the iPad and iPad mini by Joris Dormans, Jeff Carlson

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The iPad and iPad mini are sleek and shiny, fantastic examples of industrial design that packs a host of cutting-edge technologies into thin, responsive tablets. Aside from holding one in your hand, however, your time spent using the iPad will be focused almost entirely on its software.

The core apps that ship with the iPad are useful, but those are just the beginning. With a few taps (and often just a few dollars), you can locate, purchase, and download apps that do nearly anything you can think of. In this section, I tell you how to find and install apps, and also how you can share them with friends.

Find and install apps

Quick, jump in the car, let’s go app shopping!

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