In this chapter you learn how to use more of the standard apps that populate your iPad and how to get more apps using the famous Apple iTunes App Store.

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Working with Apps and the App Store

The iPad is a close cousin of the iPhone, and the iPhone introduced the concept of apps—small, focused pieces of code that do a single task well. An iPhone or iPad app is like an application for a personal computer, but it operates under stricter rules, is more focused, and is far easier for users to manage.

The iPhone’s apps were originally all from Apple. Developers asked Apple to allow them to create apps, too, and the idea proved to be amazingly popular. Apps are now a huge growth area.

After the iPhone, the iPad is the next logical step in apps. Its ...

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