Our Picks of iPad Media Apps and Content Available at Launch - Page 2
- Marvel Comics: Yes, you can get Iron Man, Captain America and Spidey on your iPad, which means that Comic Book Guy will need one. Not that you’ll know, since the Simpsons isn’t available on the iPad yet. But you can at least join him in spirit with this bad boy, which allows you to purchase current and past issues of Marvel comics without leaving your darkened bedroom. Best. App. Ever.
- Time Magazine: Yup, it’s $4.99 per issue, but it is one of the few traditional magazines available at launch. We’re pretty sure that they’ll offer a subscription at some point (otherwise no one around here is going to keep reading it), but for curiosity alone it should sell a few copies.
- Zinio: OK, this is basically the iPad version of the app they already offer for PC, Mac, and iPhone, but if you’ve already got Zinio subscriptions, you’ll be able to read them on your iPad too. They’re launching with seven magazines optimized for the new platform, including Spin, Car and Driver, and National Geographic (naked aborigines make it a perfect companion for the Marvel Comics app….)
- New York Times: Well, they've been on the damn iPad screenshots since day one, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the NY Times has announced an iPad app too. This one will offer the latest news, business and tech news, opinion and features - it's not a full version of the paper.On the other hand, it's FREE, which is pretty damn cheap.
There you have it, a great bunch of jumping off points for you to load your tablet up with saliva-inducing content. If we’ve missed one, or you find a favorite you’d like to share, jump into the comments and let us know. But do it from your iPad, or you're a wuss.