In Pictures: 15 Best iPad Apps for Newbies (2012)

Got a shiny, new iPad or iPad Mini? The first thing you'll notice is that the tablet itself isn't all that exciting. It's the apps that make the iPad special. Here are 15 must-have apps.

Angry Birds Star Wars

When news broke that George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney for a whopping $4 billion, Star Wars geeks everywhere shuddered with excitement – and so did the makers of the popular game Angry Birds. They came out with Angry Birds Star Wars HD ($3) that pitted a light-saber wielding Luke Skywalker, a force-pushing Obi-Wan Kenobi, a blaster-firing Han Solo, and the mighty Chewbacca (in bird versions, of course) against Dark Side birds dressed up as stormtroopers and Darth Vader. Make sure you've got a few hours to spare because you won't want to put this game down. May the Force be with you.

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