Apple's newest iPad is all about the slate's highly-praised Retina display, and developers are scrambling to get their apps ready for the 9.7-inch slate's 2048-by-1536 resolution. The social networking site Facebook and the Nook e-reader from Barnes & Noble are the two latest services to tweak their appearance for the new iPad. Fans of reading on the Nook will be able to see sharper words and images, and Facebook said users will see a "crisp, high resolution interface" on the third-generation Apple tablet.
Cost: Free Seller: Fifty Three Inc.
This recently released and critically praised drawing and note-taking app lets you create images using virtual pens, markers, water colors, and pencils.
Cost: $8 Seller: Touch Press LLP
An interactive atlas for kids of all ages that lets you explore the planet, with artwork by David Dean, guided narration by BBC-TV presenter Nick Crane, and country data supplied by Wolfram|Alpha.
Cost: Free Seller: The New York Times Company
Check out the day's news and the New York Times's excellent photography in all its Retina glory. All users can access the top news section, but a subscription is required to access the app's entire content.
Cost: Free Seller: ABC Digital
Catch the latests episodes of shows such as Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, and Castle in this Retina-optimized app.
Cost: $7 Seller: Chair Entertainment Group
The follow-up to the original Infinity Blade game already featured stunning graphics thanks to the Unreal gaming engine, and it now promises to be even better optimized for the new iPad.
Cost: Free (subscription required) Seller: News DP Holdings
Subscribers to the first iPad-only daily newspaper can now get their daily mix of news and gossip in Retina form.
Cost: $3 Seller: Vito Technology
Explore the solar system and the galaxy with new iPad-optimized features such as a high-resolution interface, planetary-surface textures, and new visual effects.
Lines and lines of text may not be that much to get excited about, but this edition also improves the look of book icons on the new display.
This popular turntable app has added new graphics for the iPad's latest display and is currently available for half price at $10. Better grab it fast before the price goes back up.
Cost: Free Seller: Apple
Apple has been making it easy to watch movie trailers for years, and now this app lets you browse upcoming blockbusters, Retina-style.
Want even more Retina-ready iPad apps? Check out PCWorld's App Guide.
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