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11 Essential iPad apps — includes Air Video for streaming video to your iPhone or iPad from your computer

Macworld has a great article listing 11 essential apps for your iPad. These are all paid apps. The one that really caught my eye is Air Video ($2.99), which lets you stream video from your Mac or PC to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. It actually converts the videos on the fly to a format compatible with your device. (You need to also download the free desktop software in order to do this.) The hitch with this program is that only works with video that's not copy protected. You can also use the software to convert videos without taking advantage of live streaming.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.