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Apps optimized for new iPad, issues with heat, performance tests

I've collected some of the more useful blog posts related to the new iPad, should you be the lucky owner of one, or are considering purchasing it. Most of the reviews are ecstatic, but iMore has pointed out that the new iPad gets a bit warm in one corner — something that had never been the case on the first two generations. They don't see it as an issue, though. iMore also has a post comparing the camera capabilities of the new iPad relative to the iPad 2. They've also posted a video comparing the speed of app launching and web rendering. Other useful blog posts include lists of apps that have already been optimized for the retina display. Appolicious has a list of 5 games you should download first. And Padvance has a comprehensive list of apps optimized for retina display. Finally, David Pogue answers questions about the new iPad, including speed (it's not faster), pixel density (not as dense as a retina display on the iPhone), audio (same old mono speaker), cost of tethering (no extra charge), camera flash (not offered), and more.

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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.