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CNET Top 5: Free iPad apps

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CNET Top 5: Free iPad apps

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Looking for some free apps to fill up your iPad? Here are five of the most popular free iPad apps for February 2013.

When it comes to tablets, buying an iPad is a way to show the world that you're the kind of person who appreciates quality. You're willing to pay a hefty premium over the competition to be seen with a tablet that reflects your fine taste in chamfered aluminum bezels. But when it comes to software, you guys really love the free stuff. I'm Donald Bell and in this Top 5 we're counting down Apple's most popular free iPad apps for the second week of February. It?s a list that?s always in flux, but here?s a snapshot of what?s popular and free. Starting things off at #5: YouTube. A victim of the great Google iOS purge of 2012, and pretty much one of the first apps any new iPad owner will download out of the box. I mean, if you can?t get your fix of HD videos of kittens chasing lasers, then what?s an iPad even good for? You might as well hand it over to your kid. No, you didn?t really hand this to your kid, did you? Awww man, really? At #4: Baby Care and Dress Up - Play, love, and have fun with babies. Yes, that?s really the name of the app. One has to hope that this is being downloaded for children or maybe aspiring teen mothers. I also have to think that if I?m ever held captive by a psychopathic killer, this is how they?ll pass the time while I?m trapped in their makeshift dungeon... moisturizing. On a lighter note, coming in at #3: Galaxy On Fire 2 HD. Now this is one of the most graphically stunning video games for the iPad. It?s an outer space shoot-em up with some role playing elements. It?s great for living out your Battlestar Galactica fantasy, and a great way to show off a Retina display. Bad news is, that free price expires right about... now. Sorry. At #2: What?s the Word HD. It?s a word puzzle game where you get four pictures with some common theme. You name the theme with the letters provided and then advance to the next round. But if you can?t figure out what a garden hose, a pair of tweezers, Arthur Fonzarelli, and an umlaut have in common, well then you can get a hint... for a price. Genius. Now before we get to our #1 free iPad app, let?s take a look back at Apple?s list of the most downloaded free iPad apps of 2012. Now that?s a sensible list. Not a baby dress-up app in the whole bunch. That Temple Run game drove me a little nuts, though. Alright, and now the most popular free iPad app for quite a few weeks running: Temple Run 2. Man, you?d think this guy would have learned his lesson by now. Stay away from the damn temple! But noooo. And now he?s got to slide down ropes and ride through mine shafts. It?s not an app, it?s more like a sustained panic attack. Makes you miss those fat flightless birds everyone was crazy for. Simpler times. So there you have it, five of the most popular iPad apps that you?re not spending money on. For more Top 5's like this head over to Top5.cnet.com and be sure to follow my ramblings over on Twitter. I'm Donald Bell, thanks for watching.

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