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Apps optimized for the iPad 2 (screenshots)

Got an iPad 2? Then get these apps. Each one takes advantage of at least one of the tablet's new features: faster processor, built-in gyroscope, dual cameras, etc. <br><br>And while you're at it, be sure to check out <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-20042192-243.html">10 must-have apps for iPad 2 owners</a>. They're not necessarily iPad 2-optimized, but they're awesome just the same.

Rick Broida
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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1 of 7 Gameloft

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD

Designed specifically to show off the iPad 2's graphics muscle, arcade racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD features real-time reflections, lighting, and shadows, improved draw distance, motion blur, and other eye-pleasing effects.
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2 of 7 Electronic Arts

Dead Space

Already a looker on the iPad 1, the newly updated version of Dead Space offers "visceral graphics enhanced for the iPad 2." Translation: it's even prettier. If you're a fan of the survival-horror genre, this is one game that's guaranteed to please--and frighten.
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3 of 7 Apple

iMovie

Like its iPhone 4/iPod Touch counterpart, Apple's movie-making app lets you record, edit, and publish movies right from your iPad 2. And only the iPad version offers the Multi-Touch Precision Editor--which, one assumes, allows for precision edits via multitouch.
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4 of 7 Synthetic Infatuation

IncrediBooth

Already a mega-popular iPhone app, IncrediBooth turns your iPad into an old-school photo booth, creating nifty photo strips with your choice of retro effects. Finished strips can be shared via e-mail and Facebook.
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5 of 7 Touch Arcade

Infinity Blade

Already know for being one of the prettiest iPad games to date, Infinity Blade is now even more gorgeous, with "high-resolution graphics that utilize the enhanced visual capabilities of the iPad 2." The update also delivers new enemies, new magic items to collect, and other new content.
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6 of 7 Firemint

Real Racing 2 HD

Unlike the arcade-inspired Asphalt 6, Real Racing 2 HD tries hard to simulate real-world action--right down to its 30 licensed cars. It's not only visually optimized for the iPad 2, but also gyroscope-enabled to provide more realistic handling.
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7 of 7 Cisco

WebEx

Two-way group videoconferencing. Need I say more? Cisco's WebEx app is like FaceTime on steroids, offering not only iPad camera-powered video calling, but also content sharing, chat, multiple participants, and even dynamic video-switching (the view changes depending on who's talking). The only bummer: WebEx requires Wi-Fi, just like FaceTime.

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