Zinio (iPad/Android) Free
If you like the idea of reading mags on your tablet Zinio should be your first stop. It is a kind of mini corner store (without the Crunchies) stuffed with all kinds of publications delivered largely as just images and text. Many popular mags are available here.
The big question is then what apps should you download first? We have put together a list of 30s apps that we think are absolutely essential. Some are games, some books, some enable you to watch TV, all are very useful and entertaining.
The app falls into several categories. There are genuine tablet apps- eg those created especially for say the iPad. Then there are those which are made for smartphones which will work on tablets in a slightly different way.
The only problem with the Android tablets is that not every app works on every tablet, so for example while Sky Go happily plays with the Google Nexus 7 it won’t work on the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Anyhow most of these apps will work on most of the tablets. And a good percentage are free too – so what are you waiting for?