Apps to expand your mind

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This article on TechRadar Pro was one of the first features I wrote for Tap! Magazine. It was an exciting time: iOS was relatively new and developers were eager to leverage the technology of the Multi-Touch screen of an iPad, and I had the freedom to choose which apps met the ‘mind-expanding’ criteria.

“At what point in life did learning become a chore? Perhaps the school classroom is to blame – because let’s face it, some of our dullest days were spent there. Remember the sun-bleached course books full of snooze-worthy text, the learn-by-rote lesson notes and the vapid drone of tiresome teachers?

If this scene sounds disturbingly familiar, you’d be forgiven for running a mile at the mention of anything remotely ‘educational’, but don’t bolt just yet. Armed with an iOS device and the handful of apps covered over the next few pages, learning something new is about to get not only fun, but also pretty mind-blowing…”