Did you preorder a new iPad today? You're going to need some new apps for it. In this round of the best iPad apps of the week, we've got a remarkable retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a colorful word game, and much more.
To The Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis: History is revived in this remarkable, well-designed app. Relieve the drama of 1962's Cuban Missile Crisis, the peaceful resolution of which is widely believed to be the defining moment of Kennedy's presidency. Free
Atlas by Collins: Maps come in many different forms, and you can see them all in this dynamic, interactive atlas. You might just want to see a regular political map. You can do that here. But say you just want to know which country consumes the most natural gas or which region has the highest concentration of endangered species. Atlas will tell you. This would have been nice to have in school. $9.99
Letterpress: Are you a fierce competitor with a penchant for word games? Download this novel title, which pits you against your friends to create words and claim as much of the board for your own color as possible. To practice, start reading a thesaurus. Free
Zombiewood: Zombies have had quite the year. Accordingly, here's another app to let the undead continue to shine. And bite. But not if you can stop them from overrunning the glitzy streets of L.A. in this shooter game. Free