Path, The xx, and More

A natural disaster hit our city on Monday, but the apps of the week don't sleep.

Path: The social network that limits your friend count to 150 just landed on the iPad. It's not just a sized-up version of the app-it also features a new landscape mode that shows the top news from today in a beautiful mosaic design. Free

Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe: What do the most distant planets look like up close? Explore the endless wonders of the universe on a guided tour with particle physicist Brian Cox in this gorgeous app. $5.99

The xx: The xx's new album came out last month. Download it-it's great. This app is meant to make the listening experience immersive with art that responds to touch and movement. And every song has a cool visualizer video to go along with it. Free