You're a scholar, you're a traveler, and an all-around intelligent human being—a renaissance (wo)man, if you will. So here are some apps to fit your life, from a game that teaches you Mandarin to an app that'll keep you up on current events, and more.
Fly Delta for iPad: For anyone who's ever been curious about what part of the world they're flying over, Delta has a new iPad app with a "glass bottom" feature that shows you exactly where you are. Of course it also includes features you'd expect from an in-flight app, but the ability to know the details of your surroundings is the best part. Free
PinYinPal: Mandarin is super duper hard to learn, but a little help in the form of a fun, Scrabble-style game can make it easier. Learn to recognize characters, hear the pronunciation, and get yourself one step closer to junking your Rosetta Stone. Free
NewsWhip: Everyone wanted to talk about the Notre Dame quarterback with the fake girlfriend this week. You don't want to be the one person that's left out of the conversation. NewWhip scans Facebook and Twitter to find the stories people are chatting about most, so you've always got the haps on the news. Free