The best and worst iPad apps

In just the last few months, the iPad has taken TV viewing into a whole new realm, with cable TV companies and content owners alike crafting apps for a small screen that wasn't even on their radar just a couple of years ago. As iPads and other tablet PCs appear in more households, it is likely they will become central to portable TV viewing and many other TV management and control functions.

As with anything that rises in popularity so quickly, companies have worked feverishly to get their initial iPad apps to market, and while some of them got it right the first time, others are still tweaking apps that may have fallen a bit short on the first try. Fierce's Samantha Bookman has surveyed the rapidly growing segment to find the best and worst of the new iPad TV apps.

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