iPad Apps Of The Week: Path, The xx, and More

By Leslie Horn on at

A natural disaster hit our American cousins' home town 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. £3.99

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