iPad Apps Of The Week: Dropcam, Butterball Cookbook Plus, and More

By Leslie Horn on at

It's the end of the week, and it's rapidly getting close to the holiday season. Tide yourself over with a fresh round of the best iPad apps of the week. We've got plenty for you to check out, from an app that lets you design 3D printed items, to a cookbook, and more.

Dropcam: We've seriously spent the last few days following Franky the turtle crawling around a pet store on Dropcam. The video monitoring service/nanny cam now has an iPad app, which, thank god because that turtle is too damn entertaining. You can also watch other feeds, or if you have an actual Dropcam Camera, you can keep tabs on your own home or business. Free

Butterball Cookbook Plus: Jealous of our Yankee pals' thanksgiving menus? Download this app to learn how  an 18-pound dead bird become a delicious Thanksgiving turkey. This app gives you step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your feast for next Thursday. Oh, and it has recipes for the other 364 days of the year. £2.99

123D Design: 3D printing is so freaking cool. You can pretty much make anything—in fact, the creators of Skyfall made a 3D printed Aston Martin for the film so they wouldn't harm the original. Now you can make your own creations, based off of templates or out of your own imagination with this app. You can actually print what you think up, you just have to have access to a 3D printer. Free

The Dark Knight Rises FX HD: This app isn't new, but it's just been updated to give you some freebies. The finale of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy comes out on December 4, and if you order the Blu-ray edition through the app, you'll get access to exclusive content. Free