iOS' built-in weather reporting not cutting it for you? Give WTHR ($1) a try. Brilliantly uncluttered thanks to Dieter Rams' 10 principles of good design, this app provides you with the current local weather, a 7-day forecast, your choice of Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature reporting, and an interface worthy of Apple's sleek devices.
Fan of the Nike+ system but spend more time at the course than you do on the track? Say hello to the Nike Golf 360º App ($Free). This slick new app is divided up into four sections — My Game, that lets you track your scoring and statistics, My Swing, where you can compare and upload video of your swing, and even receive personal coaching from Nike Swoosh Staff members, My Body, which helps you get into golf shape, and My Gear, where you can keep track of what's in your bag and receive recommendations on new gear — all of which sync with a companion website. Think of it as your own personal clubhouse — without the overpriced hot dogs and free mini-pencil bins.
Tired of managing all your podcasts via iTunes? Give Instacast ($1) a try. Developed specifically to make consuming and organizing podcasts as simple as possible, it offers a host of user-friendly features, including the ability to add and delete podcasts from your subscriptions list, download podcasts for offline listening, a built-in web browser for show notes, iCloud sync, an optimized podcast player with 2x playback, bi-directional skipping, and AirPlay support, and optimization for multitasking and Retina Displays. New to podcasts? We know a great place to get started.
Another day, another revolutionary iPad app. Paper (Free with $8 add-on) is an absolutely beautiful app for creating anything you would normally do on real paper — you know, stuff like storyboarding your indie film, general note taking, sketching a nude model, or painting a watercolor landscape of the prison yard. You can create unlimited Moleskine-esque journals to store all of your masterpieces. So if you want to sketch, write, draw, outline, and color, you've found the most elegant app for doing so yet. Oh, and it was made by the touchy-feely folks at Microsoft who developed the failed Courier notebook thing. So... yay?
Have an iPad? Love bacon? Then there's no reason not to pick up The Better Bacon Book ($5). Designed especially for the iPad, this interactive book offers up instructions on how to make your own bacon, build your own smoker, and find the best bacon to order, as well as 31 interactive bacon recipes. In total, there's over 20 HD videos, 150 photos, and more tastiness than any human can handle at one time.