March may be all about the Madness on the basketball court, but there's been plenty of action off the court in the App Store. So, in case you've been swept up in one of the craziest NCAA tournaments ever, here are a few iPad apps you may have missed. By the way, after spending February over at Technorati, the Best New and Notable feature is back to debuting first on Blogcritics. Tell your friends and more importantly, enjoy the apps!
March Madness On Demand (MMOD) (Free)
Now that we're entering the Final Four, chances are you'll be close to a big screen for the big games and won't need this app. However, if you find yourself in the need of a live stream, and you don't already have MMOD, there's nothing to lose with this free and well designed app. Worst case is that you're reminded of its availability for next year's tournament, as developers cannot turn back now that they have successfully offered live streaming of every game. A full review of MMOD is available here.
GarageBand, iMovie ($4.99 each)
Apple updated/released two of its top Mac software programs onto the iPad this month in conjunction with the unveiling of iPad 2. Garageband allows you to use the iPad's touch screen to play several different musical instruments, and more impressively, mix your musical creations into a full audio recording with up to eight separate tracks. Great for creating podcasts on the go, this release could end up being a potential must-have for any original iPad or iPad 2 user.
Conversely, iMovie will only be good for those with the newer HD camera iPad 2, iPhone 4 and iPod 4th generation devices. Redesigned to take advantage of multi-touch on the iPad, iMovie installs a movie editing studio onto your portable iOS device. Early reviews of the updated app have been positive, as the update included several new themes and sound effects.