New iPad Apps: Jewel Factory, Stowaway And John Cage's Prepared Piano

Procrastinate your way through Monday with the week's best new iPad apps. Read about an amazing journey, collect precious gems and experiment with music. Your overflowing inbox can wait just a little longer.


Stowaway: Learn the true story of an Ethiopian's 20,000km journey to America in this e-comic, which has just launched through the Atavist app. You'll hear the harrowing tale of his trek from Addis Ababa in an awesome, immersive, wonderfully illustrated format. $2.99.


Jewel Factory: Amass a fortune's worth of jewels in this new app. Not really an actual fortune, more like one that will get you through 40 different factories, where you'll sort rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Free.


John Cage's Prepared Piano: Experimental composer John Cage was known for rigging various items underneath the strings of a piano to make an entirely different instrument — known as the "prepared piano". Now you can use those sounds — the noises of screws, bolts and washers — to make your own compositions in this app. $0.99.

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