If you're new to the world of tablets, it's not surprising that you might not know where to start. You'll hear a lot of talk about "apps." Apps are applications. Think of them as software programs customized for your tablet.

They are available though an already installed app you'll find on your tablet. It’s the "App Store" on iPads or the "Google Play" on Android tablets. Microsoft calls theirs the “Windows Store.”

As time goes on, you'll find the apps that get the tablet to do what you want it to do. Right now, here are 10 to get you started. I've tried to balance three considerations - usefulness, the wow factor, and unlocking your tablet's possibilities.