Apple Names Apps and Games of the Year
Apple published its apps and games of the year, a list of what it considers the best apps available for the iPhone, and iPad, as well as for Mac. Apple’s top pick for the iPhone was Elevate, an app that helps users improve memory and focus. Next on the list was Instagram’s Hyperlapse, which turns shaky videos into time lapses.
The top game was Threes!, a puzzle game, followed by Leo’s Fortune, a physics-based puzzle game.
Others on the list include Yahoo News Digest, a news app; Storehouse, a visual storytelling app; SwiftKey Keyboard, an alternative keyboard (iOS8, introduced earlier this year, allowed users to pick alternative keyboards from third-party developers); 1Password, a password manager; Camera+, a photo editor; Toca Lab, a science app for children; and NYT Now, a news app from the New York Times. Uber, an on-demand taxi app, was also on the list.
Top games included Bonza Word Puzzle, Monument Valley, Uzzle Adventure, Battleheart Legacy, and Xcom: Enemy Within.
For the iPad, Pixelmator, an image-editing tool, and the Monument Valley puzzle game were the App and Game of the Year, respectively, with Storehouse and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft finishing as runners-up.
On the Mac platform, Notability, a note-taking app, came out on top, as did Tomb Raider, a Lara Croft game, with Affinity Designer and Transistor following close behind.
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