Apple announces best iPad app and game of the year

Previously, Apple and film studios were in a bit of a tussle over premium pricing on the Ultra HD versions, reports Variety.

Apple's support page for iTunes declares a focus on "music, TV shows, podcasts and audiobooks", meaning that users will need to use their iOS devices to manage the apps installed on them.

Recode reported that the company increased its political lobbying effort earlier this year with a view to drawing political attention to what it argues are discriminatory measures. In line with their observation, even on Google, the most popular app in 2016 and 2017, has been a photo editing app, focused on selfies. Also mentioned is that Splitter Critters is the year's best gaming app. It has also announced most popular apps, music, movies and more ... It is availble for $9.99.

New series driving the charts this year was HBO's "Big Little Lies", NBC's "This Is Us", PBS's "Victoria" and FX's "The Americans".

The Cupertino, California-based company has long been on the receiving end of criticism for the over-crowded iTunes app. Apple now seems to have paid heed to that criticism and is looking to start afresh by reducing bloat and restoring the original purpose of the app.

The dispute follows reports in August that 28 China-based developers had filed a complaint against Apple alleging that it breached the country's antitrust legislation.

Rather interestingly, the game of the year choices for iPhone and iPad are not freemium titles.

Super Mario Run tops the most downloaded games chart, followed by 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz, Word Cookies and Subway Surfers. In non-fiction, "Hillbilly Elegy" topped the charts. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran also received good news that his song, "Shape of You", was Apple Music's most downloaded song of the year. Apple features augmented reality, online realtime mobile games, environmentally-minded apps for sustainable living, and apps to help with parenting. Taylor's Swift album Reputation is already the number 3 best-selling album for 2017, despite debuting only a few weeks ago.

In the movie category, Moana led the way followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Wonder Woman.

  • Monte Muniz