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12-14-2012, 03:39 AM #1
Apple Releases "Best of 2012" List for iTunes, App Store, and iBookstore
Apple recently published a list that highlights some of the best content available in the broad array of storefronts it manages. The list happens to contain content from the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore. Among the rankings include winners in a variety of different mediums among multiple categories. You can see the biggest overall winners below:
o Best Artist: Frank Ocean
o Best Album: "Shields," by Grizzly Bear
o Best Song: "We Are Young," by Fun.
o Breakthrough Album: "The Lumineers," by The Lumineers
o Best Blockbuster: The Avengers
o Best Director: Wes Anderson for "Moonrise Kingdom
o Best Discovery: Beasts of the Southern Wild
o Best Star-Making Performance: Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games"
o Best Show: Breaking Bad
o Best Episode: Homeland, "The Weekend"
o Best Debut: Girls
o Best Cast: Happy Endings
• iPad App of the Year: Paper by FiftyThree
• iPad Game of the Year: The Room
• iPhone App of the Year: Action Movie FX
• iPhone Game of the Year: Rayman Jungle Run
• Best Novel: "The Dog Stars," by Peter Heller
• Best Nonfiction: "Beautiful Behind the Forevers," by Katherine Boo
• Best Young Adult Novel: "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green
• Best Multi-Touch Book: "Fashion," by DK Publishing
• Best New Audio Podcast: NPR: TED Radio Hour
• Best Audio Podcast: The Adam Carolla Show
• Best New Video Podcast: MinutePhysics
• Best Video Podcast: Sesame Street
With any list similar to this, there will always be some favorites which are missing. Despite that, it has definitely been a good year for the App Store and Apple's collection is filled with some very well-done apps and games for sure. What are some of your favorites?
12-14-2012, 03:56 AM #2
I can't really comment on the other categories but I don't agree with the App Store winners; I have all those apps and by all means they are quite good but definitely not good enough to been ranked "Best of the Year" - of in my opinion at least.