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2012 Predictions: Macworld's annual forecast of the year ahead

Every January, we survey a number of Macworld contributors and friends for their predictions for the upcoming 12 months. Specifically, we ask for forecasts for Mac OS X, iOS, and Apple hardware, as well as for a pie-in-the-sky wish for the world of Apple. Here are their prognostications (along with how they fared last year).

App Guide: iOS money managers

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Planning to take control of your finances in 2012? These iOS apps can help you stick to that resolution.

App Guide: iOS calorie counters

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If 2012 is the year you start keeping a closer eye on calories, these apps can help you slim down.

App Guide: Fitness and exercise apps for iOS

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Start 2012 right with a little exercise. These apps can help with everything from coming up with a routine to logging your progress.

App Guide: Apple's top iOS apps of 2011

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Macworld isn't the only one to pick the top apps of 2011. Apple also picked top iPhone and iPad apps as well as its favorite games for the past year. We feature those here, along with the runners-up.

App Guide: New Year's Eve party apps

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From sending out the invitations to getting your guests home safely, these apps can help you throw a swinging New Year's Eve bash.

Fifty essential apps for new iOS device owners

If you're the proud new owner of an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you might be wondering which apps you should add to your brand new iOS device. We asked our app experts, and they came up with 50 apps that cover a wide array of areas and interests.

App Guide: College football bowl game apps

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College football's bowl season kicks into high gear this week. These apps can help you enjoy all the pigskin action.

App Guide: Charitable iOS apps

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If the holidays have put you in the giving mood, these apps can help you act on your charitable impulses.

App Guide: Holiday music apps for iOS

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Play out the holidays with these musically-inclined apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

App Guide: Apps starring Santa Claus

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With only so many shopping days left until Christmas, we turn our spotlight to apps in which Santa takes a starring role.

Macworld Insider: A holiday gift from us

Happy holidays, Macworld Insiders! As thanks for your continued support, we'd like to offer you a gift: the latest edition of our Digital Photography Superguide.

App Guide: Hanukkah apps

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Hanukkah begins on December 20. These apps can help you celebrate the Festival of Lights on your iOS device.

Buying guide: point-and-shoot cameras

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Shopping for someone who likes photography but you don't want to spend a pile of money? Get them a point-and-shoot. But which one? Here's how we'd walk you through the buying process.

App Guide: iPad shopping and catalog apps

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Take care of that last-minute shopping from the comfort of your iPad with these shopping and catalog apps.