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Buying guide: HDTVs

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So you want to buy a new big-screen HDTV for your home. Where do you start? In this HDTV buying guide, we'll break the process down into some simple steps that will help you pinpoint the best HDTV for your needs and budget.

App Gems: Top communication apps

From coming up with ideas to relaying them to others, we pick a trio of iOS favorites -- iThoughtsHD, Textastic, and Tweetbot -- that help you get your message out.

App Gems: Top news apps

From a personalized news app to one that delivers streaming video straight to your iPad, our favorite news apps for 2011 cover every angle.

App Gems: Top reading apps

Our favorite reading apps from the past year include a tool that ushers comic books into the digital age, and two children’s books that make the most of the iPad’s interface.

App Gems: Hall of fame apps

Some apps are perpetual contenders for our annual App Gems Awards. To recognize their ongoing excellence, we've created the App Gems Hall of Fame and inducted five mobile offerings into our inaugural class: 1Password Pro, Flipboard, Instagram, Instapaper, and MLB.com's annual At Bat offering.

App Gems: Honorable mentions

We had a lot of worthwhile contenders to consider for this year's App Gems Awards. Here are the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad offerings that just missed the cut, but still deserve your attention.

App Gems: Top education apps

It's little wonder why the iPad is becoming a more popular classroom tool when you consider some of the education apps available in the App Store. We honor a pair of favorites from the past year with our App Gems Awards.

App Gems: Top music apps

Our three favorite iOS music apps -- Animoog, Capo, and GarageBand -- should appeal to everyone, whether you're an experienced musician or someone who's hardly ever picked up an instrument.

App Gems: Top productivity apps

Two of our favorite iOS productivity tools improve upon built-in apps that Apple includes with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The other two add new capabilities to your mobile device.

App Gems: Top games

The App Store contains a wide variety of games for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Not coincidentally, so do our choices for the best mobile games of the past year. We just can't get enough of Tiny Wings, Zombie Gunship, Toca Tea Party, Real Racing 2 HD, Super Stickman Golf, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

App Gems: Top photography apps

Our picks for the top photography apps from the past year include an all-in-one offering that promises to take care of most of your photographic needs, a versatile image editor, and an editing app that focuses on a particular task. We also highlight an app that takes video-capture capabilities in exciting new directions.

Macworld's 2011 App Gems Awards

It proved to be another banner year for iOS apps. Find out which ones top our list as our favorite apps from the past year, as we hand out our third annual App Gems Awards.

Great business gear for under $60

Looking for something special for your favorite Mac businessperson? We've got some doozies for under $60.

Introducing Macworld's iPhone 4S Superguide

Get the most out of your new iPhone 4S or iPod touch with the latest addition to our Superguide book series.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.