Analytics firm Flurry contends that 1.2 billion applications were downloaded by iOS and Android users between Christmas and New Year's Day.
AllThingsD says that Apple is expected to hold a press event in January, but that it won't be about a new iPad or any other hardware announcement.
There's a solid idea behind BiteHunter, which aggregates daily deals for restaurants into a single app. But some sloppy execution makes the app unappealing to all but the most dedicated bargain hunters.
For the fourth consecutive year, we look back at the most (and least) popular articles based on our readers' votes.
These 20 stories -- covering everything from iCloud to Lion -- were the most-read articles on Macworld.com during the past 12 months.
It was a year of highs and more highs for Apple's finances. To wrap up 2011, we take a look at the highlights of Apple's financial performance, from record Mac sales to retail efforts overseas.
Take the classic Battleship board game, move it to the iPhone and iPod touch, and add pirates and turn-based gameplay, and you'd wind up with this app. It's a solid game, though the asynchronous gameplay may turn off some users.
Struggling for last-minute stocking stuffers? If anyone on your shopping list owns an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, it's easy to send them an app. We give you a crash course on how it works.
There's a clever idea behind the Cars 2 AppMates -- toys that interact with a dedicated iPad app. But some kids will find the toys difficult to use, and the current version of the app is prone to crashes of the non-vehicular kind.
Both companies make voice-driven search and dictation tools, particularly in the mobile market. The president of Nuance tells Macworld the acquisition should "accelerate the pace of innovation" both companies have brought to voice-enabled products.
This kids' book for the iPad and iPhone is a decent follow-up to the delightful Monster at the End of This Book, but it needs to work out some performance lags before it can measure up to its predecessor.
Both the iPhone and iPad versions of this match-three game offer a winning mix of colorful critters, goofy sound effects, and ever-shifting game play.
Givit is an online video sharing service that focuses on making it easy to share videos privately with friends and family. This week, the service announced an iOS app to augment its Web-based offering.
Version 2.4 of the mobile restaurant locator arrived on the App Store Wednesday. Now, a vast majority of restaurants listed in LocalEats will also include menu information, thanks to a partnership with SinglePlatform.
This iOS ebook is a worthwhile adaptation of the beloved 1965 TV special, though the story really comes to life on the iPad.