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Apple announces 'Best of 2013' iTunes winners

As 2013 comes to a close, Apple has released its yearly 'best-of' list of iTunes content, setting forth what it believes are the best songs, movies, TV shows, books, and apps of the last twelve months.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Tinker tailor soldier spy

There's a bit of everything in this week's Mac App roundup, with software that helps you keep track of your finances, share your files, write better documents, and even keep your Windows-toting pals happy.

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Instapaper is free on the App Store this week

The venerable "read it later" app has undergone a number of changes in the last year, and is currently offering new users a chance to try it for free this week through Apple's App of the Week program.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Grand Theft Angry Birds

Two of the most popular game franchises in the world have fresh offerings this week. Plus, apps for listening to podcasts and writing, and updates to all your favorite social media apps.

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Giving the gift of digital downloads

Whether it's a last-minute gift or something you've been planning to give for a while, online stores are a great source for digital presents during the holidays -- if you know where to look.

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Apple's holiday giveaway app now available to U.S. customers

Apple's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway app is back for 2013—and can finally bring some holiday cheer to iTunes users in America.

The Week in iOS Apps: The Final-est Fantasy!

This week's roundup of apps includes the latest generation of a beloved game series and the beginning of a new Disney franchise. Plus, ways to organize your email and your gifts this holiday season.

Why Apple should relax its App Store rules

Apple's ecosystem has been successful, in part, by adapting its rules to the evolving needs of its users--but the pace of change has slowed, and problems are starting to pile up again.

The Week in iOS Apps: App.net spreads its wings

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps features some of those "other" social media services.

The Week in iOS Apps: A thousand ways to organize your life

The advent of iOS has brought a number of ways to help users get organized. This week's roundup includes a few new and updated ways to do so.