1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    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:

    iTunes Store


    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"

    TV Shows

    o Best Show: Breaking Bad
    o Best Episode: Homeland, "The Weekend"
    o Best Debut: Girls
    o Best Cast: Happy Endings

    App Store

    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?

    Source: Apple

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2012-12-14 10:39 AM
  2. Alluziion's Avatar
    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.
    2012-12-14 10:56 AM