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Apple's announces Best of 2013 on iTunes

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Apple has released its Best of 2013 iTunes, featuring the most downloaded music, movies, TV shows, apps, books and podcasts for both the iPhone and iPad.

The highly coveted App of the Year Award for the iPhone went to Duolingo, a free language app developed by Carnegie Mellon Professor Luis Von Ahn and his student Severin Hacker, listed as the CEO and CTO, respectively on the Duolingo website. iPhone’s Game of the Year was the $2.99 fishing game, Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption, which has reportedly received a bevy of ridiculously positive reviews.

The winner of top selling grossing app category went to Limited’s Candy Crush Saga, a video puzzle game with nearly 50 million average monthly users, while the top selling paid app went to Mojang’s Minecract-Pocket Edition.

Music artist of the year was Justin Timberlake, with his LP, The 20/20 Experience-The Complete Experience, Album of the Year went to Macklemore’s The Heist (Deluxe Edition) and Song of the Year went to New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde for her hit, Royals.

Other iTunes winners went to Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi hit, Gravity for Best Movie and Breaking Bad for TV Show of the Year.

The complete list winners from the Best of iTunes can be found directly via iTunes.

Top Free iPhone Apps

1. Candy Crush Saga
2. YouTube
3. Temple Run 2
4. Vine
5. Google Maps
6. Snapchat
7. Instagram
8. Facebook
9. Pandora Radio
10. Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Top Paid iPhone Apps

1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2. Heads Up!
3. Temple Run: Oz
4. Angry Birds Star Wars
5. Plague Inc.
6. Afterlight
7. Free Music Download Pro
8. Bloons TD 5
9. Sleep Cycle alarm clock
10. Plants vs. Zombies

Top Free iPad Apps

1. Candy Crush Saga
2. YouTube
3. Temple Run 2
4. Calculator for iPad Free
5. Skype for iPad
6. Netflix
7. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
8. Facebook
9. The Weather Channel for iPad
10. Subway Surfers

Top Paid iPad Apps

1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2. Temple Run: Oz
3. Plants vs. Zombies HD
4. Angry Birds Star Wars HD
5. Notability
6. Angry Birds Star Wars II
7. Bad Piggies HD
8. Survivalcraft
9. Toca Hair Salon 2
10. Photon Flash Player for iPad

iPhone Game of the Year

1. Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption

2. DEVICE 6 (Runner-Up)

3. Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Runner-Up)

iPhone App of the Year

1. Duolingo

2. VSCO Cam (Runner-Up)

3. Endless Alphabet (Runner-Up)

iPad Game of the Year


2. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Runner-Up)


iPad App of the Year

1. Disney Animated

2. Traktor DJ (Runner-Up)

3. WWF Together (Runner-Up)


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