Apple’s Greatest Apps Of 2014 Embrace Elevate And Threes, Greatest Of iTunes Lauds Taylor Swift
Apple has launched its annual Better of iTunes yr-finish lists, which embrace Elevate, a mind coaching app for iPhones and iPads, in addition to Threes, the addictive puzzle recreation. On the media aspect, Taylor Swift’s 1989 takes Greatest Album, which isn’t shocking given it was an enormous success, in addition to the focus for a debate concerning the deserves of the streaming mannequin of distribution. Different winners on the music aspect embrace Beyoncé for greatest artist, and Iggy Azelea ft. current TechCrunch visitor Charli XCX for Greatest Music.
Different notable winners within the Apps class embrace Monument Valley, Storehouse, 1Password, SwiftKey, BuzzFeed, Waterlogue, Fb’s Paper, Uber and extra. Runners up for the highest two honors included Hyperlapse from Instagram on the app aspect, and Leo’s Fortune amongst video games. The listing’s alternatives are noteworthy as a result of they don’t mirror solely obtain numbers, and since Apple appears to betray preferences for sure kinds of experiences and for newsmakers in its choice course of: there are a number of mind-coaching apps within the listing, as an example, and Rovio’s Retry Flappy Hen-fashion departure from its Indignant Birds IP. A good variety of information media apps, together with the aforementioned Paper and BuzzFeed, plus NYT Now additionally made the reduce.
Music, Films and TV
There have been fewer surprises right here I’d say, with Taylor Swift locking down not solely prime album but in addition prime pop honors, and Jack White, The Conflict on Medicine, Logic, Sam Smith and various others getting prizes for his or her respective genres, in or Smith’s case for being a breakout new star on the scene.
Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Film, Boyhood, and Apparent Youngster gained the highest awards within the film class, and whereas Apparent Youngster is a little bit of a shock to garner one of many 4 prime honors, it undoubtedly deserves its place. Others that received a point out within the basic “Greatest” container embrace Birdman, Daybreak of the Planet of the Apes, Fringe of Tomorrow, The Grand Budapest Lodge, and Snowpiercer to call just some.
TV tops embrace Fargo, True Detective, The Honorable Womankind Key And Peele, whereas those that earn laudatory talked about embrace Journey Time, The People, Arrow, Sherlock, Broad Metropolis, Orphan Black and extra.
Apple additionally lists the highest sellers in films, music and TV for the yr on the wrap-up microsites it hosts in iTunes, in case you’re interested in seeing what wins by purely populist rely.