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Apple Announces Best Apps of 2014

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As 2014 comes to a close, Apple has rounded up the very best apps of the year. Topping off the list is Elevate, a brain training program designed to improve your focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills and a bunch of other great stuff that makes you a better human. Coming in at second is Hyperlapse from Instagram, which allows you to shorten lengthy videos into fun, upload-able time lapsed clips. The winner for best game of the year was Threes!, a number puzzle, with Leo's Fortune coming in at second. Did your favorite game and app make the cut? Check out the full list below.


App of the Year: Elevate
Runner-Up: Hyperlapse from Instagram

Game of the Year: Threes!
Runner-Up: Leo's Fortune

Best Apps
-Yahoo News Digest
-SwiftKey Keyboard
-Toca Lab
-NYT Now
-120 Sports
-Nighty Night Circus
-Network TV
-Star Walk
-Health Mate

Best Games
-Bonza Word Puzzle
-Monument Valley
-Uzzle Adventure
-Battleheart Legacy
-World of Warriors
-XCOM: Enemy Within
-Hitman Go
-Smash Hit
-Wayward Souls
-Trials Frontier
-Adventure Beaks
-Spider-Man Unlimited
-FarmVille 2: Country Escape
-Rival Knights
-Crazy Taxi City Rush
-Castle Doombad: Free to Slay
-Royal Revolt 2: Defend Your Castle