Apple just named its favorite apps and games of the year

Apple announces App of the Year, Game of the Year and Best of 2017 top charts

Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017

Apple has announced its editorial picks for the best apps, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts available from its various online content stores.

There's some predictable overlap between the two tech titans' lists of 2017 top sellers, as Game of Thrones, for instance, dominates both Apple and Google's latest yearly TV show charts. Also mentioned is that the most downloaded apps of 2017 are Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook. Super Mario Run and Facetune were the most downloaded free and paid apps on the App Store in 2017.

The Splitter Critters game - developed by Vancouver-based RAC7 Games - offers users the ability to split the world with a swipe of your finger and then rearrange it to guide critters back to their spaceship. The app has a plethora of tools that provide a ground for layer-based video editing right on the iPhone.

Snap may have had a rough year, but you wouldn't know it from the App Store charts. NPR's "Fresh Air" remained in the top podcast spot for 2017, with Apple noting that daily news podcasts like New York Times' "The Daily" and NPR's "UP First" also made the charts, along with true crime podcasts being popular with listeners. This includes different categories such as casual games, general apps, augmented reality and more.

Drake's More Life was the No. 1 album of the year, Apple said, while Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" was the most listened-to song. But that wasn't all for the House of Mouse, with Disney claiming a full half of the top ten with five of its movies being listed, including Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Rogue One, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Taylor Swift's album "reputation" has already shot up to #3 on the 2017 United States top album charts, despite having only been available for a short period of time. Unsurprisingly, Super Mario Run leads Apple's list of USA best-selling mobile games after prevailing in Google's contest for the most downloaded new Android game of the year too.

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