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Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

This week, the valiant editors at CNET reviewed apps both fun and functional for iOS and Android, including the newest version of GarageBand, a gamer-friendly laptop, a great laptop alternative, and the 2013 Audi S7, which was impressive enough to nab a coveted Editors' Choice Award.

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2013 Audi S7

2013 Audi S7

The 2013 Audi S7 features a phenomenal amount of tech, both in the cabin and under the hood. An impressive sport driver, its fuel economy remains decent enough for a daily commute. Read the review.

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2 of 13 Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

GarageBand (iOS)

GarageBand

GarageBand is the best app for music creation on a touch screen. With real-world instruments, true-to-life sounds, and tons of easy-to-use tools, there is simply no other app in its class for iOS. Read the review.

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3 of 13 Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET

Petting Zoo (iOS)

Petting Zoo (iOS)

Petting Zoo is a quirky and absolutely charming iOS app, but because it's structured more like a picture book, pass it up if you're looking for a traditional level-intensive game. Read the review.

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4 of 13 Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

SpellTower

SpellTower

SpellTower is a unique word puzzle game that is well worth its price, especially since it has such high replay value. Read the review for iOS | Android.

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5 of 13 Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Bracketron Mi-T Grip

Bracketron Mi-T Grip

The Bracketron Mi-T Grip is (both metaphorically and literally) a solid smartphone mount for users who prefer dashboard placement. Read the review.

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6 of 13 Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

Feedly for Android

Feedly for Android

Feedly for Android is one of the best mobile RSS readers available. But the fact that it's a more visual, magazinelike reader could be a turnoff for those who loved Google Reader's simplicity. Read the review.

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7 of 13 Sarah Tew/CNET

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

For those looking for something more than a feature-light ultrabook, the gamer-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is close to brilliant, and several configurations are currently available at a deep discount -- but I can't believe it doesn't have a touch screen. Read the review.

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8 of 13 Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

Super Stickman Golf 2

Super Stickman Golf 2

If you liked the first Stickman golf game and want new levels, new obstacles, and new power-ups, Super Stickman Golf 2 is a worthy sequel. Read the review.

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9 of 13 Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET

Over for iOS

Over for iOS

If you want to add good-looking text to your photos, Over is a great tool for the job. The interface is confusing initially, but once you get the hang of it, the ability to add typography to your photos is worth the work. Read the review.

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10 of 13 Sarah Tew/CNET

Monster ClarityHD Micro Bluetooth speaker

Monster ClarityHD Micro Bluetooth speaker

The Monster ClarityHD Micro is a very good little Bluetooth speaker, but it's only worth buying if you can get it for less than $125. Read the review.

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11 of 13 Josh Miller/CNET

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a great laptop alternative, though it's unfortunately too bulky to completely replace your tablet. Read the review.

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12 of 13 Sarah Tew/CNET

Nexus 4 Wireless Charger

Nexus 4 Wireless Charger

The Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is convenient for Nexus 4 owners, but there are other solutions that offer more extra features. Read the review.

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13 of 13 Joshua Goldman/CNET

TiVo Mini

TiVo Mini

The TiVo Mini is an easy way to give another TV in your home access to your TiVo DVR, live TV, and streaming services. But if you're not in a hurry, you may want to wait until more features and services arrive. Read the review.

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