Even if you don't care to post your scores or challenge your friends on Facebook, Candy Crush Saga is an incredibly addictive game that fans of Bejeweled are sure to love.
Despite a few hiccups, 8 Ball Pool is an addictive, straightforward billiards app that is endlessly entertaining, whether you're a pool shark or not.
If you're a more serious mobile photographer looking for an app to fine-tune your photos with, Snapseed is your best choice.
Free unlimited storage, automatic backup and fun editing effects make Google Photos one of our favorite tools for wrangling your photos.
The concept of short, celebrity-powered shows to watch on the go seems pointless when we're mostly still stuck at home.
If you're an advanced photographer and don't have Photoshop yet or if you need natural paint tools, version 7.0 is a must-have; otherwise, version 6.0 will do the trick.
Chrome OS struggles with the delineation between apps and Web sites, even though they are fast growing together. Great for students and casual home use, the day is coming when it'll be competitive, but it's not yet a replacement for a more mature OS.
For watching music videos, live performances, and other music-related content, Vevo is arguably the best app on the market.
As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems go, Salient Eye has the lock on simplicity.
Adobe has improved the speed of Flash and its integration with other CS3 apps, although flashy new features are few. Plus, Flash now works natively on Intel-based Macs.
Nvidia's cloud-gaming service is beginning to hit its stride, but it's still missing many games.
If you're looking for a spare number to deal with people from Craigslist or similar services, FreeTone does the job, but with the syncing problems and so many ads, there are better apps out there.
Though its plans cost a bit more than those of competing VoIP services, AT&T CallVantage stands out for its consistently strong call quality and long list of features.
Provided you take the time to find your way around, iOS 7's new design makes it a compelling upgrade that completely transforms Apple's mobile OS.
If you're looking for an app to help you name that tune, SoundHound is it.
For a dead simple editor that can put together video clips in a flash, WeVideo impresses. But know that it lacks any truly powerful tools to make granular edits. For those, you'll have to upload your project to the Web and finish from a computer.
If you don't mind the limited streaming library, Netflix offers great picture quality, smooth controls, and reliable performance.
With an intuitive interface, reliable tools and artistic touches, Google Calendar is easily one of the best apps in its category.