Lollipop is a tasty update with a candy-colored, cohesive design and updated core features.
Shadowmatic is worth the pocket change for its unique perspective, but a better progression of difficulty would make it a more engaging play.
With simple gestures for inbox management and an incredibly useful built-in calendar, Microsoft Outlook for iOS is a must have.
As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems go, Salient Eye has the lock on simplicity.
The online Google Spreadsheets is free, easy to use, and handy for collaboration, but stick with Excel for complex spreadsheets.
While it falls short of TV-quality video, Verizon's 3G V Cast service offers plenty of eye candy and speedy Web browsing for a reasonable price.
Fotonica is a never-ending running game that's worth it for the "Tron"-like visuals and ambient electronic audio.
Stellar performance and an intuitive layout make WPS Office a great choice for mobile editing.
An elegant blend of Dropbox-like storage and mobile document editing, Google Drive is a must-have app, especially if you're a dedicated Google user.
iTunes 11 is a much-needed refresh with a new interface and a useful MiniPlayer, but it's still a little overly complex for its own good.
With tons of customization options and a unique magazine-style interface, anyone looking for a better way to browse the latest news and social info should definitely download this app immediately.
The official Gmail app is a solid option with multiple account support, integration with Google apps, and more features that bring the app closer to the Web-based client.
Apple's upcoming Photos app and iCloud Photo Library promises to put all your iOS photos on all your devices, as well as offering some handy ways to pretty them up.
Nokia sure tried hard to give us something new, but its mashup of Android, Windows Phone, and Asha gives its Nokia X phone limited powers and a nagging identity crisis.
If you battle the urge to keep hitting the snooze button, Carrot Alarm delivers more fun and more features than other alarm apps.
With new features and a redesigned interface, Shazam is a top app for music identification and discovery.
Office Mobile is worth downloading if you're a current Office 365 subscriber, but with only basic editing features, this app should be free for all.
Bing Weather is well worth the free download for its pretty, dead-simple design and comprehensive weather reports.