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Daily news has proven a popular genre, with new podcasts this year like "The Daily" from the New York Times and "Up First" from NPR charting in the most downloaded podcasts of the year.

Apple has announced its Best of 2017 apps and games, this year utilizing the Today cards in the iOS 11 App Store to feature the winners.

On the iPhone front Calm won app of the year. On the iPad, Affinity Photo is app of the year and The Witness is game of the year. Both the games are not freemium titles.

App Store editors identify four breakout trends in app culture for 2017: the introduction of AR (augmented reality) apps and games, the rise of real-time competitive gaming, apps focused on mental health and mindfulness and apps transforming storytelling and reading. The rest of the list was mostly similar to a year ago.

Apple's list of top free apps for the iPhone and iPad include titles such as YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, and Google Chrome.

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Apple has also released the usual top charts listings for free and paid apps and games. Unsurprisingly, Super Mario Run leads Apple's list of United States best-selling mobile games after prevailing in Google's contest for the most downloaded new Android game of the year too. Apps that come pre-loaded on devices, like core Apple apps such as Apple Music and Pages, are not counted in Apple's year-end charts.

Drake topped the album of the year category on Apple Music with "More Life, ' while Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" is the top song". Apple Music Up Next 2017 artists Khalid, Daniel Caesar and 6LACK all earned GRAMMY nominations as part of their success this year.

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.

For movies, the top film was Moana followed by the Stars Was instalment Rogue One.