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Dianna Dilworth is Editor of Mediabistro's digital publishing blog AppNewser and a contributor to GalleyCat. As a freelance writer, she has been covering technology, design and digital marketing for the last decade for publications including: The Architectural Record, The Believer, Businessweek, California Home & Design, DMNews, Dwell and PRWeek. She is also the author of the upcoming book, Mellodrama: The Mellotron Book, from Bazillion Points, a book that will change the way you hear the flutes at the beginning of The Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever."

‘Candy Crush Saga’ Ousts Instagram in No. 3 Spot on Top Free Android Apps List

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candycrushCandy Crush Saga has moved up a notch on the top free Android apps list this week to No. 3, according to research from Google Play. In moving up the charts, the popular video game app from King.com knocked Instagram down a notch.

Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.

We spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more

CMA Country Christmas Leads Nielsen’s SocialGuide This Week

countrychristmasCMA Country Christmas topped Nielsen’s SocialGuide this week. The guide is a weekly list that highlights the top television shows that are being tweeted about week-to-week.

The Twitter TV analytics tool measures activity across 239 TV channels. SocialGuide releases a weekly list of the television shows that are garnering the most social attention. Here is more about Nielsen’s process:

SocialGuide captures relevant Tweets from three hours before, during and three hours after an episode’s initial broadcast, local time. Unique Audience measures the audience of relevant Tweets ascribed to an episode from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5am. The data includes new/live primetime and late fringe episodes only and excludes sports events.

We’ve listed the top 5 shows from the last week after the jump.  Read more

Flipagram is Top Free iPhone App This Week

flipagramFlipagram is the top free iPhone app this week. The photo app from Cheerful Inc. lets you turn Instagram photos into slideshows and add music to the slideshow.

Below, we’ve listed the top free iPhone apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information.

Every week we spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more

Clean Master Returns to the Top Android Apps List

cleanmasterClean Master has returned to the top free Android apps list this week at No. 5, according to research from Google Play. The maintenance tool from KS Mobile lets users clear their personal information from their devices, as well as track and remove apps so that their devices can move more smoothly.

Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.

We spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more

The American Music Awards Tops Nielsen’s Social Guide This Week

americanmusicThe American Music Awards 2013  topped Nielsen’s SocialGuide this week. The guide is a weekly list that highlights the top television shows that are being tweeted about week-to-week.

The Twitter TV analytics tool measures activity across 239 TV channels. SocialGuide releases a weekly Top-10 list of the television shows that are garnering the most social attention. Here is more about Nielsen’s process:

SocialGuide captures relevant Tweets from three hours before, during and three hours after an episode’s initial broadcast, local time. Unique Audience measures the audience of relevant Tweets ascribed to an episode from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5am. The data includes new/live primetime and late fringe episodes only and excludes sports events.

We’ve listed the top 5 shows from last week after the jump.  Read more

Clumsy Ninja is the Top Free iPhone App This Week

clumsyninjaClumsy Ninja is the top free iPhone app this week. The video game app from Natural Motion Games lets players train their clumsy ninjas into skilled fighters.

Below, we’ve listed the top free iPhone apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information.

Every week we spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more

Splash Math is Our Recommended Children’s App of the Week

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splashmathSplash Math is our Recommended Children’s App of the Week.

The free educational app from StudyPad Inc. helps kids learn 1st to 5th grade math. The app encourages kids to do interactive math problems at their own speed. Here is more about it from iTunes:

Splash Math Grades 1 to 5 app is a collection of fun and interactive math problems aligned to Common Core Standards. The app reinforces math concepts with self-paced and adaptive practice anytime, anywhere (works on iPad, laptops and desktops).

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Skype Returns to Top Free Android Apps List This Week

skypeSkype has returned to the top free Android apps list this week at No. 10, according to research from Google Play. The latest update of Microsoft’s popular video conferencing Android app includes a redesign and video quality improvements that support clearer and higher resolution calls.

Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.

We spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Tops Nielsen’s SocialGuide This Week

walkingdeadThe Walking Dead  topped Nielsen’s SocialGuide, a weekly list that highlights the top television shows that are being tweeted about week-to-week. The show is currently in its fourth season.

The Twitter TV analytics tool measures activity across 239 TV channels. SocialGuide releases a weekly Top-10 list of the television shows that are garnering the most social attention. We’ve listed the top 10 shows from last week after the jump. Read more

QuizUp is Top Free iPhone App This Week

quizupQuizUp: The biggest trivia game in the world! joins the top free iPhone apps list this week at No. 1, according to research from Apple. The real-time trivia game from Plain Vanilla Corp. lets players challenge their Internet friends to a game of questions.

Below, we’ve listed the top free iPhone apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information.

Every week we spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more