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Apple app charts roundup: Top Singapore downloads of 2017

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In this day and age, it would be accurate to say: You are what you download.

Apple has released their iTunes downloads roundup and this gives us insight on what users in Singapore have been putting on their iPhones.

This year, augmented reality, real-time competitive gaming, and mental health and wellness apps were all the rage. In the music department, Ed Sheeran bags the top spot for best album with ÷, and best song with “Shape of You.” Bruno Mars comes in second with his album 24K Magic. K-pop was also a thing with at least two Korean bands taking a spot in the top 10. iTunes Movies had “girl power” as a big theme this year with movies like Moana, Wonder Woman, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story making the list.

In 2017, Singaporean download habits paint us a pretty picture of users today. This illustration by Teresa Lim of @teeteeheehee sums everything up perfectly:

Made on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil

Top free iPhone apps are as follows:

  1. Grab – Ride Hailing App
  2. WhatsApp
  3. Uber
  4. YouTube
  5. Facebook
  6. Messenger
  7. Instagram
  8. oBike – Bike Sharing
  9. Google Maps – GPS Navigation
  10. Carousell
  11. Gmail – Email by Google
  12. WeChat
  13. Spotify Music
  14. Google Chrome
  15. My Singtel app
  16. foodpanda – Food Delivery
  17. UberEATS: Food Delivery
  18. Google Translate
  19. Healthy 365
  20. Snapchat

On the other hand, top paid iPhone apps are as follows:

  1. Gudak Cam
  2. TouchRetouch
  3. kirakira+
  4. Scanner for Me + OCR
  5. Enlight
  6. Forest by Seekrtech
  7. LightX
  8. Tabs & Chords – learn and play
  9. Afterlight
  10. Glitché
  11. Analog Paris
  12. Plotagraph+ Photo Animator
  13. The Wonder Weeks
  14. ProCam 5
  15. ProCamera
  16. Facetune
  17. Slow Shutter Cam
  18. Halide – RAW Manual Camera
  19. Pixomatic photo editor
  20. Fontmania – Add Artworks & Text to Your Photos!

In the gaming department, these free games topped the charts:

  1. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  2. Super Mario Run
  3. Fight List – Categories Game
  4. Coin Master
  5. Word Cookies!
  6. Candy Crush Saga
  7. 8 Ball Pool
  8. Clash Royale
  9. Episode – Choose Your Story
  10. Pokémon GO
  11. Lords Mobile
  12. Piano Tiles 2
  13. Subway Surfers
  14. Asphalt 8: Airborne
  15. Roll the Ball – slide puzzle
  16. Toy Blast
  17. Choices: Stories You Play
  18. Clash of Clans
  19. Cookie Run: OvenBreak
  20. Critical Ops

View the top music chart here and the top movies chart here.

Paraphrasing an old saying and giving it a social media twist, I say: “Show me your apps and I’ll tell you who you are.”

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X Review: Is it worth the hype?

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Canva adds new features for presentations on the go

Responsive presentations anytime, anywhere

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Having a well-designed document goes a long way in engaging your audience. That’s where Canva comes in, simplifying the creation of well-thought documents, posters, and more. Now, Canva is adding more features which would delight presenters on the go.

Canva is adding three new features for mobile presentations on the go. The first feature is responsive presentation — users can now create presentations on their laptops and view it on their mobile devices. Presentations adapt to different screens, so the days of fussing over the right screen size is over. Plus, user can edit and view presentations made with Canva anywhere, anytime.

The second feature is presentations playlist, which would suit well for team presentations. With this feature, teams can create accessible spaces for collaboration through shared folders. This feature also builds a single coherent event with transitional slides introducing each speaker.

Finally, the third feature is live Q&A, which Canva will add soon to its mobile apps. Audiences may soon participate in from any device and have the option to send in questions anonymously. This should enable a more dynamic and engaging presentation with audiences.

With over a thousand designer-made templates, 50 million premium images and videos, Canva makes it easier to create beautiful documents, posters, and graphic materials. It is available on the web, on Android, and iOS devices. Users can sign up today for a free tier, with a premium tier also available to unlock more features.

SEE ALSO: 10 free apps to improve your Instagram stories

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Spotify releases the 2019 wrapped, here’s how you can see it

Find out your guilty music pleasures

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Every December, Spotify releases the much-awaited “Spotify Wrapped,” where users find out their top songs of the year. Since this year and this decade is ending, Spotify added a different twist in this year’s wrap-up.

The 2019 Wrapped will include songs, albums, artists, and podcasts you listened to throughout the year, and the artists you listened to the most throughout the decade. When I saw my wrap-up, I found it funny how I listen to the same songs every year. Spotify knows what songs we obsess over.

Furthermore, Spotify highlights the places where your top artists hail from through a world map. Additionally, podcasts are added to the “Wrapped” experience.

Spotify Wrapped 2019 showcasing your top artist of the year.

Spotify users, particularly those who were subscribed to a premium subscription, get a personalized recap, too. Some insights include a user’s top artist every year and the number of minutes they streamed music throughout the decade. Premium users also get info on the artist they vibed most with this year.

Luckily, your personalized info can be shared through Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or Facebook. To access your “Spotify Wrapped,” make sure to update your Spotify app and open it or head to Spotify.com/wrapped. Enjoy looking back!

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Lazada launches ‘digital giving’ platform LazadaForGood

Spread the love, not just for the holidays

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Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year End Sale is just around the corner but the company is also giving you another option to spend your hard-earned cash. It’s one that will give you warm fuzzy feelings inside.

Launched alongside the announcement of their massive year-end sale, Lazada partnered with 11 local and international advocacy partners: Habitat for Humanity, Young Focus, Caritas Manila, MovEd, UNHCR, HEro Foundation Inc., UNICEF, WWF, Tahanan ng Pagmamahal, HOPE, and CCEF.

The digital giving platform won’t just be available for Christmas, it will be a permanent fixture on the Lazada app. This means you can give love 24/7 and 365 days a year.

To donate, simply open the Lazada app, hit Load, Bills, & eCoupon, then click on Donation. The list of the advocacy partners will be there.

Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year End Sale

Of course, we can’t forget the grand year end sale is indeed happening. Up to 90 percent off on more than 12 million deals will be available. Expect great offers and discounts from Xiaomi, Olay, FitFlop, Pampers, Hydro Flask, Wyeth, LEGO, Apple, Jansport, Coocaa, Tefal, and Reebok.

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