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The living room is full of empty boxes and torn wrapping paper. You really should clean it all up before the cat starts into it. But then again, you have a shiny new gadget that is just begging to be plugged in and set up. It's also begging for apps and games — they're basically the reason you wanted it in the first place. But what should you install?

Good question! Here are the answers. We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day. Check out our picks for iPhones, Android phones, PCs, Macs, and game consoles. We've also listed our favorite games for iOS and Android from this year.