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Elevate, Hyperlapse top Apple's best apps of 2014

If you're fond of training your brain, you've probably heard of Elevate, which Apple just deemed its favorite app of the year. The program lets you pick skills you'd like to improve, like tip calculations, name recall, and conversions, then gives you a personalized training plan. All you have to do, basically, is play some games.

Elevated edged out Instagram's Hyperlapse, which produces a neat time lapse from your predictably shaky video.

On the gaming side, Threes! earned the top honor. Check out Apple's full list here, or just go back to playing Threes!