THHS best apps and games of 2019

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Since the release of the first iPad in 2010, apps have become the defining technology of the decade. Constantly developing through the years, apps increasingly link popular culture with technology. Now that 2019 has come to an end, we’ve surveyed the THHS student body about their favorite games and apps of the year by device: 

iPhone App of the Year: Instagram

Instagram is a social networking platform that allows its users to share photos and videos. It is a digital center of culture where the mainstream is accessible to the general public. The app has rapidly become more popular because its content focuses more on visual images and videos that are easier to digest than lengthy, protracted messages in other social networking platforms. 

“I enjoy scrolling through Instagram principally because it kills time and simultaneously keeps me apprised to pop culture and my interests to distract me from the void. ” junior Karen Lozano said. 

iPad App of the Year: TIE: TikTok and Facebook

TikTok

TikTok is a social networking service where its users can create and share short videos. The content of the videos includes lip-syncing, comedy, oddly satisfying, and more. The video feed is engineered to reflect the user’s interests and people have the option of skipping a video if it is not to their liking. Users can also exercise their creativity by experimenting with effects and filters. (TickTock Inc). 

Facebook 

Facebook is essentially a person’s digital persona. Here, users set up a profile and connect to family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues. People have the chance to network and connect with people worldwide who share the same interests. In ‘Watch,’ viewers can watch a multitude of videos on beauty, sports, science, and lifestyle. People also can stay up to date regarding current events with news briefings and updates in the community. Users can publicly display their thoughts and emotions, as well as react to others’. Moreover, the marketplace feature allows you to buy and sell products within the Facebook hub. (Facebook Inc).

iPhone Game & iPad Game of the Year: Minecraft

Minecraft centers on exploring infinite worlds and crafting. You can build modest homes or grand castles. In creative mode, you can play with unlimited resources. While in survival mode, you can craft weapons and armor to ward of mobs. You can play alone or play with friends from different devices. (Mojang). 

Additional reporting done by Alyssa Dong. 

Photo by Nikki Ng, Managing Editor.

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