Smartphones and tablets are expected to be two of the top technological gifts this holiday season, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. But neither technology is especially useful without the right apps.
Whether you're giving one of these as a gift, buying one for yourself or unwrapping the package, selecting the best apps can be daunting. Sure, you download things like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter immediately, but from there, what else should you be looking at? Here are a few suggestions for top-tier applications that are either incredibly handy or can showcase your new device.
— Chris Morris, special to CNBC.com
Posted 11 Dec. 2015