There's no doubt that 2012 was a big one for mobile devices, and it looks like 2013 will be no different. Christmas Day alone broke records and saw close to 17.5 million mobile gadgets activated. But these gadgets are only as good as the apps that run on them. That's why I've rounded up all of the very best apps 2012 had to offer.
1. Protect your smartphone (Free; iOS, Android) - Hackers are writing viruses and releasing malicious apps for smartphones and tablets. This puts your sensitive data at risk. This powerful app can help keep your phone safe.
2. Scan for the best price (Free; iOS, Android) - Want to find the best price while shopping? Just scan a product's barcode with your phone's camera using this app.
3. Find Wi-Fi on the go (Free; iOS, Android) - Wi-Fi hot spots are a blessing for anyone on-the-go, but finding them can be tricky. This app eliminates the search!
4. Trim smartphone data use (Free; iOS, Android) - With most cellular providers, data is limited. This app helps keep you under the limit to avoid expensive overage fees.