iFidelity: The Top Obsession-Themed Apps
Weeds [FREE] We’ve been raised to “Just Say No,” but who can resist Weeds? Follow Showtime’s most dysfunctional family as they hit the road with Mexican gangsters hot on their trail. With a detailed interactive map and recommended food and provision stops in featured cities along the way—not to mention episode guides, cast and character bios, and videos—Botwin roadies never have to miss a harebrained moment. Test your knowledge of all things Weeds-related with the “Marijuana as Multiple Choice” trivia game, and use Facebook to compete for the honor of best “grow know how.” If we’re being blunt, Weeds is a serious hit.
Shrine [FREE] It’s neither prudent nor advisable for the stalker-on-the-go to cart around a stash of candles, photos, and locks of hair. With Shrine, however, your inner Glenn Close can create a mobile temple dedicated to the object of your obsession. Simply upload idol worship photos and surround them with velvety backdrops and devotional candles. Shrine allows you to go all rabbit stew in private, skirting the risk of having to explain the stolen panties hidden in your closet.
iVoodoo [$2.99] Let’s be honest, we all have axes to grind. So why not indulge in a little secret sadism using this twisted iPhone app? Poke, prick, and hex your boss, your ex, or your in-laws using a digital voodoo doll. Upload an image of the off ending party’s face onto your choice of five dolls and begin your sick—and cathartic—ritual. For those who wish to use their cosmic powers for good, there are pins meant to bestow wealth and prosperity upon loved ones—but what fun are those?
Blackjack [$.99] If you’ve ever navigated a casino floor at 4am, then you know that no addiction is harder to break than gambling. With this blackjack app, acquire the skills needed to fuel your habit and win big against the house. Get the practice you need to become a high roller without ever having to step foot in Vegas—or out of bed, for that matter.
iSocialize [$.99] Obsessively checking status updates, tweets, Tumblr posts, and private messages just got a whole lot more manageable with this all-in-one social media networking app, which allows e-butterflies to update their Facebook, Twitter, and email accounts using one seamless platform. Winner of the 2009 Best App Ever Award for Social Networking, iSocialize will guarantee that you’ll never miss out on your friends’ most tweet-worthy exploits, Courtney Love-like tirades, and embarrassing relationship blunders.
Foot Fetish [$.99] Take two fetishes—feet and Facebook—and combine them to create an app that doesn’t do the word “creepy” justice. Peruse a podiatrist-porn gallery of foot images, which run the gamut from athletic to elegant, pedicured to problematic. Choose your favorites, and bask in the glow of smoldering high arches and bodacious bunions.
Justin Bieber Obsession [$.99] Got Bieber fever? Well now it’s time to prove it. With the Justin Bieber Obsession app, take challenging quizzes and hone your knowledge of the pint-size Canadian pop star, and see just how high your Justin IQ can get. It doesn’t matter that you’re an adult—at least not here—so invite friends to participate in a Bieber-off, and rise through the ranks from Justin Expert to True Belieber to Professor of Bieberology.