App of the Week: Vine

“Ion’ care. We on Vine.” This seems to be a popular phrase heard around Baltimore City these past few days. If you haven’t heard it, be sure to turn on your radios to 92Q because they’ve definitely been broadcasting it with every commercial break. But I’m not going to discuss this quote at all. I want to talk about the App that has brought upon us a social media uproar. I’m telling you about Vine.

Vine

What does this app do?

According to the Google Play App Store:

“Supports Android 4.0 and higher.

Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.

• Unlimited uploads and free
• Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook!
• Find, follow, and interact with people close to you
• Explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor’s picks
• And so much more.”

According to Doc:

The app is specifically video based. It’s an Instagram for Videos. You don’t want to compare it to YouTube because YouTube is a bit more complex. Vine is simple. You follow as many people as you want, just like on Instagram and Twitter. Then you watch six second videos of the people you’ve followed. You’re allowed to comment and like the videos, which is similar to what you do in Instagram.

Where can I get this App?

iTune’s App Store

Android’s Google Play Store

How much does this App cost?

Nothing!

Would I use this app?

I already use it. If you want to follow me, my name is always the same (EhhWassupDoc_). I follow people who are funny. Most of which are those who are rated popular by how many likes they get on their videos. It give you the opportunity to be creative because it forces you to do a short video only using 6 seconds. Not too many people can do that. But it’s fun to see people try. I recommend this app for the creative folk like that. So make sure you download it.

Read about the last App of the Week: Happier.

Do you want to know about more apps? Tell me what apps you want me to write about next in the comments below!

App of the Week: Happier

Darn-it! I’m so angry. I’m so sad! What am I going to do next? I’m so anxious! We catch ourselves saying  these statements and questions when we don’t like something that’s going on in our lives. Wouldn’t you like something that helps you take your mind off life’s negativity? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? I’ve found an app that does some justice indeed.

Happier App

What does this app do?

According to the iTunes App Store:

“Happier makes you, well, happier!

Happier is a simple and beautiful way to collect happy moments you find in every day, share them with close friends and family, and be reminded to do more of what makes you happier.

It’s inspired by research which shows focusing on the positive and sharing good things with people you care about makes you happier and healthier.

* Capture & collect happy moments. Happy moments can be tiny, like eating something you enjoy, getting an email from a friend, or a hug from your kids.

* Make your close friends and family smile. Feeling positive is contagious in the best way. When you share happy moments with friends and family you help brighten up their day and inspire them to notice the good moments in their lives.

* Discover what makes you happier. See which experiences make you feel good and be encouraged to do them more often.”

What makes you Happy?

According to Doc:

The app allows you to share your happy moments with friends. Duh! It’s simply sharing a happy status. Your happies,or happy moments, are put in categories and are counted so that you’ll know how many things make you happy. It’s starts you off with a goal of three happies for you to share, but you’re not limit to that. The aim is to experience as many happy moments as you can. But by giving you three, it motivates you to recognize that at least three things good happened to you that day and that’s something to feel great about.

Where can I get this App?

iTune’s App Store

How much does this App cost?

$0.00

Would I use this app?

I use this app, especially! I love it. People are always so jolly and peachy about what’s going on in their life. It motivates you to do something that makes you happy so that you may post it on the app to share. It’s really something out there that’s suggesting to people to do something gratifying for themselves. I definitely promote it.

Download Happier (it’s completely free) and start collecting the happy moments in your life!

 

Read about the last App of the Week: EyeEm.

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App of the Week: What’s the Word

The app I’m going to share with you this week maybe the biggest game of the week for iTunes, well in my opinion. This week’s app of the week is What’s the Word?

What's the Word App for iphone

What's the Word?

What Does this App Do?

iTunes App Store states:

“HUGE THANKS FOR THE GREAT REVIEWS TO EVERYONE! WE LOVE YOU ALL!

The next update is coming soon with 3 TIMES MORE words to guess and more tricky gameplay. STAY TUNED!

Surprisingly simple, amazingly addictive, everyone’s new favorite game!

We’ll show you four pictures that have one word in common between them. Can you guess what the word is? (Hint – when you see a picture of a bank card and a picture of a river bank, the word is… bank! When you see a four-leaf clover and a happy jackpot winner, the word is… luck!).

As a word game lover, you’ll find this game to be quick, easy, a lot of fun, and the best part is that you already know how to play!

Now go play and Have Fun!”

Where can I find this App?

iTunes App Store

How much does this App cost?

Free

Would I use this app?

Yes, I’ve played this all week and seem to be stuck on a group of unsolvable pictures. But I usually get the answer after closing the app out for a while to rest my mind from constant battle from trying to figure out all the other previous pictures. Woo! My brain just needs a break sometimes because some of the guessing gets tiring. This app is a craze on Instagram. That’s how the app caught my attention. It’s quit addictive. You’ll find yourself playing it until you finish the game, which it shouldn’t take that long. Download it now!

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App of the Week: AirPush Detector

So you need an app to get rid of those pop-ups that come on your phone from out of nowhere.
AirPush Detector App

What does this App Do?

Google Play Store states:

“This is a simple Android application which detects other installed applications which appear to use known notification ad frameworks and offers the user the ability to easily uninstall them.

Currently detected frameworks include: – Airpush – LeadBolt – Appenda – IAC – Moolah Media

THIS APP DOES NOT *BLOCK* THESE ADS. It only tells you whih applications are causing them. You must uninstall the applications this app identifies to stop the ads.

THERE IS NO OFFICIAL PAID OR “PRO” VERSION OF THIS APP. If you find an app with a similar name, description, and screenshots, odds are strong they have simply taken the source code and republished it as their own without any significant changes.

If you experience crashes, using Android’s “Report” feature is likely to get it fixed. Leaving comments without any useful information is not 🙂

This app is open source – see the development page for full source code.”

Where can I find this App?

Google Play Store

How much does this App cost?

Free

Would I use this app?

I have the app on my phone and it works very good. If you get tired of those pop-ups that constantly come in your notifications about buying something that you don’t know a thing about, you need to get an AirPush Detector. There are plenty of apps that have the ability to keep these notifications from your phone. You have to find the right one for you.

App of the Week: Where’s My Water

I had to write about this app to teach myself a little more about it. I keep seeing this app as part of the top paid apps on the Android Market every time I go to download an app. So today, I’m taking the time to introduce to Doc’s Castle Media readers what “Where’s My Water” really is about.
Where's My Water

What does this App do?

According to iTune’s App Store:
“WHERE’S MY WATER IS THE HIT DISNEY APP EVERYONE IS PLAYING! NOW WITH OVER 350 LEVELS!

“Game of the Year” — POCKET GAMER
“Game of the Year” — PHONEARENA.COM
“Game of the Year” — APPLE ‘N APPS
“92 Metascore” — METACRITIC.COM
“Editor’s Choice Award” — IGN
“Game of the Month” — SLIDE TO PLAY
“One of those rare gems that manages to get everything right.” — GAMEZEBO
“This is the perfect game to play on the go.” — KIDZWORLD

Where’s My Water? is a challenging physics-based puzzler complete with vibrant graphics, intuitive controls, and a sensational soundtrack. To be successful, you need to be clever and keep an eye out foralgae, toxic ooze, triggers, and traps.

Now with iCloud support to synchronize your hard earned progress across multiple iOS 5 devices. One game, multiple devices!

3 STORIES — 3 SEPARATE GAMES — MORE THAN 350 TOTAL PUZZLES — FREE UPDATES!

SWAMPY’S STORY
Swampy the Alligator lives in the sewers under the city. He is a little different from the other alligators — he’s curious, friendly, and loves taking a nice long shower after a hard day at work. The other alligators have damaged his plumbing and disrupted the water flow. Help Swampy by guiding water to his shower! In Swampy’s Story, play 10 themed chapters over 200 levels. Collect Swampy’s ducks and shower items to unlock new puzzles and bonus levels.

CRANKY’S STORY
Cranky is the toughest alligator around and he has worked up an appetite from sabotaging Swampy’s water supply. He eats anything, especially all the rotting and disgusting junk found in the dumps and sewers. Cranky will not eat vegetables however, and now his food is covered with vegetable-like algae. Use the dirty purple water to clean off Cranky’s plate so he can eat! Cranky is tough and so are his puzzles! Try five levels for free and test your skills with more than 80 levels for an additional in-app purchase.

LOST LEVELS
This collection of levels from Swampy’s other adventures is always growing, and always FREE!

AMAZING LIFELIKE FLUID PHYSICS
Go with the flow! Swipe, slosh, and splash to guide fresh water, dirty water, and ooze through increasingly challenging scenarios.

COLLECTIBLES, CHALLENGES, AND BONUS LEVELS
Collect Swampy’s shower items and complete Cranky’s Challenge to unlock bonus levels. “Tri-Duck” each chapter and tap around for secret levels and even more surprises! Visit http://www.facebook.com/WheresMyWater for more hints, tips and secrets.

Every drop counts in Where’s My Water? — A refreshing puzzler filled with good clean gaming fun!”

Where can I find this App?

iTunes App Store

Google Play Store Android Market

How much does this App cost?

$0.99

Would I use this app?

Sounds like it could be a fun game. Just for $0.99 it could be a great attention grabber. It challenges you, too. Thing about it that I don’t get is how this constantly is on the top paid app list on the Android market. I never though to download the app. The only reason I chose for it to be App of the Week was because I see it all the time. I don’t think I would use this app, though. I just doesn’t seem like it’s for me.

App of the Week: Track 8

I love to personalize the things that I own. From my room all the way to my notebook, I like to let people know that what they see is mine. It’s yours! I even design the way my text messages show up on my phone. What if we could do that to our iPhones, like change the music player around? I found an app where we can do that. Check out Track 8.
Track 8

What does this App do?

On the iTune’s App Store:

Your music library doesn’t have to look ordinary. Track 8 brings the Metro experience to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad with an exciting music player. Browse and play your music in an immersive visual experience of album artwork and artist images.

Features:
– Available for your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
– Explore a clean Metro music interface
– Scrobble your tracks to Last.FM, and share “Now Playing” tweets right from Track 8.
– View background images of artists from Last.fm
– Quickly find and listen to your recently played, new, and most played albums
– Customize the appearance of Track 8 to fit your personal style
– Sync your appearance settings via iCloud
– Enjoy beautiful artist, album, and playlist views
– Search for songs at breakneck speeds
– Gesture controls to easily adjust the volume and change tracks.
– Supports AirPlay, iCloud, iTunes Match, and Launch Center Pro

Where can I find this App?

iTune’s App Store

How much does this App cost?

$1.99

Would I use this app?

I’m the type of person who likes everything to be personalized so that what ever I’m using feels like it’s mine. If you look in my phone, you can even see that my keypad is custom designed to fit my liking. So this is something I can see myself using. I just worry about glitches and possibly freezing my electronics up. Otherwise, I would use this app, no doubt!

App of the Week: Marvel Comics

What seems to be popular these days are super hero movies. They have a few that come out every summer. The demand for the stories have increased since when the first super hero movie first appeared on the big screen and that’s great. But do we know the original stories of these famous super heroes? If not, we can definitely catch up with this app for Marvel Comics.
Marvel Comic App

What does this App do?

On the iTune’s App Store:

Introducing the MARVEL COMICS app, a revolutionary new way to experience the Marvel Universe on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes! Download hundreds of comic books featuring your favorite characters -— including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more — on your mobile device with the touch of a button. You’ll experience Marvel’s greatest series and stories like never before, with your choice of guided view (an animated, panel-by-panel path through the comic), or by using regular device controls to zoom and pan your way through pages of sizzling story and amazing artwork!

Each of your downloads can be protected and backed up when you use your Marvel.Com account, meaning the next time you lose or upgrade your device you’ll find your comics waiting to be read again!

Not convinced? Check out our free downloads now and find out why everyone can’t stop talking about the MARVEL COMICS app! Take the Marvel Universe with you anytime & anywhere!

Where can I find this App?

iTune’s App Store, Android’s Google Play

How much does this App cost?

Free

Would I use this app?

I downloaded it and used it until I realized I had to pay for the comics I wanted to read. I was thinking to myself, “Why did I download this on my phone when I have a nook and I can just search the comics on there to buy.” So I deleted it. Either way, it still can be of good use to die-hard comic fans. I have a few friends who would be interested in the app.