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Top 6 Most Addictive (and Vixen-Worthy) iPhone Apps of 2011

Seriously. Apple is taking over the universe. The percentage of people without a least one Apple product is low (and dwindling). As of late, the iPhone has become the most sought after item from the Apple family, and its addictive applications give users even more reasons to love them. I mean, just take Alec Baldwin, for example. The actor was removed from an American Airlines flight because he wouldn't (or possibly just could not!) close out his Word With Friends app. Go figure!

Whether you believe rehabilitation for an illness of the Apple sort is in your near future or not, we're giving you a list of the most addicting iPhone apps (in our opinion) of 2011. Stay clear or go forth and play. Either way, we're here for you!
The Drug: Words With Friends
Do we have to explain how this Scrabble-like app can have you cursing in public, warring with friends and letting hours of time pass you by? Probably not. Something about beating out your component in a tech-savvy-esque Spelling Bee draws an user into this matrix.
WARNING: Turn off the notifications and extend the game. There's no sense of urgency!

THE DRUG Angry Birds
It has been a top game for some time, and we doubt anyone can take the crown. People have taken their love the app to a real life level by dressing up as the creatures for Halloween. Um... We're not sure if it's the difficulty of the game or the sling-shot feature, but addicts are quick to whip this one out to pass the time.
WARNING: Place this app to the very last page of your iPhone home screen. Seriously, it'll help.
THE DRUG: Voxer
This may be the most dangerous app. The walkie-talkie app just came out and people are already tripping all over themselves trying to download it. Something about sending a voice message gets the people going!
WARNING: Take your time testing these waters. Sending an iMessage or a text should suffice for now. Trust!
THE DRUG: Fruit Ninja
Slicing and dicing has never been so exciting. We truly can't even explain this one. Getting lost in the screen is really something that just happens while using this app.
WARNING: Running into other people, missing your stop on the train and getting extremely competitive are subject to occur. Play at your own risk.
THE DRUG: Instagram
Humans have an affinity for visuals and liking or disliking them. Facebook photo albums are dated, Twitter doesn't focus on pics and Tumblr just isn't enough. Instagram feeds that instant (hence the name) gratification of taking a pic, editing it with the coolest features and streaming it Twitter-style for all your friends to see. Want to download it yet?
WARNING: Just do it, and pray that you don't keep tapping it open.

THE DRUG: OPI
Beauty is pain, and our fingers are on fire for this one. You can try on new polish, change the nail shape and preview new collections. Um, hello! The obsession is real.
WARNING: There's no saving you. Open and enjoy!

Okay... Which ones did we miss, iPhone app addicts?

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