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Fresh Android Apps for Sep. 14: 106 & Park, You Need a Budget, Help Out

by Ian Black

Give interactive TV a try using 106 & Park, get your finances in order with You Need a Budget or look for the exit in Help Out.

106 & Park (Free)

This is a companion app for the BET network’s show 106 & Park.

View video segments from the show, see a schedule of the upcoming guests, or watch the fan tweets. Stream music videos from artists and vote for your favorite by scratching the disc in the app as fast as you can.

Get interactive with the show using this download. If you have it open while the show is on, the stars Terence and Rocsi may contact you live. You can also scan the barcode shown during the show to unlock secret content and win prizes.

You Need a Budget (YNAB) ($4.99)

The desktop version of this software – PC, Mac, Linux – has won awards and garnered rave reviews for its ability to help people with their household finances.

Enter quick transactions while you’re in the store and check your budget balances before you buy. Because multiple Androids can sync to the same account, you can have everyone in the family working from the same budget.

NOTE: You must have a desktop version of YNAB installed before this mobile app will work, but you can get a free trial of the desktop software at

Help Out (Free)

No, this isn’t a call to service; it’s a fun puzzle app.

You must get the block with the face out from the big square by sliding other blocks out of the way to free up the exit path. There are a minimum number of moves that the game tracks with a counter.

One of the best things about the game is the variety of cool looking themes you can apply to it before you play including asphalt, farm, sushi, glow, and many more. Share achievements with friends and level-up to unlock new levels.

Download the free Appolicous Android app