It’s always there when you need it (except when it’s out of batteries), and when you’re in a bind it might be the only person—er, I mean, thing—that comes to your aid. Here are 10 real emergencies (disclaimer: not real at all) that your smartphone can solve in seconds.
You don’t know which shirt to buy
Blue or gold? I know! Let me post it on Instagram and see what my followers think! Or send a photo to my best friend! Or Google “should I buy a blue shirt or a gold shirt” and see what online fashionistas have to say!
And yes, all “this or that” decisions can be fixed this way.
Whoops, forgot to eat again, and the grocery store is closed. Oh wait... there’s GrubHub!
Your feet hurt
You’re soooo tired
Blue light keeps you awake, and that’s not always a bad thing. When you’re trying to keep your eyes open in the middle of a boring meeting, for example.
You’re completely lost
GPS works everywhere, even when you have no cellular connection. And asking for directions is definitely life-threatening.
If only there were a service that delivered cold medicine to my bedside. What’s that? Amazon same-day delivery?
You can’t find your car
Find My Car uses GPS to mark your car’s location, so you never have to spend three hours looking through a giant mall parking lot. And smartpark remembers your location and tracks when your meter will expire. Perfect!
You look terrible
You have an actual emergency
Your phone is a communication tool, GPS, and a fountain of (Google) knowledge at the same time. Who’s prepared now, Boy Scouts?