10 real emergencies solved by your phone

By 'real emergencies' we mean 'totally trivial first world problems,' of course.

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You may not always love your smartphone, but you have to admit that its constant, always-watching presence is…pretty darn convenient.

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.

You’re starving

Whoops, forgot to eat again, and the grocery store is closed. Oh wait... there’s GrubHub!

Your feet hurt

Can’t take even one more step? There’s an app for that: Lyft, Curb, Uber

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.

You’re bedridden

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

But I need to take a selfie for my followers (yes, need). Oh, I’ll just use an app to make myself prettier

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?

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