Is Your Smartphone Ready for Summer?

Summer smartphone appsWherever you go or whatever you do, it seems everyone is connected. The question is, are you connected to information you can use this summer?

No matter what your summer plans involve – picnics, travel, time at the beach or just plain relaxing around the house – here are four great apps (did I also say free?) for your smartphone.

Whether it’s time, money or even a life, these apps can be real savers.

1. First Aid by American Red Cross – This official American Red Cross first aid app gives you expert advice and guidance for everyday emergencies. This app also includes safety tips for severe weather to help you prepare for emergencies, and is integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app at any time. Content is preloaded so you can access information without reception or an Internet connection.

2. GasBuddy – Ever wonder where the nearest (or least expensive) gas is? This free app lets you know simply by keying in your location. An added benefit is that if you report gas prices in your area, you’re entered in a daily contest for a $100 giveaway.

3. Google Translate – When your high school French, German or Spanish doesn’t quite cut it, this app can translate text or the spoken word. Simply say a phrase in English, and Google Translate will repeat your words in up to 80 languages.

4. Waze – Driving can be stressful if you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory. WAZE alerts you to traffic jams, fender-benders and detours. 

by Eric Wolf on Thu, Jul 17 2014 2:04 pm
Posted by Eric Wolf on Thu, Jul 17 2014 2:04 pm


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