Sure, there are plenty of mobile apps to keep you informed. But are they all worth it? Here are our picks for those that are truly helpful:
*For traffic jams—You’ll be notified of accidents, severe weather affecting routes and road work that appeared out of nowhere. Check out Waze, INRIX and Google Maps.
*For pet safety—You can’t be with your best buddy 24/7, so to take the worry away, look into Pet Chatz, which alerts you when your pooch is being more cantankerous than usual.
*For weather alerts—Yes, we’re all tired of talking about it, but when dangers, such as flash floods or high winds occur, it’s nice to know what’s coming. Apps like Hi-Def Radar and Dark Sky will let you know when lightening strikes, as well as other storm related activity.