So I get asked a lot what are my favorite apps on my phone. (I have a 6s btw)
I had originally thought I was going to do this all as one post – but then it was getting long. So Today’s segment will just be News and Navigation
Here are a few recommendations:
I love the pictures in this app – that is why I choose this for my go to weather app!
I work for the Federal government so this app is nice to have as it shows the operating status of the federal government and is also a handy thing to link to quickly if I need info from OPM. (
so that was boring)
The very first thing I do when I get in my car is turn this app on, it constantly runs in the background once you turn it on – until you turn it off I suppose. I have my phone connected to the Bluetooth in my car (2015 Honda CRV) and it will feed info through the bluetooth. So as I am typically on the phone with Crystal on my drive to work – my bluetooth will interrupt and say “red light camera ahead” or “hazard reported ahead” or “speed trap reported ahead”. I don’t have to do anything but realize – hey I need to slow down, I am getting to where those speed cameras are (
of course I did just get my picture in the mail last week – so the system isn’t infallible, you still have to slow down enough to not get your picture snapped- d’oh!). The first time I used it – and had no idea what it was going to do – I about crapped my pants when my car shouted – RED LIGHT CAMERA DETECTED (in Elvis’s voice) – i was like what in the hell? Realized it was the app ( I thought the voices in my head were back!). I loved it when Elvis would say “slow down baby mama, hazard reported ahead” – oh the good ole days!
In the picture above – the orange circle in the lower right hand corner is where you will report things…when you “push” it – this shows:
Here are some of the screens that show once you start selecting options
So within hazard – then weather you have these options
The settings area is where you can choose voices – again they used to have Elvis and Arnold (The Terminator) (
see how I did that so I didn’t have to spell his last name), but those are both gone now.
This post is getting long stay tuned for more. What is your favorite app?