Mobio

The interminable Memorial Day car trip involves an endless string of unforeseen calamities, making you wish you'd just stayed at home and rented National Lampoon's Vacation, or possibly Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure. Instead, be those calamities' father with Mobio.Mobio's a free cellphone app that brings Yellow-Pages-like local info right to your Blackberry-palsied fist. In addition to their brand-new Cheap Gas Finder (broken down by location, fuel brand, or saved favorites) other features include:

  • Stepping Out: A searchable portal for bars and concert venues, since your adventuresome on-the-fly plans generally require carefully researched plan Bs.
  • Panic Kit: If you're not a AAA member, this'll help you find the nearest garage, then collapse into the burly embrace of a mechanic as you weep at your inability to change a tire.
  • Sports Center: Real-time sports scores sent directly to your phone, so you can finally turn off ESPN Radio and relax to the dulcet tones of Jock Jams.

Mobio works on most web-enabled phones and through most carriers, with more on the way soon -- so you'll come out on top of whatever obstacles you face, unless your other Memorial Day tradition is to drunkenly drop your phone into a urinal.