A commuter's worst nightmare? You forget an umbrella, you're stuck in traffic, and you have no idea what's going on in the world. By the time you get to the office, you're late and drenched and so far behind on the news that your coworkers ostracize you forever. That's where Newsbeat comes in handy.
The app reads you a daily news report customized to your interests and adjusted for your exact commute time. If it takes you 30 minutes to drive to work, just sit back and listen to Newsbeat deliver the weather and traffic report for your area, then give you a rundown of the morning's news based on your interests in politics, sports, entertainment, or whatever catches your fancy. The app is free, so you can start maximizing your commute now.
Evan Scott Schwartz is the Tech editor for Supercompressor. He listens to a lot of podcasts. Like, a LOT.