In a survey from the Pew Research Center, called "Americans and Their Cell Phones," underscores their usefulness: It shows that 40 percent of us have found our phones handy in an emergency, while more than a quarter of those surveyed said they had difficulty with some situation because they didn't have their phones at hand.
The research also makes clear we do silly things with our phones. Apparently 13 percent pretend to play with their phones to avoid interacting with people, and 42 percent use them to avoid boredom. (These stats are roughly doubled for those under 30.) Maybe that's why smartphones have so many dumb apps.
Money Talks News founder Stacy Johnson takes a look at some of the goofy apps he's found and tried. On the other side, you'll find several more, ranging from the quizzical to the quintessential. If you would like to see the full story of The 10 Strangest Things You Can Do With a Smartphone just click the title.