Posts tagged with: Earthquake

iOS 5 will send out early earthquake notification to iPhone users in Japan

iOS 5 with Earthquake notification

We geeks love Technology, but nothing beats saving people’s life via Technology. In Future, Japanese iPhone users using iOS 5 will be able to receive early earthquakes notification! This will not only allow them to have more time to prepare for the natural diaster, it can also help warn people nearby. This kind of technologies really warms my heart.

Japan has the most advanced earthquake early-warning system in the world. A nationwide online system launched in 2007, it detects tremors, calculates an earthquake’s epicenter and sends out brief warnings from its 1,000-plus seismographs scattered throughout the country, one of the most earthquake-prone nations on the planet.

Apple helping Japan

I’m totally impressed with what Apple is doing to help Japan who was hammered by natural disasters in recent months. They have not only open Apple Store in Japan during diaster period to help charge iPhone/iPad and Macs, they even offer free water damaged iDevices due to Tsunami. Good Job Apple, keep it up!


Apple supporting Red Cross through iTunes for Japan relief funds

Apple is now supporting Red Cross through iTunes for Japan Relief Funds! Now iTunes users can actually do donations from iTunes and donations comes in $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $200 increments. Please note that 100% of the donations will go to Red Cross in Japan, so do donate, Click here to go to the iTunes Donation Page.

Cheers to Apple for supporting the effort so much that they even pull out their iPad 2 ads space on Apple.jp Website, and put up supporting statements that translate to :

To those who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami, we send sympathies from our heart. In this deep sadness, we are praying for the victims and their families.

Apple really did what they can do for the support for Japan’s relief efforts. Thanks Apple, Be strong people in Japan!