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5-pack of Powrtabs: Disposable microUSB power for emergency situations, just $19.99

Nobody likes a low battery, especially when you know you won’t be getting to an outlet any time soon. You can use an external battery, but what happens when that runs out of juice? Today’s Deal of the Day is a five-pack of Powrtabs – extremely portable, disposable little batteries to give your phone a quick […]

Moto G5 Plus can’t make emergency calls on Verizon’s VoLTE service

Lenovo has offered a temporary solution, with a software update fix coming next week.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus running on Verizon’s network, this news is for you. In a recent post on Lenovo’s support forum, the company says it has identified a software issue that affects the Moto G5 Plus’ ability to connect to 911 emergency services when using Verizon’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.

Obviously, this is a pretty big safety concern that  [Read More…]

How to create an emergency contact on your smartphone (ICE)

We live in a connected world where everyone has access to the internet at almost all times. We have computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming gadgets that allow us to connect to information and others at any time. Many people carry their smartphones on them all the time in order to have access to email, Facebook, Twitter

Google is making it easier for emergency services to find you when you need them

Google is using your Android phone to make it easier for emergency services to find you when you need help. With support from mobile networks, the Emergency Location Service sends your location of your phone to emergency services when you call an emergency number.

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This feature, when supported by your network, sends location from your phone to emergency services when you dial an emergency number. This uses the same location technologies available to apps  [Read More…]

Coming soon: emergency update for Nexus devices

Google is pretty good at getting updates out to Nexus devices as quickly as possible, and this new update needs to be fast. A new vulnerability referred to as CVE-2015-1805 is

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Managing emergency alerts in Android Lollipop

Control how you get the information you need in an emergency situation

Nobody likes to imagine an emergency that they are involved in, but I’ll wager that most of us have had an Amber alert or weather alert come through on our Android, jarring us with that sound you can’t ignore. Smartphones are an excellent way for the passing along of information about these emergency situations, because so many people have one in their pocket.

It’s also important for  [Read More…]

SOScharger: USB pocket charger and emergency generator, 26% off [Deal of the Day]

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Picture this. You take a lovely weekend and venture to the mountains for a little getaway. You and your significant other head to the trails and spend the day hiking only to find yourself a bit turned around and not quite sure how to get back to the main route. Google Maps is helping but rapidly depleting your battery life. The dreaded low-battery indicator pops up  [Read More…]

9 of 10 emergency wireless calls lack accurate location data in D.C. area

Don’t cut the cord just yet on your home phones! FCC data reveals that 9 out of 10 emergency calls made with a cell phone in Washington, D.C. lack accurate location information, making it harder for emergency workers to respond in a crisis. The data was collected in the first half of 2013 and only covers the D.C. area in the U.S.

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UK government set to rush through emergency surveillance legislation

The UK government is looking to reinforce powers of security services to require internet and phone providers to maintain records of customer email and calls. Emergency laws are to be introduced into the Commons next Monday, following private talks and gaining support of both Labour and the Liberal Democrats on the basis that there will be new board to oversee the functioning of new powers. The move is an effort to continue protecting UK citizens from  [Read More…]

Samsung dispatches emergency S Finder update to Galaxy S5

It looks like Samsung is pushing out a critical update to the Galaxy S5 that the company says is an “emergency update” related to the S Finder universal search app on the phone. The update could be downloaded over WiFi or over your carrier’s network, though the latter will incur “additional data charges according to your data plan.”

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