Tag Archive: Hurricane


Pocket Mortys to donate all proceeds earned on Sunday to help hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico

This Sunday would be a good time to spend that Google Play credit!

Now there’s another reason to play Pocket Mortys. Besides being incredibly fun, Adult Swim Games has pledged to donate any cash it makes via the game on Sunday, October 1 to help Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico.

The game itself is free to play, but ads and in-app purchases can make for a sizable amount of money, especially now that we have an  [Read More…]

U.S. carriers offer free calls, texts and data after Hurricane Maria and Mexico City earthquake

Carriers are offering free calls, texts and data following Hurricane Maria and the latest Mexican earthquake.

As Hurricane Maria continues to make its way along the East Coast of the United States (after already destroying numerous Carribean islands), AT&T and T-Mobile have announced they will be waiving fees for calls and text messages sent to affected areas, as well as offering unlimited calls, texts and data to customers inside the affected regions. We have not heard if Verizon or  [Read More…]

A phone app helped saved lives during Hurricane Harvey

Read how the Zello app helped civilian first responders find and rescue people trapped in Harvey’s flood waters.

Your phone can seem like a lifesaver at times. But this story from the Houston Chronicle shows how a miniature computer that can install and run apps literally saved lives. You need to read Holly Hartman’s story to understand how anyone with a phone app, no matter where they are, can help when a dire situation happens. It’s a  [Read More…]

Cell carriers waive fees to following earthquake and hurricane Irma

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have waived fees following deadly earthquake.

Following a deadly earthquake of the Mexican coast, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all announced they will be waiving fees for anyone calling to the region. The earthquake has been said by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to be the strongest earthquake felt by the country in 100 years. The death toll from the earthquake has already reached 61, a number that will unfortunately but surely rise. We have  [Read More…]

Hurricane Harvey: Here’s how you can help those affected

The resources to learn about Hurricane Harvey and help those affected.

It’s clear that what’s happening in Texas, and Houston specifically, is going to take months, if not years, to resolve itself. The waters keep rising in America’s fourth-largest city, and people are getting displaced.

Google has taken it upon itself to create a number of resources that users both within Texas and outside the state can use to track the storm, find shelter, and donate money.  [Read More…]

Google offering $20 credit to Project Fi customers affected by Hurricane Harvey

Google is providing additional relief to Project Fi customers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

As Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc throughout southeastern Texas, carriers are doing their part to ensure that customers in affected areas are able to connect to their loved ones. AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint have all announced that they will be waiving overages and fees for customers in the affected regions, and Google has now stated that it will issue a $ 20 service credit to Project  [Read More…]

Carriers waiving fees for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey

Carriers are helping customers stay connected in their time of need.

Carriers in the U.S. have all released news that they are waiving some fees and overages for customers in some areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. During any disaster, your phone is one of the best ways to stay abreast on news and weather information as well as communicating with friends, family or emergency services. It’s great to see carriers come forward with any type of relief during difficult  [Read More…]

How your phone can help before and during a hurricane

Ed. Note: We’re re-upping this since Hurricane Harvey decided to make life difficult on a lot of folks in Texas. Stay safe out there, everybody. And if you’re told to evacuate, DO IT!

Hurricane season is here, a storm threatens, and your smartphone is now one of the most important tools in your preparedness kit.

You don’t want to be caught unaware when a hurricane hits, and as we’ve learned recently, they can arrive unexpectedly, and  [Read More…]

Hurricane Matthew: 5 websites and apps to use as resources right now

Hopefully by now you’ve read the news about Hurricane Matthew. It’s bearing down right now on the east coast of the US after leaving Haiti in ruins. Hurricanes are a regular occurance for those who live on the east coast, especially those who live in Florida. For those of you who are in Florida, Georgia

Hurricane Season: Make sure you’re prepared for the worst

Hurricane season (June-November) on the Atlantic has come early this year and may be an indication of worse things to come. I certainly am hoping the weather stays calm and nice, but that might not be the case. Technology advancements over the past 10-20 years has made us ever more dependant on our smartphones more