• Google's Datally app updated with new data saving tools including ‘Daily Limit,' Wi-Fi Map

    4 monthes ago - By 9to5Google

    Late last year, Google launched an interesting new app called Datally. Simply put, the app was designed to help users control their data usage. Today, the company has announced 4 brand new features for the app to better accomplish its goals.
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  • Apple will automatically share the location of 911 callers in iOS 12

    Apple will automatically share the location of 911 callers in iOS 12

    4 monthes ago - By Beta News

    Apple has announced that with iOS 12, iPhone users in the US will be able to automatically share their location with first responders when they make 911 calls. Building on its currently-used location technology, Apple says that it will start to use RapidSOS's Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO data with 911 centers. See also: Apple is updating iOS to lock out police iPhone hacking tools Apple reveals performance-focused iOS 12 for a massive range of iPhones and iPads Apple updates App Store rules to prevent devs gathering data from contacts The company...
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  • IOS 12 Will Let First Responders Know Your Location

    IOS 12 Will Let First Responders Know Your Location

    4 monthes ago - By Ubergizmo

    When calls are made to 911, ideally the caller would be able to provide their location which is of course vital if police, firefighters, or an ambulance has to be sent to the location. However this isn't always possible and while 911 can get a location, sometimes it might not be precise enough. However for iOS users, it seems that iOS 12 will add a new feature that will provide first responders with the caller's location. This is made possible thanks to Apple's partnership with RapidSOS and their Next Generation 911 technology. According to the company, “RapidSOS works with trusted PSAP...
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  • Calling 911 from your iPhone? With iOS 12, Apple will send your precise location automatically

    Calling 911 from your iPhone? With iOS 12, Apple will send your precise location automatically

    4 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    Both Android and iOS already offer Advanced Mobile Location services, sending the best geolocation your phone can muster to emergency services when you call the local number, yet Apple is taking things to the next level with iOS 12.
    With the newest software update for your iPhone and iPad this fall, Apple's partnership with the RapidSOS service will be embedded on a system level, and you won't need to download the adjacent app to send even more precise coordinates when you call 911. The service, as you could have guessed from the emergency number ...
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  • IOS 12 will share your location with 911 emergency responders

    IOS 12 will share your location with 911 emergency responders

    4 monthes ago - By VentureBeat

    While iOS 11.3 added support for Advanced Mobile Location , an automatic location-sharing feature used by some European emergency services, iOS 12 will include support for a similar U.S. emergency service called RapidSOS, Apple announced today. The feature will share iPhone location data with 911 first responders later this year, enabling quic...
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  • Apple's iOS 12 Could Help Save Lives During An Emergency

    Apple's iOS 12 Could Help Save Lives During An Emergency

    4 monthes ago - By Geeky Gadgets

    Apple recently announced their new iOS 12 software, the software was made official at their Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this month. Apple has now revealed that their iOS 12 update will add an important feature that could end up helping save peoples lives. The software will automatically share your location with emergency services during a...
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  • IPhones on iOS 12 Will Automatically Share Precise Location Data During 911 Calls in United States

    IPhones on iOS 12 Will Automatically Share Precise Location Data During 911 Calls in United States

    4 monthes ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple today announced that, starting later this year with iOS 12, iPhones will automatically share precise location data with first responders during 911 calls in the United States, helping to reduce emergency response times.
    The new functionality will be powered by RapidSOS 's IP-based data pipeline , which will quickly and securely provide 911 call centers with Hybridized Emergency Location data, which is determined based on proximity to cell towers and Wi-Fi access points, and on-device data sources like assisted GPS.
    Apple said the location data will only be used for emergency...
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  • This Is How Apple Could ‘Fix' 3D Touch

    This Is How Apple Could ‘Fix' 3D Touch

    4 monthes ago - By Ubergizmo

    One of the supposed “revolutionary” features introduced in the iPhone 6s is 3D Touch. It was supposed to be a new way for users to interact with their phones beyond just pressing on the display. However it's safe to say that 3D Touch was not as well-received compared to other iPhone features, but according to UX engineer Eliz Kılıç, she has an idea on how to fix it. In a post on Medium , Kılıç points out that one of the problems with 3D Touch is that it's not always obvious that it's there. This is because all the buttons and app icons look the same regardless of whether 3D Touch support...
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  • IOS 12 will include a new life-saving feature for iPhone customers in the US

    IOS 12 will include a new life-saving feature for iPhone customers in the US

    4 monthes ago - By 9to5Mac

    Apple is announcing a new life-saving feature in iOS 12 that hasn't been publicly disclosed before today. Starting this fall when iOS 12 is released, first responders will be able to access location data “securely and automatically” when iPhone customers call 911.
    The move is intended to dramatically improve emergency service response time, and Apple says the feature is implemented with privacy in mind:
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