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2011-08-23 13:09:37

  According to 9to5mac, Apple Japan is adding a new earthquake early warning system to their Japanese iOS5 iPhones. According to the BBC, the earthquake warnings are typically issued through radio, television and text messaging under the Area Mail Disaster Information Service. For SMS (Text Messaging) the system works by sending out a mass cell broadcast (SMS-CB) to all handsets in the area. Japanese law has compelled 3G cellphones to include the SMS-CB technology since 2007,...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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