Apple Update Includes 911 First Responder Service

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Apple's iOS 12 update will include a crucial new feature. 

The tech giant will give users a 911 first responder service. Although it will be using your data, it could be a matter of life or death...so not such a bad trade.

If you’ve ever called 911, you know how scary it can be especially when that call is made on a cell phone. The operator often doesn't know where you are. This is a problem because, as the National Emergency Number Association, 240-million such calls are made a year and more than 80% come from mobile devices.

Apple's new life saving feature will be able to calculate a caller’s location from data collected from Wi-Fi access points, nearby cell towers and GPS. First responders will get that information and get to you faster. Don't have an iPhone? Google does have a similar version, it just isn’t available yet, or in the near future, for Android users in the US.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

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