Apple to Donate $1 Million to Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Mexico

Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon announced on Twitter that Apple plans to donate $1 million to recovery efforts in Mexico. “While there is life, there is hope,” Cook wrote in the tweet announcing the donation.

On Tuesday, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Central Mexico, causing widespread devastation in Mexico City and surrounding states. Hundreds of people died in the disaster as buildings and structures collapsed. The earthquake followed a magnitude 8.1-earthquake that hit the southern coast of the country earlier this month.





Apple’s $1 million donation to help recovery efforts in Mexico comes following Apple’s efforts to raise more than $8 million for hurricane relief efforts in states and countries affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

As of August, Apple had raised more than $3 million both through its own donations, donations from employees, and donations from customers, and on September 8, Apple donated another $5 million to Hand in Hand, a benefit held for hurricane relief. Apple is still accepting Hand in Hand donations through iTunes.
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Apple to Donate $1 Million to Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Mexico

Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon announced on Twitter that Apple plans to donate $1 million to recovery efforts in Mexico. “While there is life, there is hope,” Cook wrote in the tweet announcing the donation.

On Tuesday, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Central Mexico, causing widespread devastation in Mexico City and surrounding states. Hundreds of people died in the disaster as buildings and structures collapsed. The earthquake followed a magnitude 8.1-earthquake that hit the southern coast of the country earlier this month.





Apple’s $1 million donation to help recovery efforts in Mexico comes following Apple’s efforts to raise more than $8 million for hurricane relief efforts in states and countries affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

As of August, Apple had raised more than $3 million both through its own donations, donations from employees, and donations from customers, and on September 8, Apple donated another $5 million to Hand in Hand, a benefit held for hurricane relief. Apple is still accepting Hand in Hand donations through iTunes.
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Reminder: How to Pre-Sign for Your Delivery of New Apple Products Tomorrow

If you have an iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, or Apple TV 4K scheduled for delivery tomorrow, be aware that Apple requires its courier partners like UPS and FedEx to collect a signature upon delivery since they are valuable items.



Fortunately, if you won’t be home during the day, Apple offers the option of printing, filling out, and affixing a pre-signed notice to your door, allowing the courier to leave the package without someone being there to sign for it.

How to Pre-Sign for Delivery

  1. Open your shipment notification email from Apple.


  2. Click on the blue Pre-Sign for Delivery button.

  3. Click on the gray Pre-Sign for Delivery button on Apple’s order status page.


  4. Check the “I accept the above terms and conditions” box and click the blue “Continue” button.


  5. Click the blue “Print this page” button on the Release Authorization page.


  6. Fill out the form with your complete address information and phone number.

  7. Indicate whether you would like the delivery at the front door, back door, or somewhere else.

  8. Print your first and last name, sign, and date the form.

  9. Affix the form somewhere near the designated place of delivery.

There is also the option to authorize delivery to a neighbor or building manager, but the person must be present to sign for the package. If you prefer this option, make sure to include the person’s address on the form.

To ensure that packages are not stolen once the courier leaves, all deliveries are subject to the discretion of the driver. If a delivery is not completed, the driver will leave a door tag detailing the steps you can take to receive your package.

As a point of emphasis, be aware that your shiny new products could be stolen before you get home, and Apple would not be responsible. For this reason, delivery to a back door or other obscure location, or to a neighbor, is the best option.

If you opt not to pre-sign at all, and the package arrives while you are away from home, the driver may attempt delivery again later or, as mentioned, leave a door tag detailing the steps you can take to receive your package.
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How to Use Emergency SOS on iPhone in iOS 11

In iOS 11, Apple added a new emergency feature to the iPhone, which is designed to allow you to quickly and discreetly place a call to emergency services. In the United States, SOS dials 911, and in other countries, it works with local emergency responders.

When you press the sleep/wake button on the iPhone five times on a device running iOS 11, it brings up a slider menu that allows you to quickly slide a finger against the screen to place the emergency call. The extra step makes sure you don’t accidentally place a 911 call, but if you want to disable it, there’s an “Auto Call” feature you can toggle on to bypass the swipe.

On the iPhone X, launching in November, Emergency SOS will be activated by pressing the side button and the volume up button simultaneously, rather than pressing the side button five times.



When you use Emergency SOS on an iPhone, the feature also disables Touch ID, preventing a would-be thief or other person with malicious intent from accessing your device without entering your passcode. It also automatically alerts any emergency contacts you’ve set in the Health app, sending them an iMessage with your location.

Enabling Auto Call

SOS is automatically included on every iPhone running iOS 11 and there is no disabling it. Activate it by pressing on the sleep/wake button five times in rapid succession to bring up the swipe interface. If you want the feature to call emergency services automatically without the need for an extra gesture, here’s how to toggle it on:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to “Emergency SOS.”
  3. Toggle on “Auto Call.”
  4. To turn it off, simply toggle off Auto Call.

With Auto Call enabled, your phone will dial “911” (or your country’s emergency line) after a three second countdown that gives you enough time to cancel the call if it’s placed accidentally.

SOS on the Apple Watch

There’s also an SOS feature on the Apple Watch, which was first introduced in watchOS 3. On the Apple Watch, an emergency call can be placed when you press and hold down on the side button for several seconds in a row. When you set up your Apple Watch, Apple prompts you to turn it on, but if you didn’t, you can still choose to do so later.

On the Apple Watch, it’s a lot easier to accidentally make an emergency call if something presses against the side button, so many people may not want this feature on. Here’s how to turn it on:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.
  2. Scroll down to General and tap it.
  3. Look for Emergency SOS. It’s the sixth option.
  4. Tap to the Emergency SOS interface.
  5. Toggle on “Hold to Auto Call.”
  6. To turn it off again, toggle off Hold to Auto Call.

Setting Emergency Contacts

As mentioned above, whenever you use the SOS feature, Apple will automatically notify your emergency contacts if you have them set. Emergency contacts can be set up in the Health app:

  1. Open the Health app.
  2. Choose Medical ID.
  3. Select “Edit” in the top right corner.
  4. Scroll down to the Emergency Contacts section.
  5. Tap the “+” button to add an emergency contact.

You can add multiple emergency contacts, each of which will receive a text message with your location if you ever use the Emergency SOS feature.
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Apple is working on a fix for Watch Series 3 LTE issues

 The new Apple Watch is mostly an iterative update over its predecessor, but for one major feature: LTE. The addition of cellular connectivity has been touted as everything from “nice” to “game changing,” but reviewers appear to have early issues in testing. Read More

Wall Street dings Apple after some reported LTE connectivity issues on the new Watch

 There are a lot of reports hitting the ‘net this morning in reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3, which indicate that there are some LTE connectivity issues — causing Apple to take a small dip this morning and a speed bump in its march to $1 trillion. Shares of Apple fell around 2.5% this morning, which for Apple is a pretty substantial ding for the company despite the deceptively… Read More

Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple Watch

The headline feature of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts shipping later this week.

In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, which promises the ability to connect to LTE networks independently from a user’s iPhone, The Verge’s Lauren Goode wrote that the device repeatedly struggled to join a cellular network and would instead remain hung up on “random” Wi-Fi signals. The issue persisted across two separate test units, the review said.

The hangup was significant enough for an Apple spokesperson to provide Goode with a statement acknowledging the issue, in which the company says it is “investigating a fix” for the connectivity problem.

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