Nokia to Offer Consumers Safety Suite
Today Nokia announced a new partnership with Securitas, and plans to offer a suite of safety and security products for consumers. To start, four new services will be available, and all of them make use of location/GPS information. The first, Assist, lets users connect to Securitas' alarm central and provides information about who is connected. The second, Find, provides your friends' current position. The third, Zone, delivers an SMS if someone leaves or comes into a predefined area. Fourth, Friends, gives an overview of where all your friends are located. The four are packaged as Safe-2-Go and will become available in the first half of 2009. Nokia did not offer pricing information.
Facebook Debuts 'Im Safe' Tool for Natural Disasters
Facebook recently announced Safety Check, a service allowing people affected by natural disasters and other situations to indicate they are all right. The service works automatically, to a certain degree.
Google Debuts 'Trusted Contacts' Personal Safety App
Google today made a new app available to Android devices that lets people share their location with others during emergencies. The app, called Trusted Contacts, simplifies the process of adding friends and family as emergency contacts.
Facebook's 'Community Help' Tool Lets People Find or Offer Food and Shelter After Crisis
Facebook today updated its Safety Check functionality with a new way to help people in need of assistance. The Community Help tool is meant to allow users to find and give assistance during times of crisis.
LG G5 Officially Goes On Sale March 31
LG said its G5 smartphone will be available for sale in Korea starting March 31, with the U.S. to follow April 1.
BlackBerry Repackaging Device Management Suite
BlackBerry today announced the BlackBerry Experience Suite, a package of software that will help businesses manage their Android, iOS, and Windows smartphones and tablets. The suite will take form in three distinct services: Productivity, Communications and Collaboration, and Security.