Tornado Warning: 5 Apps to Keep You Safe


When it comes to the weather, tornadoes can be the most dangerous form of severe weather for many people, depending on where you live. Here are five apps that focus on tornado safety. When a tornado warning is issued for your area, it’s a good idea to be prepared and take cover when you need […]

How to Get iPhone Alerts Before it Rains


If you want to know when it will rain without constantly looking at the weather forecast, here’s how to receive alerts on your iPhone before it rains. Whether you need to go out and walk the dogs or quickly make a run to the store, it’s preferable to do those things when it’s not raining, […]

How to Get Severe Weather Alerts on Your iPhone

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When a big storm is coming your way, here’s how you can get notified on your iPhone so that you can be prepared when it hits your area. More often than not, you check the weather frequently to see if it’s going to rain or thunderstorm in your area during the day, so you’re usually […]

5 Best Weather Apps for iPhone


The weather is one of the most common things that everyone wants to know about, mostly because it can either make or break your day. Here are a handful of the best weather apps for iPhone that can make it easier to know what the weather is like in your area, with apps that are […]

Essential iPhone Apps and Accessories for Power Outages and Storms

iPhone flashlight

Summertime is storm time here in the midwest and along the east coast. This past weekend storms knocked out the power for several of our writers and editors. Like nearly half a million other Ohio residents Troy Frommer and myself are without power. Unlike many power outages that last hours, it’s possible that we are […]

Your Phone Will Soon Be An Emergency Alert System

Emergency Alert

The emergency alert system, which interrupts radio and TV broadcasts was a great way to warn you about bad weather and other emergencies, but as we become more mobile, cut cables and leave FM radios in the closet, the usefulness drops. We’ve heard several solutions to turning your cell phone into an emergency alert system, but they haven’t […]

Getting Ready for Hurricane Irene Using Tech

Hurricane Fran

As Hurricane Irene bears down on the Eastern United States, residents prepare for the worst… but hope for the best. I lived in Eastern North Carolina from 1996 to 2000, during which time six hurricanes blew over my community. That included Hurricane Fran, which toppled a 300 foot tall pine tree onto my church’s building, and […]