To bring things up to code with a new FCC standard, Android recently added an “Emergency broadcasts” feature that will make your smartphone notify you whenever a potential safety threat or AMBER alert is posted in your area. Even if you have your phone set to silent, these emergency alerts will cause your device to emit a loud, piercing sound when a potential threat is nearby.

But many people already have their own solution for getting notified of emergency situations. On top of that, the vast majority of these notifications are for events that aren’t exactly life-threatening such as severe… more


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