Tag Archives: earthquake
It’s a pretty amazing sign of the times when Opus engineers working on Christchurch’s quake-stricken Catholic Cathedral are able to buy an off-the-shelf iPad coupled with a $500 accessory from Dick Smith to carry out work that, in the past, would have required a massive investment in specialised equipment. An iPad, coupled with a Parrot A.R Drone has been used to fly inside and capture video footage of the interior of the Cathedral which is too dangerous for the engineers to enter themselves. Check out the footage over at the 3News website.Read More
Apple’s offer of free repairs for Japan quake victims does not extend to NZ because we don’t have Apple Stores
You may have recently read in some of the international blogs (such as Engadget) that Apple are offering those affected by the terrible events in Japan free repair of Apple hardware including iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. After receiving a number of queries from readers in Christchurch asking whether such a program existed for New Zealand, I contacted Apple to find out. The answer may surprise you.…Read More
Approximately 6 months ago Steve wrote a post on the site titled How my iOS devices helped us in the quake and how they could save your life. As I sit here writing this I find it hard to believe that I would have ever been typing a post (let alone a second one on the site) about how you can ‘Get Ready’ and ‘Get Thru’ a natural disaster such as an earthquake (with a little help from your iPhone).…Read More
We’ve just heard about this (not sure why people don’t think to tell us sooner) but along with our new app, until 5 March, 100% of the proceeds of 21 apps from some of New Zealand’s top software developers will go directly to the New Zealand Red Cross.
Please, please dig deep and either donate via the NZ Red Cross banners around the web, or download an app or two… Visit AppAppeal.co.nz to view all the apps…Read More
Hi everyone — Dan and I are both safe and well, and we pray that all our readers in Christchurch are also safe following today’s shocking and terrifying events. It goes without saying that our priorities will be with our families, friends and neighbours over the coming days so trust you will understand the lack of posts. Stay safe, Canterbury.
www.eq.org.nz is an excellent crowd-sourced information site regarding the Earthquake.
If you are in the affected area, visit www.quakebeds.org.nz for a quick directory of available facilities and people offering beds.…Read More
Fancy a set of clean, pearly-white teeth whilst at the same time giving money to a worthy cause? Well, kiwi dev Iain Brown of Little Blue Monkey is aiming for just that. Continue reading for the full details of how you can help.…Read More
If you’re in Christchurch and you’re concerned that your Mac or PC may have suffered some damage as a result of last week’s quake, then you may be interested to know that the good people at Renaissance Services (MagnumMac) are offering free damage assessment until 30th September. They are also available for formal insurance surveys or on-site assessment (if your building is safe). Read on for the details. …Read More