It seems that Apple has decided to put a neat feature in Japan’s version of iOS5! While the poster says this will drain the battery down, I don’t think it would be nearly as bad as he is implying. Of course, I don’t know exactly how the earthquake notification service actually works, but I suspect that it would function best as a Push notification. When you think of it that way, almost all your Apps have some form of Push notice, so what’s one other app the accepts Push? A live 3G connection to a website status would seem horribly taxing (and actually would drain your iDevice battery very quickly). I guess the best question to ask if it does rely on Push is if their server can push out a million notifications in mere minutes?
Last Monday, my recruiting company sent me an email saying that they had to defer me until this spring because they over recruited for this season. They literally told me last week on Monday, so I’ve been scrambling the past week to make sure I have a place to live as well as a place to put all my junk in.
The hardest part of all this was not so much that I didn’t have a place to move to or that I sold a whole lot of my stuff on craigslist, but the fact that now I have to explain to my family and friends that I don’t get to go and the embarrassment that ensues. So it looks like this blog will not be updated with more Japan stuff until Spring.