On behalf of its employees, Apple has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross to aid in their Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane in modern memory, devastating the eastern seaboard from the Caribbean to the northeastern United States between October 22 and October 31, 2012, causing damages estimated to be in excess of $20 billion, and incalculable human impact. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, informed employees of the donation yesterday via email.
Apple has added a section to the App Store that allows you to quickly make a donation to the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy relief. 100% of your donation will be transferred to the American Red Cross by Apple. The process is super quick and super easy.
AT&T and T-Mobile USA have agreed to share their networks in New York and New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. As both carriers operate GSM and UMTS networks, compatible devices can switch between either AT&T and T-Mobile with little trouble. Calls, texts, and data will go through whichever network has the most capacity in a given area. With reports of cell service outages thoughout New York and New Jersey, this agreement will allow people affected by those outages to utilize their phones if either network is operational. Service agreements will not be affected.