Matthew Powell, editor of local Apple digital magazine MacTheMag and friend of Giz, had a bit of a car disaster today. His battery went so flat on the side of the road, it didn't even have enough juice to run the hazard lights. Fortunately, MJCP doesn't go anywhere without his iPad, which turns out can be a relatively useful substitute for your hazard lights in an emergency.
Using the $1.19 iPad app Pocket Light, Matthew wedged the iPad on the back of his car with his boot up. It flashed red on and off until the NRMA could rock up and tow the old car away. Despite the timing of the photo, the iPad was apparently bright enough and obvious enough to see in the bright daylight.
Just goes to show, you should never underestimate the power of apps in an emergency.
Image via Matthew Powell