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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 13:22

Geek of the Week: Here Comes the Bus

If you live in Akron, Canton or Alliance, here's an app you need to download...and have your kids download it too. It's called “Here Comes The Bus”. Its a tracking app that gives you a real-time location of the school bus on its way to your house. The app also gives you an estimated time of arrival, and actual time of drop-off.

The app is free on both iPhone and Android devices – but you need to be in a participating school district. (if your school or district aren't participating, the app will not the location of your bus.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:31

How to Turn Off Google Tracking


Tuesday, 07 August 2018 10:18

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 08/11/18

It is estimated that there are currently between 35,000-50,000 active online drug sellers today. Many of these companies are even selling medication without requiring an evaluation from a physician. The World Health Organization has cited that 50% of all online prescription medication is actually counterfeit and is even sold by websites that hide their physical address. Counterfeiting pharmaceutical drugs is a public safety threat that affects us on a global scale and is estimated to be worth roughly $75 billion. Patients that have purchased unsafe medicine from any of these illegitimate sources have been harmed, and in some cases killed. 
 
For this week’s podcast, Greg spoke with Marjorie Clifton, Executive Director of the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies. Founded in 2011, this diverse group of internet service providers and technology companies have taken on the global fight against selling illegitimate medication over the internet. Hear how this crisis has even spread to the “dark web” and is threatening the safety of online pharmaceutical sales.
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 09:12

Geek of the Week: The Krazy Coupon Lady

So you missed Ohio's back-to-school Tax Free Weekend; maybe you still have items on the kids shopping list; or you enjoy bargains! Check TheKrazyCouponLady.com for deals on everything from body lotion to furniture, markers to mangos. The website is full of coupons, deals and sales for stores all over the country...and they've devoted an entire section to back-to-school (click the link in the upper right-hand corner): clothes, supplies, sneakers, books, and everything in between.

You can search for coupons for specific items, limit your results to one store, event filter out coupons and focus just on sales!

TheKrazyCouponLady.com is free...and so are their apps in the AppStore and GooglePlay.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 11:27

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 08/04/18

Previously on the Cover2 Podcast, we discussed the article “Meet the ‘Kratom Warriors’ Who Say This Plant Will End the Opioid Epidemic” written by Azeen Ghorayshi. She discusses Kratom and the way that former users have turned to it to help curb withdrawal symptoms and stay clean on the journey to sobriety. Outlined in the article is Courtney True, a user of over 27 years, who turned to Kratom in an effort to battle her addiction to opioids. True credits her recovery, and her family’s recovery to using this plant. 
 
Join Greg and Courtney as they discuss the benefits of using Kratom on the steps to recovery and find out how many have turned to this herb in an attempt to fight addiction. Hear how many, including Courtney and her loved ones, have turned their lives around by incorporating Kratom into their everyday lives.
Monday, 30 July 2018 13:06

Geek of the Week - Amazon Part Finder

Earlier this month, Amazon rolled out a new feature on it's app. Take a picture of a screw or washer and it will help you find and order an identical match. The feature asks you to place the (for instance) screw on a white piece of paper and place a penny next to it for scale.

Snap a pic, and the search engine takes it from there. It'll let you customize your search to narrow down the results too. Slot head or phillips head, brass or galvanized, US or metric. This feature is helpful both for professionals and hobbyists.

Whether you're working on your car or a cabinet, fixing the deck or fixing a broken toy...the Part Finder feature on the Amazon app is sure to come in handy.

So far, iOS only.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:00

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 07/28/18

We’ve all heard the statistics that 64,000 people lost their lives to drug addiction in 2016. It is extremely startling considering that this is more than guns, HIV infection and automobile accidents. These same statistics have been used to shape a narrative in America that over prescribing opioids is the primary cause of the opioid epidemic. But what if these statistics are wrong and the laws restricting opioid prescribing practices are making matters worse rather than helping to solve the problem. 
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Greg’s guest today is a scientist who picks data apart that concluded the evidence does not support the conclusions and policies driven to address the opioid epidemic. Dr. Josh Bloom joins him to discuss the concerns of the data being skewed. Dr. Bloom is the Director of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the American Council on Science & Health. Bloom believes the 64,000 statistic is flawed and there are other factors at play in the opioid crisis.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:07

Geek of the Week: Paddle Sports

This week is a two-fer! For the fishermen, canoers and kayakers in the audience, here are a couple apps that can help you with your next outing:  

 

First, “Go Paddling” (free for iPhone & Android). This app points you, not only to all the great, scenic places to take your canoe, but it also points out designated in-and-out points along the way. You may already know you want to travel the Black River, but you may not know where you'll have access to put-in and take-out...this app tells you. (works all over the country, not just Ohio). 

 

 

Second, “RiverApp” (free for iPhone & Android). Before you head out for a river excursion, check the conditions with this app. It uses data from the USGS, NOAA, and other government agencies to give you information for your trip. River depths, speeds, water temperatures and more information is available for over 20,000 waterways world-wide.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 09:19

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 07/21/18

Addiction can happen to anyone regardless of class, upbringing and environment. It is a battle that can ravage communities, as well as families. Last November, an article written by Retired Admiral James Winnefeld spoke on the effects of the opioid epidemic and how it has personally impacted his life. His article entitled “No Family Is Safe from This Epidemic” tells the story of Admiral Winnefeld’s son Jonathon and his battle with opioid abuse. This week Greg sat down with The Admiral to discuss the article and also, Jonathon’s story. He states that “As an admiral I helped run the most powerful military on Earth, but I couldn’t save my son from the scourge of opioid addiction.” 
 
After the loss of Jonathon, The Winnefeld Family founded S.A.F.E. (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic) to not only honor his memory but to be a support system for families that have loved ones struggling with this disease. Listen to hear the Winnefeld’s story and also how S.A.F.E. is reaching out to communities to make a difference and help fight this crisis that our nation has been fighting for so long.
Thursday, 05 July 2018 13:41

Geek of the Week: Official 7-11 App

Every July 11th, 7-11 celebrates by giving everyone a free Slurpie. Well, today, you can get even more from them – and what you get is the gift that gives all year. Download the Official 7-11 App and earn reward points toward free stuff with every purchase! The app is, essentially, a mobile rewards card, but it also pushes coupons to your phone, has a store locator and more.

(Members of the 7Rewards club also get their 7th drink free!)

Download the app for free on iTunes or GooglePlay

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