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jason potter

jason potter

This new social media app is to Tinder what LinkedIn was to Facebook.

Use ripple just like you would Tinder, only instead of looking for dates...you're looking for business connections. Swipe one way to make a connection, swipe the other to ignore it. Discover the right people, stay in touch with your existing network, and expand your professional life with this free app for iPhone and Android.

** there are a few different apps called “Ripple”, if you search, look for “Ripple Professional Network”, or go to rippleapp.com

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:28

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 02/17/18

Greg interviews Dr. Ann DiFrangia, a board certified physician, specializing in the treatment of substance use disorder with Akron General Hospital. Since 2011, Dr. DiFrangia has seen a rise in neo-natal mortality rates, an increase in disabilities due to infection, and sky-rocketing death rates because of the opioid epidemic sweeping Ohio.
Listen to the podcast to discover what Dr. DiFrangia has discovered to be the most successful treatments for those suffering from substance use disorder.

If you're stuck for a last minute Valentine's Day idea, give the gift of poetry. Thousands of poems from Shakespeare to Seuss are available at your fingertips in this free app. Categorized by theme or author, and searchable by key words or phrases...you'll impress him, or make her swoon with your words of love. (also good for toasts, quips, inspirational messages, and email signature lines)

POETRY from the Poetry Foundation is free for Android and iOS.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 17:15

Geek of the Week: iKamasutra

With Valentines Day on the horizon, the infamous Hindu love manual has been updated for the 21st century. It includes hundreds of “ideas” with hand drawn illustrations and descriptions. Each one, rated by levels of intimacy, complexity and strength. See them all, search by name, or browse by category; you can even keep track of your progress and “star” your favorites. Get started now, so you're ready next Wednesday.

The iKamasutra app costs $3 in the iTunes App Store, there is a free version with ads and in-app purchases available for Android.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:47

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 02/10/18

Greg interviews Nan Whaley, the Mayor of the City of Dayton, Ohio. Out of the top 10 cities in the U.S. marred by the opioid epidemic, three are in Ohio and one of the top ones is Dayton. Since her election, Mayor Whaley has worked to aggressively combat the crisis sweeping the state and affecting her community.
Listen to the podcast to discover how the City of Dayton has also filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical companies responsible for the spread of opiates throughout the community
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:43

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 02/03/18

Greg interviews Mike DeWine, the Attorney General of Ohio and staff members Alisha Nelson, Community Outreach Specialist and LeeAnne Cornyn, the director of the Children’s Initiative . In 2016 alone, 4,050 Ohio residents died as a result of unintentional drug overdoses - a 32.8% increase from 2015. Attorney General Mike DeWine has developed a 12 point plan titled Recovery Ohio in the hopes of decreasing these ever-growing numbers.
Listen to the podcast to discover how this plan and the other points in Recovery Ohio are working towards a fully coordinated system to provide aid to those affected by the opioid epidemic.

Last week, Google updated the Chrome Browser to include a feature that can help make your late night or at-work web surfing less terrifying.

Have you ever visited a website that, at first, seems pleasant enough...but all of a sudden, a video starts playing automatically and you can't figure out where the video is to turn it off? That's a thing of the past with this new Chrome Browser update.

When a video auto-plays, right click on the tab at the top of the browser and select “mute site”. Next time you visit, the video will play, but it won't make noise unless you physically un-mute it.

** To see if you have the most recent version of Chrome, go into settings (the three verticle dots on the right), then click the three horizontal lines to the top left of the screen.  At the bottom of that menu is “about google”. Click there to update if necessary.

 

For the time being, you can right click on the tab and select “mute tab” to hush the video...but the browser won't remember this the next time you're online.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 09:28

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 01/27/18

Greg interviews Rebecca Crowder, the Executive Director of Lily’s Place. Lily’s Place is a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) facility that provides observational, therapeutic, and pharmalogical care to infants affected by prenatal drug usage.
Listen to the podcast to discover how Rebecca’s local community has started mandatory drug screening for every mother entering the hospital to give birth. And how this paired with an NAS facility like Lily’s Place is helping both infants and parents alike.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 06:30

Geek of the Week: MoviePass

If you're a fan of going to the movies but not a fan of the cost of tickets...this is for you! Think of it like Netflix for the movie theater! For about $10 a month, you get to see any movie you want, whenever you want, wherever you want, as often as you want! Unlimited movies, valid at any theater*.

There are a couple catches to be aware of.

  1. only good for 2D movies
  2. not good for advance tickets, you physically have to stand at the ticket counter, present your card (or some theaters may be able to scan a barcode on your phone) and get your tickets like the rest of us. So, you can't get in to a show that's already sold out.

Manage your subscription, pay your bills, and check local movie times from the free app, available for iOS and Android.

--There is another, similar subscription service, offered by Cinemark Cinemas. Its called Movie Club, and for $9 a month, you get to see ONE movie a month AND get 20% OFF at the concession stand. If you don't see a movie this month, it rolls to the next month, and this app does allow for advanced, online ticket sales.

 

*double check with your local theater to make sure they'll accept MoviePass and Cinemark Movie Club

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:20

Cover 2 Podcast - Week of 01/20/18

Greg continues his interview with Freddy Negrete, world renowned tattoo artist, Hollywood studio artist, and the co-author of Smile Now, Cry Later – an autobiography, co-authored with Steve Jones, about growing up in L.A. and the draw as a child towards both the empowerment of tattoos and the belonging that came with joining a gang.
Listen to the podcast to discover how this arrest coupled with the continued complications from his Congestive Heart Failure led Freddy to make a permanent change and push for treatment.
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