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jason potter

jason potter

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:44

Geek of the Week: Google Arts & Culture App

The most talked about app in the past week is Google's Arts & Culture App. Why? Because it compares your selfie to a famous painting...and the results are usually pretty fun.  

(see picture of Pottsy  →  )

But the app is so much more than that!

---Take virtual tours of the world's greatest museums, and immerse yourself in the experience with a VR headset
---Browse famous works of art, and save your favorites
---Find museums or cultural events near you
---Learn something new every day – news and articles about the art world, museums, exhibits or cultural phenomena
---And more!

The app is free on Android and iOS

 

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:11

Geek of the Week: Fooducate

Many of us have resolved – or at least wished – to lose weight in the new year. Fooducate shows you how to eat right, helping you lose weight. Its like having a nutritionist in your pocket.

The app tracks what you eat and how much you exercise, and helps you see the quality of the calories you eat (not just quantity), by assigning a “grade” to the food you eat. Scan the barcode on the package and Fooducate shows you information that may be hidden within the ingredient label like some of the more dangerous preservatives or dyes, aspartame, and added sugar vs natural sugars. The premium version of the app lets you track your food based on a specific diet (like low-carb, paleo, etc), it even shows you the healthiest food for your pets!

This is free for Android and iOS, but there are in-app purchases

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:46

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 01/13/18

Greg interviews Freddy Negrete, a Hollywood studio artist and the co-author of Smile Now, Cry Later – an autobiography he wrote with his good friend Steve Jones about growing up in L.A. and the draw as a child towards both the empowerment of tattoos, but the belonging that came with joining a gang.
Listen to the podcast to discover how Freddy moved on from this experience into more serious substance abuse and then back out again.
Friday, 05 January 2018 12:32

Cover 2 Resources Podcast: Week of 01/07/18

Greg interviews Ilene Shapiro, the County Executive of Summit County. In October, Ilene declared a state of emergency over the opioid epidemic, enabling the utilization of the Emergency Operations Command Center in downtown Akron to serve as a communication and coordination hub. 
Listen to the podcast to discover how this state of emergency declaration has led to a lot of changes in Summit County that have allowed Ilene and her team to better utilize resources to help those suffering from substance use disorder.
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:16

Geek of the Week: ShopSavvy

With the After Christmas Sales in full swing, its good to know which deal is the best deal. That's where ShopSavvy comes in handy. Not only does it tell you what products are on sale (for what price) and where, it also has a list of reviews from people who have also purchased those items, and you can earn cash-back from participating stores. You're even able look up sales (or upcoming sales) on that product right from the store – just scan the barcode and ShopSavvy will tell you everything you need to know.

Another great post-holiday feature: If you got a gift for Christmas that doesn't fit...but didn't get a gift receipt, scan the barcode and the app tells you what stores sell that item, so you'll know where you can return it.

The app is free on GooglePlay and iTunes.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 11:09

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/30

Greg interviews Matthew Eacott, the Vice President of Aware Recovery Care in North Haven, Connecticut. As someone that struggled with addiction and its resulting side effects, Matt has utilized his 19 years of recovery experience to help others in their fight against substance abuse disorder.  
Listen to the podcast to discover how Aware Recovery Care is working to expand and make their approach to treatment more accessible to those affected by the opioid epidemic.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:57

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/16/17

Greg interviews Johann Hari, bestselling author of the book Chasing the Scream, in the third episode of a three-part series. They explore the strategies belonging to other countries that have had success with helping addicts overcome their addictions, including Sweden, Portugal and Britain. In Britain, for example, the government drew on lessons learned from dealing with a large alcoholism problem during the Industrial Revolution which displaced many citizens through job loss. This led people to feel deprived and their lives became unbearable, a common theme among drug users.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:47

Geek of the Week: Traffic Cam Viewer

This app puts live highway traffic camera feeds from around the world in the palm of your hand, ready at a glance. Traffic map apps can only tell you so much. Want to get a look at an accident? Want to see how bad the snow is on 271 or whether you should take the Shoreway? This app has the information that you need. Its free for Android and iPhone, but there are ads and in-app purchases (free version only allows you to have 6 saved cameras).

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:03

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 12/09/17

Greg interviews Johann Hari, bestselling author of the book Chasing the Scream, in the second episode of a three-part series. Since only 10% of drug users becoming addicts in the present reality where the most potent drugs are widely available in the form of oxycontin/oxycodone, how do we account for such a small minority succumbing their effects? The massive gap in what might be expected calls for an explanation, and Hari is able to offer one. 
Join Greg in this exploration of some new thinking regarding what’s possible when it comes to addressing successful methods to help users overcome their addiction.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 10:27

Geek of the Week: USPS Mobile

With the holiday shopping season also comes the holiday shipping season. Download the free official app of the US Postal Service to help you keep track of what's going and coming.

Track a package, calculate postage, purchase stamps and send shipping labels directly to your printer. You can also look up zipcodes, schedule a pick-up, or hold your mail when you're out of town, and the Post Office's “Informed Delivery” service is fully integrated in the app.

The app is free for iPhone and Android.

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