Greg learns about a new Drug Enforcement Agency program, DEA360, in an illuminating conversation with Sean Fearns, the chief of community outreach. He describes how the programming takes a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of drug trafficking, drug violence and drug abuse. DEA360 was first introduced in 2015 with a pilot program in Pittsburgh.
There's a new anti-bullying app that let's students anonymously report bullies. Its called STOPit.
Schools or districts who opt to participate in the program are assigned a local code so administrators don't have to weed through reports from across the country to find ones that apply locally.
Students with the app are able to communicate with faculty and staff totally anonymously to report bullying, or other problems around the school, or to ask for help and advice.
STOPit is a free app for iphone and android. Talk to your school district or the principal to recommend implementing it at your kids' school. Lakewood High School rolled it out earlier this month and have already had several tips.
Whether you're planning your next Orlando visit, or you think Disney admission prices are outlandishly high, Google Maps is here to help! In the coming days, you'll be able to tour 11 Disney parks via Street View on Google Maps. You can now virtually visit Epcot Center, The Magic Kingdom, California Adventure, Hollywood Studios and more, without leaving your couch or spending a dime!
This is the time of year where the weather can change from minute to minute. Today, almost every app on the market does the same thing, you get the forecast, the radar, and the hour-by-hour, for any given zip code. For the layperson, the difference is in the presentation and the navigation.
Everyone has a favorite and they swear by it...but the truth is, they're all basically the same.
Some of the popular free apps are AccuWeather, The Weather Channel, Weather Bug, and Weather Underground. Then there's the one you've probably seen screenshots from on social media...the one that hurls insults at you, based on the [bleeping] weather. That app is called What the Forecast.
It's also worth noting that all the local TV stations have their own app with forecasts...the added advantage here is they come with local news and sports stories.
When you want to be informed about the weather, get an app. Any app.
Links to popular weather apps:
The Weather Channel
What the Forecast
**Note: most of the TV station have stand alone weather apps. Listed below are their main app that includes news, sports and weather.
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
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)