New Website for Those at High Risk for Covid Lists "Covid Safe" Medical and Service Providers
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New Website for Those at High Risk for Covid Lists “Covid Safe” Medical and Service Providers

A new website provides listings of “Covid safe” and “Covid cautious” providers for those who are at high risk for catching Covid, such as the immunocompromised, people with asthma, and others who need to or simply want to avoid getting Covid. The Covid Safe Providers website not only lists Covid-safe doctors, Covid-cautious dentists, and the like, but also lists Covid-safe and Covid-cautious service providers such as Covid-safe furnace and air conditioning repair services, home appliance repair, mechanics, and even notary services.

This Free App Provides A Daily Check-in Service for Seniors and Shut-ins
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This Free App Provides A Daily Check-in Service for Seniors and Shut-ins

This free app provides a daily check-in service for seniors and shut-ins, and alerts their emergency contacts if they don’t respond within a certain period of time. Ever since the pandemic started the need for check-in apps for seniors living alone, as well as for shut-ins, has been amplified, and Snug is just about the perfect free check-in app for seniors and others.

New Wildfire Risk Assessment Tool Calculates Risk and Wildfire Risk Map for Any Address
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New Wildfire Risk Assessment Tool Calculates Risk and Wildfire Risk Map for Any Address

A new free online wildfire risk assessment tool calculates risk and displays a wildfire risk map for any home in the U.S.. It also calculates flood risk and provides the same information for floods and flooding as well. With more areas subject to climate change wildfires (California, New Mexico, Colorado, and more) and the devastating effects of wildfires, the manmade causes of wildfires are becoming more apparent. These risk factors are all taken into account by this new online wildfire risk assessment tool being provided free by the First Street Foundation.

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Mark Cuban Makes Prescription Drugs Affordable with Online “Drug Cost Plus” Drugs Site

You may have already heard of Mark Cuban’s drug cost plus program at the “Cost Plus Drugs” website, but you may not really understand what it is, so we’re here to tell you all about it. Basically Mark, a billionaire philanthropist (and many other things), got fed up with the pharmaceutical companies jacking up their prices beyond reasonableness, and so started a company where people could get lifesaving drugs at a reasonable price: cost plus.

New "Peptok" Pep Talk Hotline for When You Need an Uplifting Message or a Smile on Your Face
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New “Peptok” Pep Talk Hotline for When You Need an Uplifting Message or a Smile on Your Face

A new pep talk hotline, dubbed “Peptok” (get it? Pep Tok, like TikTok) voiced primarily by elementary school children, offers pep talks and life advice for people feeling mad, frustrated or nervous (and who isn’t feeling one or more of those things in these times?), or who need life advice or just need some kind words of encouragement. Or you can just press 4 to hear “kids laughing with delight”. The PepTok pep talk hotline is an enrichment project of the West Side Union Elementary School, in Healdsburg, California, a small town in the San Francisco Bay area, north of San Francisco.

You Can Now Order Home Covid Tests Online from the USPS at special.USPS.com
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You Can Now Order Free Home Covid Tests Online from the USPS at special.USPS.com

The special United States Postal Service (USPS) website to order home Covid tests online just went live. Hosted at special.usps.com, you can order up to four home Covid tests to be delivered directly to your door. Don’t let the .com instead of .gov fool you, it’s legit.

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New Fakespot Service Helps You Spot Fake Reviews Online

How to detect fake reviews is a real problem in the digital age, and we’ve written before about how to tell fake reviews from real ones, and generally how to spot fake reviews. Now there is a new tool in the fake review spotting arsenal!

Neil Young Makes New album available streaming
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Neil Young Makes New Album Available for Free Streaming and Entire Archives Online!

Neil Young’s newest album, Tuscaloosa, will officially drop tomorrow, however Neil has made it available to stream – in full – for free – at the Neil Young Archives today!

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Online Audio of Southwest Pilot Tammie Jo Shults’ Communication with Air Traffic Control Tower

As the world mourns for Jennifer Riordan, the Southwest passenger who was partially ejected through the blown-out window of Southwest flight 1380 yesterday (April 17, 2018), the world is also lauding Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults for her cool, level-headed handling of the situation, saving the lives of the rest of the 149 passengers and crew on board the crippled airplane. You can listen to sound clips of that audio here.

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The Internet Patrol Voted Top Security Blog by Credit Donkey

We here at the Internet Patrol are thrilled to have been voted a “top security blog” by Credit Donkey, which, while focusing primarily on making personal finance “donkey-proof” (by which they mean fun and easy to understand), also covers the online security sector.

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Cell Phone Screen Cracked or Charging Port not Working? Tablet Speakers on the Fritz? Cell Savers to the Rescue!

If you are wondering where you can get your cracked or broken screen replaced, or water damage fixed, on your iPhone, iPad, Samsung or Google smart phone, or other mobile device, what if we told you that you can have it fixed right in your own home or office? That’s exactly what Cell Savers does: they come right to you and repair your broken mobile phone or tablet, all at a very reasonable price!

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The Internet Patrol Receives 2017 Best of Sunnyvale Award

Woot! The Internet Patrol has been selected for the 2017 Best of Sunnyvale Award in the Software & Internet category by the Sunnyvale Award Program.

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Tech Companies Now Offering ‘Pawternity’ or ‘Peternity’ Leave

Here’s one sure to make pet lovers everywhere go ‘awwww’: some tech (and other) companies are now providing pawternity leave for employees who have just adopted a new puppy, kitty, or other pet! Also known as peternity leave, the concept is really catching on, and why not?

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Online Magazine ‘Rookie’ Gets Famous People to Answer Teenagers’ Questions about Life!

Now, here’s a great use of the Internet: allowing teenagers to ask their burning questions of famous people, and get real answers! Through online magazine Rookie’s ‘Ask a Grownup’ section, teens have had their emailed questions directly answered by such celebrities and notables as Terry Crews, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Tig Notaro, Bill Hader, and the Lucas brothers, to name just a few.

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How to Remove Political Picture Posts from Your Facebook Timeline (and Yes, it Really Works!)

Sick of all the politically themed pictures that are cluttering up your Facebook timeline? Wish there were a way to get rid of the politics from your timeline? To simply delete those political pics from your Facebook wall? Well, there is! And we discovered it! Here’s how to automatically remove the political pictures from your Facebook newsfeed. And we also tell you how to find and update your unbaby.me preferences!