Online Insider: Coon Rapids Utilizes Pot Hole App
On Friday’s Online Insider, KSTP.com’s Cory Kampschroer reports the following stores:
See Click Fix
A Twin Cities suburb is now using an online tool to fix potholes.
The city of Coon Rapids is using ‘See Click Fix’. It allows you to report potholes, stoplights that are out, and other problems with your smartphone.
Simply describe the problem, where the issue is, and snap a photo of the damage. The city maintenance receives the requests.
Coon Rapids is the first city in Minnesota to use the tool.
Smart Money Online
As the demand for timely news increases, you may start to see less magazines at the news stand.
Smart Money magazine is stopping its print publication and is switching to an all-digital format.
The magazine's editor says the move was inspired by 'the need for rapid delivery of personal finance intelligence.'
Smart Money's last print issue will hit news-stands on August 14.
As the popularity of eBooks continues to rise, readers appear to be passing up free downloads.
A new survey shows about 12% of eBook readers downloaded material from a library over the past year. The survey blames limited eBook offerings and a lack of awareness.
The American Library Association is working on getting more titles available.
Summertime means more open windows and more time spent outside, all of which can make you more vulnerable to crime.
Spotcrime.com finds crime reports from around your area. The site tells you the type of crime and when it occurred.
You can also use this website on your smartphone. The Layars app looks for crime reports in your current location.