Comparing generations

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy; managing editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and I cannot believe that we are already
past the midway mark of January.
Yes indeed and today I am delighted to share our president’s weekly
editorial with you. For this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about the
comparison of generations.
I wish you a great weekend.

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Comparing generations
By Donna J. Jodhan

It may not be a fair comparison but I am going to try anyway. Sometimes I
cannot but help myself but I know that I am not the only one.

Suffice it to say that my generation grew up in an entirely different era to
the one after me and now the millennium generation. Then many would argue
that the generation after me also grew up in a different era to our present
millennium generation.

All of this is perfectly true but for the purpose of this editorial, I am
going to compare the eras of my generation to the millennium generation. I
am also going to state here that my comments are not meant as criticisms in
any way. They are simply my observations.

So here goes!
In the case of technology: My generation did not grow up with it; no i
devices, no cell phones, no Internet, no texting and emails, no social
media. No digital or electronic technology, no laptops. CDs had just
started to appear on the scene. We still had cassettes and records. Yes,
TV was around but the radio still played a big part in our lives and face to
face socializing was very popular.

In the case of the millenniums; they seem to have been born with all of
these items in their cradles or if not they were given them at a very early
age. Face to face socializing has been replaced with virtual socializing.
Calculators and spell checks have replaced the old fashioned way of learning
how to do one’s mental arithmetic and spell.

Family time has been replaced for the most part with hanging out with peers
and friends. Traveling the world has become a fashion rather than a luxury
and the world seems to have gotten so much smaller thanks to such things as
Skype, Facebook, Twitter, and other types of social media.

Faxes and cables are now old hat so to speak and online banking and shopping
have squeezed out shopping around in the malls.

Communicating with Mother Nature seems to have been a thing in the past to
be replaced now with arcades and playing with video games.

Card games among friends? Not very popular nowadays! Good old
entertainment on those wintry or rainy nights in the family room? Almost
gone but not quite forgotten! Vacations at the beach with the family!
Nowadays it is those fast pace tours around Europe and Asia.

Two different worlds and I still yearn for mine but I also embrace today’s
globe.
Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific weekend.
To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

And now her weekly podcast at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Meet the braigo accessibility companion app

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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A contribution by Dan Thompson
Meet the braigo accessibility companion app
braigo labs™ launches “braigo accessibility companion” app for iphones and
ipads

BRAIGO LABS™ launches “BRAIGO ACCESSIBILITY COMPANION” App for iPhones and iPads


Free from the ITunes App Store.
the “Braigo – Accessibility Companion” app for the iPhones and iPads is now
available for immediate download and use from iTunes store ( Download the
App Link )
YouTube Video Player
Ever wanted someone to read the text within an image for you? Start using
“Braigo – Accessibility Companion” which is an easy-to-use app that reads
the text from an image and narrates in the form of an audio. Yes, you heard
it
right! It is a translator to translate images or documents to textual audio
using the accessibility features on your iOS devices.
“Braigo – Accessibility Companion” app is committed to making your life easy
and hence, we are making technology accessible through design for all. As a
community, we are working towards making our society inclusive. The
image file or document in the Braigo App can be uploaded in multiple ways.
In case of an image file, you will get the description of the visual
elements as well. You can either upload an image using the camera of your
iPhone or
iPad or the gallery option.
Still thinking of situations when the Braigo app can be useful for you? Yes,
it can be useful for visually impaired. Here are some other situations –
1) You are at a restaurant and the food menu is a readable printed copy.
With the upload via camera option on the Braigo app, you can take the
picture of the menu, extract the text and read out the same to you to help
you
decide the menu. 2) Your friend shares a picture on their social media
timeline. You can use the Braigo app to extract the textual description of
the image and find out what the image is about. 3) Braigo app can be useful
for
visually impaired to understand road signs and messages. They can also use
it to read newspaper or other documents.
The Braigo app is also building a community where users can upload their
documents and make it public so that other community members can access the
same. In the same way, you can browse through documents shared by
other community members.
Version 1.0 APP FEATURES
Here are features of the “Braigo – Accessibility Companion” that make it
unique compared to other apps 1) Easily upload images from photos or take
live pictures from your camera for the app to give you image description
automatically. The voice over functionality will read it back to you. 2)
You can choose to upload documents from dropbox to do automatic language
identification and OCR, it supports a broad set of languages. 3) Access
publicly
shared documents from other community members in the library or share your
own documents for public access 5) Subscribe to different news channels
through RSS Feeds based on your interests to get updates of latest news
and happenings and have the voice over read it back to you. 6) If you need
help, contact us without leaving the app and we will send you a message back
to you. 7) Analyzing images is easy for users. For example, within the
Photos app you can share with Braigo without having to open the app. And
instantly get Braigo work for you. 8) You can take your content of the
Braigo App and also access them on any browser of your computer. Your
account is
synced between mobile and computing devices. 9) The app is accessibility
enabled. Which means when you use the voice-over on your Phone or iPad you
will be able to hear the voice commands. 10) Supports iOS 9+ for iPhone
and iPad
So, what are you waiting for? Just download this amazing Braigo app and
experience a brand new generation of apps to help you read textual
description of images or documents.
SAY HELLO
We are constantly working hard in making the “Braigo – Accessibility
Companion” app better and more useful for you. We need your constant
support to get going. Please feel free to contact us for any
queries/suggestions/problems or if you just want to say “Hi”. We would love
to hear from you. If you have enjoyed any feature of the “Braigo –
Accessibility Companion” app, do rate us on play store and share with your
friends.
For more information: www.braigolabs.com
Build with user experience and feedback received from many based on our web
app Beta Release that was done previously (See below the link)
BRAIGO LABS™ LAUNCHES “BRAIGO™ PLATFORM” WEB APPLICATION

BRAIGO LABS™ LAUNCHES “BRAIGO™ PLATFORM” WEB APPLICATION


The BRAIGO ACCESSIBILITY COMPANION allows for taking a picture, or use
existing pictures in your library or on the company’s library and the app
will describe text of the picture as well as what is in the picture. As
long as the
photo is on your camera library the app will describe image text.
. Community feedbackis welcome to help in improve the product.
If you wish more information from a user, send an email to
cbt@coolblindtech.com

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Scam watch! scams of the week

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!
It’s all about scam alerts!

You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.

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Before giving you the latest scams making the rounds; we have some do nots
to share with you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.

Scams of the week –

1. This scam is again making the rounds. The phone call asks you to sign up
for your free Google listing.
We are still not very sure how much of a scam this but for the time being we
advise that you ignore this phone call and hang up.
Remem the old saying now; nothing in life comes for free.

2. This is a somewhat old scam making the rounds and the automated phone
call tells you that you need to verify info pertaining to your credit card
rating.
No, no! Just hang up on this one as well.
No on in this world will every make an automated phone call to you in this
manner.

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What are the banks planning?

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau and o yes! 2018 here we come! Today, I
am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and for this
week Donna J. Jodhan focuses on the question of what are the banks planning.
I wish you a very pleasant January weekend.

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What are the banks planning?
By Donna J. Jodhan

I don’t normally pay too much attention to rumors but when they become
persistent then I start to listen more closely.
What am I referring to today? Well, it’s all about those Canadian banks
that are being rumored to working towards the total elimination of paper
cheques by 2020.

If this is true then I have the following questions:
Are Canadian banks hoping to make their services totally online by 2020?
If so, are they going to make all of their websites totally accessible and
usable by 2020?
Will there be provision for those who are either technically shy or those
who do not possess computers or i devices or those who may not have access
to Internet connections?

When I ask these questions I am thinking of those seniors who did not grow
up in the era of technology and who are not at all comfortable with
technology. I also think of persons who are print disabled and who are
still struggling to make online banking a comfort zone.

As we sit here today, Canadian banks still have a very long way to go before
they could lay claim to having websites that are totally accessible and
usable or should I say websites that offer equal access to all Canadians. I
can only express the hope that whatever the case, Canadian banks will
remember that with a rapidly aging population more and more of their
customers are going to be those with special needs.

Just my two cents for today.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific weekend.
To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

And now her weekly podcast at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Top apps of the week – from the Apple Viz December newsletter

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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WElcome to the December 2017 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which aims to
highlight what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll
find a selection of the best
content posted to AppleVis – from new app entries, to app updates, to the
latest news and podcasts. For
easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3,
and each individual item is at
heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries
1. Cyberduck (macOS, Free)
Cyberduck is a robust FTP/FTP-TLS/SFTP browser for the Mac whose lack of
visual clutter
and cleverly intuitive features make it easy to use. Support for external
editors and
system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, Keychain, and AppleScript
are built-in.
Cyberduck is an Open-Source product licensed under the GPL and free to use.
Donations
are welcome to help advance development in the future. Thanks to
contributors,
Cyberduck is available in English, Japanese, German, Catalan, Chinese
(Traditional and
Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian,
Italian,
Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, and
Polish.

Current Version: 6.3.2 (December 13, 2017)
Read Cyberduck’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/mac/productivity/cyberduck
Visit Cyberduck’s website
https://cyberduck.io/

2. iSpending – Expense Tracker (iOS, Free With In-App Purchase)
If you are looking for the best personal finance application, this is the
app for you and
it’s free! Millions of downloads cannot be wrong!
iSpending helps you to track your income and spendings. You can add
transactions
under different categories, such as income, food, entertainment. Summaries
for
today/week/month/year are displayed right at home page. You can view
detailed report
for each month in beautiful graphs and find transaction easily through
search. Try it
yourself to see more features, you’ll love it!
Features:
* Add income/expense transactions under different category
* Add customize spending category name
* Add transactions quickly
* Instant summary for today/week/month/year
* Passcode lock
* Export through email
* View history records and compare them
* Graph report for 1, 3 or 6 months time period
* Separate graph report for income or expense alone
* Search for transaction by name, amount, note or any of them
* Polished UI, easy to use

Current Version: 1.0.10 (December 29, 2017)
Read iSpending’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/finance/ispending-expense-tracker
Visit iSpending’s App Store page
Apple

3. Little Ben, Haptic Feedback, Time Haptic Feedback (watchOS, Free)
With LittleBen you can send haptics feedback in relation to time, in the
background and
with different modalities, among them:
Why would I find it useful:
* Situations in which you need to know how much time has passed and you
have
difficulties to see the watch screen (Public speaking, Work, While you are
walking, While you are swimming)
* You can save the sessions to see the number of minutes/hours consumed.
Features:
* Minute counter / Hour counter: A number of minutes with haptic signals
will be
sent. For example, if you start the session when 3 minutes pass your Apple
Watch will vibrate 3 times and so on until you stop it.
* Hour Chime: When an hour is reached you would receive the number of the
hour in a haptics amount. For example, at 5 o’clock you will receive 5
vibrations
and so on until you stop it.
* Specific mode of minutes/hours to count.
Options:
* You can change the type of haptic to be very soft or stronger
* You can select haptics manually to start dozens (In the case of 12
minutes or 12
hours the 10 will be a specific haptic unlike the unit)

Current Version: 2.0 (December 20, 2017)
Read Little Ben’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/apple-watch/utilities/little-ben-haptic-feedback-time-haptic-feedback
Visit Little Ben’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/ee/app/little-ben-haptic-feedback/id1314858262?mt=8

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
iOS
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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Scam watch! Scams of the week

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!
It’s all about scam alerts!

You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.

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Before giving you the latest scams making the rounds; we have some do nots
to share with you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.

Scams of the week –

1. If you receive emails from 1&1 asking you to login and verify your login
details, then you know just what to do.
This is a scam and the scammer is simply banking on you to login with your
username and password for your website.
No, no! Delete this and move on.

2. There is an email from cpanel.net advising you that your website will be
removed from their control panel facility.
Now, if you have never signed up with this organization then all you do is
to delete this email.
If you have then also delete it as such an email would never be sent you in
this way.

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No longer afraid of the dark

Greetings and happy New Year to everyone! I’m Scott Savoy managing editor
at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and I truly hope that our readers had a
great Christmas and holiday season.
Today I am pleased to start 2018 with a very interesting editorial from our
president Donna J. Jodhan and for this week she talks about a subject that
is very near and dear to our hearts.
I invite you now to read on and I wish you a great first weekend in January.
Stay warm and be careful when you go out! It is beastly cold out there!

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No longer afraid of the dark

With all of the accusations swirling around us these days and with Hollywood
seemingly being much of the center of attention, the one thought that comes
to mind is that we women are no longer afraid of the dark so to speak!

Finally and finally we are starting to speak out and speak up and as they
say it’s never too late! It is just a darn shame that it has taken so long
for those women who have been affected and terrorized to finally break free
of their chains of intimidation, uncertainty, and embarrassment.

For too long, women have allowed men to get away with such behaviour; locker
room talk, sexual bullying, and sexual harassment. For too long women have
allowed men to take advantage of them; sexual, physical, and mental abuse.
For too long, men have been lead to believe that their behaviour is
acceptable and they have been allowed to continue to be bullies, harassers,
and aggressors.

Maybe this is a turning point for us all! Where women say “no more! Enough
is enough and now it is time for us to take responsibility and hold those
men who have offended to be responsible!”

No, it is not acceptable for a man to make rude remarks to a woman! No, it
is not acceptable for a man to force himself on a woman! Nor is it
acceptable for a man to threaten to fire a woman if she refuses his
advances!

Good for all of those women who are finally speaking out and coming forward!
Shame on those men who have been hiding for all of these years! For you
men! Those days of you using your power and throwing your weight around in
order to satisfy your unhealthy appetite are over! We women are no longer
afraid of the dark!

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific weekend.
To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

And now her weekly podcast at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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In every journey – 2017

Dear readers: As we approach the end of another year, I wanted to drop by
and share my thoughts with you and for this year I’d like to use some words
of wisdom that were sent to me by a very special lady; Denise Sanders and
she did this when I was president of the Alliance for Equality of Blind
Canadians.
Here goes:
“In every journey there is meaning.
In every conflict, there is growth.
In every action, there is purpose.
In every moment of doubt,
Remember to believe!”

Very strong words sent to me by a very powerful lady and these are ones that
I shall treasure always.
2017 was no different when it came to my continuing to listen, learn,
understand, persevere, and decide.
It was a year that was punctuated by making an extra effort to use my
patience and to reach out to others in efforts to assist and see things from
their points of view.

There were instances and circumstances that greatly saddened and
disappointed me but at the same time they were ones where there was no
alternative but to accept and move on. It saddened me to see that there
were those who chose to deliberately destroy rather than to collaborate and
cooperate. However, on the flip side of the coin, there were those who
continued to work tirelessly for the betterment of others.

I know that we are living in a world of challenges and imperfections but it
is not going to hinder me from continuing to lead by example; through more
passion and compassion, patience and tolerance, and understanding, kindness,
and thoughtfulness. Above all, through selflessness rather than selfishness.

Sometimes it is easier to stay silent rather than speak up but what good
could come from continuing to ignore as opposed to raising our voices in
constructive criticism? We cannot make things better if we continue to be a
part of the problem rather than being part of the solution! We are here
today because others before us took action and now we need to do our part in
order to leave some sort of legacy to future generations.

These are the things that I personally believe in and will continue to
believe for as long as I live. I thank God for having continued to smile
upon me! I live in one of the best countries in the world, Canada! I have
access to fresh running water, a roof over my head, a nice warm bed, fresh
food, and evolving technology! These are the things that so many of us take
for granted but let us not forget that there are still too many persons in
all corners of the world that are still unable to claim these as their
rights! It is still a luxury for them!

I thank God for my wonderful friends and family! For my fortunate
circumstances and for good health and happiness! I will continue to do my
best to reach out to the less fortunate and to pass on my life’s lessons to
anyone who asks.

Finally, two of my favorite quotations:
“Ask not what your country can do for you! Ask what you can do for your
country” President John F. Kennedy.
“Never give in! Never give up! Never! Never! Never!” Prince Harry.
Happy 2018 to everyone!
Donna J. Jodhan
President Sterling Creations

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Scam alerts for the holidays

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!
It’s all about scam alerts!

You need to remember that scams come in the following formats:
As emails, as phone calls both recorded and via a live caller, and o yes!
It can even show up at your door and in your mailbox.

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Top scam tips for the holidays

As we approach a very hectic holiday season, let us take time to ensure that
we protect ourselves from those scammers and hackers who are out in their
numbers with the main mission to scam you out of your money, and to grab
your very precious and personal details in order to fulfill their unsavoury
needs.

We at Sterling Creations have these suggestions for you.
Do not respond to emails that look strange to you.
Do not download attachments from unknown senders.
Do not share your username and password to your online banking and any other
online payments facilities with anyone.
Do not give out any banking or personal details on the phone to unknown
callers.
Do not pay any attention to threats from automated phone recordings or from
live persons with regard to your credit card or that you owe money to any
revenue agency.
Do not entertain any offers either via email or by phone from senders and
callers offering incredible service packages as they may pertain to cable
and tv services, prizes that you have won, or any sort of any type of
service package.
Do not answer the door to unknown callers.
Take extra caution to make sure that the details of your credit cards and
debit cards are fully protected when you make payments at restaurants or at
stores, pharmacies, and elsewhere.

Scams of the week –

1. We just saw this one late last evening and it is someone simply trying to
get you to respond to them.
It is a Paypal scam!
It appears that someone seems to be able to know when you have made a Paypal
transaction but they are now trying to get your account details.
They are sending you a phishing email and all you need to do is to delete
and move on!
This is a very old phishing technique!

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Top apps of the week – the Apple Viz November 2017 newsletter

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Welcome to the November 2017 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly
newsletter which aims to highlight what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis
website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best
content posted to AppleVis – from new app entries, to app updates, to the
latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this
post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is
at heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries

1. Audio Moto Championship (iOS, US$13.99)
Are you ready to dominate the Moto World Championship with Audio Moto
Championship?!
Face your opponents with super fast motorbikes.
Conquer the categories 125, 250 and 500 cc of the Moto World Championship
and bring your team to victory.
Undertake the numerous tournaments of Audio Moto Championship, where you
will prove yourself with different and always more difficult tracks.
Audio Moto Championship increases the difficulty of the game by adding the
weather, which can totally change the driving experience, passing from your
stable motorbike to a ‘crazy horse’.
Begin like a simple novice, gain fame and become the champion of Audio Moto
Championship!

Current Version: 1.0 (November 18, 2017)
Read Audio Moto Championship’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/audio-moto-championship
Visit Audio Moto Championship’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audio-moto-championship/id1234077796?mt=8

2. Aurora recorder (watchOS, Free)
Introducing Aurora Recorder, an audio recording app designed for your Apple
Watch.
Features:
Background recording on your Apple Watch
Check recording state on your watch face
Sync recording files between your Apple Watch and iPhone automatically
Export and share recording files via iOS share sheet
No internet access required, keep your audio recording privately and safely

Current Version: 1.0.3 (November 10, 2017)
Read Aurora recorder’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/apple-watch/utilities/aurora-recorder-0
Visit Aurora recorder’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/aurora-recorder/id1270098495?mt=8

3. Blindfold Slide Puzzle (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Blindfold Slide Puzzle is a fully accessible sliding tile puzzle game.
The slide puzzle (also called Gem Puzzle, Boss Puzzle, Game of Fifteen,
Mystic Square and many others) is a puzzle that consists of a grid of
numbered square tiles in random order with one tile
missing. The common puzzle is known as the 15 puzzle, with 4 rows and 4
columns, filled with tiles numbered from 1 to 15. The 16th space is empty.
The object of the puzzle is to place the tiles
in order by making sliding moves that use the empty space.
Blindfold Slide Puzzle includes a 2 by 2 grid, with 3 tiles, on a 3 by 3
grid with 8 tiles, and on a 5 by 5 grid with 24 tiles, along with a hints
guide on how to play and win.

Current Version: 1.1.0 (November 12, 2017)
Read Blindfold Slide Puzzle’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-slide-puzzle
Visit Blindfold Slide Puzzle’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-slide-puzzle/id1276044630?mt=8

4. Blindfold Song Name (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Blindfold Song Name is a fully accessible music game inspired by the TV Game
Show “Name That Tune”.
In each turn, you first hear all of the song title choices. Then you will
hear the song. As soon as you know which song it is, tap the screen, and
then swipe up or down to your answer, then double
tap. If your answer is correct, the faster you picked your answer, the more
points you scored. You keep playing until you get 3 answers wrong.
Blindfold Song Name comes with 3 games: Name the song, Name the song with
the same artist, and Name the artist.
Upgrades are available for different song pack including All Time Top 100
packs feature Billboard’s top 100 artists of all times for Pop, Country,
Hip-Hop + Rap,R&B + Soul, Holiday. Packs are
also available for Billboard top artists since 2000 in each of the genres,
and by decade.

Current Version: 1.2.0 (November 26, 2017)
Read Blindfold Song Name’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-song-name
Visit Blindfold Song Name’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-song-name/id1290989842?mt=8

5. Choice of Rebels: Uprising (iOS, US$6.99)
Lead the revolt against a bloodthirsty empire! You grew up under the iron
fist of the Hegemony. Now is your chance to end their blood-fueled magic, as
you forge a ragtag outlaw band into a
rebel army.
“Choice of Rebels: Uprising” is a 637,000 word interactive fantasy novel by
Joel Havenstone, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely
text-based—without graphics or sound effects—
and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
As an outlaw rebel in the greenwood wilderness, you must steal to survive
your first brutal winter, or watch your people starve if you can’t feed
them. Win yeomen, helots, merchants, priests, and
aristocrats over to the rebel cause…or turn them into your worst enemies.
Will you defeat the army of the Hegemony’s Archon and the elite force of
evil blood mages sent to destroy you, or will a
personal betrayal put an end to your rebellion when it’s just barely begun?

Current Version: 1.0.1 (November 9, 2017)
Read Choice of Rebels: Uprising’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/choice-rebels-uprising
Visit Choice of Rebels: Uprising’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/choice-of-rebels-uprising/id1304501428?mt=8

6. Envision AI (iOS, Free)
Envision is an app that lets visually impaired people go about their
everyday life in an independent and meaningful way. Envision provides
information based on what you see, for example, when
you look at a watch, it tells you the time, etc.
Use envision by tapping at the center of the screen and it would describe
the scene for you.
You can also train faces and objects for the envision for recognize.
envision does not collect or store any personal or personally identifiable
information.

Current Version: 0.1.4 (November 27, 2017)
Read Envision AI’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/productivity/envision-ai
Visit Envision AI’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/envision-ai/id1268632314?mt=8

5. Speech Central: School Reader (iOS, US$2.99)
This edition of text to speech app is specially crafted for schools to make
learning more productive and accessible, helping everyone to find his way to
better grades and greater knowledge.
With 11 supported text file formats, you can import any material to be read
aloud – supported document types are: PDF* (imported in an intelligent way
so that repetitive text in headers and
footers is skipped), Microsoft Word (.docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx),
OpenOffice/LibreOffice (.odt, .odp), .html, .txt, .rtf, supported ebook
formats are .epub, DAISY and .fb2 and emails
in .eml format. All those formats will work only if a document has no DRM
(PDF files with passwords can be imported).
The app can also import the content of web pages with a special care to
limit this access only to the safe content by receiving only the pages
shared from Safari.
The app is tested to be accessible with VoiceOver by legally blind users. It
can be used as an assistive technology and helper for people with visual
impairments and disabilities like dyslexia
(dyslexia friendly font is included in the app), and it contains many
settings specially crafted for those purposes. Bookshare, an accessible
online library is integrated into the app.

Current Version: 3.3 (October 13, 2017)
Read Speech Central: School Reader’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for
more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/education/speech-central-school-reader
Visit Speech Central: School Reader’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-central-school-reader/id1290457452?mt=8

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
iOS
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

7. Just Press Record (iOS, US$4.99)
Just Press Record is the ultimate mobile audio recorder bringing one tap
recording, transcription and iCloud syncing to all your devices.
Life is full of moments we would rather not forget – like your child’s first
words, an important meeting or spontaneous idea. Capture these moments
effortlessly on iPhone, iPad or for ultimate
convenience, Apple Watch.
One tap to start, stop, pause and resume recording.
Unlimited recording time.
Record discretely in the background.
Choose to record from the built-in mic, AirPods or external microphones.
Start and stop recording from the Lock screen widget, with a 3D Touch Quick
Action or via the URL scheme.
Record independently on Apple Watch and sync later.
Seek backwards and forwards during playback.
Adjustable playback speed.
Turn speech into searchable text.
Support for over 30 languages, independent of your device’s language
setting.
Format as you record with punctuation command recognition.
Share audio and text to other apps on your iOS device.
Share to iTunes on Mac or PC via the Lightning Port.
View recent recordings or browse your library by date and time.
Search by filename or transcription content.
Dedicated tab for quick access to recordings made on Apple Watch.
Peek and Pop the contents of folders in the Browse tab.
Rename recordings.
Slide Over and Split View support on iPad.
Choose to store recordings either in iCloud Drive or locally on-device.
Recordings stored in iCloud Drive automatically sync across all your
devices.
Transcriptions are stored within the audio file.
Support for high quality external microphones connected via the Lightning
Port.
Customizable Audio Settings to enhance your recording experience.
File types include WAV, AIF or standard iTunes M4A (ACC).
High quality audio up to 96kHz / 24-bit.
VoiceOver support throughout the app.
Magic Tap gesture to start / stop a recording.

Current Version: 3.1 (November 23, 2017)
Read Just Press Record’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/just-press-record
Visit Just Press Record’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/just-press-record/id1033342465?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

8. Paprika Recipe Manager 3 (iOS, US$2.99)
Organize your recipes. Create grocery lists. Plan your meals. Download
recipes from your favorite websites. Seamlessly sync to all your devices.
Features
Recipes – Download recipes from your favorite websites, or add your own.
Grocery Lists – Create smart grocery lists that automatically combine
ingredients and sort them by aisle.
Pantry – Use the pantry to keep track of which ingredients you have and when
they expire.
Meal Planner – Plan your meals using our daily, weekly, or monthly
calendars.
Menus – Save your favorite meal plans as reusable menus.
Sync – Keep your recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans synced between all
your devices.
Adjust – Scale ingredients to your desired serving size, and convert between
measurements.
Cook – Keep the screen on while cooking, cross off ingredients, and
highlight your current step.
Search – Organize your recipes into categories and subcategories. Search by
name, ingredient, and more.
Timers – Cook times are automatically detected in your directions. Simply
tap on one to start a timer.
Import – Import from existing apps such as MacGourmet, YummySoup!,
MasterCook & Living Cookbook.
Export – Export your meal plans to Calendar and your grocery lists to
Reminders.
Share – Share recipes via AirDrop or email.
Print – Print recipes, grocery lists, menus, and meal plans. Recipes support
multiple print formats including index cards.
Extensions – Save recipes directly in Safari and view today’s scheduled
meals.
Bookmarklet – Download recipes from any browser straight into your Paprika
Cloud Sync account.
Offline Access – All of your data is stored locally. No internet connection
is required to view your recipes.

Current Version: 3.1.0 (November 27, 2017)
Read Paprika Recipe Manager’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/food-and-drink/paprika-recipe-manager-3
Visit Paprika Recipe Manager’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paprika-recipe-manager-3/id1303222868?mt=8

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
iOS
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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