Top scam alerts 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!

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1. the fake parking ticket email –
Well! They’re back again with their most rediculous email.
It is a fake because it is written in such horrible grammar and indeed;
written so very poorly.
Just delete this one and simply move on.

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The men who are unable to accept

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau; assistant editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and alas! It is the last weekend of May and
soon June will be here.
Today, I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan focuses her attention on those men who are
unable to accept.
I encourage you to read this editorial and I wish you a great weekend.

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The men who are unable to accept
By Donna J. Jodhan

They are many and one could easily say that maybe and just maybe; there are
just too many of them around for us women to deal with.

Now, do not get me wrong! There are men out there who do accept what women
can do and can accomplish but it seems to me that there maybe not just
enough of them.

Over the past many years I have bumped into and worked with men who do not
think anything of working with women but at the same time I have encountered
many who simply are unable to accept us.

Some of them go out of their way to thwart our efforts. Others erect
barriers so that we are greatly challenged to perform on an equal footing
while still others seem unable to want to change their very narrow attitude
towards women. While still others go out of their way to try and belittle
our best efforts.

I do not think that there is much that we can do about this so we might as
well accept and deal with it as best as we can.

What we can do is this! Recognize that these barriers are present, build
awareness about them, encourage women to develop strategies towards breaking
down these barriers and finally! Remind men that we are here to stay and
we’re not going away!

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.takeanother5.com.
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 app of the week

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.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Meet the Our Groceries Shopping List app
(Free with In-App Purchases)

If you’re looking for a way to manage your grocery shopping more efficiently
then this app is for you.

The easiest way to manage your family’s grocery shopping—and it’s
FREE!

OurGroceries automatically keeps your family’s grocery list up to date
with the latest changes—on every family member’s mobile phone, and
our website. Nearly out of milk? Add
it now on your phone and your partner can pick it up on their next
shopping trip.

Every change to your shared shopping list is visible within seconds on any
other iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or
other smartphone grouped with yours.

See items being checked off as your partner shops!
You can also keep track of the key ingredients in your favorite recipes
and add them all at once to your
shopping list.

Read Our Groceries Shopping List’s
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/productivity/our-groceries-shopping-list

Visit Our Groceries Shopping List’s page on
the App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ourgroceries/id325851015?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

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Top scam alerts 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!

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1. the fake message from Microsoft –
We saw this one about a month ago and it almost caught us off guard.
We received a pop up message supposedly from Microsoft telling us that our
computer was infected by spyware and as a result we could not access
Facebook.
It was an audio message and asked us to call a certain number.
Folks, this is nothing but a big fake.
Simply close this website and move on.
Do not even think of doing anything.

2. the fake email from the Apple support team –
Well, the scammers are once more at it re trying to put one over us and this
time they are sending out emails telling us that our icloud account has been
hacked.
They are telling us that someone in China tried to hack our icloud account
with an incorrect password.
To put your mind at ease, simply call the toll free number for Apple and
verify this.
Take a look at the signature of this email and you’ll quickly discover the
fakeness of it all.

3. The scam letter from the Royal Bank –
This letter tells you that changes have been made to your business account.
To put your mind at ease, go to your nearest RBC branch and verify this.

4. the fake email from Bell Canada –
Yet another fake email from Bell canada telling you that your account has
been hacked.
You know what to do; delete and move on.

5. A scam email from som entity named the RCMP driver manager –
This email is so very obviously a fake and why? It is written very bad
English grammar and not even worth the while to discuss any further.
Just delete this ridiculous one.

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Can technology help to save us?

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy, managing editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and it is a holiday weekend in my neck of
the woods.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about whether or not technology can save
us.
Enjoy your weekend wherever you are and whatever you do.

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Can technology help to save us?
By Donna J. Jodhan

Ask anyone this question and you can bet your bottom dollar that the
response would
probably depend on the following variables: demography, geography, and
financial status.

Yes, these are probably the main variables that would play their part in a
person’s response. Older people who did not grow up in the era of
technology would probably tell you no! Technology is probably more of a
hindrance rather than a saviour. Technology is a pain rather than a joy and
technology is a necessary evil.

Now, ask someone who has grown up in the technology era and they would
probably have very different responses. They would probably tell you that
technology is the best thing since sliced bread. That technology is the key
to success and that without technology the world is doomed.

Then let’s factor in the geographical variable and this could be the
picture. For those who are just now coming into the age of such things as
the Internet, social media, and the world of mobile devices; their views may
be that technology is helping to open up a whole new universe for them.
However if you were to seek the responses from those areas where people take
technology for literally granted, the response may be more or less quite
nonchalant.

Then finally the financial status factor. For those who are in a more
affluent financial bracket and who can afford to buy the latest and greatest
technology, the view would probably be one of a resounding yes! Technology
can definitely help to save us but the view may be quite different when
coming from those who struggle to put food on the table.

The views of this latter group may be one of a mixed reaction; some would
probably say not really while others would probably say may be so.

Just my thoughts 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.takeanother5.com.
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 app of the week

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.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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meet the Office Lens Reader app

Microsoft Office Lens review An accessible way to read printed documents
April 18, 2017
How can you read printed documents if you can’t see them? Our Assistive
Technology Officer Alex, reviews Office Lens Reader, a free scanning app,
that can help you access printed documents.
As vision impaired people we will often come across inaccessible print
documents. This is very common in classrooms where the teacher will provide
the class with hand-outs but often in the wrong format. It is either too
small,
or for those who have no sight it is completely inaccessible.
There are scanners and other devices which have Optical Character
Recognition (OCR) which extract the writing from an image and convert it
into plain text so a reader can understand it, but often these devices are
expensive
and not very portable.
Thankfully, app developers are stepping up to change that. Scanning apps are
easier and cheaper to create, and being on your phone, extremely portable.
The most popular OCR scanning app is KNFBReader. Until recently it was the
only option if you wanted good results, but with a hefty price tag of
£99.99, it is still not an affordable option for many people.
Introducing Microsoft Office Lens
This changed when Microsoft came out with their free Office Lens app,
which is a scanner that uses your camera to create digital copies of printed
documents such as business cards and receipts. Once you take a picture of a
document you can trim , crop and edit the image. What a lot of other people
might not know is that it acts very well as an OCR scanner as well. Just
take a picture of some writing on a sign or paper, and have it read back to
you
using their Immersive Reader.
How to use Office Lens
Although Android has Office Lens, it doesn’t have Immersive Reader (which is
needed for documents to be read out loud) unfortunately, so this tutorial
will be on the iPhone and other iOS devices only.
Once downloaded, open up the app and go through the welcome screen.
Allow access to the camera.
Point the back of the phone towards some text.
If you are using VoiceOver, Frame Guide will help you capture the best shot,
it will tell you to move back if you’re too close or go left/right or
up/down to get the whole document in the frame.
Double tap the red capture button at the center bottom of the screen, to
take a picture.
When it finishes processing, it will give you the option to edit it, or add
another picture, useful if you’re scanning multiple documents such as a
book.
You don’t need to edit anything, just tap on the done button to export the
picture you’ve just taken.
From the list of apps where you can export, select Immersive Reader.
It will then ask you to log into your Microsoft account, if you have an
Outlook.com, Live or Hotmail email you can sign in, if not go and create
one.
Then it will scan the image for text.
Once scanned, the written text from the document will now be on your screen,
you can read it using VoiceOver by placing a finger on the screen, or there
is a play button to use one of their voices to read the whole document.
Once you are done listening you can tap close, which will give you the
option to save it by exporting to another Microsoft app such as Word or
OneDrive. If you don’t want to save it, just tap close again, and it will
take you back to
the capture screen so you can scan a new document.
And there you have it, a free alternative to KNFBReader. Carry this app in
your pocket and whenever you are presented with print text, take a picture
and get it read back to you.
Get job ready by learning to use Assistive Technology
Technology is levelling the playing field at work, so in order to boost your
chances of getting a job, you need to know how to use the latest Assistive
technology. By joining our
Employability programme,
http://www.rsbc.org.uk/our-services/london-based-services/employability/
you’ll get access to one-to-one sessions from Alex which will teach you to
use the latest products so you can get tasks completed in the workplace.
Register at the link below to book your induction.
http://www.rsbc.org.uk/blogs/microsoft-office-lens-review-an-accessible-way-to-read-printed-documents/

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Top scam alerts 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!

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1. the fake emails from 1&1 –
We have seen this email before and this email comes in bunches.
Meaning, that you will probably receive emails from 1&1 to all of the email
addresses that you own all at once.
It asks you to verify your account.
Simply delete and move on.

2. the user agreement email from TD Bank –
Another scam but this one seems to be new.
Do not even think of replying to it.
For if you do, you’ll pay a very heavy price.

3. An email from someone named Julie Broglin –
Well, this is a bit of a strange one.
This person tells you that you have an award and wants you to email back.
Never mind! Just ignore and delete and move on.

4. A Fake email from City Bank –
We have not seen any type of fake emails supposedly from City Bank in a very
long time but this one popped up this week.
It contains an access key code that you are asked to enter in order to
verify payment approval.
Yes, you know exactly what to do!
Simply delete it and move on!
If you make the mistake to do as they ask then you are certainly doomed!

5. aA fake email from a little known courier company –
Looks as if these scammers simply love to try and fool us with emails
telling us that our parcels need to be picked up but as far as this email is
concerned, the give away here is that the email is written in extremely poor
grammar.
You know what to do with this; ignore and delete.

6. The fake Apple email –
This one almost caught us but we were smart enough to phone the Apple
hotline and confirm that our account was in tact.
The email told us that our account was temporarily suspended because someone
in France tried to hack into it.
It look authentic all right but we decided to check and Apple told us that
they do not even have facilities in France.
So here is another email for you to simply delete.

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So much competition to face

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau and I cannot believe how much rain we
have had thus far for the merry month of May. This is indeed my favorite
month after the month of December and I hope that everyone is just enjoying
it.
Today, I am pleased to bring you our president’s weekly editorial and for
this week Donna J. Jodhan muses over something very interesting.
Please read on and share your thoughts with us!
Enjoy your weekend now.

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So much competition to face
By Donna J. Jodhan

I can safely say that when I started out to look for a job and this was in
the 1980s, competition was definitely there but today that competition seems
to have increased many fold.

With this comes the need to discover and develop all kinds of new techniques
and strategies. A need to go out there and grab all kinds of new resources
and now more so than ever the old saying that only the fittest will survive
is probably very true.

In many ways I am sure glad that I am not in the thick of things when it
comes to the landscape of job hunting. Yes, as an entrepreneur I am
constantly facing all kinds of new competition and new competitors but it is
my belief that for those job hunting for regular jobs it is even more
difficult.

The advent of the Internet and social media has made it even more
interesting for those job seekers who are out there for regular paying jobs.
Gone are the days of those good old paper resumes and now it is all about
using the Internet and social media to expand horizons, enhance profiles,
and make connections.

All in a day’s work and 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.takeanother5.com.
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 gadget of the week

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.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Contributed by Dan Thompson
The Wilson Digital Voice Recorder Version Six

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When memory is full, the oldest recorded
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Will store multiple messages

Easy to add or delete messages

Clips to your belt, visor, or purse

Ear piece (mono)
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Note: Not compatible with Windows 8. The Wilson
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Top scam alerts 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!

+++++++++++++++

1. the fake email from Microsoft –
Well, looks as if the scammers have decided to hone in on Microsoft for this
week.
There is a fake email making the rounds asking recipients to verify their
email addresses.
You know what to do.
Simply ignore this email and delete it as quickly as you can.

2. the Tangerine email –
To be truthful, we have not seen one like this in a very long time.
It appears to be somewhat of a crack email with someone trying to attract
your attention.
This email asks you to verify your account.
If you know who Tangerine is then just delete this note because it is a
fake.

3. The email telling you that you have been left a large sum of money in
someone’s will –
No, no! Not true!
We have not seen this one making the rounds in a very long time.
Just ignore this one and delete it.
Do not even think of responding.

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