Could this be possible? My ideal place to live

Greetings and o yes! August continues to be a truly summer month.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for today Donna J. Jodhan focuses on her favourite place to live.
Enjoy your weekend now!
I’m Scott Savoy

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By Donna J. Jodhan

It does not hurt to dream occasionally and here is where I will take my
chances for today. For after all, dreams are meant to take place and who
knows! I may just get mine if I happen to be lucky!

No, not quite a deserted island or a remote corner of the world with just
mother nature to communicate with. Yes, a place where respect for each
other exists! Where courtesy, kindness, commitment, dedication, patience,
tolerance, selflessness, and a propensity for human rights are all the order
of the day! I do not believe that any country has all of these ingredients
in its arsenal. Some may have more than others but then on the other hand
some may have very few of these!

Do I believe that most of countries could some day obtain most of these
qualities? Maybe and just maybe if we were to try hard enough! For the
most part, I do not believe that we try hard enough. We give up too easily.
We are too selfish to notice that we need to work towards being more
accepting of each other. We tend to leap before we look and speak before we
think.

Our attitudes need a major adjustment and our lenses need a major over
halling. Our values need to be updated in a very big way but most of all;
we as Human Beings need to take a step back and re-evaluate the importance
of being nice to each other.

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 July Apple Viz 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 July 2018 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. Chirp for Twitter (watchOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Chirp for Twitter is the best way to use Twitter on your Apple Watch.
You can browse your, timeline, lists, like and retweet things, and even post
your own
tweets.
Sent and view direct messages, catch up on the latest trends in “Trending”,
or search for
your favourite hashtag.
Chirp lets you see quotes, pictures, hashtags, mentions, and so much more.

Current Version: 1.1.5 (July 28, 2018)
Read Chirp for Twitter’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/apple-watch/social-networking/chirp-twitter

Visit Chirp for Twitter’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/app/chirp-for-twitter/id1397430041?mt=8

2. Echoes from Levia: Soulbound (iOS, US$22.99)
THIS IS AN AUDIO GAME, mainly designed for a blind and visually impaired
audience.
Wear your headphones for the best possible experience.
DESCRIPTION:
Reign of Levia, in the west coast of the Soenir region. Pirates from the
cold islands of
Rakfjord ravage the small villages by the sea.
The young Seric, known in his village as “the poor undertaker’s son”, blind
from birth, is
forced to face his first true battle.
Impersonate this young, but brave boy and help him to deal not only with
hordes of
marauders from the sea, but also with much more ancient and dangerous
beings, with
his own soul at stake!
KEY FEATURES:
* Designed for the blind and visually impaired:
* While also providing graphic elements, the game is fully accessible
to a blind
and a visually impaired audience!
* Use your hearing to explore and travel in a land rich of history and
misteries!
* The tile navigation system helps the player to orient in the reign
of Levia and
realistic environmental sounds, alongside with fully dubbed descriptions,
will
give an accurate representation of the surrounding world.
* Test your reflexes dodging, parrying, countermoving and fighting
back your
enemies!
* Study movements and combat styles of every foe you’ll encounter and
try to
break through their defense in these fast-paced, last man standing fights!
*More than two hours of high quality, fully dubbed dialogues and cutscenes
have been recorded for this game, giving voice to more than 100 characters,
to
offer the best experience to the player even when narrating present and past

events of the lands of Levia!

Read Echoes from Levia: Soulbound’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information

Visit Echoes from Levia: Soulbound’s App Store page

3. FlickType Classic (Legacy) (iOS, Free)
Does it feel familiar? It’s because it is! Using the standard QWERTY layout
and 3 simple
flick gestures, FlickType is the fastest available typing method for blind
and low-vision
users, ever. You don’t need to learn a new way to type. Just tap where it
feels natural
and FlickType’s powerful algorithms will get it right, almost every time!
No more spacebar or other control keys to hunt for. Simply flick right for
space. To
delete, flick left. Not the right word? Flick down for alternative
suggestions.
An extremely fluid typing experience, and with enough additional functions
to satisfy
the book writer in you, FlickType will turn the chore of typing into
something you may
actually enjoy!
Type better! Smile

Read FlickType Classic (Legacy)’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information

Visit FlickType Classic (Legacy)’s App Store page

4. Himama (iOS, Free)
The device supports the data sharing with Apple’s Health App. Authorized
user can
obtain data from your BBT, ovulation test, sexual behavior, menstruation,
petechial
hemorrhage, the quality of cervical mucus, sleep analysis, height and
weight, so as to
have a more comprehensive understanding of your health status.
What could smart Himama pregnancy preparation assistant do for you?
* [Finding the ovulatory date to determine the best timing for
pregnancy] Input
your body temperature, then you will immediately know the status of your
ovulation of that day.
* [Earlier detection of pregnancy, superior to any LH kit]
Automatically detecting
whether you are pregnant 18 days after conception.
* [Earlier diagnosis of gynaecopathia, earlier detection for earlier
treatment]
Reminding of corpus luteum problems or ovulation disorders.
* [Sleep monitoring for eugenics] Monitoring on total length of sleep
and length
of deep sleep all night.
Core functions of smart Himama pregnancy preparation doctor:
1. Reporting ovulation everyday: telling you whether you are ovulating,
the
likelihood of pregnancy and your high/low temperature zone based on your BBT

of the day;
2. Drawing up BBT curve automatically, to intelligently observe the
status of
pregnancy;
3. Cause analysis on the difficulties in getting pregnant: reminding of
and analyzing
on corpus luteum problems or ovulation disorders;
4. Sleep monitoring: monitoring the accumulated length of sleep, length
of
deep/light sleep; determining the quality of sleep, and monitoring the time
of
going to sleep and waking up;

Current Version: 1.9.2 (June 21, 2018)
Read Himama’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/himama

Visit Himama’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/himama/id1116020094?mt=8

3. News Explorer (macOS, US$9.99)
One-stop news center.
News Explorer is a full-featured yet easy-to-use RSS, JSON, Atom and Twitter

newsreader with iCloud based synchronisation between Mac, iPhone, iPad,
Apple Watch
and Apple TV.
Full iCloud Sync
* News Explorer syncs your RSS, JSON, Atom and Twitter subscriptions,
folder
setup, news items, read statuses and favorites across all your Apple
devices.
* Synchronisation is based on iCloud, so there is no need to login or
to sign up
into any other service, it just works out of the box.
* Built-in high speed RSS and Atom engine.
* Supports Twitter user and hashtags timelines.
PRODUCTIVE INTERFACE
* Clean, stylish and distraction-free user interface.
* Built-in browser for viewing inline links and other references.
* Themes, adaptable to your taste and mood.
* Adjustable news article font.
STREAMLINED READING
* Smart filters
* Read your news offline.
* Use Reader view to download and read the full version of articles in
a clean and
easy-to-read format.
* Mark items as favorite for later reading.
* Navigate with one click to the original content.
* Reply, retweet and like tweets in Twitter feeds without leaving the
app.
* Timeline view shows your news items in an attractive newspaper-like
way.
* Full text search.
* Full keyboard navigation.
* Built-in image viewer to browse through all images of news items.
* Full window YouTube videos
* Built-in support to share news items with Instapaper and Pocket.
* Share news items via email, Messages, Twitter, Facebook and other
sharing
services.
EASY CONFIGURATION
* Add new RSS, Atom, JSON and YouTube feeds directly from Safari,
using the
‘Add to News Explorer’ share extension.
* Add RSS and Twitter feeds via the built-in search form.
* Support to add manually RSS, Atom, JSON and Twitter feeds.
* Feed extension support let you open RSS news feed URL’s.
* Group your subscriptions by using folders.
* Rename and reorder folders and subscriptions, using drag-and-drop.
* OPML import and export.
USABILITY FEATURES
* Assign keyboard shortcuts to sharing services, including Instapaper
and Pocket.
* Simply hit the spacebar to open the next article or to scroll the
article when
needed.
* Global filters let you filter all subscriptions and related news on
unread items
and favorites.
* Support for enhanced arrow key navigation with auto expand and
collapse of
the sidebar and the built-in browser.
* With full Touch Bar support you have quick access to all essential
functions.
* App icon badge with unread items count.

Current Version: 1.8.8 (April 23, 2018)
Read News Explorer’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/mac/news/news-explorer

Visit News Explorer’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/news-explorer/id1032670789?mt=12

6. Sprout Baby + (baby tracker) (iOS, US$7.99)
Congratulations and welcome to Sprout Baby – it’s the only baby app you’ll
ever need!
Sprout Baby is a powerful all-in-one tool allowing you to track all of your
baby’s daily
activities and care including feedings, sleep, diapers, developmental
milestones, growth,
health, medications, illnesses and more.
Trusted and recommended by families all over the world, Sprout Baby has been

featured by Apple and is made by the creators of Sprout Pregnancy, an Apple
‘Essential
App for Parents’ and TIME magazine best app.
Sprout Baby is the ONLY baby app that features:
* No login required – just download and use!
* On-demand PDF summary with useful data for baby’s doctor visits
(feeding,
sleep, illnesses, medications, developmental milestones and more)
* Health tracker to log symptoms, temperature, medications, illnesses
and health
events in one convenient place
* Developmental milestones tracker to monitor age appropriate
milestones using
CDC guidelines
* Sprout SAFEsync: real-time data sync across devices and sharing with
family
with no personal information required to use
PLUS everything else you’d want from your favorite Baby app:

Current Version: 4.8 (May 31, 2018)
Read Sprout Baby + (baby tracker)’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/sprout-baby-baby-tracke
r

Visit Sprout Baby + (baby tracker)’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sprout-baby-baby-tracker/id688459536?mt=8

5. Tabata Stopwatch Pro (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Tabata Stopwatch Pro is the ultimate Tabata Interval Timer that works for
‘all’ your
interval training needs. Use with Tabata, HIIT, kettlebells, bodyweight
exercises, interval
running, sprints, etc.
Tabata Stopwatch Pro is a universal (both iPhone and iPad) feature packed
interval
timer for people who follow the Tabata training method. The main thing the
Tabata app
will aid you with is automating your exercise, rest, cooldown and other
intervals. As
simple as this sounds, it has a profound effect on your workout. You will be
able to
concentrate much better, won’t have to constantly count and honestly the
whole
workout just goes by faster. Try it with your Tabata, HIIT, kettlebells,
bodyweight
exercises, interval running, sprints, and other workouts.
Designed with both beginners and advanced users in mind Tabata Stopwatch Pro
comes
ready to use with basic Tabata already set up for you. As you gain more
experience you
can customize all intervals to match your pace. You may even create and
store your own
interval presets to quickly change to different workouts.
Tabata Stopwatch Pro is loaded with beeps that help identify what part of a
workout
you are in, interval beeps for example tell you when a new interval has
started. Tabata
Stopwatch Pro also has voice support that announces intervals to further
help you focus
on your workout. Oh and what would an exercise app be without music, select
your
favorite tracks from your iPod and blast through that workout.
The Apple Health app is supported and the Tabata app will write your Tabata
workout
times, calorie burned estimates and heart rates (needs a chest strap heart
rate monitor
and Pro purchase) after each workout.

Current Version: 2.1.1 (June 2, 2018)
Read Tabata Stopwatch Pro’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/tabata-stopwatch-pro

Visit Tabata Stopwatch Pro’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/tabata-stopwatch-pro/id664563975?mt=8

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:

iOS http://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac http://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
http://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_watch_app_directory
Apple TV http://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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Scam watch – scam alerts

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.
And now they are targeting us through texts being sent to our cell phones.

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.
Do not enter your password for Facebook or Twitter in response to a text
request on your cell phone.
The same if you are asked for your Apple ID.
Do not fall prey to a text message telling you that your banking details
have been compromised online.

Scams of the week –

1. A scam email from Revenue Canada with a ticket number.
Just bear in mind that this agency would never ever send you an email in
this fasion.
Just delete it.

2. A text message supposedly from Rogers telling you that your roaming
charges have reached $100 and to reply if you wish to reinstate it.
Just delete this message.

3. Eronious emails telling you that your email to a sender has bounced.
And this email continues to fill our in boxes.
The thing is that you never even sent an email to this person.
So you know what to do.
Delete it.

Until next week.

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What does the world really need?

Greetings and welcome to the month of August.
Wherever you are, I hope that yours is turning out to be a great weekend.
Today, I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan discusses what the world may need.
Enjoy your weekend.
I’m Christian Robicheau

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What does the world really need?
By Donna J. Jodhan

I think that this is probably one of the most frequently asked questions
these days and it has been one that continues to be asked from generation to
generation.

When I look around me I see so much hate; the constant violence especially
so at our schools and then I look across the pond and I see a recent Royal
Wedding that was filled with so much love, warmth, and hope for the future.

Each time someone decides to use guns to comfort his or her conscience or
satisfy their desire to get back at the world it only goes to fill us with
fear, insecurity, and feelings of heartbreak! Then when we witness a
Wedding where so much cultural diversity and new beginnings take place we
cannot help but be hopeful for the future.

Each time we make someone an outcast or shut them out of our social circles,
we can rest assured that the affected individual will at least think of
getting back at us in some way or other and that more than likely they are
going to make plans to use violence in order to solve their situation.

Each time we become bullies and bully others you can bet your bottom dollar
that one of our victims is going to turn to misguided ways of getting back
at us. However, each time we witness events where we can come together to
celebrate some thing special or exciting, we cannot but hope for more love
and less violence.

Each time we allow others to kill our kids we deprive those innocent victims
of their future and each time we promote bullying we enable the world to
promote said violence.

So what is it going to be? More love and less hate? Or more hate and more
heartbreak?

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 tech tip of the week – Exploring and Using Apple AirPods Cordless Bluetooth Earbuds

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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Exploring and Using Apple AirPods Cordless Bluetooth Earbuds
After much anticipation, Apple released their cordless Bluetooth earbuds,
called AirPods, in late 2016. Initial reviews were mixed: some said they
didn’t sound better than the standard corded earbuds that come with Apple
products. Others were extremely happy with the sound, ease of use, Siri
accessibility, and comfort level. I agree with these positive reviewers and,
apparently, so do many other people, since AirPods are selling very well
and there is usually a wait to get them.
Using Bluetooth to Cut the Cord
It has always been a hassle to use earbuds with their tangle-prone cords.
AirPods solve that problem by using radio waves instead of cables to
connect.
What’s in the Box
The box itself is approximately 4 inches square and the top lifts off. On
top is a tactile version of the AirPods in side profile. AirPods feel like
standard earbuds minus the connecting wire. Inside the box are two AirPods,
a charging case, and a Lightning to USB cable. Printed documentation is
included.
Charging Case
The charging case measures 1.74 by 0.84 by 2.11 inches, weighs 1.34 ounces,
and feels like a dental floss box. On the front side of the case, near the
top, is a lid that flips up. It is magnetic and closes easily. On the back
of the case is a small pairing button, used to pair the Apple TV and
non-Apple devices with the earbuds. On the bottom of the case is the
charging port.
AirPods arrive in the charging case. Inside the case are two magnetic holes
for the AirPods. There is only one way for them to fit. You use the case to
charge your AirPods.
AirPods
Each AirPod has a part that goes into your ear and a small stem that hangs
down.
Each AirPod is 0.65 by 0.71 by 1.59 inches and weighs 0.14 ounces. They
contain Apple’s proprietary W1 chip. Each AirPod contains Dual beamforming
microphones, dual optical sensors, and a speech-detecting accelerometer.
AirPods fit only one way in their case. In your ear, the hole in each AirPod
faces forward. Therefore, there is a designated right and left AirPod.
Lightning to USB Cable
The Lightning to USB cable arrives from Apple under the plastic insert in
the shipping box. If using one of the new MacBooks with USB-3 ports, you
will need an adaptor. An AC wall-charging cube is not included.
System Requirements
iOS 10 or later is required for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Mac
computers require macOS Sierra or later. The Apple Watch requires watchOS 3
or later. AirPods can be used with the 4th generation Apple TV, but the
pairing process is a little different that it is for newer models. AirPods
also can be paired with non-Apple devices.
Battery Life
According to Apple, AirPods get up to five hours listening time or two hours
talk time. The AirPod case itself contains a battery that charges the
AirPods. With the case fully charged it is possible to get 24 hours
listening time and 11 hours talk time. After a 15-minute charge in the case,
you can get up to three hours listening time or one-hour talk time. When
the AirPods’ battery charge is low, you will hear a descending sound. It
will repeat just before the AirPods turn off due to lack of battery power.
There is no audio clue that the case charge is low; you have to check the
battery level manually.
Siri
Siri can be accessed on your AirPods if they are paired with an iOS device,
Mac, or Apple Watch. As of May 2017, Siri is not available with Apple TV.
How to use Siri will be discussed later in this article.
Pairing
Before using your AirPods, they need to be paired with a device. You need to
pair them only once. If you have devices in your iCloud account, the
AirPods will have access to all. You can use one AirPod at a time.
Pairing with the iPhone
Pair the AirPods with an iPhone by placing the charging case, with AirPods
inside, next to the phone. Make sure the AirPods are charged before doing
so. Open the lid on the case and keep it open. A dialogue box will come up
asking if you want to pair the AirPods with your phone. Make your
selection.
Once paired, when you put the AirPods in your ears, you will hear a one-note
tone and sound will be routed to them automatically. If listening to
content such as music or an audiobook, play will stop as soon as one AirPod
is removed from your ear. It will start again when the AirPod is replaced.
If you are wearing two AirPods and take one out, play will stop. If you are
wearing one AirPod and you take it out, play will stop.
Once your AirPods are paired with your iPhone, you can use VoiceOver to
check battery power. With the case near your phone, open the lid and a
dialogue will appear on the screen. It will show the charge for both the
AirPods and the charging case. Flicking around the screen to read the
dialogue does not always work. Slide your finger around the bottom half to
access the information. When the Lightning charging cable is in the case,
the dialogue will say that the case is charging. Close the dialogue by
closing the lid of the charging case.
Another way to check the charge is on the Today screen. Information is under
the Battery heading.
Settings
To access all Settings options, your AirPods must be either in their case
with the lid open or out of the case either in your ears or near the
iPhone. Settings for AirPods are found in the Bluetooth section of the
phone. Go to Settings > Bluetooth. Under the My Devices heading is a list of
all your Bluetooth devices. Find your AirPods in the list.
Flick right to the More Info button and select it. The first option is a
Disconnect button followed by a button labeled Forget This Device. The next
control is a button that is to the right of your AirPods’ name. Selecting
the button will open an edit box for a new name.
Next are three options for choosing what happens when you do a one-finger
double-tap near the top of an AirPod. They are: Siri, Play/Pause, and Off.
The next control is a toggle for automatic ear detection. When on, content
will be transferred automatically to the AirPods as soon as they are in
your ears.
Use the final control for choosing whether only one AirPod has the
microphone or whether both sides have it. The options are Automatically
Switch AirPods, Always Left AirPod, and Always Right AirPod. Since they are
beam microphones, it is not necessary to speak loudly.
Connecting your AirPods to other Apple Devices
If you want to switch between Apple devices, you will need to go into the
device’s Bluetooth settings. For example, I was using AirPods with my Mac
and disconnected them when I was done. When I used the AirPods again, they
automatically started working with my Mac. To use them with my iPhone, I
went into my Mac’s Bluetooth settings, disconnected them from the Mac, and
connected them to the iPhone.
AirPods and the Mac
Connect AirPods to your Mac by going to Menu Extras and selecting Bluetooth.
Look for the AirPods in the Devices list. From there, use the Right Arrow
or VO + Right Arrow to get to Connect and select it. You can check battery
level by going back into the Bluetooth menu and selecting the AirPods. This
time, Right Arrow to Disconnect but do not select it. VO + Down Arrow and
you will hear the battery level of your AirPods.
When listening to audio content such as iTunes, removing one AirPod or
pressing the Spacebar will stop the music. Putting the AirPod back in your
ear or pressing the Spacebar again will start the music. Taking both
AirPods out of your ears will cause sound to come from the computer’s
speakers. Putting the AirPods back into your ears will route sound back to
the AirPods.
AirPods and the Apple Watch
The Apple Watch also works with AirPods. Go to the Control Center on your
watch and select Air Play. Your watch is already automatically selected. If
not, select it from the Air Play list. Flick down and there will be a
button for selecting your AirPods. Select it and your Apple Watch’s sound
will come through your AirPods.
Using AirPods with Apple TV
Pairing AirPods with Apple TV is different than pairing with other Apple
devices. Start by selecting Settings/Bluetooth/Remotes & Devices/Bluetooth.
Find your AirPods in the list. On the back of the charging case is a small
button. Hold it down for a couple of seconds. Then, without letting go of
the button, select your AirPods with the remote. You can then release the
button. Siri does not work with AirPods paired with Apple TV, but you still
have access via the remote.
Find My AirPods
The Find My iPhone app can help you find your AirPods unless they are out of
range or in their case. Select your AirPods from the list of devices in
Find My AirPods. When the next screen loads, tap the Actions button, which
is located above the home button. On the next screen, select the Play Sound
button that is above the home button but slightly to the right. The AirPods
will play a sound for two minutes. When they are located, pick them up or
put them in their case, and in a few seconds the sound will stop. I found
that VoiceOver took a few seconds to start working after the sound stopped.
The Bottom Line
AirPods are well worth the investment; they are comfortable, convenient, and
provide very good sound. Once paired with one of your devices, they can
easily be connected to all the iOS and macOS devices on your same iCloud
account. You can buy one AirPod if you lose one. This is actually my second
pair of AirPods. My guide dog chewed one of my AirPods and I left the other
one in a hotel room when I attended a conference. For me, it was definitely
worth purchasing a second pair.
Product Information
Product: Apple AirPods
https://www.apple.com/airpods/
Cost: $159 per pair; $69 for a single replacement
Author: Janet Ingber

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Top scams of the week – stay updated

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.
And now they are targeting us through texts being sent to our cell phones.

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.
Do not enter your password for Facebook or Twitter in response to a text
request on your cell phone.
The same if you are asked for your Apple ID.
Do not fall prey to a text message telling you that your banking details
have been compromised online.

Scams of the week –

1. Well, here comes a text message to your I device telling you that your
online account at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has been frozen.
You are asked to log in and re-enter your username and password.
No, do not do this.
Simply delete this text message and move on.
It is a scammer just trying to get you to do it and in the process to give
away your online credentials.

2. You are receiving funny emails from someone you know advertising some
weight loss promotions.
Goodness knows how the scammer managed to set this one up but it is a hoax!
Just delete it it and go about your business.

3. Eronious emails telling you that your email to a sender has bounced.
The thing is that you never even sent an email to this person.
So you know what to do.
Delete it.

Until next week.

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Reconnecting with Mother Nature

Greetings and ah yes! A gorgeous July weekend is in store for us.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week our president Donna J. Jodhan reconnects with nature.
Enjoy your weekend now.
I’m Scott Savoy

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Reconnecting with mother nature
By Donna J. Jodhan

It is always so refreshing and a pure delight whenever I get a rare
opportunity to reconnect with Mother Nature. I truly believe that this is
what is sorely missing from the lives of so many of us!

We spend so much of our time interacting with each other through computer
screens and through our i devices. We spend a lot of time on our phones and
then we are simply just too tired to go out there and interact with Mother
Nature and her plethora of goodies.

What a joy it is for me to listen to those songster birds each morning with
voices as pure as those of angels! To be able to walk in the sunshine, or
to stroll lazily on the sidewalks as those fat snowflakes race each other to
the ground. Or to walk briskly through the lush grass of fertile fields
inhaling the fragrances of ripening fruits and blooming flowers.

What a joy it is for me to listen to my feet crunch the dried fallen leaves
in the fall as I walk along or to listen to the rain coming down as silver
raindrops bang against my windows. Or how about those scintillating
sunrises and sunsets?

There is nothing better than just going out there and allowing the fresh
breezes to blow through my hair or to sit on a sandy beach and watch and
listen to the waves roll gently towards me. Or better yet! To listen as
the gulls call to each other while the sound of the horns of passing boats
echo across the wide expanse of a calm sea!

Then let us not forget those deep blue skies, the little white clouds and
those fat dark ones filled with rain just waiting to deposit them on the
rest of the world!

This is what we need more of! This is what we need to help us balance our
lives more effectively and to get a better perspective on life! To use our
communication with Mother Nature to help us cope better with all of the
white noise around us.

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 tech news of the week – Review of Microsoft OneNote for students with low vision and dysgraphia

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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Review of Microsoft OneNote for students with low vision and dysgraphia
I have used OneNote all through high school and college, and it seems like
every update brings more and more exciting features. I have low vision and
dysgraphia, which makes
traditional note taking difficult. However, OneNote provides many different
tools for students to take great notes in class. Here is my review of
Microsoft Office OneNote in
the classroom.
What is OneNote?
OneNote is a free Microsoft Office software that allows users to create
multimedia notebooks filled with text, images, videos, files, and more.
It’s much better than taking
notes in Microsoft Word because it’s easy to flip through pages and draw on
notes using a stylus. The app can be downloaded on Windows, Mac, iOS, and
Android, though a
(free) Microsoft account is required.
Interface
The OneNote interface is very similar to other Microsoft Office products.
One of the more unique features is that text can be added anywhere- just
click and type. It works
amazing with touch screens and the iPad app is compatible with the popular
Pencil by FiftyThree stylus, which I use most frequently in my math class.
Content
There are many types of content that can be added to OneNote notebooks. Of
course, users can input their own text, just like any word processing
software. However, users can
also add pictures and videos, audio recordings, graphs, links, files, PDF
printouts, and even OCR scans of whiteboards.
Accessibility
OneNote has lots of accessibility features, including large print and high
contrast displays, as well as the support of alt text and screen readers.
My favorite thing though
is the whiteboard camera setting, which allows users to take a picture of a
whiteboard, and the software automatically crops the image and turns it
into an OCR file, which
can be converted into searchable text that works well with screen readers.
It’s not perfect though- glare on the whiteboard can cause text to be
harder to see or it may not
read text correctly. I also use the audio function to record lectures, with
instructor permission.
Easy to access
OneNote notebooks sync across devices using a Microsoft account. I have the
app downloaded on my laptop, desktop, iPad, and Android phone. I use it on
my laptop and iPad the
most frequently, though I also review my notes on the other two devices.
Options
Default page settings can be edited in the Microsoft settings section- I set
my default text size to Arial, size 22. Users can also change the page
color, or choose to add
lines or grids to the display. In addition, I change the app color to dark
gray to decrease the blue light display.
Layout
Because of the point and type interface, it’s easy to create many types of
different pages. Normally, I type out all of the information first, and
take whiteboard scans while
I am in the classroom. I also write out data to convert into charts and add
links as need be. After class, I go back and convert data into media,
rearranging it so it fits
in a logical way, often using audio recordings for reference.
What I’ve used it for
I have used OneNote for many years, especially in college. Here are some
examples of notebooks and documents I have created:
Writing notes and adding symbols with a stylus in math class
Taking a picture of the whiteboard in programming class to understand a
diagram
Creating an outline with sources inserted for a project in global health
Taking notes from a website for English
Combining my notes and the teacher’s notes in one document for environmental
science
How my teachers have reacted
At my first high school, my teachers hated that I would use OneNote, because
it seemed so different to them. My second high school embraced technology
and I used OneNote in
all of my classes, even doing a presentation on the software with two
friends. My college professors don’t care what software students use, but I
did have one professor that
was fascinated with the whiteboard camera feature.
Verdict
I love using OneNote and it has helped me with keeping large amounts of
files organized for my classes, as well as making documents accessible.
Every student should be using
OneNote.
Source
https://veroniiiica.com/2017/09/06/microsoft-office-onenote/
September 6, 2017

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June 20 2018, a historic day

Greetings and welcome to July! I hope that everyone had a great holiday on
both sides of the border and now it’s time to enjoy July.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week, Donna J. Jodhan Shares a very special moment with her
readers.
Enjoy your weekend now!
I’m Christian Robicheau

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June 20 2018, a historic day
By Donna J. Jodhan

As I sit here writing this editorial; it is extremely difficult for me to
share my feelings with my readers. However, I will try and hopefully by the
time that I am finished writing, my thoughts will be a bit clearer.

Relief, yes! Anxious, yes! Hopeful, yes! Humbled, definitely so! Looking
forward to an exciting future for Canadians, definitely so!

On June 20 2018, Minister Duncan; Minister for sport and disability issues
kept her promise when she rose in the Canadian House of Commons to introduce
the accessible Canada Act. Previous to this, she had fervently promised to
all of those listening that she would do so and this she did. She did it
just before the House of Commons recessed for the summer thus giving many
onlookers some very heart wrenching moments and even some of us would say
today that we almost suffered mild heart attacks.

Never the less, she delivered and I was one of those who she had personally
promised that she would deliver the long awaited legislation to the House in
the late spring.

I was not personally on hand when Minister Duncan rose to introduce the
accessible Canada Act; I was sitting at my computer thousands of miles away
in the Caribbean waiting anxiously for my friends to tell me and this they
did. I got the news at around
3:40 pm and for one brief moment everything started to spin and then my
world stopped for that very split second.

Yes, it was true! I was reading correctly! First from Thomas and then from
Anthony! Then the tears started to come slowly but surely! We had done it!

As they often say, try once, try twice, and then the third try will succeed
and this is exactly what happened in this case.

As the late Richard Quan said when we won a court victory in November of
2010; “A landmark victory for all Canadians” and I am very sure that he
would have said it again. And I was just so humbled to be a part of this
once more as I was in 2010.

Now the real work begins and I along with many others will be working to
ensure that we make the most of this grand opportunity. Huge bouquets go
out to Ministers Duncan and Qualtrough, to Prime Minister Trudeau and his
Government, and to the thousands of Canadians; within the Government and
across the country for having helped to make this a reality.

My two cents worth 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 June 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 June 2018 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. AirRead, listen to flying text (iOS, Free)
Would it be amazing if somebody reads aloud articles for you?
If your answer is “Yes”, AirRead is for you.
You can “read” web pages, news, and books while waiting, walking, driving,
exercising
…whatever!
AirRead reads aloud text for you.
Listen to web pages
* in-app browser for reading aloud web pages interactively
* skips advertisements and menus while playing
* one tap to play multiple linked articles inside a web page
* save web pages and read aloud later in offline mode
* select web pages first and later on play them all together
Listen to books
* create your own audio books (on iPhone/iPad or PC/MAC)
* convert ePub, PDF, text, rtf, doc files to audio books
Listen to news
* speak aloud news article one-by-one automatically
Listen to text
* type and speak
Copy and play
* Copy a web address or text onto pasteboard and speak it aloud
Other features
* designed for fragmented-time operations
* supports Apple Watch
* one tap to continue last reading

Current Version: 8.2.3 (June 24, 2018)
Read AirRead, listen to flying text’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/airread-read-aloud-text

Visit AirRead, listen to flying text’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1021049789?ign-mpt=uo%3D8%26amp%3Buo%3D8

2. Lazarillo – Accessible GPS (iOS, Free)
Lazarillo App: the GPS for blind and people with low vision, lets you
explore the world
around you and set up routes.
Lazarillo is a specialized GPS app that brings mobility tools for the blind
people. Using
audio messages, Lazarillo will tell you about nearby places, the street you
are walking
on, street intersections in your way and more! Like a radio, Lazarillo will
announce the
things around you while you are moving. This app was designed and
implemented with
active feedback from blind people.
The GPS resource is used even if the App is in the background. This allows
the user to
keep using the app without active usage of the screen, so they can still
enjoy the
features of Lazarillo even when their phone is in their pocket or when using
other
relevant apps.
This app allows you to use its accessibility functions for free, just
requires mobile data or
a Wi-Fi connection.

Current Version: 3.2.12 (March 8, 2018)
Read Lazarillo – Accessible GPS’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/navigation/lazarillo-accesible-gps

Visit Lazarillo – Accessible GPS’ App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lazarillo-accesible-gps/id1139331874?mt=8

3. Seconds Interval Timer HIIT (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
LOOK NO FURTHER, you have just found the most advanced interval training
timer on
the App Store. Seconds has been downloaded over 4 million times, and has
over 13,000
5-star reviews. Other interval timers don’t even come close when it comes to
quality,
features and ease of use.
BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD:-
Seconds is a paid app that you can trial for free. Non-paying users may only
use the
timers they create one time. If you do not mind the inconvenience of
recreating your
timers each time you need them, you can use the app for free for as long as
you want.
Alternatively, by upgrading you can use your timers as often as you like,
and you will
also be supporting the continued development of the app.
SECONDS AT A GLANCE:-
* Apple Watch
* Large clear display
* Templates for HIIT, Tabata, Circuit Training and more
* Custom timers to create any intervals imaginable
* Bluetooth heart rate sensor support
* Speaks your interval names in your language
* Loud or soothing alerts
* Coordinate music with intervals
* Universal app, works on all devices
* External display and AirPlay Mirroring support
* Runs in the background
* Supports iOS 8 and above

Current Version: 3.7.3 (June 6, 2018)
Read Seconds Interval Timer HIIT’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/seconds-interval-timer-
hiit

Visit Seconds Interval Timer HIIT’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seconds-interval-timer-hiit/id475816966?mt=8

4. Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind (iOS, US$9.99)
Life between myths. Clans, cows, choices.
The spiritual successor to King of Dragon Pass, Six Ages combines
interactive stories and
turn-based strategy. Your small clan’s survival depends on its relations
with the warring
gods and their followers. Play involves actions such as improving pastures,
exploration,
trading with your neighbors, and raiding. You can even travel to the
Otherworld to visit
your gods. You also need to deal with crises ranging from marauding
dinosaurs to
diplomatic requests to illicit love. Your choices have a politico-economic
impact, but
some consequences might not be obvious for decades.
It’s set in Glorantha (the world of the games RuneQuest, HeroQuest, and 13th
Age),
where the laws of physics are subordinate to the whims of the gods and
spirits.
Six Ages is immensely replayable, thanks to over 400 interactive scenes with
multiple
outcomes. Short episodes and automatic saving mean you can play even when
you only
have a minute or two. The built-in saga writes down the story for you. And
advisors with
distinctive personalities help you track your cows.

Current Version: 1.0.1 (June 28, 2018)
Read Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/six-ages-ride-wind

Visit Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/six-ages-ride-like-the-wind/id934012726?mt=8

5. Travelear: Listen to the World (iOS, Free)
Travelear promises to take your ears on an adventure like never before! You
can finally
go to a variety of destinations and environments with a pair of headphones
and the click
of a button. With Travelear you can hop across the pond and experience the
hustle and
bustle of London’s famous Flower Market or even take a trip down to New
Orleans jazz-
filled streets. If you’re not in the mood for a new city sound then you can
always get up
close and personal with forest wildlife or simply sit back and relax on your
porch as a
summer thunderstorm passes by. Let our sounds immerse you into an
environmental
narrative and make you feel like you are actually there.
Features:
* 3D experiences created exclusively for Travelear
* Organic recordings designed to tell a story
* Captured with the latest in 3D microphones
* Recorded and composed by Professional Audio Engineers
* HD sound quality
* HD images provide a visual for the experience
* Map View allows you to choose your destination
Take a break from your day, go somewhere fun. Sit back, relax, and choose
your
destination.

Current Version: 1.2.3 (May 25, 2018)
Read Travelear: Listen to the World’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/travelear-listen-world

Visit Travelear: Listen to the World’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/travelear-listen-to-the-world/id1159408401?m
t=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=apple_watch_app_directory

Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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