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. fake emails from courier companies
Well, it appears that the hackers and scammers seem to have turned their
attention to sending out emails on behalf of such courier companies as UPS
and Puralator.
If you receive any of these types of emails asking you to download a file
with info on how to retrieve your parcel; please ignore!
If you make the mistake to download then we are afraid that you would simply
give them the keys to your system and the rest is history.
They tell you that they tried to deliver a parcel to you.
It is nothing but a scam.

2. The you have just won a lottery –
Another type of old hat scam that seems to have raised its head once more
and it is indeed only a scam.
Delete, do not even try to respond.
Responding would only enable these senders to do harm to you.

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Is customer service on the decline?

Greetings! I’m Christian Robicheau and I cannot believe how fast April has
gone! It is almost over and it has been asomewhat mixed bag of weather.
For this week, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with
you and it’s all about Donna J. Jodhan’s views on customer service.
Enjoy and have yourself a great weekend!

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Is customer service on the decline?
By Donna J. Jodhan

If your response to this is yes then this editorial is for you but if it is
no then you may just want to move on.

For the records, I happen to resoundly believe that customer service is on
the decline. Why do I believe this to be so? Here are my humble opinions.

1. Companies are placing much more emphasis on reducing their costs rather
than putting it on improving customer service. They seem to be hell bent on
doing this and in so doing they are sacrificing good customer relations in
favor of cost reduction.

What they may be forgetting is this. Each time a customer has a bad
experience with a customer service rep, chances are that they would not
return to said company and even worse is that they would tell their friends
and family and presto! There goes future revenue and the shrinking of a
company’s database.

2. Customer service training has and continues to decline and as a result
present customer service reps are not equipped to provide such things as a
sound knowledge of products and services being sold, how to handle customers
with special needs, and how to react and/or proact towards customers and
their questions.

3. As they say, you often get what you pay for and if companies continue to
believe that they can get away with it by paying their customer service reps
low wages then guess what? The types of employees that would be attracted
to these positions are those who will not stay with them for any length of
time because they would be seeking to better their lives with better paying
jobs and scope.

4. Too many companies within the past decade have been allowed to establish
their fleets of customer service reps outside of North America; primarily in
India and as a result this has lead to customer reps whose first language is
not English having to deal with customers whose first language is English.
Or customers whose first language is anything but what is primarily spoken
in India.

Cost reduction for companies, yes! The shortest end of the stick for
customers, yes! My only wish is that we could find a way to rectify the
widening customer dissatisfaction syndrome.

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 Blindfold Games

If you know a blind or vision impaired child who loves playing games and
they have access to an i device then this app is definitely for this
youngster and you can only imagine what fun they will be able to have!
Hours of just pure pleasure and this app is available at your friendly App
Store.

We are pleased to share the following info with you.
Note: These were released in November 2015 but it’s never too late!

Kid Friendly Software, developers of the Blindfold series of accessible
audio games, have released several new titles during November 2015. Below
are links to each app in
the App Store:
Blindfold Air Hockey
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-air-hockey/id1054990351?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8
Blindfold Breakout
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-breakout/id1051805064?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8
Blindfold Craps
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-craps/id1055024856?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8
Blindfold Vee Ball
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-vee-ball/id1059937014?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

So now just go out there and help your young friends to enjoy these great
games!

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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. A fake Microsoft message –
You may or may not get this one but here goes.
When you login to Facebook a pop-up comes up telling you that your computer
has been identified as having spyware and is now infected.
You are further told that your login password to Facebook as been
compromised along with your credit card details.
Then you are asked to call the toll free number on the screen so that a
Microsoft engineer can help you to get rid of this terrible computer
infection.
Finally you are told that if you ignore this message and close the screen
your computer will be locked.
Please, please ignore this vicious message, it is a definite scam!
It looks very convincing but it is definitely authentic.
We are not sure how a Microsoft warning such as this would relate to a
reported Facebook hack.

2. The continuing emails from Canada Post –
The trick here is for you to realize that when you receive one of these
emails it tells you that they tried to deliver a parcel to your business on
a Sunday.
Of course this is not logical as Canada Post does not deliver to any
business on a Sunday.
This is a scam so just move on and delete this email.

3. the fake email from UPS –
This is very similar to the email from Canada Post.
It asks you to download an invoice and pick up your parcel.
Do not do this; if you make the mistake to download this invoice then you
have just given permission to a hacker to enter your privacy.

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Who is the best dance partner?

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy, managing editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and wherever you are, I and my team would
like to wish you a terrific holiday weekend.
Happy Easter everyone!
For today, I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you
and for this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about who is the best dance partner.
Happy reading everyone.

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Who is the best dance partner
By Donna J. Jodhan

In life, this is one of the most important questions that anyone would want
to ask or should I say; would need to ask.

It does not matter if it is on a personal level or not. With regard to a
marriage, business partnership, and when collaborating in any way, shape, or
form. This is the question of the day.

I’ll focus in on those all important business partnerships; those
partnerships of collaboration and cooperation. Sometimes it is very
difficult to be able to choose the right dance partner. You think that you
are all right when you make that all important decision to team up with
someone who you feel is like minded and has the same or similar objectives
as you do but alas! After some time or so you discover that you have made a
huge faux pas. So now what?

Are there any fast and proven formulas for choosing the right dance partner?
Are there any formulas when it comes to ensuring that we can avoid the wrong
dance partner? In my humble opinion; no! We are dealing here with human
complexities and human nature.

Human nature and human complexities are two very complex variables that we
as a society continue to grapple with and to learn about. We could never
hope to learn everything about it all. Just look at politics and you’ll see
how many times dance partners are acquired, break up, come back together,
and then break up again.

Some last for many years, others last for a few years, and then there are
the majority who fail to get past the first year.
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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Meet the Blindfold Simon 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.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Meet the Blindfold Simon app
(Free with In-App
Purchases)

And who says that you cannot continue to have fun with the Simon game on
your i device? Not possible you say? Very possible indeed!

Blindfold Simon is a fully accessible audio game that’s similar to the
memory game Simon.
In Blindfold Simon, you listen to a sequence and then repeat that
sequence. All action sequences are gestures on your iPhone or iPad, such as
swipe up, down, left or right, or
tapping with one finger or two fingers.

Each time you complete all the steps in a sequence, you win coins and
move onto a sequence that is one step longer.
There is a one player mode where you can win coins, and a two player
mode where you pass the iPhone back and forth between the two
players.

As you move from level to level, the number of gesture
alternatives gets longer. You can change the many settings in the game.

Read Blindfold Simon’s AppleVis iOS App
Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-simon

Visit Blindfold Simon’s page on the App
Store
https://itunes.apple.com/ml/app/blindfold-simon/id998178375?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Just go out there now and have yourself a ton of fun.

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Top 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!

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1. The package delivery scam –
Now, take a close look at this and if you receive anything similar to this
then please, just delete and continue with your regular day.
If you make the mistake to download the invoice using the link given then
you would just have opened up yourself to lots of problems and potential
damage to your system and to your privacy.
There are two tell tale signs here for you to take note of:
April 02 is a Sunday and the phrase
“*** If the link do not work, you might transfer that message from Spam
Folder to Inbox. ***”
What’s wrong with this phrase? It says do not work and this is
grammatically incorrect.
Additionally, to receive this kind of email outside of Britain is a definite
give away.

2. the continuing Apple and Microsoft scams –
These have been around for quite some time and it involvs you receiving
phone calls from persons pretending to represent these two companies.
You are told that your system has been hacked and that you need to let them
help you to rectify this.
Please, please, simply hang up.
For if you don’t and choose to pay attention and follow their instructions,
you have just given the caller free reign to enter and hack your system.

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The “my sweet boy syndrome”

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy managing editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and I hope that April is being kind to
everyone.
Today, I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan discusses the “my sweet boy” syndrome.
This is very interesting reading and I encourage you to read on.
Enjoy!

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The “my sweet boy syndrome”
By Donna J. Jodhan

I am not very sure if this is simply just a bad habit or indeed; is it
really a syndrome? I’ll let you be the judge of this.

Suffice it to say that we as a society seem to be facing a real challenge.
This being that it appears that too many moms are just simply willing to
allow their sons to do whatever they like without even lifting a finger to
save them from themselves.

No; I am not a mom myself so I do not have a son but over the years I have
heard these types of reactions from friends and family alike. Yes! it is
all about my sweet boy and an unwillingness on the part of too many moms to
admit that their beloved son is not always right and that indeed; they are
not perfect.

For the my sweet boy is able to smile sweetly at their moms while at the
same time not being exactly honest with them. The my sweet boy is given any
and everything that he asks his parents for. Parents bend over backwards to
accommodate the my sweet boy; ingratiating them with fast cars, credit cards
with exorbitant credit limits, lots of vacations, clothes, and the beat goes
on.

The my sweet boy syndrome has probably been around for more years than we
care to admit but over the last decade or so it has gotten concernedly worse
and it may be time now for us to take stock and act accordingly.

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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Notable Apple apps for March 2017

Hello there and welcome to our newest feature and we hope that you enjoy it
and find it of use.
Follow us on twitter @accessibleworld
The Sterling Creations business desk team

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For March 2017

1. Adblock Mobile — Block ads in apps/browsers (iOS, Free)

Mobile ads drive you mad?

Adblock Mobile removes them all.

* Blocks ads in most apps and browsers, like Safari or Chrome
* Works on both Wi-Fi and cellular networks
* Reduces your mobile data usage, which saves you tons of money

Current Version: 3.2.9 (March 7, 2017)

Read Adblock Mobile’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/adblock-mobile-block-ads-appsbrowsers
Visit Adblock Mobile’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adblock-mobile-block-ads-in-apps-browsers/id1121734569?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&at=11l4LS

2. Blindfold Words From Words (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

Blindfold Words From Words is a fully accessible word game for both sighted
and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

You want to create as many words as possible words from the letters of a
chosen word. For example, if the chosen word is “blindfold”, you can create
the words such as blind, fold, bind, old, find, oil, foil, din, and so on.
Words must be at least 3 letters long.

There are thousands of words, and you can play either a timed or untimed
game. At the end of the game, you can get a list of all possible words that
can be created from the chosen word.

Current Version: 3.2.3 (March25, 2017)

Read Blindfold Words From Words’ AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-words-words
Visit Blindfold Words From Words’ App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-words-from-words/id1200248394?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&at=11l4LS

3. Chess-wise 3 (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

With Chess-wise 3 you can play chess, analyse games, annotate game
notations, play online, solve exercises, watch training videos and much
more.

Games are represented as trees, so they can have side-lines. This means when
analysing moves, this will not anymore overwrite the moves of the main game

On the new annotation screen, you can add comments and !! – or ?? to the
moves

Current Version: : 3.3.8 (March 19, 2017)

Read Chess-wise’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/chess-wise-3
Visit Chess-wise’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess-wise-3/id788594027?mt=8&at=11l4LS

4. Crafting Kingdom (iOS, Free)

Every empire starts small!

Build production sites, and start crafting resources. Harvest logs, coal,
iron and many other goods. Then craft them into more valuable items and sell
them on the market! Complete quests, build your own estate, and become the
richest merchant in all of Crafting Kingdom!

Crafting Kingdom is a lovingly crafted (pun intended!) idle crafting game
with a huge amount of goods to produce, complex production chains and plenty
of quests for you to complete.

* Buy production sites
* Build complex production chains
* Complete quests and get powerful rewards
* Expand your storage facilities
* Build you very own estate
* Endless hours of fun. How much money can you make?

Note to our visually impaired players: This game is fully accessible without
the use of VoiceOver. You can enable/disable Accessibility Mode by tapping
three times with three fingers in the main menu. Have fun!

Current Version: 1.2 (March 23, 2017)

Read Crafting Kingdom’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/crafting-kingdom
Visit Crafting Kingdom’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crafting-kingdom/id1190611967?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&at=11l4LS
View a very active forum topic where people have shared feedback and
suggestions with the developer of this game
https://www.applevis.com/forum/ios-gaming/help-us-improve-accessibility-our-game-crafting-kingdom

5. Examine Clothes Color (iOS, Free)

This application plays a role as eyes so that visually impaired persons can
choose the color and pattern on clothes by themselves.

When you take a picture of clothes with this application, it speaks the
color and pattern on clothes. The color included in clothes is expressed by
up to 4 colors. The pattern is expressed by a category of 5, vertical
stripes, horizontal stripes, checker, plain color and other pattern.

Photographing location is the room where direct sunlight does not gleam.
After starting the App, move the iPhone from the clothes to the position of
about 40cm, and take a picture. The flash fires automatically.

The Models that can appropriately correct the color are the iPhone4S, 5S, 6,
6S. The App will work with any other iPhone models.

This system has been developed in order to support the independent living of
visually impaired persons, and uses a special method of correcting the color
in order to correctly recognize the color that changes by lighting
environment.

Current Version: 1.21 (May 125, 2016)

Read Examine Clothes Color’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/examine-clothes-color
Visit Examine Clothes Color’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/examine-clothes-color/id1074506449?l=en&mt=8&at=11l4LS

6. Life Period Tracker: Period & Ovulation Tracker (iOS, Free with In-App
Purchases)

Track your period, predict your fertile days, schedule cycle reminders,
track your symptoms, moods, and more! Upgrade to Premium and track your
health using any one of nine new health trackers! Track sex, fertility,
weight, nutrition, fitness, sleep, medication, health, and even keep a
diary! Download the best and most customizable women’s health tracker on the
App Store!

*/We take your privacy very seriously! Unlike many other women’s health
apps, we do not require your email address to sign up and we do not sell or
share your personal health data. All proceeds come from your support. It’s
your Life and it should stay with you!/*

INNOVATIVE CALENDAR: We weren’t satisfied with the methods other apps used
to enter women’s cycle dates. We went through hundreds of prototypes before
we were satisfied with the final result.

PERIOD TRACKER: We wanted a display that was simple yet beautiful for the
Period Tracker. A page that could be viewed with only a passing glance yet
still have it’s own personality.

OVULATION PREDICTIONS: Viewing your ovulation predictions is fast and easy
with our ovulation calculator. Gone are the days of information clutter.
Enjoy viewing your ovulation predictions at their most beautiful.

MOOD TRACKER: With Life’s innovative multiple entry method, you are free
create separate entries for each mood as often as you feel them. And because
no mood comes without details, each and every entry also has the option of
writing an associated note.

IRREGULAR CYCLE SUPPORT: By default, the app defines cycles as irregular if
the cycle has a length less than 21 days or over 36 days however these
values are easily personalised to fit your needs within Settings.

MENSTRUAL HISTORY: The menstrual history was visually optimised to include
thoughtful choices that take advantage of the available real estate in an
easy-to-read vertical orientation.

CYCLE HISTORY: The days of difficult-to-create reminders are over. Our cycle
reminders are incredibly easy to create, modify, and set. We give you six
various reminders to keep you current with your important cycle days.

SYMPTOM TRACKER: We saved one of the best features for last. Like the Mood
Tracker, each symptom can be kept as a separate entry for later analysis or
to share with your physician.

Current Version: 4.0.3 (March 30, 2017)

Read Life Period Tracker’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/life-period-tracker-period-ovulation-tracker
Visit Life Period Tracker’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/life-period-tracker-period-ovulation-tracker/id703547387?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&at=11l4LS

7. Power 2 for iPhone and Apple Watch (watchOS, US$1.99)

Power 2 enables you to quickly see your iPhone battery life and more from
your Apple Watch just by raising your wrist.

Complication: Add Power 2’s complication to your favourite watch face so you
can quickly see your iPhone battery life. Power 2’s complication also knows
when your phone is in low power mode, charging or fully charged. Its that
smart, fast and simple.

Notifications: Power 2 will notify you when your iPhone battery is running
low and/or is fully charged, even if your iPhone is charging in the other
room.

Time Travel: Have to run out but forgot to charge your iPhone so now you
don’t know how long your iPhone battery will last? Time Travel will give you
an idea of how long your iPhone battery could last for.

Power 2 is set to automatically check your iPhone battery life once every 30
minutes and will only send you a notification when your iPhone battery is
within the following range:

* Full Charge
* 95% – 85%
* 55% – 45%
* 20% – 10%
* 9% – 1%

Current Version: 1.0.1 (November 30, 2016)

Read Power 2’s AppleVis Apple Watch App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/apple-watch/utilities/power-2-iphone-and-apple-watch
Visit Power 2’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/power-2-for-iphone-apple-watch/id1168437992?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&at=11l4LS

8. The Lost Heir 3: Demon War (iOS, US$4.99)

Defeat the rampaging demon horde, save the Kingdom of Daria, and avenge the
death of your parents in the thrilling conclusion to this epic three part
series! You’ll need all the power you can muster to finish building your
legend, tapping into any of the dozen new prestige classes, including Druid
of Decay, Dragon Knight, and even fighting the demons with their own fire by
becoming a Demon Master!

“The Lost Heir 3: Demon War” is a 250,000-word interactive fantasy novel by
Mike Walter—the conclusion to the trilogy—where your choices control the
story. The game is entirely text-based—without graphics or sound
effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Face betrayal, seek romance, battle enemies in war, and navigate the
intrigues of court. The fate of the kingdom of Daria is in your hands.

• Play as male or female, gay or straight.
• Pursue romantic interests, get married, have a child!
• Acquire legendary magical artifacts.
• Reach one of seven different endings! Restore peace and harmony to the
Kingdom of Daria or plunge the world into chaos, the choice is yours!

Current Version: 1.0.0 (March 16, 2017)

Read The Lost Heir 3: Demon War’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more
information https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/lost-heir-3-deamon-war
Visit The Lost Heir 3: Demon War’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-lost-heir-3-demon-war/id1205332004?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&at=11l4LS

9. Threema (iOS, US$2.99)

Threema is the world’s favorite secure messenger and keeps your data out
of the hands of hackers, corporations and governments. Threema can be used
completely anonymously, and offers a rich set of features.

HIGHEST ENCRYPTION STRENGTH: Threema encrypts ALL your communications
END-TO-END including messages, group chats, media files and even status
messages. You can rest assured that only the intended recipient can read
your chats, and nobody else – not even us. Threema uses the trusted open
source NaCl cryptography library for encryption.

The encryption keys are generated and safely stored on user’s devices to
prevent backdoor access or copies.

GUARANTEED PRIVACY: Threema is designed to generate as little data on
servers as possible – this is a core part of our concept. Group
memberships and contact lists are managed on your device only, and never
stored on our servers. Messages are immediately deleted after they have been
delivered. Local files are stored encrypted on your mobile phone or tablet.
All this effectively prevents the collection and misuse of your personal
information, including meta data.

COMPREHENSIVE FEATURES: Threema is not only an encrypted and private
messenger but also versatile and feature-rich.

* write text and send voice messages
* share videos, pictures and locations
* send any type of file (pdf, animated gif, mp3, doc, zip, etc.)
* create groups
* conduct polls with the unique poll feature
* choose between a dark and a light theme
* quickly and silently reply with the unique agree/disagree feature
* verify the identity of a contact by scanning their personal QR code
* use Threema as anonymous instant messaging tool
* synchronize your contacts (optional)

FULL ANONYMITY: Each Threema user receives a random Threema ID for
identification. A phone number or email address is not required to use
Threema. This unique feature allows you to use Threema completely
anonymously – no need to give up private information or to open an
account.

TRUSTED CONTACTS: We let users confirm trusted contacts with a QR code or a
key fingerprint to prevent man in the middle attacks.

INDEPENDENT COMPANY: We are a 100% independent and self-financed company in
the heart of Switzerland with its own servers and in-house software
development. Switzerland is a country with some of the most user friendly
privacy laws in the world.

Current Version: 2.9.0 (March 28, 2017)

Read Threema’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/social-networking/threema
Visit Threema’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/threema/id578665578?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8&at=11l4LS

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 alerts! What you need to know

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 RBC verification alert –
We can assure you without any doubt that this is indeed a scam and you would
do well to simply ignore and delete any email with the above subject line.
Here is the text of the email.
Please use instruction in file to verify your RBC Online access to avoid
suspension.
Never, never detatch any file like this because who knows what potential
damage it could cause to your system.

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