The "Public Eye"

Noun. public eyepublic eye - a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency".

Say what you will, the news is what counts when it is information you need.

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Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - Issue 26

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication

Hi! My name is Donna Jodhan; Author of audio mysteries, writer, blogger, and a life style specialist. I produce monthly newsletters for a wide audience and I'd like to welcome you to my newsletter for this month.

In my newsletter you will find the following:

  • Practical tips to enhance your daily life,
  • Mystery of the month,
  • From the desk of author Donna Jodhan,
  • A news flash from author Donna Jodhan,
  • Author Donna Jodhan's picks of the month.

To learn more about author Donna Jodhan and how you can access her audio mysteries visit and become a supporter of her anti-bullying campaign.

Section: Practical tips to enhance your daily life:

Welcome to our varied collection of links for your reading pleasure. They are meant to help you keep up with improvements and enhancements to various products and services that are a part of your daily life.


Tips reproduced from the Flying Blind, LLC Publication

  1. Audio Rally Racing (US$14.99)
    AUDIO RALLY RACING is an audiogame about car rally racing, in which you can experience the thrill of speed and reckless driving on country roads and city streets.
    Game elements
    First you choose a car, then you can start competing in the various races and circuits available. Most of the items are available beginning in 'SINGLE PATH - SINGLE CIRCUIT' mode. Many others can only be played in TOURNAMENT mode, completing the circuits and winning them.
    The navigator is an important element of the game: he (or she) will give us the necessary instructions to be able to drive at full speed, pointing out the curves and other obstacles on the way.
    Each route consists of straight roads, in variable lengths, and curves, also variable in their difficulty.
    Current version: 1.0 (September 10, 2015)
    Read Audio Rally Racing's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Audio Rally Racing's page on the App Store mpt=uo%3D8
  2. CrowdViz (Free with In-App Purchases)
    CrowdViz is an iOS app that unites blind people with our trusted sighted assistants. Blind users can receive immediate sighted help by connecting to a trusted assistant and it is as easy as a click of a single button. A quality experience with CrowdViz comprises not only of excellent assistance but also fast response time, one on one trained assistance, and 24 by 7 availability. Also, user's have the ability to rate their experience, so that we can continually provide a high quality service.
    Current version: 1.0 (September 7, 2015)
    Read CrowdViz's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit CrowdViz's page on the App Store
  3. Crystal - Block Ads, Browse Faster (US$0.99)
    Crystal is a content blocker for iPhone & iPad designed to make the mobile web a great experience.
    It blocks Adverts, User Tracking and improves speed, data use and battery life of your device as a result.
    Crystal installs directly into Safari, so you don't have to change any your browsing habits. Just activate Crystal and enjoy a greater web.
    Current version: 1.0.1 (September 17, 2015)
    Read Crystal's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Crystal's page on the App Store
  4. LISTERINE Smile Detector (Free)
    Never miss a smile. LISTERINE Smile Detector uses your camera to detect when someone is smiling at you, so even if you can't see a smile, there's another way so you can still feel one.
    Simply direct your camera towards those around you and the app will vibrate or make a sound when you are being smiled at.
    Current version: 1.0.0 (September 3, 2015)
    Read LISTERINE Smile Detector's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit LISTERINE Smile Detector's page on the App Store mpt=uo%3D8
  5. Purify Blocker: No Ads. No Tracking. Lightning-fast Safari (US$1.99)
    Browse in Peace with the best, simplest, and fastest premium blocker for Safari on iOS. No ads, no tracking. Purify works seamlessly with Safari, right out of the box. Here's why you'll love Purify:
    Instantly make your browsing up to 2x FASTER
    Reduce your data consumption on Cellular & Wi-Fi by up to 50%
    Browse the web clutter-free, restore precious screen space taken up by junk
    Ultimate privacy: Purify never intercepts or sees any of your traffic
    Current version: 1.1 (September 30, 2015)
    Read Purify's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Purify's page on the App Store mpt=uo%3D8
  6. Here is a podcast, "Hey Siri, What's New with you in iOS 9:"
  7. Claria Zoom is an Android app that purports to make smartphones convenient and easy-to-see for elderly and partially sighted people. It provides a modified home screen for easy visibility. You can learn about the app and see the list of features here:

Section: Mystery of the month:

This month, I'd like to whet your appetite with a brief description of one of my episodes of my audio mysteries that I have chosen for you.

This one is called "Crime in the Casino" and here is a brief description.

High profile investigator Andrew Peatson has been killed at a very popular casino.
The murderer has managed to do the crime right under the noses of everyone before slipping away.
The murder was committed in a very unusual way!
Who could the killer be?
Someone who wanted to settle accounts? Someone jealous of Andrew?
Could it have been a hired killer?

Was it Carter Oakley? Andrew had caught his son in a huge fraud ring at law school.
Was it Stephen McKenzie? He had lost his license to practice because of Andrew's discovery.
Was it Jay Briden because of a possible plot to take Andrew's lucrative business away from him?

This audio mystery is a must listen. The suspect remains under the radar until the very end because everyone has a very plausible reason to have carried out the murder. Drama, schemes, and treachery punctuate this audio mystery.

You can purchase this audio mystery for the very affordable price of $2.49 U.S. Each of my audio mysteries costs $2.49 U.S and you can purchase an entire season of 13 mysteries for the very low price of $24.99 U.S.

Visit to purchase your very own copies.

Section: From the Desk of Author Donna Jodhan:

If you would like to gain perspective on how a blind person goes about their daily activities, and how they interact with others then please go to

If you are looking for ways to make your products, services, and physical locations more accessible to those who are blind and partially sighted, please go to:

If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit

To read more about what Donna does through the activities of her company please visit

Donna also produces various other useful posts every Saturday:
Helpful monthly tips.
Where to find your best American cities.
How to make your products and services more accessible
And editorials on creating an accessible workplace.
Technology related articles each Wednesday and Thursday.

Section: A news flash from Author Donna Jodhan:

Author Donna Jodhan announces the launching of her newest website at Here, she also introduces the newest phase of her anti-bullying campaign and now you can receive thank you gifts in return for your contributions to her campaign.

Author Donna is tremendously pleased with this newest initiative and she invites you to check it out!

Section: Author Donna Jodhan's Picks of the Month:

Okay, here is some important info about coyotes!
They are usually out roaming between dusk and dawn and you should not try to go near them let alone feed them or encourage them by leaving garbage around outside of your house. They are dangerous for your pet dogs!

Crabs and lobsters?
Their claws are usually tied together when being sold so as to stop them from fighting with each other.

Some news for you about Lentils:
They are probably one of the most nutritious legumes. Filled with fiber and protein.

About Shingles?
1 in every 3 persons will probably contract shingles during their lifetime.

About exercising?
A good idea to do it before meals.

About yogurt:
It contains zinc, magnesium, and calcium.

An Internet tip:
If you stay connected to the Internet then you run the risk of receiving unwanted emails which are often scam emails.

About eggs:
They contain lots of iron, protein and vitamin A.

And how do we know that this is going to be a harsh winter?
According to an old saying, it is because the squirrels are bustling about gathering their food. You can literally hundreds of them doing so every day.

A good tip if you are the one who spends a lot of time sitting at your desk:
Move your legs back and forth while sitting. It helps the circulation in your body.

You can follow Author Donna Jodhan on Twitter @author_jodhan or @accessibleworld
Or chat with her on Skype @habsfan0526.
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With very best wishes for a nifty month of November,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ