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, February 2, 2016 - Issue 29

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
and from "The AppleVis Editorial Team" <>

  1. 3000 (iOS, Free)
    Challenge yourself to sort out how many words do you know in depth. If you can reach the highest score, you will be the king of words.
    It will also help you to prepare college, university, even graduate school.
    Try this game every time until you got high score over 3000, you will find yourself is vocabulary armed to do almost everything!
    You can find additional definition, statistical info by review your play.
    Current Version: 2.0 (July 1, 2015)
    Read 3000’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit 3000's page on the App Store
  2. Blindfold Games (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)
    Kid Friendly Software, developers of the Blindfold series of accessible audio games, have released three new titles during December 2015. Below are links to each app in the App Store:
  3. Focus by Firefox - content blocking & tracking protection for your mobile browser (iOS, Free)
    Focus by Firefox is a content blocker for Safari that improves the privacy and performance of your mobile browsing experience by blocking analytics, social and advertising trackers. Focus by Firefox is free, open source and backed by Mozilla, a trusted brand committed to user choice and transparency.
    Current Version: 1.0 (December 8, 2015)
    Read Focus by Firefox's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Focus by Firefox's page on the App Store
  4. Google Apps (iOS, Free)
    A number of accessible apps developed by Google have been added to our App Directory this month. Below are links to each app in the AppleVis App Directory where you can learn more about them and their accessibility: In addition, there is ongoing discussion in the AppleVis forum where people have been sharing their thoughts on the accessibility and user experience of Google’s many iOS apps. You can read these and share your own observations and opinions here.
  5. Heathcote (iOS, Free)
    Scary stories are best told in the dark!
    So shut your eyes, draw up the covers, and join intrepid reporters David and Martin on this audio-only adventure.
    With a story by Hellraiser comic writers Ben Meares and Christian Francis, and voice acting by Internet sensation Hunter Davis and Robert Dunne (young Rossi in ‘Criminal Minds’), Fabulae Obscurae brings you “Heathcote”.
    Sixty years ago, a mysterious fire raged through Heathcote asylum, killing all 89 residents and staff.
    Now, jaded investigators David and Martin return to the site and discover to their horror that the terror might not be over.
    Playing time: 30-60 minutes.
    Current Version: 1.0 (October 28, 2015)
    Read Heathcote's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Heathcote's page on the App Store
    Listen to podcast “Heathcote for iOS: Scary Stories are Best Told in the Dark”
  6. Logic Pro X (Mac OS X, US$199.99)
    Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it’s needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.
    Current Version: 10.2 (August 25, 2015)
    Read Logic Pro's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Logic Pro's page on the App Store
  7. Naturespace - Relax Meditate Focus Sleep and Rest with 3D Sounds, sonic therapy for anxiety and stress relief (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)
    If sound quality matters to you, (and it should) then you owe it to yourself to try Naturespace. Naturespace is the ultimate headphone listening experience! Our immersive and spatially accurate 3D recordings from the most beautiful places on earth will relax and rejuvenate you like nothing else. They truly must be experienced to be believed, which is why this app is free. Six free sounds, no ads, and a vast catalog to choose from make it easy to find out what millions of others have discovered; the amazing world of holographic sound!
    Naturespace is the perfect tool for help with sleeping, relaxing, studying, focus, ptsd, claustrophobia, traveling, meditating, or any time you need to change your thought patterns. Get in touch with the natural world and understand yourself better. It's that simple.
    Current Version: 5.1 (June 7, 2015)
    Read Naturespace's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Naturespace's page on the App Store
    Listen to podcast "NatureSpace: Delving in to the World of 3d Sound"
  8. Product Hunt - the best new products, every day (iOS, Free)
    Discover the best new apps, games, books, and podcasts, every day.
    Product Hunt is a place to share and geek out about your favorite things.
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest in tech, books, games, and podcasts
    • Submit and vote for your favorite products with your friends
    • Discover and listen to the best podcasts
    • Join LIVE Chats with the world’s most interesting makers
    Current Version: 3.1 (December 18, 2015)

    Read Product Hunt's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Product Hunt's page on the App Store
  9. Rock On - A SongPop Adventure (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)
    Crank up the volume and join the band — it’s time to ROCK ON! Quiz yourself on the best of Rock in this spin-off of SongPop, the award-winning music trivia game.
    Embark on an adventure through the world of Rock ‘n’ Roll! Listen to clips of Rock hits and guess the correct artist or song. Shred your way through Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock, Pop Rock, Indie Rock, and more. Master each level and become a Rock Legend!
    Current Version: 2.0.1 (December 2, 2015)
    Read Rock On's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Rock On's page on the App Store
  10. TimeBuzz (Apple Watch, US$0.99)
    The TimeBuzz app makes it possible to feel the current time through vibrations of the Taptic Engine on the Apple Watch. The app is designed especially for visually impaired people. With this app you can discretely get to know the current time without the need for the time to be pronounced.
    The app translates the time into a pattern of long and short vibrations whereby it will first buzz the hours and then the minutes. In between every sequence of vibrations there will be a short pause to be able to separate the hours and minutes from each other.
    Read Time Buzz's AppleVis Watch App Directory entry for more information
    Visit TimeBuzz's page on the App Store
    Listen to podcast "An In-Depth Look at TimeBuzz; an Apple Watch App that Allows You to Tell the Time Using the Taptic Engine"
  11. Yahoo Video Guide - From searching to streaming in seconds! (iOS, Free)
    Spending too much time jumping between streaming services to find something to watch? Stop searching and start watching!
    There’s a better, simpler way to find something to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO and more! With Yahoo Video Guide you can quickly find and stream all your favorite TV shows and movies in one beautiful app.
    The streaming app to rule them all:
    • Search from one place across Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO GO and more!
    • Tap “Stream Now” to watch instantly from all your favorite streaming apps
    • Need help deciding? View summaries, casting and ratings before you watch
    • Never miss what’s new on streaming with weekly updates
    • Find the perfect movie or show with our fun GIF-powered Mood Picker
    Yahoo Video Guide supports over 30+ services: Amazon Video, Hulu, Netflix, HBO GO, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, Xfinity, YouTube, A&E, BET, Cartoon Network, Cinemax, Comedy Central, Disney, Food Network and more!
    Current Version: 1.0 (December 10, 2015)
    Read Yahoo Video Guide's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information
    Visit Yahoo Video Guide's page on the App Store

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

Apple Watch

Taken from Flying Blind LLC Top Tech Tidbits

  1. Hear About PCALC, a Powerful and Accessible iOS Calculator:
  2. BGR offers us "iPhone Battery Life Tips, Speed Boosting Tricks For iPhone 6s And More:

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 "Diary of a Parisian Priest" and here is a brief description.

Fr Stephan Paridis had been a very well liked Parish Priest. He was kind, generous, and always had time for his parishioners. Yet, there was someone who hated him enough to have killed him in cold blood while he slept. The goodly priest had started to criticize big business and certain governments before he was killed. Could any of this have played a part in his demise? Or was there something in his past that came back to bite him?

Who could have done it?

Was it Yannick LaBlanc - a parishoner?
Was it Pavel Sakarov - a Russian diplomat?
Was it Dominic Gatchel - a banking executive?

This mystery seems to revolve around a number of issues but truth be told there is a lot of intrigue to it and the real murder is not unmasked until the very end and the listener will be quite surprised to discover who really committed the crime and why!

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:

Time to unveil author Donna's latest venture and she is pleased to announce her murder mystery evening scheduled for March 04 in Toronto.

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: CNIB 1929 Bayview Ave

Come and enjoy a terrific evening of dinner and a show.

The demise of greedy Gumbo where the jury will choose the eventual killer!

This is a must attend!

For further details please call 416 491 7711.

Seats are limited and already starting to go fast!

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

Ah yes! Winter is still hanging in there and we have a very important winter's tip for you.
When you go out to your car on a very cold morning and you want to make sure that no little critter has not climbed under the bonnet of your car, you can do this!
Blow your horn and bang on the bonnet and this will surely get whatever is under there to simply scurry out!

About almond butter?
It is a great product to use in your battle of the bulge!

3 important things to include in your medicine cabinet:
Pro biotics, 1 a day vitamines, and low dose aspirins!

Okay, here are two basic and simple detoxification methods for you to check out.
The first is this. Pour 2 caps of apple cider vinegar into a 10 ounce glass of warm water.
Drink slowly.
Ideal time to do this is first thing on mornings.
The second method is to use the same 10 ounces glass of water but instead of vinegar you can drop some lemon wedges into the glass of warm water and drink first thing on mornings.

The flu, the flu!
Looks as if there is a strain of HN1 flu making its way boldly across North America.
The present flu shot may not be enough to protect yourself from this.

If you're seeking some hints to help you fight the flu:
Get as much sleep as you can.
Stay away from crowds.
Give up hanging out at coffee machines and wash your hands regularly.
Be extra careful with door knobs and wash your hands each time you handle one in public.
Of course there are many more hints but this is a good start.

What's this about cranberries?
Yes, cranberries are great to help with urinary infections.
They contain lots of anti oxidents!

Which three organs of the body need to be kept healthy in order to ensure that your body remains detoxified?
Well, the liver, the skin, and the kidneys.

Right then: when someone tells you that they usually walk five miles a day; how many kilometers is that?
Yes, eight kilometers.

Looking for a home grown remedy to help you sleep better at night?
Well; a cup of hot camomile tea and a teaspoon of honey thrown in for good measure would surely do the trick.

Dish soap, dish soap!
You can use it to clean your jewelry and even your hair brush!
Give it a try!

And speaking of dish soap!
You can use a combination of dish soap and vinegar to rid yourself of those pesky fruit flies.
Use these two ingredients to make a mixture and then place close to your fruits.

Eggs, eggs!
Loaded with lots of nutrients!
Protein, iron, and vitamin A!

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With very best wishes for a fabulous month of February,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ