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, May 3, 2016 - Issue 32

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication
http://www.donnajodhan.com/

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 http://www.donnajodhan.com 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.

Enjoy!

Tips reproduced from "The AppleVis Editorial Team" <newsletter@applevis.com> and from Flying Blind, LLC Publication
http://www.flying-blind.com/

From the Apple Newsletter March 2016

1. Adventure To Fate : Quest To The Future JRPG (iOS, US$2.99)

Adventure To Fate : Quest To The Future - is a JRPG style dungeon crawler game

  • Tons of character creations possible (6 Classes, 3 Starting Pets, 6 Professions)
  • 450+ items to loot, craft, buy and find.
  • 170 unique monsters to fight
  • Fully accessible to the blind using Voiceover

Quest To The Future Story

Our biggest fears have come to fruition, the defenses of the dimensional ports have failed. An evil force has laid to waste our guards and now pours through the portals without resistance.

>We've brought you here as our last chance at stopping this evil. You're one of the select few that have used the portals before, to come here for a better life, but in our darkest hour we turn to you one last time, to go back and triumph where we failed.

>With our guards and roads destroyed, getting back to the portals will not be easy, as this invasion has crippled our ability to send forces en masse to clear a path. You'll be forced down, through the sewers that run underground to the ruins, into the crypt where the portal to the future lies. You must make haste we don't have much time!

Current Version: 1.0 (March 2, 2016)

Read Adventure To Fate's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/adventure-fate-quest-future- jrpg

Visit Adventure To Fate's App Store Page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adventure-to- fate-quest-to/id1060178390?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

2. Blind Abilities (iOS, Free)

Blind Abilities produces podcasts and blogs dealing with accessibility, technologies, devices and enhancing the opportunities in the job market for the Blind, visually Impaired and DeafBlind. We interview developers, users and advocates in the field of Blindness. Blind Abilities is a community of Blind, DeafBlind and Low vision members sharing experiences and offering advice when needed. Together we share each other's vision to bridge the gap between the limited expectations and the Realities of Blind Abilities.

Our Teen Cast podcasts focus on promoting successful transitioning from high school to college and employment. Life Skills and everyday living categories is part of our mission to enhance the self-confidence to reach one's higher expectations in all aspects of living with Blindness.

With this app you are always connected to the latest episodes and the show. Quickly star episodes and save them to a list so you can easily enjoy them over and over! This app has a Car mode too! Rotate your phone to display larger playback controls. It is the best and most convenient way to access Blind Abilities.

Current Version: 2.0.32 (February 23, 2016)

Read Blind Abilities' AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/blind-abilities

Visit Blind Abilities' App Store Page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blind-abilities/id1085849859?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

3. Blindfold Shuffleboard (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

Blindfold Shuffleboard is a fully accessible audio game that's similar to outdoor shuffleboard.

In Blindfold Shuffleboard, you can play by yourself, or against a variety of computer opponents.

>Shuffleboard is played with 4 discs per player, and you alternate turns, shoving your discs down the shuffleboard court into the scoring zone, or knocking your opponents discs out of the scoring zone.

You shoot your discs by aiming towards the scoring area and flicking. The faster you flick, the more powerful your shot is.

You hear the disc sliding down the shuffleboard court, and sometimes hitting the other discs. Like real shuffleboard, you can score as high as 40 points, or as low as -40 points. And you can post your high scores to Facebook or Twitter.

Current Version: 1.0.5 (March 12, 2016)

Read Blindfold Shuffleboard's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-shuffleboard

Visit Blindfold Shuffleboard's App Store Page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-shuffleboard/id1082494551?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

4. Blindfold Spin and Solve (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

Blindfold Spin And Solve is a fully accessible phrase guessing game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play. You and your opponent take turns spinning a wheel to determine the cash prize you win if you guess a letter in the phrase,or the entire phrase, or you can buy a vowel. If you guessed right, you keep spinning the wheel and guessing more letters, until you determine the entire phrase. For example, one of the phrases in the game is "MORE FUN THAN A BARREL OF MONKEYS", and when the game starts out, it tells you that there are 7 words in the phrase and that the first word has 4 letters, the second word has 3 letters, the third word has 4 letters, and so on.

Current Version: 1.1.8 (March 19, 2016)

Read Blindfold Spin and Solve's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-spin- and-solve

Visit Blindfold Spin and Solve's App Store Page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-spin-and-solve/id1086360992?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

5. Disney Movies Anywhere – Watch your Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars Movies! (iOS, Free)

The Disney Movies Anywhere app allows you to watch your Disney movie collection across your favorite devices, anywhere you go.

Grow your digital collection two ways: purchase eligible Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars titles from participating providers or unlock your Digital Copy from eligible Combo Packs. Once you connect your participating provider account to Disney Movies Anywhere, your eligible movies will seamlessly flow into your Disney Movies Anywhere Collection. Then use the Disney Movies Anywhere app to watch your favorite Disney movies anywhere you go!

You get more with Disney Movies Anywhere – access exclusive videos and bonus content, special offers, and reward points for all your eligible digital purchases.

Current Version: 1.6.4 (February 29, 2016)

Read Disney Movies Anywhere's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/entertainment/disney-movies- anywhere-watch-your-disney-disney- pixar-marvel- and-star-wars

Visit Disney Movies Anywhere's App Store Page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-movies-anywhere-watch/id766894692?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

6. Nano Empire (iOS, US$0.99)

A network of nanorobots gives humans godlike power. What will you do with yours?

Create your own world! Build, upgrade, and explore a unique combination of glorious locations. No two worlds are the same!

Wage war against 10 enemy personalities, from giant scorpion matriarchs to ruthless space pirates!

Embark on secret missions, discover dark truths, and take action. Many lives will depend on your choices!

An incremental strategy game designed for depth and replayability.

No Ads, No In-App Purchases.

Accessible with VoiceOver.

Current Version: 1.2.1 (March 28, 2016)

Read Nano Empire's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/nano-empire

Visit Nano Empire's App Store Page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nano-empire/id994354970?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

7. Visual Brailler (iOS, Free)

Visual Brailler is the simple braille editor. It's a braille writer for your iPad, and it has a place in every braille transcriber's toolbox. Use it for NLS certification exercises or to practice UEB. Show off your mastery of braille!

Features:

  • 6-dot braille on-screen keyboard
  • Support for any and all 6-dot braille codes
  • An indefinite number of 40-cell braille lines
  • Cut, copy, and paste braille manipulation
  • Refreshable braille display input and output
  • BRL (unformatted) and BRF (formatted) braille file export

Current Version: 1.2 (October 2, 2015)

Read Visual Brailler's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/education/visual-brailler

Visit Visual Brailler's App Store Page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visual-brailler/id888739587?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

8. Wikipedia Mobile (iOS, Free)

Search, read, and explore Wikipedia with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. Find the information you need now, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole–take a journey through the knowledge that interests you most. With more than 36 million articles in nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is now at your fingertips. Curious? Check out the App features below.

Current Version: 5.0.2 (March 29, 2016)

Read Wikipedia Mobile's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/wikipedia-mobile

Visit Wikipedia Mobile's App Store Page

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wikipedia-mobile/id324715238?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

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

  • iOS http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/ios/latest
  • Mac http://www.applevis.com/app-directory/mac/latest
  • Apple Watch http://www.applevis.com/apps/apple-watch/latest

From the Flying Blind newsletter
http://www.flying-blind.com

  1. 1) Here, find a "Huge Cheat Sheet That Tells You Everything You Can Do With Google Now Voice Commands:"
    http://bgr.com/2016/04/01/google-now-ok-google-commands/
  2. Doubtless the most exciting and innovative news to come this week relates to Facebook providing some image descriptions to users of their iOS app. Here is a podcast with their chief engineer:
    http://applevis.com/podcast/episodes/applevis-extra-41-matt-king-accessibility-specialist-facebook
  3. And here is the Facebook Press Release:
    http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/04/using-artificial-intelligence-to-help-blind-people-see-facebook/

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 "The Ice Skater's Last Invitation" and here is a brief description.

He was young, handsome, and a brilliant ice skater. He had everything going for him including all the adoring fans that he could ever have hoped for. Yet, Kyle Willowby had been found murdered in his dressing room. He was about to retire from the spotlight so what could have gone wrong? Why? Who?

Who could have been behind this horrendous crime?

Was it Benny?
A body guard that had been hired by Kyle?

Was it Max Fenucci?
Jake's associate?

Or was it someone in Melissa's company?

This mystery smacks of a healthy sprinkling of treachery, jealousy, and lots of twists and turns. When you think that you have it all figured out then guess what? You really don't and you have to wait until the last sentence to discover who really did it!

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 http://www.donnajodhan.com/store.html 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
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com

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:
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/askanexpert.html

If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog

To read more about what Donna does through the activities of her company please visit
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html

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.
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm


Section: A news flash from Author Donna Jodhan:

Starting in the coming months, author Donna Jodhan will be embarking on a brand new venture; the weekly podcast called "Take another 5." In this weekly podcast author Donna will be featuring the following five segments:

  • Kitchen corner;
  • take 5 with technology;
  • the 5 minutes mystery moment;
  • in the end zone with the entrepreneur; and
  • staying ahead of scams and bullies.

These podcasts will be packed with a lot of info, variety, and much for the listener to learn about. Stay tuned for more info.


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

Some interesting tips about what not to do in certain countries:
For Chile -
Always use your cutlery when eating.
For Korea -
You need to wait until the eldest in the family has eaten before you do the same.
For Russia -
Do not mix your vodka with anything else when drinking it.

Now, here is a very potent mixture to combat those persistent pest that attack your plants! A mixture of dish soap and cayenne pepper.
For two liters of water, add two table spoons of dish soap and one table spoon of cayenne pepper.
Shake well and then pour into a spray bottle.
Spray the bottom of your leaves first and then the top.
The pest usually reside on the bottom of your plant's leaves.

Ever wondered what color is the flight data recorder box also known as the black box of an aircraft?
Well, it is orange in color!

According to DR OZ, here are some suggestions for losing weight.
Move around a lot; exercise.
Eat according to portions.
Control your stress.

One quick way to clear your sinuses?
Compose a mixture of hot water and a half teaspoon of salt.
Next go to your sink and slowly inhale this mixture just a wee bit at a time blowing out your nose before taking the next inhale.
You would be surprised to know how well this works.

Okay, here are some very interesting tips for using toothpaste:
First, you can use toothpaste to clean your jewelry.
Rub gently over the jewelry and then rinse thoroughly.
Next you can use toothpaste to help clear up your acne by placing a dob of it on the offending spot.
Leave for a minute or so and then wash thoroughly.
Then you can use toothpaste to remove nail polish from your nails.
Finally, you can use toothpaste to help out those bug bites.
Place toothpaste on the offending spot, leave for a few minutes, and then wash thoroughly.

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 an merry month of May,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ