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, June 7, 2016 - Issue 33

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/

1. Audio Game Hub (iOS, Free)

Audio Game Hub is a set of eight experimental arcade video games that use audio as their primary interface – making them accessible for both sighted and non-sighted users.

Dive into a rich world of sounds and experience the unique collection of mini audio games. Close your eyes and let your imagination flow.

Play in the casino, attend the medieval archery contest, escape the dark labyrinth, fight the finest samurai warriors and improve your memory at the animal farm. Play it on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Audiogames:

  • Slot Machines (Casino)
  • Archery
  • Hunt
  • Samurai Tournament (up to 4 player)
  • Samurai Dojo (up to 4 player)
  • Labyrinth
  • Memory (Animal Farm)
  • Blocks (Bejeweld)

Current Version: 1.1.3 (April 23, 2016)

Read Audio Game Hub's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/audio-game-hub

Visit Audio Game Hub's App Store Page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audio-game-hub/id1101972684?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

2. Blindfold Games (iOS, Free)

Blindfold Games lets you start any of the games in the Blindfold Games series from one central menu.

Using Blindfold Games, you can keep all of your games in a folder, such as a folder named Blindfold Folder, and then keep the Blindfold Games icon on the screen. Whenever you want to play one of the games, just start up Blindfold Games and pick the game.

Current Version: 1.1 (April 13, 2016)

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

Visit Blindfold Games' App Store Page
https://itunes.apple.com/app/blindfold-games/id1067124446?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

3. More from Kid Friendly Software

New titles have also been released this month in the 'Blindfold' series of iOS audio games:

4. Fallen London (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

"Thirty years ago, London was stolen by bats. Now, Hell is close and immortality is cheap, but the screaming has largely stopped…"

Welcome to a dark and hilarious Victorian-Gothic underworld, where every choice has a consequence from the style of your hat to the price of your soul. Fallen London, acclaimed literary RPG and winner of The Escapist's Best Browser Game award, has come to iOS!

For those who love to read and for those who love to play, Fallen London offers you a unique narrative which evolves with every choice you make. Define your destiny through the stories you embark on and the character you cultivate.

There's a whole world of opportunity waiting for you beyond the iron bars of New Newgate Prison. Who will you be?

Current Version: 1.2.1148 (April 22, 2016)

Read Fallen London's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/fallen-london

Visit Fallen London's App Store Page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fallen-london/id1056672891?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

5. LastPass – Free Password Manager & Secure Vault with Private Notes & Passcode Generator (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

LastPass keeps you protected. Secure your passwords, sign in to your sites with TouchID or generate new, strong passwords. With LastPass, you only remember one password - your LastPass master password. Keep your passwords secret, and use LastPass to automatically fill out your logins, wherever you go.

Download our free app today and join millions managing passwords with LastPass – you'll wonder how you lived without it!

Current Version: 4.0.4 (March 31, 2016)

Read LastPass' AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/lastpass-free- password-manager-secure-vault-private-notes-passcode-generator

Visit LastPass' App Store Page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lastpass-free-password-manager/id324613447?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

6. The Invisible Puzzle (iOS, Free)

Are you ready to challenge your audio skills to their limits? In "The Invisible Puzzle" you must recognise drawings relying only on sound!

Still, you don't have to be an audio engineer; just touch the screen, move your finger, and enjoy the game!

You will play through seven chapters filled with many different puzzles, ranging from points to more complex drawings, such as objects and characters.

Will you recognise them all?

"The Invisible Puzzle" has been designed to be played by everyone and is fully accessible through VoiceOver.

Please be advised that "The Invisible Puzzle" collects anonymous usage data in order to support research on Accessibility and Image Sonification.

Current Version: 1.2 (April 6, 2016)

Read The Invisible Puzzle's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/invisible-puzzle

Visit The Invisible Puzzle's App Store Page
https://itunes.apple.com/il/app/the-invisible-puzzle/id1051337548?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

7. UK Bus Checker - Live Bus Times and journey planning for every stop: trains, tubes, buses & ferry - Free (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

Live bus times, journey planning and route maps for every stop in the UK, on your iPhone and Apple Watch.

UK Bus Checker™ is the number one travel app that works at every one of mainland UK's 300,000 bus stops to show you WHEN the buses are coming - and WHERE they're going. Plus there's live journey planning to help you get around by Tube, Rail, Overground, Ferry, Hovercraft.. ..however you roll, we've got it covered.

Current Version: 6.2.6 (October 13, 2015)

Read UK Bus Checker's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/travel/uk-bus-checker-live-bus-times-and-journey-planning-every-stop-trains-tubes-buses

Visit UK Bus Checker's App Store Page
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/uk-bus-checker-live-bus-times/id899757264?mt=8&uo=8&at=11l4LS

8. Voice Over Stopwatch (iOS, Free)

This app is a simple stopwatch with a vocal announcement. It can notify elapsed time each one minute during music playing and in background which use a local notification. A notification interval has five types, 10 minutes per 10-second interval, 15 minutes per 15-second interval, 20 minutes per 20-second interval, 30 minutes per 30-second interval and 60 minutes per 60-second interval. It is useful when you cannot see your iPhone.

Settings:

  • Presentation Mode - It can specify time from the first to the third bell like an academic presentation. You can change the mode if you swipe to left/right on the spinning wheel.
  • Voice Type - English or Japanese, and male or female voice.
  • Time Interval - You can choose a time interval of notifications.
  • Records - This app records maximum 100 records of measuring results.
  • Bell Test - It plays bell sound (SE by http://www.freesfx.co.uk) regardless of current time.
  • App Information (i button) - It is written the app information.

Current Version: 2.3.4 (April 19, 2016)

Read Voice Over Stopwatch's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/lifestyle/voice-over-stopwatch

Visit Voice Over Stopwatch's App Store Page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-over-stopwatch/id809316504?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. Amazon has created another way to get speech output on one of its line of Kindle e- readers, as you can now buy a Kindle Paperwhite bundle that includes a Kindle Audio Adapter:
    http://blog.the-ebook- reader.com/2016/05/10/new-kindle-audio-adapter-adds-text-to-speech-to-kindles/
  2. It is now easier to take stock of the growing collection of audio-described movies in the iTunes collection, as Apple has created a designated room for them in iTunes:
    http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-news/apple-highlights-audio-described-movies-new-itunes-room
  3. Free upgrades to Windows 10 will end for the majority of users, but they continue for users of adaptive technology:
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/05/06/accessibility-and-the-windows-10-free-upgrade/
  4. AFB offers "5 Ways to Browse the Web If You're Blind or Visually Impaired: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-browse-web-youre-blind-visually-impaired/
  5. Here is an Overview Of Android For Blind and Low Vision Users:
    http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=330
  6. Microsoft Support invites you to "Get help for using a screen reader with Outlook on the web and Outlook.com:"
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Get-help-for-using-a-screen-reader-with-Outlook-on-the-web-and-Outlook-com-2ebb9943-8fff-4f17-9967-ac88141b9f51
  7. This video teaches how to retrain SIRI to improve its recognition accuracy: http://www.cultofmac.com/428019/retrain-siri- to-make-better-sense-of-what-you-say/

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 "Breakfast in the Bahamas" and here is a brief description.

Cori Hobbs, Scottie Allerie, and Dana Brisco had a tradition to vacation together twice annually. Once to the Bahamas and once to Hawaii. However on this last trip to the Bahamas, something went terribly wrong and one of these close friends did not make it back home. Why? A case of secrets revealed?

Who could have done it?

Was it Blaine Kinkade the third, Dana's husband?
Dana was suing for a divorce.

Could it have been a A software company hit man?
Dana had been threatened by someone from the software company.

Or could it have been someone who wanted their secret kept?
Dana had recently uncovered a smuggling ring and they did not want her to report it.

This is a mystery where the killer goes to great pains to disguise themselves using very advanced planning to commit the crime and you are left guessing until the very last minute. Dana pays the price for innocently stumbling upon some deep dark secrets!

Dana Brisco was a well loved prosecuter. Not just for her brilliance but also for her honesty and good looks. No oneever expected her to meet her demise in this way!

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:

Author Donna Jodhan is getting ready to launch her weekly podcast called "Take another 5." This is expected to be launched on the first Wednesday of July 2016 and it will contain 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.

Stay tuned for more in our next newsletter. This is all very exciting for author Donna Jodhan as she ventures forth into yet another arena.


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

Okay, here is a great tip for you when you have just bought a new fridge or freezer. Allow for the freezer or fridge to get cool for at least 24 hours before placing your stuff in it.

About toothpaste stripes:
The stripes in toothpaste are created by a special device fitted to the nozzle end of the tube. A colored toothpaste is first filled around the special fitting, the white toothpaste is filled second, which holds the colored toothpaste in place at the top of the tube. When the tube is squeezed, the white toothpaste would run through the special inner tube and the pressure of the squeeze simultaneously forces the colored toothpaste through the tiny orifices at the end. The toothpaste emerges perfectly striped.

A piece of trivia:
About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year.

A nice to know about the French language:
The French language has seventeen different words for 'surrender'.

About the intake of grapefruit:
Not a good idea to eat grapefruit if you are taking pills for your cholesterol.

Some trivia on liquid measurements:
Liquid measurements are different in Britain than in the United States: A fluid ounce is smaller, while pints, quarts, and gallons are larger.

When marinating your next pork roast:
Best to do it and leave it overnight in its marinates.
Wrap tightly in foil after marinating.

Some useful trivia:
The "Q" in Q-tips stands for quality. They were originally called Baby Gays.

Only a few species of piranha are carnivorous; most eat plant matter or insects.

A neat way for you to clean your eye lashes! Squeeze a spot of baby shampoo in to the palms of your hands, Lather it around in your palms, then rub gently on your eye lashes. Close your eyes of course before doing this. Presto! You will have fresh clean eye lashes. Be sure to run your fingers inwards towards your nose when doing this.

An orchid tip!
If you plan to have an indoor orchid, then follow these instructions. Place in a window that faces East or South. Water once weekly.
You can do this by placing an ice cube in the soil of each side of the pot. Enjoy!

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 jolly month of June,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ