The "Public Eye"

Noun. public 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, December 6, 2016 - Issue 39

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.

Check out her weekly podcast Take Another 5; a bit of this and a bit of that ranging from recipes to technology, mystery moment to in the end zone with the entrepreneur, and scam alerts to building awareness on bullying. Available for download from and from iTunes.

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 AppleVis Editorial Team" <> and from Flying Blind, LLC Publication

From the Apple newsletter

New Games from Kid Friendly Software (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

2. Classic Lemonade Stand (iOS, Free)

Remember the old text-based lemonade stand simulators? Now you can enjoy a modern take and run your own lemonade stand on your iPhone!

Buy cups, lemons and sugar to fill your inventory. Set your price and start selling cups of lemonade! Watch out for the weather which will affect your sales.

Other unexpected events may pop up randomly like bees taking your sugar or the neighborhood bully swiping some cash.

Current Version: 1.0 (March 14, 2016)

Read Classic Lemonade Stand’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

Visit Classic Lemonade Stand’s page on the App Store

3. Congresswolf (iOS, Free)

Is the next member of Congress a werewolf? Can you survive a lycanthrope's bite? There's no silver bullet for winning an election!

“Congresswolf" is an interactive novel by Ellen Cooper, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—140,000 words, without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." — James Bovard

When a werewolf murders your boss, you must step up to run a Congressional campaign all on your own. While werewolves, protestors, and worse—the media—lurk around every corner, you'll use everything you can to get your candidate elected.

Email servers? Tax returns? Who cares. Election-season secrets and October surprises are nothing compared to the possibility that your candidate might be a werewolf...or that you might become one yourself.

Current Version: 1.0.2 (October 28, 2016)

Read Congresswolf’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

Visit Congresswolf’s page on the App Store

4. Creatures Such As We (iOS, Free)

"Creatures Such As We" is a philosophical interactive romance novel by Lynnea Glasser, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Living on the moon is lonely, and stressful, and exhausting. Video games have always offered you an escape to a better life. The easy, happy life you wish you had. Which makes it so frustrating when the game you've been playing ends badly. But you have a chance to figure it out, because the next tourist group is the designers. You can debate with them about art, inspire them with the beauty of outer space, get closer to any one specific designer in particular, and finally find out how to get the ending you always wanted.

Current Version: 1.1.0 (May 4, 2016)

Read Creatures Such As We’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

Visit Creatures Such As We’s page on the App Store

5. Geek Quiz - The Number One Nerd's Trivia Question Game (iOS, Free with In-App Purchases)

Welcome to Geek Quiz, the number one trivia app around the world.

Put your nerd knowledge to the test with Geek Quiz. This app is full to capacity with interesting trivia and amazing facts from the world of technology, computing, science, space, video games and science fiction.

Play on your own or with friends; Geek Quiz supports up to 4 players buzzing in on the same phone.

Use the iOS app as a remote control for the Apple TV version of Geek Quiz.

See how you stack up against players around the world with the online leader boards.

Current Version: 1.6 (June 27, 2016)

Read Geek Quiz's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

Visit Geek Quiz's page on the App Store

6. Learning Ally Link (iOS, Free)

Learning Ally Link for mobile is an educational reading app, designed for learning through listening.

Learning Ally provides more than 80,000 human-narrated audiobooks and audio textbooks for dyslexic, blind and visually impaired readers. The Learning Ally library offers bestsellers, classics, textbooks and more. In addition, it offers the VOICEtext format that includes on-screen highlighted text synced with the audio narration.

Learning Ally membership is required to use this app. School memberships include access to Link and can use this educational reading app for students who have print disabilities. Parent or Adult memberships require providing Learning Ally with proof of a print disability.

Learning Ally is a national nonprofit serving students with learning & visual disabilities. We provide resources for parents; training and technology for teachers and schools; and audio textbooks for K-12 and higher ed. Together it’s possible.

Current Version: 1.0 (September 4, 2016)

Read Learning Ally Link’s AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

Visit Learning Ally Link’s page on the App Store

7. QuizBang (iOS, Free)

The quiz that generates new questions on the fly for a new experience each time!

QuizBang creates questions on the spot from it's massive database of movies, actors and question types for almost endless variety. The database is also kept up-to-date with the latest content automatically! So sit back and enjoy the chance to prove your superior knowledge.

Play on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, or Apple TV!

Current Version: 1.8 (April 21, 2016)

Read QuizBang's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

Visit QuizBang's page on the App Store

8. TuneClash (iOS, Free)

Play against your friends to see whose music knowledge rules. Pick a genre, then try to name the tunes faster than your friends. Guess the most songs correctly to win.

  • Think you know Country? Are you a boss at 90s music? Is your Indie Rock wisdom untouchable? Test your knowledge at any genre. There's so much music it never gets old.
  • When playing with friends, everyone uses their iPhones to guess tunes. You can also play alone on either Apple TV or iPhone.
  • All of your games are saved in your history. Go back to buy all of your favorite tunes from iTunes or stream them on Apple Music.

Current Version: 1.0 (December 19, 2015)

Read TuneClash's AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

Visit TuneClash's page on the App Store

9. Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven (iOS, Free)

Zombies rise again at the dawn of Apocalypse! In this companion to the smash-hit "Zombie Exodus," can you survive the first few days of the zombie outbreak as the dead rise, society collapses, and the living struggle to survive?

“Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven" is the first part of a series of thrilling interactive survival-horror novel by Jim Dattilo, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without animation or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Customize a character using a variety of professions, backgrounds, special challenges, and skills to survive in a brutal and chaotic city as the Zeta virus spreads. Will you be an honorable soldier, searching through neighborhoods to aid survivors? Or will you be a ruthless bandit who loots and robs others for needed supplies? How about a paranoid hacker, psychopathic con artist, pragmatic scientist, or idealistic teenager? Dozens of options allow you to play the character of your choice.

Set in the "Zombie Exodus" world, the first part of "Safe Haven" focuses on the first few days of a viral outbreak which changes the infected into mindless zombies. Explore the changes to society at the start of the pandemic. Board your house, gather supplies, meet over a dozen other characters, and survive encounters with the living dead and even other survivors. Scavenge numerous locations, craft items, and use a variety of skills to survive the many challenges of the apocalypse.

Current Version: 1.0.0 (October 28, 2016)

Read Zombie Exodus' AppleVis iOS App Directory entry for more information

Visit Zombie Exodus' page on the App Store

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

From the Flying Blind newsletter

  1. What is it like to study law in India? This and more can be learned in Episode 1646 of Eyes on Success:
  2. CAVI will be offering a new cooking course on the Half Hour Meal to start soon:
  3. You might glean some gems from reading about "100+ Alternative Search Engines You Should Know":

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 Fireside Fillets" and here is a brief description.

FR Todd Bleachman has come to visit his friends Judge Karl Dash and his lovely wife judge Alexis Carriere. FR Todd had been invited over to dinner to discuss a very important matter; a growing rift between Judge Karl and his wife Judge Alexis.

What FR Todd discovers upon entering the home is totally unexpected and he has to take action immediately.

Who could have done it?
Was it Judge Maxwell Kong?
He had hated Judge Alexis Carriere because she had sent his brother to prison.
Was it Judge CJ. Clark?
He had wanted Judge Karl dead because of what Judge Karl knew.

This mystery is loaded with suspense, treachery, and behind the scenes plotting and planning. Talk about drama and breath taking suspense and it is all packed into this mystery.

This is a must listen for anyone who enjoys trying to solve a murder and who will not stop until the murderer is caught.

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 perspectives from Donna Jodhan through her editorials plus more then please visit

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Donna also produces various other useful posts every Saturday:
Helpful monthly tips
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 is pleased to announce her new social media marketing initiative! She now sends out several tweets daily from her @author_jodhan Twitter account and she also shares weekly Facebook favorite authors with her friends. Many of her readers are constantly telling her how much they are enjoying this new initiative. So why not become one of the many who receive these tweets and updates?

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

If you want to try and avoid those unnecessary power outages in your home for the holiday season then you need to not use too many appliances on the same circuit.

If you want to freshen the air in your home or apartment, then try this alternative.
Fill a spray bottle with three parts water.
Add about 10 to 12 drops of your favorite cented oil.
Shake well and then presto!
You can spray this mixture around your home and you would be surprised to smell the difference.

If you're looking for a way to keep your Smart phone alive even when there is no electricity then this one is for you.
How to Charge Your Smartphone Without Access to Electricity
and to order go to

About cottage cheese?
It is full of protein content.

Best time to use your washer and dryer?
Because these appliances use a lot of power, the best times to use them would be between 8 pm to 8 am.
These hours are normally referred to as "off hours".

About defrosting turkey and especially so for the holiday season!
Leave it to defrost on its own in your fridge.
Do not leave overnight in your kitchen sink.

Some alternatives to deal with indigestion:
A mixture of lemon juice and baking soda dissolved in water.
1 part baking soda, 1 part lemon juice, and 2 parts water in a small cup.

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 delightful month of December,
and the very best for a safe and healthy holiday season,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ