A review of the Egg Smart Restaurant

A great breakfast spot for the family to dine and start the morning
A review of the Egg Smart restaurant
By Donna J. Jodhan

Introduction:
If you are seeking a quick and not too bad breakfast on a busy morning then
this restaurant is for you.
Service is fast enough.

So how would I rate their services? With 1 being the lowest and 5 being the
highest, here are my ratings.
Service desk assistance – 4
Assistance for guests with special needs – 4
Assistance at restaurant – 4

Remarks :
The meals were a bit on the expensive side.

Access to the restaurant was not too bad for a person with a disability and
navigation among the tables was comfortable.

About restaurant staff:
They were attentive and accommodating.

My meals:
They were tasty but portions were a wee bit on the small side.

Any suggestions?
Lower prices a bit and increase portions a bit.

Contact info:
Located at Bridletown Circle in Scarborough

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Meet Downdetector – a perfect app for monitoring

Are you looking for a product or service that can help to make life easier
for you or a family
member or friend? Or maybe you are looking for a story to help motivate a
family member or friend who is struggling to deal with their loss of vision?
Not sure where to look?
Well, we have a nifty piece of info to share with you this week.
Enjoy!
The Sterling Creations team

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Okay, and you are always monitoring to see which services are down? That
is, the ones that you use?
Well, here is an app for you to read more about.

Meet Downdetector
(iOS, Free With In-App Purchase)

The Downdetector app offers real-time status and uptime monitoring for
hundreds of services, including telecommunication outages (internet, phone
and TV service), online banking problems,
websites that go down and apps that aren’t working. The service monitors
over 2,700 services in 25 countries.
Our outage detection is based on a real-time analysis of user reports from
multiple sources, including social media such as Twitter, the Downdetector
website and reports filed through this app.

Current Version: 3.0 (August 30, 2017)
Read Downdetector’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/downdetector
Visit Downdetector’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/downdetector/id816223770?mt=8

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How to make customer reps more aware – a way to increase your revenues

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to make customer reps more aware
By Donna J. Jodhan

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these
thoughts.
You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and
external costs and here’s how.

* Your revenue will definitely improve if your customers are better trained
when it comes to learning and knowing how to deal with those customers who
have special needs. Nothing can be better than having a customer with a
special need that goes around telling others that the company they deal with
has customer reps who are very familiar and aware when it comes to their
knowledge and skills levels.

* Customer reps who are top trained are able to produce more results for you
because they are comfortable in what they say and how they say it.

* You can reduce both your internal and external costs because you would not
need to spend as much money on training in the rudiments of customer
service.

* You can develop manuals that provide guidance on how customer reps become
more aware.

Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and
advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their
revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!

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Meet Blindfold Shape Puzzle

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for you or a family
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family member or friend who is struggling to deal with their loss of vision?
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Well, we have a nifty piece of info to share with you this week.
Enjoy!
The Sterling Creations team

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If you are seeking a new type of puzzle to challenge then please read on.

Meet Blindfold Shape Puzzle
(iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Blindfold Shape Puzzle is a fully accessible tile deduction game for both
sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play,
inspired by a Windows game called LAP.
The objective of the game is to identify the colors of the tiles on the
board in as few moves as possible. All color groups are contiguous – in
other words, there will never be a blue tile surrounded
by green tiles. By determining the border between each of the color groups,
you’ll know the color of every tile on the board.
Board sizes range from 2 by 3 to 6 by 6 to 8 by 8 to 10 by 10, and colors
range from 2 colors to 3 colors to 4 colors to 5 colors.
You are only penalized in this game, so your score will be negative, but you
want to get the highest score as you can. You are penalized four points for
each wrong guess. You are penalized one
point for each hint.
Upgrade packs include unlimited play and tile alternatives such as animal
names and sounds.

Current Version: 1.2.6 (January 27, 2018)
Read Blindfold Shape Puzzle’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-shape-puzzle
Visit Blindfold Shape Puzzle’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-shape-puzzle/id1318460548?mt=8

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This month in Let’s Talk Tips:

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#Technology
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1.) DARPA’s Squad X Project Pairs Marines and Robots to Eliminate the Fog of
War
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been working on a
project that partners dismounted soldiers with autonomous robots and drones
called Squad X. It’s designed to provide soldiers in the field with more
information about their surroundings. An included video helps to
demonstrate. The project uses a variety of tools to gather and transmit
information to Marines and soldiers: autonomous robots that can drive around
their locations; aerial drones that can survey their immediate surroundings;
and off-the-shelf Android tablets to take in all of that information and
present it to soldiers on the ground. An artificial intelligence system
processes the information from the sensors, and presents the relevant data
to the participants.
http://bit.ly/2SvCwnb

2.) Boston Dynamics’ Robots Are Preparing To Leave The Lab – Is The World
Ready?
Not many robotics companies can boast legions of fans online, but not many
robotics companies make robots quite like Boston Dynamics. After decades of
kicking machines in parking lots, the company is set to launch its first
ever commercial bot later this year: the quadrupedal Spot. It’s a crucial
test for a company that’s spent decades pursuing long-sighted R&D. And more
importantly, the success – or failure – of Spot will tell us a lot about our
own robot future. Are we ready for machines to walk among us?
http://bit.ly/2Y19X7q

3.) For Better or For Worse A Flamethrower Drone is Now A Thing You Can Buy.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
You can now easily build a flying flamethrower yourself. Included is a video
of the Throwflame TF-19 Wasp, a functional flamethrower attachment for
commercial-grade heavy lift drones that can hit targets up to 25 feet away,
with a one-gallon fuel tank that can produce a stream of fire for 100
seconds, according to the company.
http://bit.ly/2Gl8iOQ

4.) When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse
More than half a million Chinese kids take virtual English classes on
VIPKid. What can the platform do to keep them safe in their own homes? Many
US teachers still feel they are better off staying out of it. As Mindy, a
VIPKid instructor from Michigan, puts it, “We can go to many places in the
world, and children are not treated the same way. They don’t have a time-out
chair they sit in. There are much harsher things people do to discipline
their children.”
http://bit.ly/2YgClSg

5.) These Hackers Made an App That Kills to Prove a Point
Medtronic and the FDA left an insulin pump with a potentially deadly
vulnerability on the market – until researchers who found the flaw showed
how bad it could be.
http://bit.ly/2Y6noOz

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#Nutrition
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1.) Tips for Fighting Fourth of July Weight Gain
Did you know that the average American consumes more than 3,000 calories at
a summer cookout? And with Independence Day falling on a Thursday this year,
there is an extra-long weekend full of opportunities to overindulge on the
fattening barbecue favorites responsible for frustrating weight gain.
http://bit.ly/2Z7CDbk

2.) James Martin Weight Loss: Celebrity Chef Cut This One Thing From His
Diet To Shed 6st
James Martin is an English chef who has worked in a number of Michelin star
restaurants during his career. He regularly appears on screens showing off
his cooking skills and took part in the reality dance show, Strictly Come
Dancing. As well as this, the chef has been working hard off the screens too
and has gone through an impressive weight loss transformation. He opened up
about the diet and fitness plan which helped him slim down.
http://bit.ly/2O8LZ5u

3.) Bethenny Frankel Is Keeping Her Followers Posted On Twitter With Her
Summer Challenge
Bethenny Frankel, reality star on Real Housewives of New York and founder of
the mega brand Skinnygirl, recently issued a challenge to her Twitter
followers encouraging an uptick in exercise and healthier nutrition. Using
the hashtags #IMIN and #summerreboot, Frankel asked fans to join her in the
wellness journey.
http://bit.ly/2Y7JFeK

4.) Weight Loss Diet: This Plan Can Help You Lose 10lb In One Week – What
Can You Eat?
Weight loss is on the minds of many and there are different ways to achieve
this. To lose weight quickly, eating certain foods can help slimmers shift
up to 10lb in just one week. What can you eat?
http://bit.ly/2XYu3io

5.) Four Tips To Cope With PMS
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects a high number of women, with many
experiencing mood swings in the days before menstruation. According to
Healthline, PMS is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that
start a week or so before a woman’s period. Other than mood swings, symptoms
of PMS might include sadness, irritability and anxiety. Though they may not
be life threatening, the symptoms can still make day-to-day life more
challenging. Here are four tips on how to cope with PMS, as compiled by
Yahoo.
http://bit.ly/2Y6ns0L

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#Media
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1.) Facebook Warns Pages It Is Downgrading Posts That Use Exaggerated Health
Claims To Promote Products
Facebook announced in early July 2019 that it has made ranking updates to
its News Feed algorithm, aiming to reduce posts that contain exaggerated or
sensational health claims, as well as posts that promote or attempt to sell
products or services based on health-related claims.
https://mklnd.com/2GnZbwO

2.) What is Social Proof? And How Do You Use it In Your Marketing Strategy?
Put simply it means relying on the wisdom of others when making a decision.
Relying on social proof is universal behavior. 92% of 18- to 34-year-olds
get input from friends and family before making a purchase. And as a
marketer, it’s one of your most important tools. Social proof takes many
forms, and there are tons of ways to incorporate it into your marketing
strategies. Below, we’ll walk through some of the most valuable forms of
social proof marketing and how they can work for you.
http://bit.ly/2LAroVE

3.) Facebook Announces Libra Crypto-Currency. All You Need To Know
Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency, Libra,
which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees.
You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange
points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party
wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra wallet that will be built into
WhatsApp, Messenger and its own app. Facebook released its white paper in
late June 2019 explaining Libra and its testnet for working out the kinks of
its blockchain system before a public launch in the first half of 2020.
https://tcrn.ch/2Z2RrHT

4.) Introducing a New Twitter.com
On July 15, 2019 Twitter rolled out a new Twitter.com – a refreshed and
updated website that is faster, easier to navigate and more personalized.
The site has an updated look and feel that is more consistent with the
Twitter you see on other devices, making it easier to access some of your
favorite features, and with more options to make it your own.
http://bit.ly/30Gq9rs

5.) 25 of the Best Facebook Page Apps to Give Your Business a Boost
As the adage goes, there’s an app for just about everything these days, and
that’s true when it comes to Facebook pages apps, too. There are apps that
can help Facebook page managers do everything from work more efficiently, to
create more engaging content and sell more products. We’ve assembled the
best of them here.
http://bit.ly/2GpqLKf

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#Business
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1.) Michael Alfred del Vecchio Provides Suggestions on How Small Businesses
Can Invest their Earnings
Expert financial advisor Michael Alfred Del Vecchio provides guidance for
businesses on how to invest in order to gain additional profits.
http://bit.ly/2Z3pnEl

2.) From Shrimp To Fake Eyelashes, Social Media Sales Soar In
Facebook-Friendly Thailand
Propelled by upgrades to mobile banking apps, sales via social media in
Thailand more than doubled to 334.2bil baht (RM45.27bil) in 2017, according
to the latest report from the country’s Electronic Transaction Development
Agency.
http://bit.ly/2OpZgH9

3.) A Soaring Tower Designed For Seniors To Rise In Center City
A soaring tower designed with aging baby boomers in mind is coming to a
prime Center City intersection. A building permit filed by developer
Brickstone Realty last week detailed a 300-unit residential structure,
including 60 assisted-living beds, and an 84-car underground garage. The
24-story project will rise on S. 12th Street at Sansom, replacing a
two-story Park America garage that will be demolished. The building, to be
ultimately owned and operated by Benchmark Senior Living, will also include
80 bike parking spots and retail space on the ground floor.
http://bit.ly/2Yl8pUV

4.) Millennials Set For Longer Retirements Than Baby Boomers Despite Rising
Pension Ages
Young workers can look forward to longer retirements than their parents’
generation because life expectancies have risen much more sharply than
planned pension ages. People born in 1996 can expect to spend more than a
third of their adult lives as pensioners, according to an OECD study of 37
countries.
http://bit.ly/2GAqc0v

5.) 25 Senior Service Business Ideas
The baby boomer generation controls the majority of the disposable income in
the U.S. And as that generation ages, there’s an increasing need around the
country for businesses that provide important senior services.
http://bit.ly/2LAySYw

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#Advocacy
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1.) Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans To Enhance Accessibility
Of Canada’s National Transportation System
Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act , which received Royal Assent on June
21, 2019, will provide the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) with new
tools to help advance the accessibility of the national transportation
system. Once in force, this legislation will provide the CTA with the
following.
https://yhoo.it/2GnxRPs

2.) LEGO Introduces Braille Bricks to Help Visually Impaired Kids (Video)
The LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group will pilot a grassroots innovation that
can help blind and visually impaired children learn through play using LEGO
bricks. LEGO Braille Bricks will be molded with the same number of studs
used for individual letters and numbers in the Braille alphabet, while
remaining fully compatible with the LEGO System in Play.
http://bit.ly/2ObigsJ

3.) Lyft Fights To Avoid Americans With Disabilities Act In Federal Court
Lyft argues it should not be subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act
and is fighting a federal class action lawsuit filed in Westchester County
on the grounds that “it is not in the transportation business.”
https://politi.co/2O5UVbI

4.) Voting Device To Help Blind People is Unlawful, High Court Rules
Enabling a blind voter to mark ballot papers without being able to know
which candidate she is voting for is a parody of the electoral process. The
government’s current arrangements for helping blind voters do not allow
people to vote independently and are unlawful, the High Court has ruled.
http://bit.ly/32EPvaU

5.) Study Shows High Ranking Websites Are Neglecting Accessibility
Searchmetrics’ analysis of Google Lighthouse Ranking Factors reveals the
standard of technical optimization of the top-ranking websites on Google.
The report shows that there are clear correlations between factors like
faster load times or use of modern web technologies and better ranking
positions in the Google search results. Besides presenting the most relevant
findings, drawing on the results of over 15 million Google Lighthouse
audits, the study also provides a preview of more targeted Lighthouse
reports that can be used to guide the technical optimization of websites in
specific industries.
http://bit.ly/2JKxKQ4

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Welcome to the Apple Viz newsletter for July 2019

Welcome to the July 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series
which aims to highlight
what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a
selection of the best content
posted to AppleVis by members of the community – from new app entries, to
app updates, to the latest
news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post
are at heading level 3, and each
individual item is at heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries
1. Button by Neatebox (iOS, Free)
18 years working for Guide Dogs for the Blind watching my blind and visually
impaired
friends struggle to interact with pedestrian crossings prompted me to look
for a solution
which would make the lives of all disabled people easier in this area.
Many crossings poles are out of reach or too far from the crossing to be
useful so I set
up Neatebox and looked for a way in which we could press the button at the
crossing
using our mobile phones.
“Button” by Neatebox is the result of this hard work and gives you a
hands-free remote
crossing control from your phone. It removes the need for you to make
physical contact
with the crossing pole and leaves you free to focus on a safe and efficient
crossing.
Simply download the free app and input your details and you are ready to go.
At this time there are limited locations in which the system can be used but
we are keen
to install more. If you feel that a crossing near you could do with an
innovative solution
such as this please let us know using the ‘request a crossing’ feature
within the app’s
settings and we will contact the Local Authority on your behalf to ask for
our system to
be installed.

Current Version: 1.02 (February 1, 2018)
Read Button by Neatebox’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information

https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/button-neatebox
Visit Button by Neatebox’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/button-by-neatebox/id1273747237

2. Complicated
(watchOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Complicated. Your Watch, Your Way. Complicated is the simplest way to
customize your
Apple watch.
Complicated gives you endless control over your apple watch faces.
Complicated
supports an ever growing list of customizations.
Use Complicated to:
* Set custom messages on your apple watch face. Including Emoji on
your Watch
* Add custom icons to your watch face. Search from a large library of
icons to find
the perfect icon for your Watch Face
* Reminders on your Watch. Show your most important to-do items right
on your
watch
* Create custom dials and progress bars on your watch face. See the
progress of
your goals or projects, at a glance
* Build your own customizations with Webhooks. Supports IFTTT, Zapier,
curl, and
any programming language. The possibilities are endless!
Coming Soon to Complicated!
* Daily Motivational Messages. A new motivational message every day
directly on
your watch
* Daily Bible Passages. Display a new Bible passage on your watch
every day
* RSS Feeds. Show text from any RSS feed directly on your apple watch

Current Version: 2.3.1 (July 23, 2019)
Read Complicated’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/apple-watch/utilities/complicated
Visit Complicated’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/complicated/id1444561091

3. Encarda
(iOS, US$4.99)
The Encyclopedia of Arda is an indispensible reference guide to the works of
J.R.R.
Tolkien, based on the popular Website of the same name. The Encyclopedia
contains
around 4,000 individual entries, many with additional features such as maps,
family
trees and images.
Also included in the Encyclopedia are a selection of articles and reference
guides,
including a detailed lexicon and a guide to old and rare words used in
Tolkien’s works.
The interactive Chronicle and Calendar let you explore the history of
Middle-earth from
its earliest times, and the Encyclopedia even contains detailed guides to
the recent film
versions of The Lord of the Rings.
FEATURES:
* Search the Encyclopedia, choose from an A-Z index, or browse
articles by topic.
Each entry is rich in hypertext links, letting you freely explore the world
of
Middle-earth and beyond.
* Many entries provide their own factbox and timeline, along with
maps,
genealogical charts, and images.
* The interactive Chronicle of Arda lets you explore any period from
Middle-
earth’s history. The Interactive Calendar lets you choose dates in any of
seven
different calendars and see which events took place on those dates.
* Language guides include a dictionary of old and rare words used by
Tolkien, and
also a lexicon explaining the origins of many names of characters and places
in
Elvish and other languages.
* The ‘Excyclopedia’ feature is an additional guide to less canonical
topics,
exploring concepts from Tolkien’s earlier work, and related topics from
other
sources.
* This is a standalone app that works completely independently of the
Encyclopedia of Arda Website; no Internet connection is required.

Current Version: 1.15 (September 6, 2017)
Read Encarda’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/reference/encarda
Visit Encarda’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/ee/app/encarda/id416105384

4. Infuse 6
(iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost
any video
format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. No need to convert files! Infuse
is optimized
for iOS 12, with powerful streaming options, Trakt sync, and unmatched
AirPlay &
subtitle support. Gorgeous interface. Precise controls. And silky-smooth
playback.
* PLAY MORE VIDEO TYPES: A powerful video player that plays just about

anything, including the standard MP4, M4V and MOV – plus MKV, AVI, WMV,
MTS, ISO, VIDEO_TS, FLV, OGM, OGV, ASF, 3GP, DVR-MS, WebM, and WTV.
Includes fully certified DolbyR Digital Plus (AC3/E-AC3), DTSR and DTS-HDR
audio.
* STREAM FROM OTHER DEVICES: Browse and play videos stored on your
Mac,
PC, NAS, Wi-Fi hard drive, UPnP/DLNA apps like Plex and Kodi (XBMC), or from

cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive – no syncing
required!
* AIRPLAY & GOOGLE CAST OPTIONS: Stream a wide variety of videos types
such
as MKV, MP4, M4V, and others over AirPlay & Google Cast with full surround
sound and subtitles.
* TRAKT 2-WAY SYNC: Connect with Trakt to sync watched history, submit
ratings
and post comments.
* OPTIMIZED SUBTITLES POWERED BY OPENSUBTITLES: Bring your own
subtitles,
or download them on the fly (for free) in virtually any language.

Current Version: 6.1.4 (July 31, 2019)
Read Infuse 6’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/entertainment/infuse-6
Visit Infuse 6’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/infuse-6/id1136220934

5. My Hurricane Tracker Pro
(iOS, US$1.99)
My Hurricane Tracker Pro gives you the most comprehensive tools for tracking

tornados, cyclones, tropical storms and weather warnings available. In a
beautiful
interface, you won’t be overwhelmed with cluttered screens like you might
with other
apps. We give you exactly what you need in an easy to understand way.
* Interactive tracking maps for each hurricane.
* NOAA forecast map & storm satellite imagery where available!
* Historic search of previous storms from 1851 (or 1949 for Pacific).
* Receive weather warnings from the National Weather Service.
* Push notifications for weather warnings or new storm formations!
* Radar, satellite and sea temperature images automatically updated in
the app!
* See an outlook for the next 5 days from the NOAA.
* Track specific hurricanes and receive notifications every time they
are updated
just by pressing the “+” button!
* Apple Watch support!

Current Version: 1.9.9 (July 16, 2019)
Read My Hurricane Tracker Pro’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/weather/my-hurricane-tracker-pro
Visit My Hurricane Tracker Pro’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-hurricane-tracker-pro/id1020486527

6. Welcome by Neatebox
(iOS, Free)
Do you feel that society has disabled you and hinders you from receiving the
level of
customer service you would like?
“Welcome” by Neatebox aims to redress this balance and provides you with an
effective
communication tool which can help customer service teams give you with the
support
you deserve.
Simply download the free app, input your details, specify your needs and
plan your first
trip.
Please request any venues you would like to see included and remember there
is
strength in numbers so invite your friends and request together for greater
impact.

Current Version: 1.9.0 (July 24, 2019)
Read Welcome by Neatebox’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information

https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/utilities/welcome-neatebox
Visit Welcome by Neatebox’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/welcome-by-neatebox/id1235006111

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
iOS
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_watch_app_directory
Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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Helpful tips for August 2019 – something for everyone

Hello there and welcome to our monthly feature of all kinds of tips.
We at the business desk are pleased to bring you our monthly feature of a
plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
So go ahead and read on.
This week we bring you our monthly tips.
It’s what we do for a living! We help you to help yourself!
Enjoy!
From the business desk team at http://www.sterlingcreations.com.
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Helpful tips for August 2019

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

Now you can subscribe to “‘Let’s Talk Tips”‘ which is my monthly resource
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informational tips available in the areas of Technology, Nutrition, Media,
Business, and Advocacy.
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General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

Scams of the month:
If you are really serious about protecting your computer from phishing scams
then we recommend that you install Malware bytes software.

If you receive an email telling you that your order has been shipped from an
unknown sender then please! Delete and never bother to read any further or
to download the attachment!

Ever wondered why is it so many moms and care givers place caps on the heads
of babies?
Well, it is to protect their very fragile little skalps from the elements;
cold, heat, and dust.

Okay, if you are still wondering how to fend off those musquitoes at night
then here goes.
Wear a white headpiece around your head.
It could be a towel, a head tie, or anything similar.

Here is a good way to fend off sun burns and insect stings.
Make ice cubes out of aloevera gell.
Put ice cubes in a large zipped lock bag and place in freezer until you are
ready to go outdoors.
Pack zipped lock bags containing ice cubes in your cooler.
If you sustain either an insect sting or sun burn, then use a few of these
ice cubes at a time.
Place them on the offending sting and burn.
Voila! There is your remedy!

A tip for healthy plants:
Enrich your soil with bits of wood chips.
Clean your leaves with a mild solution of soap and water.

Want to prevent your cat from chewing on your chords?
Put a light pace of paprica on your chords.
This should deter them from chewing on them.

Here are some useful travel tips for you.
With airlines now charging fees for check in baggage, you may want to think
of stuffing your clothese if you can into a carry on.
Make sure that your pass port is completely up to date before you travel.
You should renew it six months before it expires.
Make sure that you have the appropriate visa document in hand before
traveling abroad.
Make sure that the batteries in your laptop computer and other devices are
fully charged before you travel.
Best to have your medication packed in your carry on.
If you can, either put distinguishing marks on your suitcases or avoid
having them as black.

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

Note: The following 2 chosen articles definitely pertain to spring but it
is never too early to prepare for next year!

Green Spring Cleaning: 9 Do It Yourself Recipes for NaturaL Cleaners
April 1, 2013
Conventional cleaning products may be loaded with unsafe chemicals (no
telling which ones as their formulas are protected as trade secrets.), but
fortunately they’re not the only spring cleaning option.
Green cleaners made with common natural, non-toxic ingredients are safer and
cheaper to use, and they clean just as well. Here are some recipes for green
and healthier housekeeping in any season:
1. All-Purpose Cleaner.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of washing soda (sodium carbonate), 2 teaspoons of borax**,
1/2 teaspoon of plant-based liquid soap, and two cups of hot water in a
spray bottle. Shake well. (**Note that although
washing soda and borax are natural minerals, they’re also caustic, and borax
is toxic if swallowed. Keep them out of reach of children! If you prefer not
to use them, try swapping them out for other natural
ingredients. Or just omit.)
2. Disinfecting Cleaner.
Mix 2 teaspoons **borax, 1/4 teaspoon liquid soap, 4 tablespoons white
vinegar, and 3 cups hot water in a spray bottle. If you want to skip the
borax, look up a recipe for a hydrogen peroxide-based DIY
cleaner.
3. Oven Cleaner.
Combine 1 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup of **washing soda with enough water to
make a paste. Apply to oven surfaces and let sit overnight. Wipe and rinse.
If you’d prefer not to use washing soda, try
making a paste with only baking soda.
4. Tub & Tile Cleaner
Mix 1 2/3 cups baking soda, 1/2 cup liquid soap and 1/2 cup water. Mix
thoroughly then add 2 tablespoons white vinegar. Apply immediately, scrub,
and wipe. For a mildly abrasive scouring scrub, just
blend baking soda and plant-based liquid soap to your preferred consistency.
5. Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
Dump 1 cup of **borax and 1/4 cup of white vinegar into the bowl. Let sit
overnight. In the morning, scrub and flush.
6. Furniture Polish.
Apply a 1:1 blend of olive oil and white vinegar, and polish with a soft
cloth.
7. Glass & Window Cleaner.
Combine a 1:1 mixture of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. (To
remove the waxy build-up left behind by conventional glass cleaners, add 1/2
teaspoon of liquid soap to 1 cup each of water and
white vinegar.)
8. Mold & Mildew Cleaner.
Mix two cups of water and two teaspoons of tea tree oil in a spray bottle,
shake well, spray, and let stand for a few hours before wiping. Hydrogen
peroxide will also work.
9. Floor Cleaner.
Use 1/4 cup washing soda, 1 tablespoon of liquid soap, 6 tablespoons of
cornstarch, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and two gallons of hot water on linoleum
and no-wax floors. For wood floors, use 1 cup of vinegar
in a bucket of hot water.
Article source:
http://healthychild.org/easy-steps/green-spring-cleaning-9-diy-recipes-for-n
atural-cleaners/

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring Planting
By
Barbara Pleasant
Taking time in spring to build fertility and loosen soil will set you up for
a more productive year. First, a few weeks before you plan
to plant, work in any cover crops and then blanket your garden bed with at
least a half-inch layer of good compost – a full inch
would be even better. The compost will provide the soil with a fresh
infusion of nutrient-rich organic matter, and improve the soil’s
ability to handle water and nourish your crops. Quality bagged compost can
be pricey at garden centers. Unearth local sources of
bulk compost by checking
Craigslist
,
http://springfieldil.craigslist.org/
http://www.almanac.com/content/cooperative-extension-services
or try posting to one of
MOTHER EARTH NEWS’ location-specific Facebook pages
.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/mother-earth-news-face
book-z10z1312zkin.aspx
Second, focus on cultivating your soil. Pounding rain, gravity and other
forces can cause soil to become compacted over time, so
loosening it before planting should be a priority. If you plan to plant in a
young bed that you need to cultivate in order to remove
rocks or roots, use a shovel or digging fork to turn the soil when it’s dry
and crumbly (never when it’s wet and clumpy, or you’ll be
stuck with big, brick-like clods). In established beds, you can use a
broadfork to break up the soil. This will prime your garden soil
for planting by helping it dry out and warm up, and permit roots to
penetrate the soil more easily. Watch the
Using the Meadow
Creature Broadfork video
to see a broadfork in action.

Finally, apply an organic fertilizer to the degree that matches the needs of
the crops you plan to plant. Light feeders with shallow
roots, such as lettuce, will be fine with a small amount of organic
fertilizer raked into the top few inches of soil. But for widely
spaced plants that have big nutrient appetites, such as cabbage, broccoli,
tomatoes and peppers, you should enrich individual
planting holes with a mixture of compost and organic fertilizer just before
you set out seedlings. For very heavy feeders, such as
sweet corn, use a hoe to make deep trenches in the beds, and place the
fertilizer in the trenches so it will be directly below the
germinating seeds.
As you complete the final step, steer clear of overpriced organic
fertilizers. Instead, try free grass clippings or one of the other low-
cost options detailed in
Build Better Garden Soil with Free Organic Fertilizers
.
Found at this link:
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/organic-fertilizers-zmaz08a
mzmcc.aspx
Pair learning how to prepare your garden for spring planting with
discovering some new favorite spring crops.
Browse our
Crops at a Glance Guide
for ideas galore.
Found at the link below.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/crop-guide-growing-organic-vegetables-fruits-
zl0z1211zsto.aspx
All vegetables need soil that’s rich in nutrients. Some soil needs a helping
hand. Here are tips on building healthy soil:
Test Your Soil
.
Test your soil. Results will reveal its pH, phosphorus, lime, potassium,
soluble salts, soil texture, and more. However, a
general test will not reveal insects, diseases, or chemical residues.
.
There are a few ways to get a soil test. First, you could buy an
inexpensive soil test kit at your local garden store. Or, you
could contact your
local cooperative extension service office
for a free (or low-fee) soil test.
.
Visit this link for a state by state listing.
http://www.almanac.com/content/cooperative-extension-services
.
.
Or, see this gardening blog about resource that provides
soil types around the country
.
Dirt Soil Types Garden Survey Fertilizer pH Testing
http://www.almanac.com/blog/gardening-blog/know-your-dirt-soil-types-garden
Amending Your Soil pH
.
Achieve the proper soil pH. A very high or very low soil pH may result in
plant nutrient deficiency or toxicity. A pH value of 7 is
neutral; microbial activity is greatest and plant roots absorb/access
nutrients best when the pH is in the 5.5 to 7 range.
.
Add organic matter to your soil. It improves structure, slowly releases
nutrients, and increases beneficial microbial activity.
(NOTE: It is virtually impossible to know the nutrient content of aged
manure.)
Know Your N-P-K
Plants’ primary nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium
(K). These are available in chemical/synthetic
(nonorganic) fertilizers (on the package, the numbers of each nutrient
indicate the percentage of net weight contained) or as
organic additives suggested here.
.
Nitrogen (N) promotes strong leaf and stem growth and dark green color,
such as desired in broccoli, cabbage, greens and
lettuce, and herbs. Add aged manure to the soil and apply alfalfa meal or
fish or blood meal to increase available nitrogen.
.
Phosphorus (P) promotes root and early plant growth, including setting
blossoms and developing fruit, and seed formation;
it’s important for cucumbers, peppers, squash, tomatoes-any edible that
develops after a flower has been pollinated. Add
(fast-acting) bonemeal or (slow-release) rock phosphate to increase
phosphorus.
.
Potassium (K) promotes plant root vigor and disease and stress resistance
and enhances flavor; it’s vital for carrots, radishes,
turnips, and onions and garlic. Add green sand, wood ashes, gypsum, or kelp
to increase potassium.
Avoid applying excess chemical/synthetic fertilizer. It can damage roots
and/or reduce the availability of other elements. It is
virtually impossible to overdo organic fertilizers. Plants can not
distinguish between synthetic and organic fertilizers.
When is a good time to fertilize your vegetables?
See our Growing Vegetables Guide.
http://www.almanac.com/content/vegetable-garden-planner
Soil Fixes
.
If you have clay soil, add coarse sand (not beach sand), compost, and peat
moss.
.
If you have sandy soil, add humus or aged manure, peat moss, or sawdust
with some extra nitrogen. Heavy, clay-rich soil can
also be added to improve the soil.
.
If you have silt soil, add coarse sand (not beach sand) or gravel and
compost, or well-rotted horse manure mixed with fresh
straw.
Soil Amendments
.
Bark, ground: made from various tree barks. Improves soil structure.
.
Compost: excellent conditioner.
.
Leaf mold: decomposed leaves that add nutrients and structure to soil.
.
Lime: raises the pH of acid soil and helps loosen clay soil.
.
Manure: best if composted. Good conditioner.
.
Peat moss: conditioner that helps soil retain water.
.
Sand: improves drainage in clay soil.
.
Topsoil: usually used with another amendment. Replaces existing soil.
If you are starting from scratch with a small field or large garden that is
either over-spent or neglected,
see our article about
reclaiming your garden soil.
see our article about reclaiming your garden soil
found at this link.
http://www.almanac.com/content/reclaiming-your-garden-soil

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From the pages of Donna’s diary
Before traveling abroad

Today I’d like to provide you with a list of some of the more important
things to take care before you take that big step to travel abroad. I
forced myself to compile this list after having learned some very important
lessons so here goes.

1. Make sure that your passport is up to date. You need to have a passport
that is valid for at least six months before you travel.

2. Make sure that you need to be vaccinated if the country that you are
traveling to requires you to be so.

3. Make sure that if you require a visa to travel to your destination that
you obtain said visa.

4. Make sure that if you require foreign currency that you have enough to
travel with.

5. Travel insurance is a great way to protect yourself in case of illness or
accidents.

6. Check out your destination thoroughly to satisfy yourself that it is a
safe one.

7. It is always a great idea to take out travel insurance and flight
cancellation insurance.

8. Finally, make sure that your luggage is easy to identify and pay specific
attention to your luggage tags.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

To learn more about me, visit
http://www.donnajodhan.com
On your next trip you could enrich your down time with some of my audio
mysteries. Take them with you wherever you go!
In the car, on the plane, on the bus or train, at the beach, anywhere!
Affordable, portable, (computer or i device) and you could either purchase
or Subscribe for unlimited access to my library at
www.donnajodhan.com/store.html
and you can now take advantage of our free downloads here.

If you enjoy podcasts then check out my weekly one called take another 5!
From recipes to apps, and from mystery moment to tips for entrepreneur and
scam alerts!
Available for download at www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html

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Meet Blindfold Shape Puzzle

Are you looking for a product or service that can help to make life easier
for you or a family
member or friend? Or maybe you are looking for a story to help motivate a
family member or friend who is struggling to deal with their loss of vision?
Not sure where to look?
Well, we have a nifty piece of info to share with you this week.
Enjoy!
The Sterling Creations team

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If you are seeking a new type of puzzle to challenge then please read on.

Meet Blindfold Shape Puzzle
(iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)

Blindfold Shape Puzzle is a fully accessible tile deduction game for both
sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play,
inspired by a Windows game called LAP.
The objective of the game is to identify the colors of the tiles on the
board in as few moves as possible. All color groups are contiguous – in
other words, there will never be a blue tile surrounded
by green tiles. By determining the border between each of the color groups,
you’ll know the color of every tile on the board.
Board sizes range from 2 by 3 to 6 by 6 to 8 by 8 to 10 by 10, and colors
range from 2 colors to 3 colors to 4 colors to 5 colors.
You are only penalized in this game, so your score will be negative, but you
want to get the highest score as you can. You are penalized four points for
each wrong guess. You are penalized one
point for each hint.
Upgrade packs include unlimited play and tile alternatives such as animal
names and sounds.

Current Version: 1.2.6 (January 27, 2018)
Read Blindfold Shape Puzzle’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/blindfold-shape-puzzle
Visit Blindfold Shape Puzzle’s App Store page
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-shape-puzzle/id1318460548?mt=8

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Helpful tips for July 2019

Hello there and welcome to our monthly feature of all kinds of tips.
We at the business desk are pleased to bring you our monthly feature of a
plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
So go ahead and read on.
This week we bring you our monthly tips.
It’s what we do for a living! We help you to help yourself!
Enjoy!
From the business desk team at http://www.sterlingcreations.com.
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld

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Helpful tips for July 2019

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary

Now you can subscribe to “‘Let’s Talk Tips”‘ which is my monthly resource
for the most current and reliable
informational tips available in the areas of Technology, Nutrition, Media,
Business, and Advocacy.
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General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

Scams of the month:
Be ware of those so-called real estate agents phoning you trying to either
buy or sell your home.
Simply hang up!

Be ware of those so-called carpet cleaning companies wishing to clean your
carpets and curtains!
Not a good idea to let unknown persons from unknown companies into your
homes.

Be ware of phishing scams circulating and one of these is targeting your
Facebook accounts!
You may receive a message from Facebook temporarily locking your account
because someone has hacked into it.
Just reset your password as instructed.
This is an authentic message from Facebook.

Well, here is another one and please do not panic!
You get an email from someone telling you that they know your password and
it maybe that they have somehow managed to hit on one of your passwords.
They demand payment in big coins!
The advice here would to just simply ignore this email.

Okay, if you are having problems controlling dry skin then this tip is for
you:
Use body butter and body moisturizer.
These seem to work better than body lotion.

About vitamin D:
Take more of this vitamin during the months of November to May.

About cellery:
It contains lots of fiber.

What is the germiest part of your bathroom?
It is the toilet paper holder and o yes! Your toothbrush!
And for your car?
It is the floor mat on the driver’s side.

Some cooking tips:
Best not to put oil in your water when boiling pasta.
Never too much seasoning when marinating your meat.

Some interesting info about your pet hampster!
Want him to sleep then leave lights on near his cage.
Want him to stay awake then turn off the lights close to his cage.
You see, hamsters are nocturnal!

Some good candy to keep if your sugar levels drop?
Yes, life savers would do the trick!

Did you know?
You can use ranch dressing to season your pork chops!

When you open your eyedrops:
You should never use an opened bottle of eyedrops any longer than six
months.

Okay, when you water your plants!
You need to water the soil and not the leaves.
No harm in spraying your leaves however and lightly so.

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Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team

A Dan Thompson contribution
How to knock out Serious Mold
(Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate)
Most people-myself included, until I did more research-assume that household

bleach will kill mold completely. We assume that because it bleaches the
dark color. Not so.
Even freshly manufactured household bleach is unable to kill mold. Bleach
that sits around store shelves or in your home
continually gets weaker over time. Even the manufacturers’ usage directions
do not recommend using it to kill mold. If you want
effective mold kill, I absolutely recommend that you use Nok-Out (use code
DPL
for 10% off any order). And not to get too technical, Nok-Out is guaranteed
to maintain its efficacy within a two year shelf life, when
used according to the manufacturer’s directions. It is effective against
mold spores because it structurally
disassembles the cell so that it cannot revive to re-infest. Nok-Out does
indeed kill spores.
The professionals you brought in to assess the problem would likely use a
machine called a “fogger” to treat the air (and thus kill
the spores). As you have discovered, that is an expensive proposition.
A much cheaper alternative is to use a common household vaporizer to treat
the air with Nok-Out, which will kill the spores on
surfaces and in the air, overnight. A vaporizer is MUCH slower, but is quiet
and can be done overnight while you sleep.
Nok-Out is very easy to use and absolutely effective. Nok-Out is not harmful
to humans, animals and the environment yet
specifically engineered to target the threats that do plague our indoor
environments.
I am going to predict that for no more than $50 you can do this job
yourself-with confidence that it has been done right. Your
home will not be subjected to chemicals or toxins and you will not have to
go to a hotel while the work is being done. Yes, I’m
talking cheaper, better and faster!
I want to encourage you to go to NokOut.com (and don’t forget to save 10%
using code DPL) to read up on the product. It is not
available in stores, but you can order it directly from this site.
http://www.everydaycheapskate.com/
There you will also find numerous articles on this specific challenge of
treating visible mold and mildew, the areas
you cannot reach and the spores in the air that you cannot see.
Good luck and
One last thing. Sometime in the near future, Nok-Out disinfectant is going
to be rebranded under a new name- “Sniper.” Only the
name will change but the product itself will not have changed in the least.
Nothing “New and Improved.

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How to Wake up a Cake Mix
Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate
http://www.everydaycheapskate.co
If I didn’t know better I’d swear that boxed cake mixes reproduce in the
dark
of night on the shelves of my pantry. One day I counted 18 boxes of cake
mix.
Here’s how that works: Cake mixes go on sale routinely. One week it will be
Duncan Hines, then Pillsbury takes its turn and so on.
The typical sale price for a cake mix is typically $1.50 or less. I hold
onto my cake mix coupons until that particular brand goes on
sale. With a $.75 or even $1 off coupon, rarely do I pay more than $.50 for
a cake mix.
The challenge for me has been to find better ways to make a boxed cake mix
taste homemade.
Check these quick hits plus five of my favorite recipes that use a cake mix
as one of the ingredients:
Forget the water. Use whole milk (or even buttermilk) in place of the water
called for in the package instructions.
Devil’s food. Any kind of a chocolate mix will really perk up and take on
that wonderful homemade taste when you use strong
brewed coffee in place of the water, and toss in a handful of chocolate
chips, too.
Counteract the sweet. Cake mixes are very sweet with a distinctive “cakemix”

taste. Adding 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 or 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice to
any white or yellow cake will counterbalance the
sweetness and hide the tell tale taste of the mix.
Butter is better. Instead of the oil called for in the box mix instructions,
substitute with melted butter.
And now for some of my favorite recipes that use a box mix as an ingredient
to make all kinds of yummy desserts:
Cake Mix Cookies
1 18.25 ounces yellow cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven go 350 F. Dump cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in the oil and
eggs until well blended (go ahead, use your clean
hands). Mix in the chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls or roll into balls the
size of walnuts and place 2 inches apart onto a greased
cookie sheet and flatten just a bit with your fingers. Bake for 8 to 10
minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from pan to cool on wire
racks. Yield: About 2
dozen 2-inch cookies.
Because there are so many different kinds of cake mixes (with pudding, with
double pudding, extra moist and so on), you may
need to make slight adjustments to this recipe. For example, I’ve found that
with some varieties of mix the dough is so stiff and dry
it’s not possible to form the cookies into balls. When this happens I simply
add one or two tablespoons of water until the dough is
workable.
If you want to cut down on fat, try substituting 1/2 cup applesauce for the
oil.
Variations: You can use just about any combination of cake mix and chips.
Example: Carrot cake mix with white chocolate chips; chocolate cake mix with
peanut butter chips; devils food cake mix with toffee
bits chips; German chocolate cake mix with pecans and coconut; white cake
mix with crushed pineapple (drained) and coconut.
By the way, if you need lots of cookies in a hurry, this recipe multiplies
well. Just
start with two cake mixes and double the additions.
A tip on storing Cake Mix Cookies. Depending on the type of cake mix you
use, these cookies may dry out after two days. To
prevent this store them in an airtight container with a piece of bread. I
don’t know why, but for some reason this keeps the cookies
just as fresh and moist as can be.
Banana Pudding Cake
1 1/2 cups milk
1 3.5-ounce banana instant dry pudding
1 18.25-ounce spice cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 bananas, mashed
1 16-ounce can white frosting or powdered sugar, to garnish
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix milk and pudding together until pudding gets
thick. Add cake mix, oil and eggs to the pudding mixture
and beat with electric mixer until fully incorporated. Stir in mashed
bananas.
Pour batter in a greased tube or Bundt cake pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or
until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Invert hot
cake onto a platter. When cake has cooled, spread white frosting or sift
powdered sugar over cake. Serves: 8-10.
Melted Ice Cream Cake
1 18.25-ounce white cake mix
2 cups melted ice cream, any flavor
3 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly mist a Bundt pan with vegetable oil spray
then dust with flour. Shake out the excess flour. Set the
pan aside.
Place the cake mix, melted ice cream, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix
with electric mixer on low speed for one minute, scrape
sides of bowl and then beat another two minutes on medium speed. Pour into
the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the rubber
spatula.
Bake in the preheated oven until the cake springs back when lightly pressed
with your finger, 38 to 42 minutes. Remove the pan
from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Run a
long, sharp knife around the edge of the cake
and invert it onto a small rack, then invert it again onto a second rack so
that the cake is right side. Cool for 30 minutes longer.
Frost with your favorite icing or dust with powdered sugar. Serves 8-10.
Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate
http://www.everydaycheapskate.com/

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From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
Buses and buses

There are buses and then there are buses and for someone who is vision
impaired; I need to keep this in mind whenever I travel.

The city buses are usually a bit narrow with front and back doors for
entering and exiting. The seats in my city are comfortable enough but there
are some that face forward, others that face backward, single seats, bench
seats, and then double seats. Then there are the poles for you to hang on
to on those crowded days. Winter travel on these buses are made comfortable
and bearable with adequate heating but in the summer the windows need to be
opened to let in the fresh air. There is no air condition.

Then there are those buses that travel between city; from city to city or
even province to province. These are the more comfortable ones because of
the length of their trips. They are equipped with bathrooms at the back of
the bus, and very comfortable seats. In the winter they are well heated and
during the summer they are adequately air conditioned. No worries about not
being able to find a seat.

These buses are clean, comfortable, and well maintained; just like the city
buses. What is the difference between the two types of buses you may be
asking?

You never have to fight for a seat on the buses that take you from city to
city or from province to province.

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Welcome to the June 2019 Apple Viz newsletter

Are you looking for a product or service that can help to make life easier
for you or a family
member or friend? Or maybe you are looking for a story to help motivate a
family member or friend who is struggling to deal with their loss of vision?
Not sure where to look?
Well, we have a nifty piece of info to share with you this week.
Enjoy!
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Welcome to the June 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series
which aims to highlight
what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a
selection of the best content
posted to AppleVis by members of the community – from new app entries, to
app updates, to the latest
news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post
are at heading level 3, and each
individual item is at heading level 4.
New and Noteworthy App Entries
1.
Backgammon with Buddies (iOS, US$2.99)
Backgammon with Buddies lets you play backgammon with your friends whether
they’re
nearby or far away.
You can open the app and play on your phone or tablet, just as you would
with a board.
It’s also possible to play with your friends through the Messages app, by
sending the
board back and forth after every turn. If you don’t know the rules, the app
also contains
a small guide to help you get started.
Backgammon with Buddies also supports a wide range of accessibility
features, such as
Dynamic Type, reduced transparency, VoiceOver and custom rotors. This means
that
you can play Backgammon with all your buddies, not just those who can see or
touch
the board.
Features
* Beautifully designed board with rich wood textures and felt lining
* An integrated Messages app experience to play with far away friends
* Highly accessible with VoiceOver and Dynamic Type
* A lightweight app that respects your privacy

Read Backgammon with Buddies’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/games/backgammon-buddies
Visit Backgammon with Buddies’ App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/backgammon-with-buddies/id1460469896

2. Sundial – Solar & Lunar Times (iOS, Free With In-App Purchases)
Sundial displays the sun and moon’s rise/set cycle in a handy 24-hour ring.
You can
create iOS notifications for common events, including sunrise, solar noon,
sunset,
moonrise, lunar noon, lunar midnight, and moonset. Notification of full
moon, new
moon, first quarter moon, and last quarter moon is also supported. You can
also create
alerts for astronomical, nautical, and civil twilight start and end,
including dawn and
dusk.
Sundial is great for runners, hikers, campers, walkers, boaters, sailors,
pilots, gardeners,
farmers, photographers, film/tv production crew, astronomers, and travelers
of all
kinds. Parents, want a reminder that twilight is over and you need to get
the kids inside?
This is for you. Like to take your dog on a walk 30 minutes for sunset?
Sundial has you
covered.

Current Version: 4.3 (June 25, 2019)
Read Sundial – Solar & Lunar Times’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/weather/sundial-solar-lunar-times
Visit Sundial – Solar & Lunar Times’ App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sundial-solar-lunar-times/id976460540

3. The Piano (iOS, Free)
Start playing The Piano: the ultimate asset when practicing for a rehearsal,
performance
or just for fun!
Always have a keyboard with you!
The Piano is used by music teachers, singers, songwriters, and beginners!
Enjoy the great and realistic sounds of The Piano!
The go-to app to express your musicality and creativity.
Get access today to the recording feature! Record your music, and play it
back
whenever you like! Play along to your own recordings for the ultimate music
experience!

Current Version: 1.2.10 (February 20, 2019)
Read The Piano’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/music/piano
Visit The Piano’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-piano/id1126477246

4. Tonality – Music Reference (iOS, US$0.99)
The ultimate music theory reference tool for musicians of all skill levels.
Tonality allows
you to view and listen to a large database of piano chords and scales and
features a
chord-recognition tool that can identify chords you play on your instrument.
CHORDS:
* Over 1,000 chords and the ability to create custom chords
* Search for chords by root, quality, extension, or any combination of
these
* Reverse search for chords containing certain notes
* Sort chords by key, number of pitches, key span, and more
* View different inversions and omittable notes
* View chord scale degrees and note names
* View a table of related scales
* View chords on a piano and in the staff (treble or bass clef)
* Chord identification – record a chord through your device’s
microphone and
Tonality will transcribe and identify it
SCALES:
* Commonly used scales and fingerings and ability to create custom
scales
* Search for scales by root and name
* Reverse search for scales containing certain notes
* Sort scales alphabetically, by key, by number of pitches, and more
* View scale degrees and note names
* View ascending and descending versions
* View scales on a piano and in the staff (treble or bass clef)
* Add custom fingerings
CIRCLE OF FIFTHS:
* Interactive circle of fifths: view key signatures and scales for
major and minor
keys
* Jump to relative or parallel keys
CUSTOMIZATION:
In addition to adding your own custom chords, scales, and fingerings, you
can:
* Change the color scheme
* Choose the playback instrument (piano, electric piano, organ,
strings, or guitar)
* Choose whether to show all keys (including theoretical ones) or only
commonly
used keys

Current Version: 2.3 (June 28, 2019)
Read Tonality – Music Reference’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/music/tonality-music-reference
Visit Tonality – Music Reference’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/tonality-music-reference/id1467552236

5. Trace See (iOS, Free)
This App is based on the concept that people with visual impairment can ‘see
color by
sound’. By touching the picture screen with your finger, you can recognize
the shape,
the shade, the color of what is being photographed, in this order, by voice
and sound.
When you want to know the sight in front of you, take a picture. In
addition, you can
select a picture from your album and use it. If the picture is decided, turn
off the Voice
Over.
It represents eight colors of Red, Yellow red, Yellow, Yellow green, Green,
Blue green,
Blue and Purple with the organ “CDEFGABC” scale.
Brown and Beige are represented by the low sound “C” or “B” of piano.
It also expresses the light and shade with the sound of percussion
instruments.
It is the App that people who can not see the picture feel the shape and
color with
sound. By the side, you can enjoy the photograph more directly if the
visible person
explains the photograph.

Current Version: 1.5 (May 31, 2019)
Read Trace See’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/trace-see
Visit Trace See’s App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/%E3%81%AA%E3%81%9E%E3%82%8B%E3%82%93/id1439683
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6. Trace See Plus (iOS, US$0.99)
Use App when people with visual impairment want to know what is in a
picture. The
application selects the closest thing from the 1000 categories of the
learning model and
answers in English the probability of the correct answer as to what the
image is. Also,
detect the person’s face and answer the number of people. Since all
processing is
completed inside the device you use, you can use it with confidence without
forwarding
information such as photos to the outside.
After recognizing the image, by touching the screen with your finger,
examine the color
and shape of what is being seen with voice and sound.

Current Version: 1.20 (May 30, 2019)
Read Trace See Plus’ AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/trace-see-plus
Visit Trace See Plus’ App Store page
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/trace-see-plus/id1445347155?ign-mpt=uo%3D8

All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at:
iOS
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=ios_app_directory
Mac
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=mac_app_directory
Apple Watch
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_watch_app_directory
Apple TV
https://www.applevis.com/apps/latest?type=apple_tv_app_directory

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