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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Apptitude: Keep smartphone safe with privacy apps

By Reid Kanaley



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Apps for smartphone privacy can hunt down malware, find a lost phone, hide files, and boost security for online accounts. All these are free, and most are for Android and Apple devices.

Lookout by Lookout Inc. has useful, even entertaining functions that will check your phone for malicious software, tell you whether you're on a secure WiFi connection, and track down your device if it gets taken or misplaced.

If your phone is lost or stolen, Lookout offers several options, though they require you to have GPS activated before the device goes missing. One, "Signal Flare," will record your smartphone's location just before its battery dies. You can view the location on a map on the website. Another option, "Locate and Scream," sets off an annoying alarm on the missing phone.

Another Lookout feature, "Call Me Back," allows you to use the missing phone to make calls. Using any computer with a microphone, you log into the lookout.com site, which establishes a connection with your phone and patches your voice through to a number you want to call. To help with this - because nobody remembers phone numbers anymore - a backup function stores your contacts list to the lookout.com website and can update it daily.

Many apps pitch themselves as lockboxes for photos, notes, and other files you don't want others to find on your smartphone - typically by requiring a separate pass code to open the app. Secret Apps Lite by Sensible Code includes its own browser and will silently snap a photo of anyone trying to launch the app.

To send texts, photos, or voice messages that leave no online trace - and that even disappear from the recipient's inbox after a set time, up to a few hours - there is Wickr from Wickr L.L.C. The app is for iPhone, though its website promises there's a version for "Android coming soon."

The app bills itself as "secure and private, self-destructing messaging." User and recipient must both be using Wickr, which they'll use in place of standard texting. Messages get encoded with "military-grade encryption," according to the documentation.

Wickr doesn't take an e-mail address from you and says it doesn't even know your user name. And though your phone carrier can know you are communicating through Wickr because of the encryption, it can't see what you are sending and can't tell who exactly is receiving it, Wickr says.

Wickr also has a file "shredding" option that will permanently erase deleted files on your iPhone.

Use Google Inc.'s Google Authentication smartphone app to generate a verification code for use along with your user name and password when you sign in to a Google account on a computer or other device. The app is part of the optional, enhanced security effort that Google and other services have added to thwart data and identity thieves. You can use Google Authentication to beef up protection on other apps that allow optional two-step verification, such as Dropbox.

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Previously:



Avoid, or treat, the flu
Use smartphone to research genealogy, post family shots
Adapt to a changing tax world
Track mental health symptoms via phone
Making it easier to trade your contact information
Use smartphone to research genealogy, post family shots
App help with finding -- or quitting -- that job
Apps to stay ahead of schooltime tasks
Apps to help you keep control of your spending
Stay in the know while on the go
Apps for cheating at games
Scanning a doc or lighting the way
City tours guided by smartphone
Apps that flex your brain
Clear your key ring with apps that store loyalty cards
Sniff out allergen information
Speak and these apps will listen --- and transcribe
Viddy, a video version of Instagram
Gardening via smartphone
Homework help, available via smartphone
Get some help with exercise motivation

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