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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

Getting video calling to work on Facebook; Adobe Digital Editions e-reader

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: When I attempt a video call with anyone on Facebook, we can hear each other and they can see me, but I can't see them. I can only see myself, "live," in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen. Instead of seeing the other person on the main part of the screen, I see a "frozen" image of myself. I have no problems when I use other video calling services, such as Skype or iChat. What can I do?

—LaVon Hostetler, Fairfield, Iowa

ANSWER: Facebook's video calling uses Skype, so it's curious that you can use stand-alone Skype but not the Facebook version. But Facebook suggests some possible causes.

Web browser: Make sure that you and the person you're calling are using a Web browser that supports Facebook video calling. The 64-bit version of Internet Explorer is not supported. To find PC and Macintosh browsers that support Facebook video calling, see this list at Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/ce7r5h5.

If you have a 64-bit PC, but need to install the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer for Facebook video calling, you can download it from Microsoft's website, at http://tinyurl.com/4kjhrsp.

DirectX software: If you and the person you are calling are using Windows PCs, you both need to have the latest version of Microsoft's DirectX software. The latest DirectX version numbers for the different types of Windows can be found on Microsoft's site, at http://tinyurl.com/buj8tuo. To download, go to the search page I've created, at hhttp://tinyurl.com/cwlc3fo, and type in the correct DirectX version number behind the search term there: "Download DirectX".

Wireless: If you're using a wireless Internet signal, and it's weak, that could be the problem. Try a wired Internet connection.

Equipment problem: You and the person you're calling should make sure your computers have sufficiently fast processor chips and enough RAM (random access memory) for Facebook video calling.

To find out on a PC, go to "Control Panel" and click the "System" icon. Processor chips that are too slow include the Intel Atom, Intel Pentium D and AMD64. Each computer in the video call needs to have at least 1 gigabyte of RAM.

Software conflict: Some antivirus programs can interfere with Facebook video calling. As a last resort, you and the person you are calling might briefly disable your antivirus software and see if that's the problem. If it is, get different antivirus software right away.

Q: I have been trying to download the Adobe e-book software so I can download library books. Could you please give me the Web address for this?

—Cindy Birtzer, Eau Claire, Wis.

A: The Adobe Digital Editions e-reader software is widely used by public libraries for lending e-books to patrons in a way that protects the copyright material in the book. You can download the free software for PC or Macintosh from Adobe's website, at http://tinyurl.com/c2delcd.

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Previously:



Wilderness Internet is costly, slow; Windows Vista Service Pack 2 problems
She can't send e-mail but still receives it; laptop loses wifi connection when asleep
Push to talk aboard ship; retrieve deleted text messages from an iPhone, when on and off
Using email to send iPad text messages; photo recovery program for camera card that has become corrupt
How to avoid getting more spam e-mail
How to solve PC problems from afar; import old e-mails into the Thunderbird e-mail program
Apple iPad ready to travel
How to add software to a diskless PC
Connecting a new PC to an older printer



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