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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

Push to talk aboard ship; retrieve deleted text messages from an iPhone, when on and off

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: Can my group of 10, all of whom have the Voxer smartphone application, communicate "walkie-talkie" style on Allure of the Seas cruise ship in the Caribbean?

—Leon Cohen, Minneapolis

ANSWER: In theory, yes, but as a practical matter, probably not.

Voxer is a two-way communications app for Apple and Android smartphones; it can send voice, text or photos over the Internet to other Voxer users using either Wi-Fi or cellphone connections. In the U.S., a "push to talk" function in the app works fast enough that users can have live, two-way voice conversations.

The trouble is that a cruise ship in the Caribbean typically doesn't offer the kind of Internet connections found in the U.S.

Allure of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean International, says that Wi-Fi and cellphone connections are available on the cruise ship. But Allure uses a pricing plan that makes Wi-Fi and cellular service expensive. And reviews of cruises aboard the Allure says that those Internet connections are relatively slow.

Take Wi-Fi, for example. The Allure boasts that it has Wi-Fi Internet connectivity throughout the ship. But it also charges those aboard a minimum of $35 for each person in your group, and potentially more. Prepaid packages of Wi-Fi minutes range from 60 minutes for $35 to 500 minutes for $150.

The Allure's cellphone rates are based on international voice roaming and data charge plans, which vary in cost from one cell service provider to another but are typically expensive compared to U.S. calling and data rates.

In addition, reviews of the Allure say the Wi-Fi and cellular Internet speeds available on the ship are roughly comparable to dial-up computer service speeds, which means your Voxer app would probably work poorly, if at all.

Q: Is it possible to retrieve deleted text messages from an iPhone? Also, are you able to retrieve them even if the phone isn't in service?

—Cheryl Newberry, Miami

A: Yes to both. Text messages, sometimes called SMS (short message service), continue to reside on the iPhone after being deleted. In addition, if the iPhone has been backed up to iTunes, the deleted messages also exist there.

There is a way to recover deleted text messages simply by using iTunes, but it's considered a bit risky because a single mistake can wipe out the messages you're trying to recover. For details, see this description at http://tinyurl.com/aksqslm.

A safer method is to use data recovery software that's less accident-prone. Two programs that are said to effectively retrieve deleted text messages are Wondershare Dr. Fone (free trial for Windows or Macintosh, $99.95 to buy, at http://tinyurl.com/d83hbb8) and Data Recovery for iTunes (Macintosh only, free trial, $59.95 to buy, see hhttp://tinyurl.com/8j5elzx.)

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Previously:



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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