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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

Cellphone won't stream live sports anymore; Hotmail v. Outlook

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Nexus cellphone last July because it could stream live sporting events and was a size I liked. Then I got a message asking if I wanted to update the operating system to Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. Since the upgrade, I can't stream live sporting events, which I'm told is because Jelly Bean is incompatible with the Adobe Flash software. To make matters worse, Samsung says I can't go back to my original Android operating system.

What should I do? And what if Flash goes out of use for PCs, too?

—Jean Lange, Vail, Ariz.

ANSWER: Adobe decided not to develop its Flash software for newer versions of Google's Android operating system, much to the dismay of people who watched sporting events that were streamed using Flash technology.

Sports broadcasters could use a newer streaming technology called HTML5 that you could receive, but relatively few have made the switch.

Until that happens, your least-expensive solution is to use a workaround that will put Adobe Flash back on your Galaxy Nexus, despite the Jelly Bean upgrade.

To do so, you'll need to download Flash from a third-party website; the Google Play website doesn't offer it anymore. Then download a Flash-compatible browser, such as Mozilla Firefox, to your phone. For directions, see http://tinyurl.com/cfl6sop.

Alternatively, you could buy another phone or a tablet computer that uses Flash for streaming. Adobe has published a list of Flash-compatible devices at tinyurl.com/7m5oluy.

Is this the end of Adobe Flash for all devices? That's probably going to happen (in no small part because Apple's iPhones, iPads and iPods don't support Flash either.) But leaving Flash will be easier for PCs, which can install new software for whatever new streaming technology is adopted.

Q: My email address has been with Microsoft's Hotmail for years. Now, suddenly I've been transferred into Outlook.com, even though I still have my Hotmail address.

Outlook.com is supposed to be better than Hotmail, but I'm not convinced. Is there any way to get out of Outlook.com, or am I stuck with it?

—Peter Sethre, Circle Pines, Minn.

A: You're stuck with it. Outlook.com is Microsoft's new free email service, replacing Hotmail. But, as you observed, your Hotmail email address will continue to work.

Microsoft appears to be making the change for several reasons.

Hotmail had a checkered reputation for security, while Outlook is the name of Microsoft's flagship corporate email program.

In addition, the new Outlook.com has more features than Hotmail. It can automatically unsubscribe to newsletters you no longer want, or combine your email address book with your contacts from social media websites.

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Previously:



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