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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 May 26, 2006 / 26 Iyar, 5766

Treo ‘p’ smart phone winner

By Mark Kellner

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It was only after a few days into testing of the Palm Treo 700p, a CDMA-based "smart phone" from the handheld device maker, that it hit me: Palm has won, hands-down, no questions asked, the race for smart-phone supremacy.

Nokia and Motorola will want to dispute that, of course, so will Samsung and LG, Sony Ericsson and others. But the fact remains: There is no better handheld phone on the market today than the Treo 700p — at least for users in the United States and especially for those who want to keep in touch with their businesses, or even the world at large.

My Treo came with Sprint Nextel's mobile service and, while I encountered the occasional reception/connection problem, overall the service was crisp and clear.

On the Internet side, the phone uses EVDO (Evolution-Data Optimized) to pull down Web pages with incredible speed. Yes, the display is still small, but once you master the trick of moving around the screen, it's refreshing to have pages load so quickly.

What's more, the phone can also be a wireless (or wired) modem for a PC or Macintosh computer, adding a connectivity option that easily replaces the sign-on-with-a-password-for-$9.95-a-day deals at coffee shops and other public places. Cool beans, as one of my colleagues would say.

If the Treo 700p, available for around $400 with a Sprint service plan, did only these things, I'd be enthusiastic. Yes, the Treo 650, which runs on the Cingular network among others, is a nice phone; I use one daily.

Yes, the Treo 700w, which runs Windows Mobile, is also fast, but there are limitations inherent in that Microsoft operating system and there's little way to get around these.

But wait, there's more: the Treo 700p, as Sprint implements it, offers a huge range of multimedia choices, including dozens of streaming television channels, music of almost unlimited variety, and heaven knows what else.

Prices vary, but run around $7 to $10 a month extra for a given service, such as Sprint TV, which is mind-boggling.

How so? Click a few buttons and you are watching the Weather Channel, C-SPAN (or C-SPAN2), Discovery, Bloomberg TV, Fox News Channel or Fox Sports.

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This will make waiting in an airport much easier. Add stereo headphones and you have a portable concert hall. Pack along the incredible charger/dock/stereo speakers/speakerphone known as the Altec Lansing inMotion iMT1, a $179 option, and you've suddenly got a system that will be the envy of just about everyone.

Where does this leave users? With a rather complete communications/data management system on the road. There's enough software on the Treo 700p to make any user happy, and with SecureDigital cards of up to 2 gigabytes available, there's enough storage to satisfy most needs.

That data storage is useful, by the way, because the Treo 700p has a 1.1 megapixels digital camera, which can also record short video clips.

If there are flaws in this new product — and perhaps there are — I have yet to discover any that are truly significant. The button layout is a bit different, but not so much so that longtime Treo users won't adapt. Palm has won the smart phone race, and Treo 700p users may hold the best prize. .

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