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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

Readers react to discount phone furor

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) In a column two weeks ago, T-Mobile customer Kyle McCauley of Burnsville, Minn., protested that the company's abrupt switch to no contracts and full-priced phones had violated his right to purchase a discounted cellphone in the future. T-Mobile wouldn't budge on the change, but did let McCauley out of his contract early, a $100 value. That elicited some strong opinions from readers.

Allan Chermak of Burnsville and Roydell Doss Jr. of Cary, N.C., said it's clear that T-Mobile gave McCauley a discounted phone at the beginning of his existing contract, and that T-Mobile owed him nothing more for the contract's duration.

"Have American consumers so lost their common sense as to feel entitled to each and every whim of theirs?" asked Chermak. He called McCauley's dispute "ludicrous."

But Jack Mertes Sr. of Edina, Minn., and Janet Rodriguez of Miami were sympathetic to McCauley's plight because they believe T-Mobile's actions are not always fair to customers.

"I was pleased to see that someone was making noise on this issue," Rodriguez said. "T-Mobile stated in your article that they have not received similar complaints. Are they kidding?"

QUESTION: My laptop is 8 years old. The computer screen flickers, then goes dark, but it will stop flickering if I unplug it. I also think the battery is dying. Is my PC fixable? Is it worth fixing?

—Judy Cyr, Monticello, Minn.

ANSWER: It's probably not worth repairing. Without knowing more about your PC, I'd guess that you could buy a new laptop screen and battery online, then pay a small repair shop to install them, for between $150 and $200. That's a large portion of the $330 it would cost you to buy a new laptop at a computer store. And, even after the repairs, you'd still have a 2005-era PC that has aging components, such as a hard drive that's already outlived its five-year life expectancy.

Q: What's the best and easiest way to listen to a radio station in another state? I'm interested in a radio station in Punta Gorda, Fla.

—Neil Dutcher, Bloomington, Minn.

A: Many radio stations simultaneously broadcast over the air and over the Internet. To find a station online, go to radio-locator.com and search by city or by the station's call letters. Some stations play through your Web browser, while others require audio player software such as iTunes.

Using Radio-locator.com, I found two radio stations in Punta Gorda, Fla. For religious station WREH, click on the station call letters, and click the address under "audio feed." On the pop-up box, choose "open with iTunes" and click "OK." For news station WCCF, click the call letters, then click the website's "listen live" button.

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Previously:



Turning back your PC's clock from Windows 8 to Windows 7; de-hijacking your browser
T-Mobile customer was counting on discounted phone
Making files play nice with Media Player; Syncing online and local Outlook
Cellphone won't stream live sports anymore; Hotmail v. Outlook
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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