In this issue

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 June 22, 2007 / 6 Tamuz, 5767

PC Users flock to Apple's Safari

By Mark Kellner

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In 1991, a very smart technology expert named Geoffrey A. Moore coined the phrase "crossing the chasm" to describe when technology moves from the "early adopters" to the general population.

Mr. Moore's thesis, in a book with that title, is to help identify the factors that can make a product earn the coveted "mass market" status.

Last week, in the space of 48 hours, Apple Inc.'s Safari Web browser for Windows recorded 1 million downloads. Yes, the software is free, but to get a million people to do anything in that short a period of time is, I believe, rather impressive.

The question is whether Safari for Windows lives up to the hype Apple gives the program: "It displays your favorite Web sites' pages faster than any other browser, and it's full of innovative features that make browsing the Web easier than ever. All with the elegant simplicity and attention to detail that you find in IPod and ITunes."

That pretty much sums it up. Under the hood is a browser that is elegant in its approach, albeit with slight differences from the Macintosh version because of differences in the operating system interface. It's impressive, by the way, that Apple made the translation so easily, but, as the firm noted, it has already done this for ITunes, perhaps the world's most pervasive Apple-designed program running on Windows PCs.

The Safari interface is simple: a gray bar at the top to display the Web page address, menus and features. Bookmarks drop down in a tab, while favorites can be displayed in their own menu bar.

You can display a status bar at the bottom of the page, but it's off by default. The reason is the blue bar displayed in the Web address field when a page is loading, showing the operation's progress.

At the top is also a built-in search field, which defaults to the Google search engine, although users can also select Yahoo as the engine of choice.

Everything on the Internet is not just a Web page, of course, and one feature of Safari many users will appreciate is the way it handles Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, "feeds." These are "pushed" from a properly configured Web site to alert you to new items posted. (The Washington Times, for example, offers numerous RSS options at its Web site.) It's a great way to stay current with changing news or other events.

Safari builds the RSS reader into the browser, and you can bookmark a particular topic search over a range of sources to be sure you get the latest news of interest on a given item. I like this better than a stand-alone RSS reader program, and even more than having RSS in e-mail, which is also possible with some mail-client software. It's a useful feature to have, especially if you do much of your work via the Web, such as research.

By default, Safari will block "pop-up" windows, the popular and annoying ad medium. But if you direct your browser to a bank's Web site and need to sign-in via pop-up, Safari will understand — don't ask me how — and open that window for you. Security on Safari is very strong; there's even a "private browsing" feature that lets you surf without leaving a trace.

In short, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 has flashiness, and Mozilla Firefox a loyal following, Safari for Windows will likely command a great deal of attention and deliver a strong challenge to these other two programs. Details, and the download, are at www.apple.com/safari

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JWR contributor Mark Kellner has reported on technology for industry newspapers and magazines since 1983, and has been the computer columnist for The Washington Times since 1991.Comment by clicking here.


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