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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

Watching TV via Internet, Wi-Fi and dish

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: When you wrote about "Which TV system for the digital age" three weeks ago, you didn't answer all of my questions.

You suggested getting an Internet connection with a download speed of 10 to 15 megabits. Do I really need a connection that fast, and where can I get it?

How fast should a wireless router be to send streaming TV from the Internet to a Blu-ray player or other device that connects to the TV? Are there any websites about how to hook up a home wireless network for TV?

I use DirecTV, but when it rains I lose the satellite signal and have to use an outdoor antenna to get local channels. Is there a better alternative?

-Stephen Steinbrecher, Miami

ANSWER: You don't need a 10- to 15-megabit download speed today, but it will be useful in the future as higher-definition video streaming becomes routine. Today a download speed of 5 megabits will produce good results. You can get a 5 megabit connection from either the phone company or the cable company; for significantly higher speeds you'll need to use the cable company in most cases.

Netflix offers some advice on how fast your Internet connection should be to stream video at different levels of picture quality; you can find it on Netflix's website at http://tinyurl.com/mlqzhvp.

You don't need to worry about the speed of the wireless router. Any router you can buy today will be much faster than your Internet connection, which is the real bottleneck in watching streaming video or downloading movies.

You shouldn't lose your DirecTV signal except during a sizable storm. If you lose the signal every time it rains, your satellite dish isn't aimed properly, which means you aren't getting maximum signal strength.

BULK EMAIL SERVICES: Several readers of last week's column said I gave the wrong advice to Dave Sledge, a Louisiana small-business owner who had several hundred emails to his customers blocked by Yahoo as spam. I suggested he send his email in smaller batches, and perhaps not make them all identical, to avoid being labeled as a spammer. But the readers thought I should have told Sledge to outsource his email efforts to a professional emailing firm.

Chris Levine of Lakeland, Fla., who works for a nonprofit company with a large email list, wrote: "We use a bulk email service to send our emails out. The service charges a nominal fee and guarantees our outgoing email will not be blocked (our emails still appear as if they are coming directly from us). They can do this because they have been certified as bulk email providers and not spammers after meeting a rigorous set of industry standards."

For a comparison of some bulk email providers, see http://tinyurl.com/yjju4xl. Prices are in the range of $15 to $30 a month to send 1,000 emails.

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Previously:



Blocked eventhough not a spammer; Documents icon disappeared from Windows Vista PC Desktop; more
How to get info removed from Google
Which TV system for digital age?
The mystery of the disappearing email; reader didn't follow directions
Readers react to discount phone furor
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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