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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

Finding a PC that can sing and dance; more

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: I want to buy a laptop for playing dance and listening music and for karaoke singing. What should I look for to make sure the laptop has quality sound, ample storage and the ability to connect to a TV? I already have a sound system.

—Bill Lawrence, Minneapolis

ANSWER: Any laptop will have a fast enough processor for playing or mixing music. If you plan to extensively edit music tracks, you'll find a list of computers designed for music production at http://tinyurl.com/kow79n5. If you also want to play or edit music videos, you'll get better results if the computer has a dedicated video memory card.

If you intend to store a lot of music or video on the laptop, get one with a 500-gigabyte internal hard drive, which is typical on new laptops. And make sure the computer has a high-definition multimedia interface, or HDMI, port for transferring video to a TV screen via an HDMI cable. Most new PCs have at least one HDMI port.

Beyond the computer itself, you'll want some software to help you play or mix music. DJ software, which can do things such as synchronize the tempo of two songs to create a smooth transition between them, is reviewed at http://tinyurl.com/7h6bfc6. Several types of karaoke software are described at hhttp://tinyurl.com/m9y8e6s.



Q: I would like to find some "find me if lost" software for my laptop PC. I hope to find a program I would install on my laptop and activate from another computer or a smartphone if the laptop is stolen. Where can I find such software?

—Cathy Gunderson, Minneapolis

A: Tracking software for laptops can, within limits, tell you where a stolen laptop is when it's connected to the Internet. The tracking software reports the Internet protocol, or IP, address a stolen PC is using, and also might report details of any Wi-Fi hot spot to which the PC is connected. Some tracking software allows you to send signals to the missing laptop that will enable you to copy important files from it and perhaps even take control of the laptop and wipe out its data.

Obviously, tracking software isn't a perfect way to recover a stolen PC. You'll need law-enforcement help to find out who was using that IP address at the time, and where that person lives. For a review of several types of laptop-tracking software, see http://tinyurl.com/ceec9hj.

Q: How can I eliminate a person's old email address in Gmail and replace it with a new one?

—Sheryl Hartley, Aventura, Fla.

A: Click the down arrow next to "Gmail" beneath the Google logo, and from the drop-down list click "Contacts." Click on a name in the list and change the email address. To return to email, click the arrow beside "Contacts" and choose "Gmail."

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Previously:



Can you move your Office to a new PC?
Buying the latest gadget poses risk
How long will a backup drive keep working?; more
Social media and small business legal guide
A good drive can help transfer data between computers; more
Brokering a truce between McAfee, Malwarebytes; no need to subject yourself to Windows 8
Problem with my wireless PC mouse; Skype less of a threat than it seems
When pop-up ads go wild, it may be a virus
IPhone quirks can be costly for your contact list; more on alternatives to having a wired telephone line
Options for ditching your phone line
Why Wi-Fi is speedier than Internet
Watching TV via Internet, Wi-Fi and dish
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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