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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

The right way to make print photos digital; YouTube upload problem

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: I would like to scan my own photographic prints into digital images, but I'm having trouble finding a scanner (one that's not a flatbed model) that would be suitable for photos rather than documents.

I looked at a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 but don't know how well it would work with my photos. What do you think?

—Thomas Klechak, Jacksonville, Fla.

ANSWER: You're looking at the wrong type of scanner for photos. Many of the top-rated photo scanners are flatbed models, in which you lay the picture flat on top of the scanning window. The trouble with upright printers, including the Fujitsu model you mentioned, is that most of them are optimized to automatically feed in and scan paper documents, not printed photos.

What's the difference between a scanner designed for photos and one for documents? It's the sharpness, or resolution, of the resulting image. Document printers such as the Fujitsu model scan at a resolution of 600 dots per inch (a dot being the smallest discrete element of a printed photo). A photo scanner, such as the Epson Perfection V500, has 10 times the resolution, or 6,400 dots per inch. Consumer photo scanners cost from less than $100 to more than $700. Some elaborate models can scan photographic slides or negatives as well as prints.

You can find lists of top-rated photo scanners at PC Magazine, http://tinyurl.com/y63ozya, and TopTenReviews.com, hhttp://tinyurl.com/82u57q4.

Q: I recorded an 11-minute, 3.1-gigabyte cooking video using a point-and-shoot camera. While I can watch the video on my computer, I can't email it (file is too large) or upload it to YouTube (takes about seven hours). Any suggestions?



—Ken Schik, Maple Grove, Minn.

A: It's now easy to make a high-quality video, but difficult to upload it to YouTube if you've got a home broadband connection with an upload speed under 5 million bits per second, or 5 megabits. Your choices are to get a faster Internet connection or to compress your 1.3 gigabyte video file so it will upload faster.

Fortunately, the latter is easy. There are programs that will convert your file format to one compatible with YouTube and compress the video at the same time.

If you're using Windows, try Microsoft's free Movie Maker program, which can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/d6ruom5. If you're using a Macintosh, open the iMovie program which comes as part of the Mac operating system. Follow the directions for Windows or Mac computers at hhttp://tinyurl.com/mc2vkve. (Note: Menu headings may vary depending on your software version.)

Using Movie Maker, I was able to convert a QuickTime Movie (.mov) taken with an iPad to an MP4 video (.mp4) that is compatible with YouTube, while at the same time cutting the file to 13 percent of its original size.

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Previously:



How to find a disappearing DVD drive
Forward an email but not the addresses; ALMOST scammed
Finding a PC that can sing and dance; more
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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