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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

A lesson in backing up your iPad; more

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: The students of Minnetonka (Minn.) High School all have been issued iPads to be used in the classroom, and one of the uses is electronic note-taking. Unfortunately, the note-taking application, called Notability, crashed last week, causing students to lose all of their notes. It was a devastating loss for many students.

Fortunately, my daughter was largely unaffected because she prefers to take notes the old-fashioned way, by hand. Perhaps iPads are not the end-all in the classroom that they are purported to be. What do you think?

—Sally Greer, Shorewood, Minn.

ANSWER: There's nothing wrong with taking notes by hand; I do it myself sometimes. But I've learned that I can take notes faster and more completely with a computer. So, for speed and accuracy, I have to go with the iPad.

But the truth is that all electronic gadgets can fail (it sounds as if this mass failure was caused by a software update). When disaster happens, you can lose all your best work if you haven't backed it up.

The good news for your daughter and the other students is that Notability is designed to be backed up. Notes created with it can be stored on a central school server, sent via email, printed via wireless printers or copied to Dropbox, a free online cloud storage service. (See the Notability review by PC Magazine at http://tinyurl.com/ljkl289.)

In the email you forwarded to me from Minnetonka High School, I see that the administrators have embraced the idea of cloud backup and say that "before future planned software updates, we will work to ensure students have their most essential data backed up off their iPads."

I would urge them to tell students not to wait for a software update to back up their iPads. Tell them to do it every day. It's a little more work, but it's the difference between being safe and feeling devastated.



Q: I have followed your recommendations many times and downloaded some of the programs you've suggested. But is there a way I can search for different programs or services, such as a PC registry cleaner?

—Robart Whiting, Miami

A: You could just search Google, but I suggest you try a safer source by going to Download.com. It offers a variety of free and for-pay programs that have been scanned to eliminate malicious software.

At the top of the page, click on the type of operating system you are using — Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Apple iOS or Google Android. Then go to the search box at the upper right-hand corner of the page and type in "registry cleaner" or whatever type of software you're seeking.

Skip over the first few listings that have the heading "sponsored content," which means someone paid to have them listed first. Look instead at the following programs, which are listed by popularity.

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Previously:



Locked out of Facebook by email switch; Can't use the 'back button' on Internet Explorer 10
If YouTube videos halt, give this a try; 'The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded'
Don't let AOL hold your email hostage!; more
Prepare yourself for end of Windows XP updates next year; more
The right way to make print photos digital; YouTube upload problem
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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