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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

An iPad is drowning in AOL spam; more

By Steve Alexander






JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) QUESTION: The spam email I receive from AOL on my iPad is escalating, and there's no apparent way to stop the flow. I have tried unsubscribing, avoiding unsubscribing, and keeping contact with websites to a minimum, but I continue to get spam. What's more, my iPad gets more of it than my laptop does, even though they use the same email account. Any suggestions?

—Jim Erickson, Minnetonka, Minn.

ANSWER: No email provider's spam filter stops all unwanted junk email. But there have been many complaints that AOL's spam filtering works better for desktop or laptop computers than it does for the iPad.

Why? The AOL software on a desktop or laptop helps filter the spam before it gets to your inbox. But the iPad uses its own email software to connect to AOL, and that software doesn't filter spam.

As a result, the iPad relies on AOL or any other mail provider to pre-filter the email before it's downloaded to the iPad. Some other email providers, such as Gmail, do a better job of this pre-filtering than AOL does. So if you switch email providers, you may get less spam on your iPad.



Alternatively, you can try an iPad app such as MailWasher (available in the iTunes store), which helps you remove spam from your email provider before the mail reaches the iPad's email software.

Q: I have a 12-megabit Internet access speed. Would I get better Internet response time from getting faster Internet access or from installing a solid state drive for data storage?

—Michael Pelt, Jacksonville, Fla.

A: The real bottleneck in Internet usage today is the speed of your online connection, not the speed of your PC.

As a result, getting a faster Internet connection will improve your download and upload speeds, but adding a solid state drive to your PC won't make any difference, even though the solid state drive can access and store your PC data faster than a conventional disk drive. (A solid state drive uses flash memory chips; a traditional hard drive uses spinning magnetic disks.)

Q: I want to get a new Internet service provider, but I don't want to lose the email addresses that I have through my current provider. The current provider uses Gmail but substitutes its own business name in the address. Since Gmail is free, it seems that I should be able to continue using those addresses, but my provider said no because it owns the name in the addresses. Is there any way to keep my current email addresses?

—Tom Davis, Chaska, Minn.

A: No. Your Internet provider owns the rights to its business name and doesn't have to share it with you. In the future, use a free email account from Gmail or another provider that you can keep if you change Internet service providers.

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Previously:



PC annoyance Windows 8 may go away
You can record songs from free Internet radio; opening/saving different folder in Gmail
How to get around email blocking; iTunes backup to PC?
A lesson in backing up your iPad; more
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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