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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 Feb. 26, 2010 / 12 Adar, 5770

PressReader Application May Help Save Newspapers

By Mark Kellner



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If newspapers can be likened to anything these days, perhaps they are best seen as a guilty pleasure. Reading the day's headlines is essential, of course; reading features, book reviews and sports news from, say, the Daily Mail in London, Istanbul's Haberturk or Malaysia's Borneo Post, is certainly a luxury for most of us.


And, yes, much of the content of these papers is available gratis on the Internet, but not everything. Local ads, some pictures, and, of course, the look and feel of a "real newspaper" are all lacking on many newspaper Web sites.


Vancouver, Canada-based NewspaperDirect is a company with some interesting ideas: deliver your "local" newspaper just about anywhere in the world, either in a printed edition or on a screen, be it PC, Mac, Amazon Kindle or Apple iPhone and soon-coming iPad. On Feb. 17, the firm released its latest version of the iPhone app, PressReader, which, it says, allows "millions of iPhone and iPod Touch users [to] download their favorite daily read from a selection of 1,400 newspapers and magazines from 90 countries in 42 languages."


In short, I can follow Haberturk's coverage of Charlize Theron (no kidding, she was on their Sunday front page) in the palm of my hand. Ditto for The Washington Times, which also is available via NewspaperDirect.

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The firm gives away the iPhone app but asks readers to pay 99-cents an issue for most of the newspapers it delivers; some few may cost more. A $9.95 monthly subscription will give you 31 "credits" usable for newspaper issues, while spending $29.95 monthly offers a plan labeled "unlimited," but which may draw the attention once a user surpasses 100 downloads in a month.


That's the other part of the bargain -- you download an image of the newspaper, as well as the text of supporting articles, onto the iPhone, making it possible to read an issue without having a "live" Internet connection. Not only does this work for airplane flyers, train passengers and cruise ship denizens, it also makes the whole "newspaper on a screen" thing work better.


Here's how: page through a newspaper and find an article you like. Click on the subtly highlighted headline and the screen "flips" to reveal a column of text and the relevant pictures for easier reading. When finished, a press of the "done" button onscreen returns you to the page image. The PressReader software will also zoom in on that printed page if you're keen to read an advertisement or the rare news story whose headline isn't highlighted.


Those readers with a deep appreciation for the tactile experience of reading a newspaper will appreciate the operation of PressReader. It's as close to an electronic newspaper as I've seen in the handheld space.


What's also quite encouraging is that PressReader seems to support all of the hundreds of newspapers available through NewspaperDirect. That's a pleasant contract to San Francisco-based Zinio, which has fewer than two dozen of its magazines available for the Zinio iPhone app. (A hint for Zinio's executives: that limited range won't cut it on the iPad.)


No system is without its flaws, or at least things over which one can quibble, and this is no exception. Download times, even over a rather spiffy Wi-Fi connection, can be a bit daunting, about 3 to 5 minutes or so for a Sunday paper. Sometimes, downloads can be unfulfilled: I had to order one paper twice before getting a readable copy.


But these are minor points. When you're far from home, the site of a local paper is often a welcome one. PressReader and NewspaperDirect make this a possibility at a reasonable price and with a top-notch implementation. Find out more at www.pressdisplay.com.

Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

JWR contributor Mark Kellner has reported on technology for industry newspapers and magazines since 1983, and has been the computer columnist for The Washington Times since 1991.Comment by clicking here.

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