In this issue

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 August 21, 2009 / 1 Elul 5769

Travel tools, tech make remote computing easier

By Mark Kellner

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | OSHKOSH, Wisconsin -- As I write, I've been working remotely, about 90 miles north of Milwaukee, at a weeklong convention of 35,000 teenaged campers from around the world. I had daily deadlines to meet, and not only was I away from my normal surroundings; I had a lot to do in a short period of time.

Continuing developments in technology made my work a tad easier, and that's a good thing for periodic business travelers as well as those constantly on the road.

Perhaps the greatest thing is the continuing pervasiveness of Wi-Fi Internet access: from my hotel room to the campsite to the local Subway sandwich shop, I could log on for free. On my flight to Wisconsin, AirTran Airways offered Wi-Fi for $9.95; I didn't bite, but if time were an issue, I'd sign up in a flash.

Having Wi-Fi available, obviously, extends the Internet's reach and usefulness. It also might well pave the way for more "cloud computing" in the future. If you can access the computing "cloud" where your data and/or applications are stored, you may not need as large a computer as you once might have required to work effectively on the go.

I'm seeing more and more netbook devices popping up on the road, and the coming months may see a continuing explosion on the micro-portables' popularity. At least one manufacturer is touting a model with a "high definition" display; if such devices deliver their advertised promise, it could truly stoke the marketplace.

A continuing delight on the road is Apple's iPhone, now in capacities up to 32 Gbytes. The phone's many useful features - and built-in Wi-Fi - come rather close to making it a pocket-sized computer replacement. Of course, it doesn't rival a desktop, or notebook, PC's hundreds of gigabytes of storage, but for simple tasks, such as e-mail, basic search and even GPS navigation, it's a lifesaver.

One very useful application for the road warrior is Quickoffice (STET) for the iPhone, a $12.99 program that'll let you open and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files on your device. A colleague is impressed with the way in which Quickoffice handles files: you can page through a Word-formatted document in a natural manner, he says. I like that it brings editing down to pocketsize. This is one type of application Apple should, in my view, have made "standard" on the iPhone as part of the operating software. But certainly it's a small price to pay for such power.

There are two other items I'm very glad to have packed in my business case for this trip: the NeatReceipts for Mac scanner and software, retail price $230, but currently on sale for $199.95 from www.neatco.com. The stick-sized scanner is powered via a USB connection, and the software does a nice job of "reading" receipts and helping you file them. Very good stuff.

I'm also enamored, but not totally besotted with, the $29.95 OnBoard Travel Keyboard from accessory-maker Atek, Inc., of Santa Ana, California. This is another small device, also USB-based, and easy to pack into the aforementioned business bag.

Once connected to your laptop, you get the tactile responsiveness of a traditional PC keyboard, and a numeric keypad to boot. Typing on the OnBoard is a delight, even when your computer's keyboard is very good on its own. I like having all the "dedicated" keys a desktop keyboard offers, such as page up, page down and delete; the number pad is another blessing.

While compatible with the Mac operating system, the OnBoard's structure is slightly different from a Mac keyboard; ironically, it's the "Windows" key which is used to activate a number of Mac functions. Once you get by that - and, sadly, there's no way to reprogram things - it's a great portable companion, for which details can be found at www.atek.com.

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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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