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Electronics Today
A screenshot of ArtScroll's new iPad app.
 

If You Launch It, They Will Come: ArtScroll On The iPad

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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For the Siyum HaShas in MetLife Stadium, community leaders, security officials, and even dogs (K-9 units) spent months getting ready for the close to 100,000 in attendance on Wednesday afternoon. However, members of ArtScroll have been focusing on what happens after the celebration. In honor of the 13th daf yomi cycle, ArtScroll has begun to launch its newest edition of the Babylonian Talmud – a digitized version for the iPad.

 

The Face That Launched A Thousand Apps: Yours

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Israeli startup Umoove will soon offer a gesture-recognition technology for mobile devices that will control and steer devices by reading gentle facial and head movements, according to a report by NoCamels.

 

From Feet To Amot: A New Jewish Units App

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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During my yearly visits to Australia to visit my wife’s family, I must endure the brutal calculations involved in switching from the imperfect Imperial system to the maligned-by-Americans (but clearly more efficient) Metric system. Pounds become kilos, Fahrenheit becomes Celsius, and feet become meters. Calculations are involved every day – and I don’t have a mind for numbers.

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If I Only Had One Jewish App On My iPhone

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

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This past week I saw a video preview of an upcoming iPod app that excited and inspired me to the point of near tears. It was for RustyBrick’s jaw-dropping ArtScroll Schottenstein Talmud app. Unfortunately that app won’t be out for another few months (but take the time to check out the preview at www.rustybrick.com), yet I realized after months of writing this column that I had yet to give the due attention to RustyBrick’s Siddur app.

 

Seeing Israel Anywhere, Every Day

Posted on: February 17th, 2012

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I haven’t been to Israel in six years. That might not sound like a lot of time to some people, but might sound like an eternity to others

 

Where is the HP Touchpad Headed?

Posted on: November 12th, 2011

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There is a large variety out there today in the handheld market, but Palm was one of the pioneers. For many, the Palm-based OS was the operating system of choice.

 

As Easy As Aleph, Bet, Gimmel

Posted on: October 26th, 2011

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A few weeks ago my two-year-old daughter was showing my 85-year-old grandmother how to work an iPod touch. I’m not sure if my bubbie was more amazed with the device or with the fact that her great-granddaughter understood it better than her.

 

How Apple Made Me A Better Jew

Posted on: June 17th, 2009

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Over the past few weeks, I've become an improved Jew. I learn more, say more brachos, bench more, and didn't have a problem remembering the day in the Omer. I haven't been to Israel recently, didn't have a near death experience that reawakened my spiritual side, nor did I feel empty in my life and decided I needed to search for more meaning. So what caused this recent growth spurt in my Judaism? I got an iPod touch.

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Walking Through The Mishkan

Posted on: January 28th, 2009

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Within a few short weeks, the weekly parshah will address the topics of the Mishkan (tabernacle) and the kohen’s begadim (priestly vestments). What better way to prepare for this reading than actually seeing, up close and personal, the objects mentioned in the text.

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Electronics Today

Posted on: June 25th, 2008

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In an effort to broaden its Internet services, Nokia has recently acquired Plazes.com. Plazes, a popular website, is used to share social activities. This acquisition is one of the few ones Nokia has recently initiated in an effort to boost its online presence. Nokia is the worlds biggest cell phone company.

 

Electronics Today

Posted on: April 16th, 2008

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Microsoft: In an effort to prevent Microsoft from discontinuing selling new copies of the Windows XP Operating System, windows users have started circulating a petition threatening to jump ship and switch to Apple or Linux.

 

Electronics Today

Posted on: February 6th, 2008

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In an effort to accommodate the haredi world, Bezeq is now offering “kosher” phone service. This service will ban all calls to inappropriate numbers. Bezeq invested over $500,000 into this service and is offering it free of charge.

 

Electronics Today

Posted on: November 28th, 2007

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With reports that this holiday season’s sales are expected to match those of 2002, online businesses are making a major attempt to compete and gain your business. This permits the average consumer to get a great deal on Chanukah gifts from the comfort of his or her home.

 

DavkaWriter Platinum 6.0

Posted on: June 28th, 2006

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After an exhaustive hunt and with great effort, the hidden afikoman was finally found. This is usually preceded with the lengthy negotiations and yearly challenges some families face on what reward best fits the beneficiate? Especially once kids get older, this task seems more difficult with each passing year.

 

The Churban Of Lithuanian Jewry and Its Impact On The Yeshivah World

Posted on: November 19th, 2005

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It's been over sixty years since a bright and most holy people were butchered, tortured and almost annihilated. We still feel the impact of what was taken from us, but unfortunately, some do not realize the magnitude of the terrible churban that transpired.

 

Trope Trainer Deluxe

Posted on: May 16th, 2005

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If you frequent Jewish websites, I am sure that you have come across the name 'Trope Trainer' before. After seeing it so many times all over the place I decided I wanted to see for myself what all the hype was about.

 

Judaic Classics Torah Treasures

Posted on: April 16th, 2005

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Recently, I came across a great program that will definitely come in handy whether you are a student, scholar or anyone who learns Gemara. In addition to Gemara, this program comes with many useful Hebrew texts. The name of this program is Judaic Classics Torah Treasures.

 

DavkaWriter Platinum 4.0

Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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The holiday of Chanukah has finally come, so you know what that means. It's time to find the right gift! I am sure those of you who purchased DavkaWriter Platinum 3.2 last year were not disappointed. However, Davka Writer Platinum 4.0 is out on the market, and it is definitely worth the upgrade.

 

Masterdaf.com – Talmud On The Web

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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One of the newest websites to sprout up on the Internet is Masterdaf.com. A few weeks ago, www.masterdaf.com appeared on the Internet as an experimental website, and, as of recently, is fully functional. Masterdaf.com is not just another one of those pointless dot com websites that have nothing to offer or, even worse, try to sell you a worthless product.

 

DavkaWriter Dimensions

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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For those who own Davka Writer Platinum and are utilizing the text library feature in it, I am sure you are probably very satisfied with your purchase.

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