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Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

Israel's water worries return after four years of drought

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It was a source of national pride - technology and discipline besting a crippling lack of water.<p>But four years of drought have overtaxed Israel's unmatched array of desalination and wastewater treatment plants, choking its most fertile regions and catching the government …

Microsoft finally kills support for Windows 8. It's the end of an error

Windows 8 is officially toast.<p>Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows 8's life support. It told customers they need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 -- or better yet, Windows 10 -- to continue receiving crucial updates and security patches.<p>Despite a free upgrade to the superior Windows 8.1 two years ago …

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The Palestinian Authority disregards the rule of law in arresting a journalist

By Editorial Board<p>A CAR carrying an Israeli family was struck by gunfire as it traveled toward a West Bank settlement Oct. 1. When the driver was hit and the vehicle stopped, the gunmen approached and coldly murdered Eitam and Naama Henkin as their four children watched from the back seat. Soon …

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Do you use Gmail and Dropbox? Get this free, new extension

Even though I’m a Chromebook user with 1 TB of free Google Drive storage, I have multiple cloud storage accounts. That’s mainly for redundancy, but …

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

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Tago Arc Smart Bracelet Blends E-Ink And NFC

From gizmos to trinkets: the era of smart jewelry is upon us, with makers and businesses of all stripes and sizes busy mixing electronics and sensors with ‘fashion-friendly’ designs intended to be displayed proudly on the person.<p>Sure your Fitbit wristlet is technically a wearable but it’s not going …

Two days after AAPL hits highest market cap ever, billionaire investor Carl Icahn values it at $1.3 trillion

Two days after Apple set a new record for the highest market capitalization of any company, valuing it at more than $700B, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has suggested the true value of the company is close to double this, at $1.3T.<p>Icahn, who is one of the company’s ten biggest shareholders with …

Facebook lets you choose what happens to your profile after you die

You can't take your Facebook friends with you to the afterlife, but at least you can now prevent your snarky comments about <i>Drag Race</i> serving as a poor memorial. The social network has announced that users will be able to designate a legacy contact that can maintain their accounts after they have …

Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko declares Russia conditions 'unacceptable'

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have reached a ceasefire deal after 17 hours of talks in Minsk, Belarus, on the Ukrainian conflict.<p>The ceasefire will come into force on Sunday as part of a deal that also involves the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line.<p>Russian …

U.S. Real-Estate Investors Turn to Israel for Cash

Large Developers With Good Credit Can Sell Corporate Bonds for 5%<p>U.S. debt markets are booming and companies from Apple Inc. to Union Pacific Corp. are borrowing money at historically low rates.<p>So why are some of New York’s biggest real-estate investors heading to Israel to raise cash?<p>Israel, it …

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French Diaspora Could Push Israel Property Prices Even Higher

Organization Expects 10,000 to Arrive from France; Home Prices Have Nearly Doubled Since 2007<p>TEL AVIV—Residential real-estate prices in Israel have been on a tear for the past seven years. An expected wave of French Jews fleeing an increasingly tense environment in France could push prices even …

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The next big IPO out of Israel is just a few clicks away

If you've come across stories like "13 Things Your Hairstylists Won't Tell You" and, the "Top 10 Most Terrifying Shark Attacks!" when surfing the Internet, then you're already familiar with what may be the next big initial public offering out of Israel.<p>Critics may love to accuse Outbrain Inc. and …

Bloomberg: Israel Is World’s 5th Most Innovative Country, Ahead Of US, UK

8 Israeli Startups On World Economic Forum’s 2018 Technology Pioneers List<p>June 21, 2018 | Eight Israeli startups were on the World Economic Forum’s …

Are you planning on emigrating to Israel?

The number of antisemitic incidents recorded in the UK last year was the highest ever smashing through the previous worst ever record of violence, property damage, abuse and threats directed at members of Britain’s 300,000-strong Jewish population.<p>Last week, the UK comic actress, Maureen Lipman …

Chairman of the Balad party says that unification of Israel’s Arab parties is nothing short of historic — both in Israel and the Arab world: ‘There has never been unity between the communists, nationalists and…

<i>Chairman of the Balad party says that unification of Israel’s Arab parties is nothing short of historic — both in Israel and the Arab world: ‘There</i> …

Living in a minefield: the wolves of the Golan Heights

In the Golan Heights, a dangerous minefield provides an unlikely wildlife reserve where wolves are thriving

Is war between Hezbollah and Israel inevitable?

<b>By Michael Williams</b><p>Israeli soldiers carry their belongings in an area near the Israel-Lebanon border January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad<p>Lord Michael Williams<p>The delicate status quo, which has ensured peace between Hezbollah and Israel since the 2006 war, is rapidly unravelling. After that war, …

Pre-election polls are a national sport in Israel, but they’re not very accurate. Now there’s a new player on the field, running a new polling project that claims to to have found the system’s flaws…

<i>Pre-election polls are a national sport in Israel, but they’re not very accurate. Now there’s a new player on the field, running a new polling</i> …

Students for Justice in Palestine breathes new life to solidarity activism in the US

American universities and college campuses have long served as a vibrant front in the struggle for social justice and today they are increasingly …

Hagel says is not aware of Israel spying on U.S

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Thursday he was unaware of any truth to a media report that Israel has been spying on the United States.<p>U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference after attending the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting at …

The thought of six million Palestinian refugees entering Israel can be scary, even terrifying. But it turns out there are real, practical steps that we can take to mitigate those fears, and they don’t have…

<i>The thought of six million Palestinian refugees entering Israel can be scary, even terrifying. But it turns out there are real, practical steps that</i> …

Palestinian identity gets stronger in Israel despite the hate crimes

Palestinians living inside what is now called Israel call themselves “1948 Palestinians”. They are holding on more and more to their Palestinian …

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Israel isn't, and will never be, an apartheid state

The war against Israel has passed through three phases.<p>The first was the attempt to annihilate Israel by conventional means. It began with Israel's birth in 1948, when Arab armies nearly captured Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and ended in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when Israeli forces came within artillery …

Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.

The storm of controversy after Secretary of State John F. Kerry's warning that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" reminded us once again that facts, data and the apparently tedious details of international law often seem to have little bearing on conversations about Israel conducted at the …

Israel Imprisoned an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Teenager Who Refused to Join the Military

Uriel Ferera, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish teenager, could have refused to serve in the Israeli military for religious reasons. Instead he chose to take the route that lands you in prison.<p><i>Photo by the author</i><p>About 30 Israeli far-left activists gathered in the small gravel courtyard in front of the …

Hamas leader says rift with PLO to end soon, fight against Israel to continue

DOHA (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said on Tuesday the Islamist group was close to mending rifts with rival President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestine Liberation Organisation, but vowed resistance against Israel will continue.<p>Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal shakes hands with a man as he leaves the …

Israel Announces Plans for 121 MW Solar Power Station in the Negev Desert

Israel is blessed with abundant sunshine and has long been a pioneer in solar energy. With construction starting in early 2014 on a 121 Megawatt …

Israel restricts right-wing Jewish activists for Pope's visit

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel issued restraining orders against several Jewish right-wing activists on Wednesday, restricting their movements over concern that they could try to disrupt a May 24-26 visit to the Holy Land by Pope Francis.<p>A man walks past a poster for Jordan's King Abdullah and Pope …