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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
10 Dec 2009
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Anti Spam Tools / Google Voice / Geekly Update / Free Windows Themes / Picasa Photo Software / Laptop Encryption
In today's TOURBUS, you'll learn how to reduce unwanted email with Anti Spam Tools, and how to get Free Phone Service With Google Voice. I've also got a new edition of the Geekly Update, with 10% more effervescense! You'll also find Free Windows Desktop Themes, the scoop on Picasa Photo Software, and how to Protect Your Laptop With Encryption. Read on!

Anti Spam Tools
Spam is a huge problem on the Internet. For many years now, well over half of all email traffic has been spam. Spam wastes much of the Net's bandwidth, slowing down legitimate traffic. On the personal level, few things irritate users more than unwanted sales pitches. Many spam emails are dangerous bait containing links to malware sites that can steal your identity.

You need all the antispam protection you can get. Here are some effective anti-spam tools...

Free Phone Service With Google Voice
Google Voice is a free enhanced telephone management service that works with your existing phone number and carrier, or all on its own. It includes features you want but will never get from a telephone carrier service because carriers can't make money off them.

Find out how to get caller-blocking, phone number portability, voicemail, and even speech-to-text message transcription -- all for free with Google Voice...

Protect Your Laptop With Encryption
If your laptop was lost or stolen, how bad would that be? Yep, really, really, bad. You need to protect yourself and your files, just in case your laptop ever falls into the wrong hands. Securing your laptop with a logon username and password is not enough, because there are easy ways to bypass that.

A much better idea is to encrypt your laptop's data so that only someone who knows the encryption key can access the files. Here's how to use encryption to secure your laptop...

Geekly Update December 7
Is it true that analog watches in Europe are running backward, after scientists jacked upped the voltage at the Large Hadron Collider? Have you heard about the Cambodian car that responds to telepathic commands? Can you use IP spoofing to fool Santa if you've been naughty?

Get answers to these burning questions and more, in the most recent installment of the Geekly Update...

Free Windows Desktop Themes
A theme is a set of icons, colors, borders, cursors, and other Windows elements that add up to the "look and feel" of your system. The convenient thing about a theme is that it can change the appearance of many things at once, sparing you the hassle of tweaking file views, cursor shape, size of icons, etc., one component at a time.

Learn how to trick out your desktop by downloading a free theme for XP, Vista or Windows 7...

Picasa Free Photo Software
Picasa is a free photo editing and management application offered by Google. It offers many image editing, organization and online storage features that photo buffs will find useful. The Picasa desktop app comes in various flavors for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Here's my review of Picasa, and links to other photo editing software...

Send a Free Fax
Learn how to send and receive faxes for free, using online fax services.
Free Credit Reports
Protect yourself from Identify Theft -- here's how to get three free credit reports each year.
Make Windows Run Faster
My special recipe to clean the goo out of your computer's pipes, so Windows will start quicker and run more reliably.
Online Backup
Online backup services help you create an off-site backup copy of your important files.
Free Anti-Virus Software
Staying safe online doesn't have to cost big bucks. Here are my picks for the best FREE anti-virus software.

Free PC Matic - Performance & Security Scan

PC Matic is a collection of award winning PC Pitstop technologies in one integrated architecture.

No other product on the market today will do as much to improve the overall performance, security & stability of your PC.

Run a Free PC Matic Scan Now!


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