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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
11 NOV 2009
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Computer Upgrades / Overheating / Geekly Update / Windows Password Reset / AVG9 Review / Droid Phone
In today's TOURBUS, I'll show you five Inexpensive Computer Upgrades that you can do yourself, to breathe new life into older computers. You'll also learn how to detect if your Computer is Overheating, why that's bad, and what to do about it.

Also, I promise that if you read the latest Geekly Updates, your teeth will be 27% whiter. I've also got answers if you need a Windows Password Reset, a review of the new AVG 9 anti-virus software, and the scoop on the very cool Droid Phone. Read on!


Inexpensive Computer Upgrades
A reader asks: "My computer is showing signs of age, but I can't afford a new one. What hardware upgrades do you recommend to improve speed and usability for those with older computers?" Okay, you can't buy a new computer. But that doesn't mean you can't breathe some new life into your old boat anchor. Whether your goal is to upgrade without breaking the bank, or just burn through a wad of cash, I can help you spiff up your existing computer.

Here are five computer upgrades that you may enjoy, justify as productivity enhancements, even write off as business expenses...

Computer Overheating
Electronic components in your computer and other devices generate heat. The harder they work, the more heat they generate, and too much heat can damage the components. Sudden, inexplicable shutdowns of your computer are often due to overheating. So how can you tell if your computer is overheating, and what can you do to keep it from frying like an egg?

Read on for my tips on detecting overheating conditions, and how to correct the problem before it's too late...

Geekly Update
Will the infamous scammer "Spamford" Wallace pay Facebook $711 million, or go to jail? Was Bob really attacked by droids while in San Francisco last week? Is your laptop's power adapter likely to short circuit and catch fire? And what does it mean if you're getting odd phone calls where the caller id says "Darth Vader"?

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

Windows Password Reset
You try to login to Windows and see "The username or password is incorrect." Aaaacck, what to do? It's a sickening, powerless feeling to be locked out of your own computer. Sometimes people forget passwords. Sometimes the stored password on your hard drive gets corrupted in a system crash. Maybe malware changes your password without your knowledge.

Whatever the cause, you CAN reset your password and get back into your Windows system...

AVG 9 Review
It's hard to believe that AVG Anti-virus has been around for 18 years. In that time, they've built a solid reputation by offering quality anti-virus and anti-spyware solutions, including one of the most popular free security tools, AVG Free Edition, which they claim has been downloaded by 80 million users. The latest release is version 9.

Let's take a look at AVG9 and see how it measures up to the security challenges looming online...

Verizon's Droid Phone: iPhone Killer?
The Droid, a slick new Verizon mobile phone, is based upon Google's Android operating system for smartphones, and runs on Motorola hardware. Droid has a full QWERTY flip-out keyboard, in addition to a large touchscreen with a spiffy graphical interface. Verizon is tweaking Apple with their 'Droid Does' video and the more informative Droid website of the same name, which tout all the things that Droid does and iPhone doesn't. See my review of the Droid here...

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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.

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-- Bob Rankin
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