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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
12 APR 2010
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Financial Aid for Online College / Best Portable Hard Drive / Protect Yourself From ID Theft / Laptops For Windows 7 / Geekly Update / How to Replace a Motherboard / Shopping Cart Software
In today's TOURBUS, you'll find out if you can get Financial Aid for Online College, and you'll find my advice on buying the Best Portable Hard Drive. I've also got ten tips on how to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft.

Are you upgrading your tech? See my picks for the Best Laptops For Windows 7, learn how to predict the future in the latest Geekly Update, and see my not-so-geeky How to Replace a Motherboard guide. Read on!


Can You Get Financial Aid for Online College?
Taking classes from an online college is an increasingly popular way of getting a degree. And financial aid is vitally important for almost every college student. But there's some confusion about whether online students qualify for financial aid.

Here's the scoop on getting financial aid, grants and scholarships for online college...

Which Portable Hard Drive is Best?
A portable hard drive is one of handiest inventions ever. It can be used to back up data, provide secure off-site storage, install new software, and a dozen other tasks. But portable hard drives can vary widely when it comes to four factors: capacity, speed, ruggedness, and physical security.

So what's the best portable hard drive for your particular needs? Let's look at the factors that go into making that decision...

Ten Ways To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
Identity theft is one of the most traumatic non-violent crimes to which one can fall victim. When a crook uses your good name to commit fraud or other crimes, the impact on your reputation, employability, and credit is severe and can last for years. It can also be difficult, time-consuming and expensive to undo the damage.

So it's important to protect yourself against ID thieves. Here are TEN practical tips to help defend against identify theft...

Which Laptops Are Best For Windows 7?
A reader asks: "I'm getting ready to buy a laptop, and I want to run Windows 7. Are netbooks powerful enough to run Win7, or should I go for a larger and more powerful laptop?" The move to Windows 7 is often accomplished by purchasing a laptop. The latest Microsoft operating system is powerful, but it requires the right hardware platform in order to show all of its new capabilities to best effect.

Here some tips on buying a laptop or netbook that will work well with Windows 7...

Geekly Update
It turns out Twitter users can accurately predict the future. Can you cash in on this phenomenon? How will a recent court ruling about your boss's ability to snoop into your personal webmail affect your work life? New technology allows parents to zap unsavory movie scenes. But will it warn parents when Erykah Badu is nearby?

Get answers to these questions, and lifetime immunity from FarmVille, just by reading the most recent installments of the Geekly Update...

How to Replace a Motherboard
A reader says: "I think my motherboard was fried by lightning. There is a big black spot on the motherboard and some solder nearby is melted. Do you have any tips on replacing a motherboard?" The motherboard is a giant circuit board inside of your desktop or laptop computer. Think of it as the central nervous system that connects that your CPU, RAM memory, disk drives, display and all those other geeky gadgets.

It might seem intimidating at first, but it's really not that hard to replace the motherboard in a desktop computer. Here's how...

Shopping Cart Software
Some online stores need shopping cart software, while others don't. If you sell only one product or service then you just need a "buy now" button. But if you plan to sell multiple items in your online store, you probably need a shopping cart.

Here are some of the best options for free shopping cart software and commercial offerings as well...

Free Credit Reports
Protect yourself from Identify Theft - here's how to get 3 free credit reports each year.
Send a Free Fax
Learn how to send and receive faxes for free, using online fax services.
Free Online College
Everyone knows that college is not cheap. But did you know that some college courses are free, online?
Magic Jack Phone
Magic Jack is a device that plugs into your PC for cheap phone service. Is it a scam, or does it do what it promises?
Free AntiVirus 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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That's all for now, see you next time!
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