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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
09 Mar 2010
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Free Online Faxing / Track a Cell Phone / Speed Up Your Laptop / Computer Hijacking / Geekly Update / Make a Windows Recovery Disc
In today's TOURBUS, I ask the question Does Anyone Use Fax Machines Anymore? Get the scoop on free Internet faxing! You'll also learn How To Track and Locate a Cell Phone, even if you're not a spy. And I've got tips on how to Speed Up Your Laptop.

Has your Computer Been Hijacked? You might not even know... learn the signs and the remedy. See my tutorial on how to Make Your Own Windows Recovery Disc. Oh, and don't miss this week's must-read Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you smarter and more popular in social media. Read on!


Does Anyone Use Fax Machines Anymore?
Why use an expensive and finicky old fax machine when there are so many Internet alternatives? Think of the savings on toner, paper, and time when you go digital. Free online fax services let you SEND and RECEIVE faxes, even if you don't own a fax machine. You can even get a real phone number that people can use to send faxes to your PC.

Dump your fax machine, the Internet has made this dinosaur obsolete. Here's a roundup of free Internet fax services...

How To Track and Locate a Cell Phone
Even if you're not a spy, you might have a perfectly legitimate need to track the location of a cell phone. Perhaps you lost your phone and would like it back. You might be an anxious parent, a government agent, or you could be part of a group of friends who want to keep tabs during a night on the town.

Whatever your reason for tracking a cell phone, there are several ways to go about doing it, and some are even free. Here's the scoop on cell phone tracking...

Speed Up Your Laptop
A reader asks: "My laptop is only a year old, but it seems to be running slower than when it was new. And it's definitely a lot slower than my desktop for most things. What can I do to speed up my laptop?" Portability is lovely but speed definitely matters, too. Laptops are generally slower overall than desktops, dollar for dollar.

But here are some ways to speed up your laptop, and some "don't try this at home" tips too...

Has Your Computer Been Hijacked?
Police in Spain have reported the arrest of three men thought to be responsible for the Mariposa Botnet, a network of 13 million hijacked computers around the world -- in corporations, government agencies, schools, and private homes. Computer hijacking happens when someone snatches control of your computer and uses it to steal your personal info or even attack other computers.

Here's how to defend yourself against computer hijacking...

Geekly Update
We know for sure that video killed the radio star, but did email really kill the Postal Service? Does using the Internet make you smarter or more stupider? And why is it that "going green" always seems to make us see red?

Get answers to these questions, and 146% more Facebook friends, just by reading the most recent installment of the Geekly Update...

Make Your Own Windows Recovery Disc
When you buy a new PC these days, it's rare to receive a bundled CD-ROM or DVD disc containing the Recovery Disc software that you can use to try to repair or reinstall your operating system in the event of a catastrophe. Some computer vendors add the Recovery Disc software to your hard drive, but what if your machine won't boot from the hard drive at all?

Here's how to create a Recovery disk that you can use when your computer won't boot up normally from the hard drive...

Free Credit Reports
Protect yourself from Identify Theft - here's how to get 3 free credit reports each year.
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 Credit Score
Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life. Here's how to get that number for free.

Free PC Matic - Performance & Security Scan

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

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That's all for now, see you next time!
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