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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 14, Number 18
08 Jun 2009
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Free Online Storage / Online Books / Bing / Wireless TV / Scareware
Today's TOURBUS is packed to the max with great tools and tips -- we even had to use the overhead storage bins! You'll get the scoop on Free Online Storage sites where you can offload files from your overflowing hard drive, and also Free Online Books you can read with or without a Kindle.

I'll also tell you about Bing, a new search engine from Microsoft, how to Wirelessly Send Your PC Screen To Your TV, and where to find the best Online Note Taking and web annotation tools. I've also got a tutorial on Scareware, and how to protect yourself with Privacy Software. Read on!

 


 
Free Online Storage
 
If you're running out of storage space on your hard drive, and on a tight budget, try a free online storage tool to offload some files. Documents, spreadsheets, images, music and movies can take up a big chunk of your available hard drive space. Fortunately, there are numerous free online storage options that you can take advantage of.

If you're looking for a way to free up space on your hard drive while still being able to access your files on demand, then consider signing up for a free online storage account. Here are a bunch of the best...


 
Free Online Books
 
With the advent of the Amazon Kindle, Sony's eReader and other ebook readers, you can carry a whole library of books without breaking your back. However, paying for all those ebook downloads at $10 a pop can still break the bank. But you CAN get them for free if you know where to look.

And I'm not talking about a handful of old musty titles. I found links to hundreds of thousands of titles, ranging from the classics to new releases. Here are my recommendations for free ebook downloads...


 
Bing A New Search Engine
 
Bing is a new search engine from Microsoft. It's a lot like the others which allow you to use keywords to search for web content. But Bing does have some unique features that make it worth a try. Bing is being promoted as a "decision-engine" as opposed to a "search engine" because it gives you more information about your search results than Google or Yahoo!

But are they stretching "fair use" too far, with website summaries and on-page video previews? Some think so. Let's see what interesting features Bing has, how it differs from the others, and why I think Microsoft just might be repeating some mistakes from the past with Bing...


 
Wireless PC to TV
 
Wouldn't it be great to pipe whatever is on your computer screen directly to your big-screen TV, without stretching a mess of cables all over your house? Now you can wirelessly send YouTube videos, computer games and movies from your PC screen directly to your television screen -- even browse the web on your fancy HDTV. Enter the age of the wireless video sending device.

So how does it work, and which device is best for wirelessly sending websites, YouTube videos, games and other content from your computer screen to the TV? Let's look at five wireless video sending devices to determine which is right for you...


 
Online Note Taking Tools
 
When I was a kid, research meant spending hours in the library, poring over dusty tomes, making notes on index cards, and then trying to organize it all. (At least we had electric typewriters.) The Web offers instant access to research, databases, and experts on almost every subject. But research can be a very labor intensive process, even when you have the resources of the Internet at your fingertips.

Today the wealth of information on the Internet can be tapped, annotated, and organized with easy-to-use web research and note taking tools. Learn about specialized online tools to make web research and annotation easy...


 
Don't Fall Victim to Scareware
 
You're surfing the Net and all of a sudden a screen pops up warning you there is a problem on your computer. You're not sure if it's real or not, so what do you do? Be careful, it could be scareware. Scareware is software that is created for the purpose of tricking people into downloading or purchasing it, when in reality it's either unnecessary, marginally useful, or outright dangerous.

Read on to learn more about scareware, how to detect and avoid this threat, and how to tell the difference between a bogus scareware popup and a REAL warning message that needs your attention...


 
Protect Yourself With Privacy Software
 
It doesn't hurt to be a little paranoid, when they really ARE out to get you. There are plenty of dangers that might be lurking in your computer, or out there in cyberspace. Fortunately, there are some excellent privacy software tools that can be used to both diagnose potential threats to your computer privacy as well as to secure your system.

If you're worried about keyloggers, hard drive hijackers, or the tracks you might be leaving when you surf the web, read on to see my recommendations for privacy tools that will protect you from snoopers, cover your tracks, and help you fly under the radar. Even better, they're all free, or offer a free trial...



 
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