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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
30 Sep 2009
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Geekly Update / IE8 Problems / Fax Over VOIP / System Restore Troubles / Palm Pre / Data Execution Prevention
In today's TOURBUS, you'll get your Geekly Update fix - an infusion of low-tech news that will make you smarter and better looking! You'll also learn why Internet Explorer 8 Crashes all the time, and how to Send a Fax Over VOIP. If your System Restore isn't working, I've got some tips on how to fix it, and a comparison of the Palm Pre with Apple's iPhone. And finally, get the scoop on Data Execution Prevention - is it really your friend? Read on!

Geekly Update September 29
Is your iPod likely to catch fire in your purse or your pants? What's the deal with Net Neutrality... is it good for consumers, or should the FCC keep its nose out of the Internet? And will playing the new Halo 3 ODST trigger flashbacks to a kinder, gentler time when Pong was king?

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

Why Does Internet Explorer 8 Crash?
Many users are reporting that after upgrading to Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, their computer locks up or even crashes, under a variety of circumstances. Is removing IE8 the solution, or is there something else that can be done?

Find out what factors can make IE8 more likely to crash and burn, and what you can do about it...

Can I Send a Fax Over VOIP?
Can you send a fax over a phone line that uses VOIP? The question is important to people who have VOIP phone service through their ISP, and for international faxers who pay dearly for traditional phone service to other countries. Many have switched to VoIP for voice calls, and would like to use VoIP for faxing too.

There are some hurdles to overcome when faxing over a VOIP line, but it can be done...

Why is System Restore Not Working?
You've enabled System Restore to automatically save snapshots of your Windows system, so that you can restore your system to a previous, working state if something goes wrong. But when you need to do a System Restore, it fails, and it leaves your system in its current, messed-up state. Several things can cause a System Restore to fail.

Let's take a look at some common System Restore problems, and their solutions...

Palm Pre Versus iPhone
A reader asks: "I'm a Sprint customer, and thinking about buying a new smartphone. The Palm Pre looks good, but how does it stack up to the iPhone?" Good question - can the Palm Pre break through the cult of coolness that surrounds the iPhone, and tempt consumers to give it a try?

Check out the features of the Palm Pre, compare to Apple's iPhone, and see which is best for you...

Data Execution Prevention - Friend or Foe?
Several readers have asked me why they keep getting an error that says "To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program." It turns out Data Execution Prevention, a security feature that's supposed to protect you from malware, can sometimes prevent you from running programs that are NOT harmful.

Here's more information on DEP, and how to tweak or disable it...

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
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