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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 14, Number 16
05 May 2009
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Internet Explorer 8 / Portable GPS / OpenDNS / Free Apps / Online Evil
In today's TOURBUS, you'll get the scoop on Internet Explorer 8. Should you upgrade, and how does it compare to Firefox? I've also got reviews of Five Portable GPS Units, and a guide to speeding up your Internet with OpenDNS.

You'll also find out about Internet Speedway -- deal or no deal? For fun, I've got a list of 10 Free Apps You Must Have On Your iPhone or iPod Touch, and my Lexicon of Online Evil is guaranteed to make you the life of any party. Read on!


What's New in Internet Explorer 8
Thinking about taking the plunge with the new Internet Explorer? IE8 has only been out a short time but has already received widespread publicity. The company claims it is "faster, easier and safer," so let's take a look at what's new in this browser release and see if it lives up to the hype.

Should you upgrade to Internet Explorer 8? Find out how it compares to Firefox, when it comes to features, speed and security...

Portable GPS Units Reviewed
A reader asked: "I want to buy a portable GPS that I can use in multiple cars, or when walking around the city. Which model do you recommend?" You car may already be equipped with a GPS unit, but what about those times when you're walking, biking or hiking, and you need a little navigation help? The new handheld portable GPS units on the market are the perfect solution.

Spanning a range of prices and features, here is my top 5 list of portable GPS systems...

Should You Use OpenDNS?
OpenDNS is a free service that can make your Internet access faster. But what exactly is OpenDNS and how does it work? First, let's define some terms. DNS stands for "Domain Name Service" and is the piece of the Internet that deals with routing and addressing. In a nutshell, DNS converts a human-readable domain name into a machine-friendly IP address. DNS service is typically provided by your internet service provider, but you don't have to use your ISP's DNS service.

Enter OpenDNS - a free, alternative domain name service that speeds up your Internet access by connecting you to high-performance DNS servers that are faster and more reliable than the DNS service provided by most ISPs. Here are the simple steps to using OpenDNS...

My Top Ten iPhone/iPod Free Apps
Two of the most popular mobile devices are the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Since these devices were launched, over 25,000 user-developed apps (programs) have been created and made available through the App Store. Apps can add cool new functionality to your iPhone or iPod, and run the gamut from Games, Entertainment and Music, to Utilities, Productivity, News and other categories. Even cooler, a lot of great apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch are free. Here are my picks for the top ten free iPhone and iTouch apps.

Some are insanely popular, others I picked because I'm a little quirky...

Is Internet Speedway a Scam?
Maybe you've heard those commercials for Internet Speedway saying 'Make thousands of dollars a week with your own Internet business.' It sounds too good to be true... so is Internet Speedway a scam? Internet Speedway advertises heavily on radio and TV as a home-based business opportunity, offering to provide you with everything you need to run your own Internet business. That sounds great, but does it really work, or is it just another work-from-home scam? I've done some research on the subject and found both plusses and minuses.

Here's the scoop on the Internet Speedway business opportunity...

The Lexicon of Online Evil
When we discuss the issues surrounding all the bad stuff that bad guys do online, and the good stuff that the good guys do to keep things running smoothly, we run into a bunch of jargon. And even if you're just an ordinary user, you should be familiar with all these terms and their definitions. I might be mixing too many metaphors, but you can think of my dictionary of hacker terms as "Plausible Denial of Terms of Service".

So bone up on your hacker slang. At the very least, you'll sound smarter at your next social gathering...

Send a Free Fax
Learn how to send and receive faxes for free, using online fax services.
Make Windows Run Faster
Here's my special recipe to clean that icky goo out of your computer's pipes, so Windows will start quicker, run more reliably, and go faster on the info-superhighway.
Free Satellite TV?
Can this software download really give you free satellite TV broadcasts on your PC?
Free Internet Security Software
Staying safe on the Internet doesn't have to cost big bucks. Here are my recommendations for the best FREE anti-virus, anti-spyware, and popup blocker software.

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Free PC Performance Scan

The more you use your computer, the slower it will get. Research shows, that after only months of use, your PC will be performing at just a fraction of its original performance.

Run the all new, FREE PC Pitstop Optimize 2.0 scan now and in just minutes, you'll discover numerous ways you can keep your PC running like new. Start the Free Scan Now!

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