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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 14, Number 11
11 Feb 2009
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MagicJack Scam? / Windows7 / Firewalls / HD MiniCams / Best Browsers
In today's TOURBUS, we'll revisit MagicJack and find out if it's really spyware in disguise. I've also got the scoop on upgrading to Windows 7, and some important information on how to protect yourself with a Firewall. You'll also find my review of seven HD MiniCams, a list of the top ten Web Browsers, and your options for Parental Control software. Read on!

MagicJack - Good or Evil?
After writing about the Magic Jack device last month, I've received a flood of comments. Most people seem to love this gadget, which connects your phone to your computer and provides unlimited phone service for $20 a year.

Others were vocal in their dislike for the product, claiming that Magic Jack contains spyware and that the company may be selling private information. So I decided to investigate for myself...

Upgrading to Windows 7
Windows 7 will probably be available by year-end 2009, and according to the early testers, it's everything that Vista should have been. So while Mac users happily smirk at the "I'm a Mac" commercials, you should be thinking about your upgrade options.

If you're like me and never saw the benefit in moving from XP to Vista, your upgrade path to W7 may be a little bumpy. Read on to learn which version of Windows 7 you should plan for, and how much it will cost...

Free Firewall Protection
Firewalls can be used to block unwanted access to your computer, or to keep rogue software from sending your personal info back to Hacker HQ.

But should you rely on the firewall built into your router, use free firewall software, or pay for one of the commercially available packages? Read on to get the scoop on firewalls, and my list of the best free firewall tools.

HD Mini Cams
I loved the Flip Video Cam when it first came out. But since then, Flip and other companies have come out with high-definition models that produce awesome quality videos and slip right into your pocket. The price of HD mini cams has fallen below $200, with some as low as $100.

Let's look at the Flip MinoHD and compare it to a batch of other HD mini cams, to see which is right for you...

Which Web Browser is Best?
A reader asks: "I have friends who have stopped using Internet Explorer and they're always telling me that Firefox or some other browser is better. What are my choices, and which one is best for the average internet user?"

Internet Explorer is still used by most people, but Firefox and others are gaining fast. I've put together a summary on six of the most popular browsers, and a list of alternative browsers you might want to check out...

Parental Control Software
I understand the concerns of parents with kids who want to go online. There's a lot of fun stuff for kids, but how do you protect them from material that's either age-inappropriate, offensive, or potentially harmful?

Parental control software is available to protect children online, but not everyone agrees about the effectiveness or even the necessity of parental control software. Learn more and see your options here...

Here's Your Stimulus Package...
All the turmoil on Wall Street is a good reminder that we need to take CONTROL of OUR OWN FINANCIAL SITUATION. My good friend Leo Quinn has a ridiculously simple plan that can virtually guarantee that you will be debt free in 10 years or less -- including your mortgage. He's helped over 18,212 people do exactly that. I call it LEO-nomics, he calls it "How To Own Your Paycheck Again!"

Leo has a special offer for TOURBUS riders that will help you get out of debt, and protect yourself from the economic downturn. Start making smart choices today - click below and learn more...

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.

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