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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
14 JUN 2010
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Merchant Accounts / Cheap Hard Drives / Satellite TV / Online Converters / Facebook Privacy / Geekly Update
In today's TOURBUS, you'll learn about Credit Card Merchant Accounts. If you'd like to sell stuff online, find out how to accept plastic. And what about Cheap Hard Drives -- does low cost mean inferior quality? I've also got the scoop on Free Satellite TV. Yes, you really can get satellite TV for free, and it's completely legal.

And just in case you ever need to convert foot pounds to newton meters, or Spanish to Swedish Chef, I've got a roundup of awesome Online Converters that will convert almost anything to its equivalent in another format. You'll also find two new editions of the Geekly Update, guaranteed to help you impress the alpha geek in your office. And finally, have you checked your Facebook Privacy Settings lately? Bits and pieces of your online social life might be up for sale. Read on!


Credit Card Merchant Accounts
If you want to sell anything, online or in a brick and mortar store, you really need to accept major credit cards. Few people carry much cash these days, and check fraud has become so widespread that many merchants have stopped accepting checks altogether.

To accept credit or debit cards for payment, you need what's called a merchant account. Here's the scoop on getting a merchant account for your online business venture...

Cheap Hard Drives - Are They Worth the Money?
Would you pay five million dollars for a 500GB hard drive? Hard drives are the workhorses of mass storage, and virtually every computer has one. There are dozens of hard drive manufacturers worldwide. So it's not surprising that competition and technology improvements have driven hard drive prices to all-time record lows. That's good news.

But are cheap hard drives truly a bargain? Read on for some tips on buying a hard drive, and some things to watch out for...

Free Satellite TV - Is it Legal?
A reader asks: "I've heard about 'free-to-air' satellite TV channels you can receive if you have a satellite dish. Is this true? If so, what channels can I get, what equipment do I need, and is it legal?" If you're paying for satellite TV service, it may surprise you to learn that there's a free version, too.

Free to air (FTA) satellite TV delivers thousands of channels of broadcast content via satellite to consumers all over the world. Read on to learn more about how to tune in free satellite TV programming...

Free Online Converters
How many acres are there in 124 hectares of land? The answer might not have mattered often in the past, but today's global economy often requires conversion of measurement units from one country, culture or discpline into another's.

If you ever need to convert miles to kilometers, dollars to euros, or almost anything else, here's the scoop on the best free online conversion tools...

Geekly Update
Is it true that the new iPhone 4 can actually levitate? Are people tiling their bathroom floors with spare iPads? And is there a secret way to make the Google home page less boring?

Get answers to these burning questions, and permission to unfriend 3 Facebook friends you don't really like anyway, just by reading the most recent installments of the Geekly Update...

Facebook Privacy Settings
Facebook faces a mutiny from its millions of users. The company has outraged, exasperated, and frightened almost every user who has paid any attention to recent changes in his or her Facebook connections and privacy settings.

If you're not paying attention to your Facebook privacy settings, you should. Here's why, and what you need to do...

Free Credit Reports
Protect yourself from Identify Theft - here's how to get 3 free credit reports each year.
Send a Free Fax
Learn how to send and receive faxes for free, using online fax services.
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 PC Matic - Performance & Security Scan

PC Matic is a collection of award winning PC Pitstop technologies in one integrated architecture.

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

Run a Free PC Matic Scan Now!


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