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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
11 Feb 2010
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Multiple Antivirus / Geekly Update / Flash Drives / Quantum Computing / Taskbar Tips / Apple iPad
In today's TOURBUS, I've got an exclusive Tourbus Rider discount code to help you Send Valentine Flowers, and some tips on selecting an Antivirus Program. The Geekly Update, as always, will increase your chances of getting a raise by 146 percent, and my article on the lifespan of Flash Drives may change how you think about backup media.

Also in this issue, will Quantum Computing enable you to type a million times faster? Don't miss my Windows Taskbar Tips to boost your productivity, and get the scoop on the new Apple iPad. Read on!


Send Valentine Flowers
Since 1998, I've operated Flowers Fast, an online florist service. It's kind of like FTD or 1-800-Flowers, only with better prices and friendlier service. :-)

And since Valentine's Day is approaching, this would be a great time to visit Flowers Fast and send flowers to a special someone in your life.

To make it even easier, I'm giving TOURBUS readers a special 15% discount if you use promo code TOURBUS at checkout time. I hope you'll visit FlowersFast and try our service!

More Than One Antivirus Program?
Often when you buy a new computer, it comes with a trial version of some commercial antivirus software. When that free trial expires, you have to upgrade to a paid version, or start looking for a free antivirus alternative. But a common mistake is to install that freebie without removing the old one.

Is there a downside to having multiple antivirus packages? Hint: YES. Read on for details...

Geekly Update
Bus drivers and truckers are now banned from texting while driving. But are Facebook and Twittering still okay behind the wheel? And if you got hit with early termination fees by AT&T or Cingular, you might get a slice of an $18 million pie. Are you eligible?

Get answers to these questions, and a free set of virtual steak knives, just by reading the most recent installment of the Geekly Update...

How Long Do Flash Drives Last?
Flash drives are an increasingly popular form of portable storage. Some people predict that flash drives will replace hard drives in time, just as optical disks replaced floppy disks. But are flash drives as safe as other mass storage media for long-term archiving of irreplaceable data?

Do flash drives ever wear out and have to be replaced? And are all flash drives created equal, or are there differences in quality and durability to consider?

What is Quantum Computing?
The overriding imperative of computing is "go faster, get smaller". If Moore's Law continues to be an accurate predictor, then in a decade or so, we should see transistors the size of individual atoms. That's when quantum computing will explode.

What would you do with a computer that's a million times faster than the one you have now? Learn more about quantum computing...

Windows Taskbar Tips and Tricks
The Windows taskbar - that narrow strip of icons at the bottom of your screen - is a nuisance to some and a fertile world of productivity for others. Learn the non-obvious secrets of the taskbar, you'll be glad you did.

Here's how to manage, customize and master the taskbar in XP, Vista and Windows 7...

What is the Apple iPad?
Apple recently announced the iPad, a new gadget that falls into a category known as the tablet or slate device. With a 9.7 inch touch-screen display, it's too big to fit in your pocket, and yet it's not really a netbook either.

Is it a Really Big iPod Touch, a Macbook Lite, or something else? Let's take a look at this new gadget, it's capabilities, and the drawbacks.

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.


Flowers Fast! The Popular Online Florist

Use Promo Code TOURBUS to Save 15% on your order!


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.

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