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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
18 Jan 2011
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Online Backup / Verizon iPhone / Wireless Photo Printer / Geek Squad / Digital Forensics / Home Automation

In today's TOURBUS, you'll learn the pros and cons of Online Backup and Local Backup, and which will work best for you. So are the rumors really true? Yes! The Verizon iPhone is here, almost. And if you're a photo buff, check out these four Wireless Photo Printers.

Should you Call The Geek Squad when your computer flakes out, or try to fix it yourself? Also in this issue, learn about Digital Forensics and what might NOT be private. And finally, get the scoop on Home Automation kits. Read on!


Online Backup or Local Backup - Which is Best?
There are trade-offs when considering online backup or a do-it-yourself approach in your home or office. Online backup involves transferring your files over the Internet to a remote server, which might be on the other side of the planet. Local means at your desktop, making backup copies on removable or external media, such as DVDs, a flash drive or external hard drive that you keep nearby.

Here are the pros and cons to online backup versus local backup, and some tips for getting started with a backup plan...

A Verizon iPhone, Really?
Rumors have been circulating for years that the iPhone is coming to Verizon. Finally, they're true. If you're a Verizon customer longing for an iPhone, or, like many AT&T iPhone owners, you are unhappy with your AT&T Wireless service, relief is on its way. On February 10, 2011, Verizon Wireless will launch the Verizon iPhone.

Learn more about the Verizon iPhone, and what it means to AT&T customers who have iPhones...

Should You Buy a Wireless Photo Printer?
A reader asks: "While researching photo printers, I came across several that offer wireless connectivity. What's your opinion of wireless photo printers, and can you recommend any specific models?" Wireless photo printers are convenient for many users, and they don't cost much more than wired versions. If you want to print photos and not add to the tangle of wires under your desk, I think it's a good idea.

Check out these four wireless photo printers, ranging in cost from $30 to $150...

Time to Call The Geek Squad?
When your computer starts acting oddly or breaks down entirely, you have a choice. Should you try to fix it yourself, or call a computer tech support service like the Geek Squad? If you're not the geeky type, common problems such as viruses & spyware, damaged files, flaky hard drives or failing power supplies can be hard to diagnose.

Here's some advice on choosing a computer repair service, and what you can expect to pay...

What is Digital Forensics?
Digital forensics is the discovery, recovery, and investigation of digital information. You will usually hear the term "digital forensics" in connection with the investigation of a crime. But it also applies to accidentally deleted files, forgotten passwords, and data recovery from crashed hard drives. You might be surprised to learn what kinds of information can be discovered through digital forensics...

Home Automation
Home automation was once the domain of geeky Popular Mechanics subscribers only. But today, you don't need to solder your own circuit boards to add "intelligence" and convenience to your home. Many popular home automation functions are now bundled into standalone appliances, or easily cobbled together from plug-and-play components.

You can even control your lights and security system via the Internet. Here's the scoop on home automation kits...

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.

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