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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
22 Mar 2011
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Online Degree Scam? / Win7 Registry Cleaners / System Restore / Keyloggers / Smartphone Backup / Geekly Update

In today's TOURBUS, I'll answer a reader's question about University of Phoenix and the value of online college degrees. I've also got a list of the best Registry Cleaners for Windows 7, and a tutorial on how to Fix Windows Problems With System Restore.

In the Ethics & Legal department, can you Install a Keylogger to spy on a spouse, child or employee? If you carry an iPhone, Android or Backberry, are you up to speed on how to Backup Your Smartphone? And finally, don't miss this week's Geekly Update... Read on!


Is University of Phoenix For Real?
A reader asks: "When I search online for a job or career training, I always find advertisements for the University of Phoenix and its online degree programs. Is UoP a real college or just a diploma mill? Will an online degree be respected as much as a traditional degree earned in a classroom?" Yes, the University of Phoenix is definitely a "real" college.

But before you enroll in an online degree or continuing-education program, you should read this first...

Best Registry Cleaner for Windows 7
The Windows registry is a database containing thousands of system settings, startup options, file locations, and other information that Windows uses constantly. But over time, it can get cluttered up and fouled up, resulting in a variety of problems. So after upgrading to Windows 7, you may be looking for a registry cleaner that takes full advantage of the latest Microsoft operating system's capabilities.

Here are my recommendations for registry cleaners that are certified to work with Windows 7 computers...

Fix Windows 7 Problems With System Restore
Sometimes Windows 7 suddenly starts to misbehave for reasons unknown. You could spend hours tracking down the subtle change that caused the problem, or you could just go back in time to a pleasanter day when everything worked perfectly. Even if that sounds like magic, it's possible with System Restore -- a Windows tools that can undo all of the changes made to your system up to a specific "restore point" in the past.

Here's how System Restore's time travelling magic works...

Should You Install a Keylogger?
A reader wrote to ask how he can hack into the email account of the woman he's thinking about marrying, ostensibly to see if she's gold or a gold-digger. One way to satisfy this curiosity is with a program called a keylogger -- a small program that records every keystroke that is made and the context in which it is made. The resulting log file may contain a user's email password, online banking credentials, etc.

But that opens up a bunch of ethical and legal issues. Should you install a keylogger to spy on someone else?

How to Backup Your Smartphone
A reader asks: "I have an iPhone and my wife uses a Samsung Galaxy Android phone. We're both a little nervous about losing all the data we store on our mobile phones, such as contacts, messages, and apps. Can you recommend any good backup utilities for smartphones?" Now that iPhones, Blackberrys, and Android phones are so integrated with our daily lives, backing up the data stored on smartphones is essential.

Here are the basics of backup for the most popular breeds of smartphones...

Geekly Update - 21 Mar 2011
Battery chargers only work on those expensive rechargeables, right? Wrong. Now you can recharge ordinary akaline batteries. When's the last time you saw someone bopping along with a Microsoft Zune? I thought so... are they officially extinct? And thanks to the Kinect, now almost anyone can be an Evil Genius. Get details in the latest edition of the Geekly Update, as well as the scoop on gadgets & hardware, online happenings, and social networking. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter, read on...

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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?
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