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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
27 APR 2010
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Sell Your Car Online / Online Colleges Accredited? / Microsoft KIN / Speakers for Laptop / Free Laptop Scam? / Geekly Update / Antivirus for Smartphones?
In today's TOURBUS, I've got some money saving tips about How To Sell Your Car Online, and how to find out if your Online College is Accredited. Also, the scoop on the Microsoft KIN SmartPhone, and a guide to buying Portable Speakers for a Laptop or notebook.

Hey... Did You Really Win a Free Laptop? Or is it a scam? And don't miss this week's Geekly Update, it's guaranteed to make your Facebook friends like you more. Oh, and does your Smartphone Need Antivirus Software? Read on!


How To Sell Your Car Online
When it's time sell a car, many people turn to the Web to unload their old clunkers. The good news is there are some excellent online resources to help. I've put together a tutorial and a handful of websites that will guide you through the process of determining a good asking price, figuring out where to advertise, and avoiding the potential pitfalls.

Here is a cogent guide to finding out what your used car is worth, and selling a car online...

Are Online Colleges Accredited?
It's true that college degrees, professional certifications, and continuing education credits are available online. And studying at home can be an efficient and cost-effective way to get the education you need to advance your career. Provided the online college with which you study is accredited, of course. If not, your hard work could be all for naught.

Here's the scoop on accreditation, and how to find out if an online college is accredited...

Microsoft KIN SmartPhone
Microsoft recently announced two versions of a new Windows smartphone aimed at social networkers. Dubbed the KIN, this phone targets your "kin" -- family and friends with whom you want to share information, photos, videos, etc. By combining your Facebook, MySpace and Twitter feeds all in one place, the KIN can simplify your social networking interactions.

But is the KIN really a smart phone, or a dumb idea? Read on...

Speakers for Laptop Or Notebook
Many people use a laptop or notebook computer as their primary computer, eschewing the bulk and immobility of desktop machines. But they also like their music and videos. However, the speakers that come with most portable computers are just a step above terrible.

Here are some tips on selecting a set of great portable speakers for your laptop or netbook, and some product recommendations...

Did You Really Win a Free Laptop?
A reader asked: "Today a flashing popup appeared on my screen saying I was the 999,999 visitor and I should claim my free laptop. I was afraid to click on it, because I assumed it was a scam or possibly a virus trap. But I guess anything is possible... is there any truth to this free laptop thing?" That was enough to set off my red flags.

So I decided to dig in to the details of the free laptop offer and find out how it works...

The Geekly Update
Can HP's new DesignJet 3D printer create a hamburger and fries on demand? McAfee security software attacks the Windows operating system as a virus -- were Linux fans proved right? And has the US government finally made that old "is your refrigerator running" phone prank illegal?

Get answers to these questions, and a guaranteed 146% more retweets, just by reading the most recent installments of the Geekly Update...

Antivirus for Smartphones?
Smartphones can do many of things that computers do - even catch viruses and other malware. With millions of people storing sensitive personal information on smartphones and using them to check email, surf the Web, and conduct financial business, it's not surprising that bad guys are writing malware that targets phones.

Does your Blackberry, iPhone, or Android smartphone need anti-virus protection?

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!
-- Bob Rankin
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