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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
01 Feb 2011
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Sending Faxes / Social Surveillance / Hard Drive Recovery / Geekly Update / Alternative DNS / Free Marketing Tools

In today's TOURBUS, you'll learn how to Send Faxes From Your Computer, no fax machine required! And if you use Facebook or Twitter, you need to know about Social Network Surveillance. I've also got the scoop on Windows 7 Hard Drive Recovery Tools.

Also in this issue, don't miss the latest Geekly Update, find out if an Alternative DNS Service is a good idea, and learn about Free Google Marketing Tools to promote your business. Read on!


Sending Faxes From Your Computer
Even though we live in a digital age, there are still plenty of faxes whizzing back and forth over the wires. Sending a fax is a convenient, money-saving way to communicate with people who cannot receive email, or insist on paper documents. There are several ways to send a fax from your computer, even if you don't have a fax machine.

Here's how you can start faxing from your computer desktop...

Social Network Surveillance
"You can't have too many friends" is a proverb coined long before social networking sites arrived. The fact is, you certainly CAN have too many "friends" on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and LinkedIn, especially when you don't know who they really are. Government agencies, employers, and insurance companies may be lurking on these social sites.

Find out why these groups may be *fascinated* by your latest posting, and what you can do to protect your privacy...

Windows 7 Hard Drive Recovery Tools
Windows 7 users have an ace in the hole in case their hard drives crash. It's called the Windows Recovery Environment, a bundle of automated and manual system tools that can repair a corrupted hard drive to recover data or make the drive bootable again. There are several ways to perform Windows 7 hard drive recovery, depending on what sort of damage has been done.

Familiarize yourself with the Windows 7 recovery options before you need them...

Geekly Update
Someone's having a big birthday... have you made up YOUR ten facts to celebrate? Those Angry Birds have been so busy attacking nasty pigs, but who is their real enemy now? And is Pac-Man coming back to life as a reality TV show? Get answers, as well as the scoop on gadgets, online happenings and computer security.

It's all in the the latest edition of the Geekly Update -- and it's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter...

Should You Use an Alternative DNS Service?
Let's start by de-geekifying the DNS acronym. When you ask your web browser to connect to a website, it must first consult a "Domain Name Service" to translate that website name into a numeric address. Normally, that DNS server is operated by your internet provider, but there's no technical reason why that must be so.

Find out how alternate DNS services can be used to speed up web surfing, provide an additional layer of security, correct typos, or assign shortcuts to commonly-typed website names...

Free Google Marketing Tools
Marketing your products or services online is easier and more affordable, if you take advantage of several powerful advertising tools that are provided free of charge by Google. Even if your business is done exclusively face-to-face, such as a restaurant or hair salon, Google can help you pull in customers who might not find you otherwise.

Learn how free online marketing tools can boost your online or brick & mortar business...

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