Spyware Protection / Build a Computer / Laptop Graphics / Cellphone Accessories / Phishing Scams Geekly Update
In today's TOURBUS,
you'll find my recommendations for the Best Spyware Protection.
I've also got a new tutorial that will help you Build Your Own Computer. No soldering iron required!
And did you know that Upgrading Your Laptop Graphics can improve your mobile computing experience significantly?
Are you in the market for a cellphone battery, charger, signal booster or some mobile phone bling? My guide to Cellphone Accessories will help you find it.
Evil Hackers are using new techniques to entice people to click on harmful links. Learn about the Latest Phishing Scams.
And don't miss the latest edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you look 146% smarter, without taping your glasses.
Best Spyware Protection
Spyware is a type of malicious software, distinct from viruses, Trojan horses, and other cybernasties. Spyware does no damage to your computer and does not bombard you with annoyances like popup advertisements, generally speaking. Spyware is designed to go totally unnoticed, in fact.
But in the background, spyware is spying on you and reporting back to its master. Here's how to protect and defend against spyware...
You can save a good deal of money by building your own computer from components. It doesn't require advanced electronics or soldering skills; everything just plugs and screws together. Your chest will swell with pride, and your friends and family will look at you in awe. Plus, you will end up with the perfect PC for you!
Let's start from the core of a PC and see what's needed, where to get it, and what it costs to build your own...
Laptops are full of compromises between size, energy efficiency, and performance. The manufacturing cost of components enters into the equation, too. So if you want the best performance possible from any laptop component, you must upgrade the original component with one made by a third party.
Upgrading a laptop or notebook graphics card can improve your mobile computing experience significantly, in many cases...
Whatever people hold dear, they accessorize. There are innumerable add-ons and adornments for cars and trucks; fashion clothing; purses; and, of course, cellphone accessories. SOme are essential, such as batteries and chargers. Others are for fun and fashion, such as cases, skins, and boosters.
Here's the scoop on some cool cell phone add-ons, and where to find them...
Phishing is the hacker's sport of fishing for gullible victims who will click on anything, and is an ever-evolving enterprise. The bad guys are constantly coming up with new bait that looks, smells, and tastes almost exactly like the real thing. But if you bite and click, you may get your identity stolen; your computer may be enslaved by a spammer's botnet; or you could download a virus without knowing it.
So it's a good idea to be aware of the latest trends in phishing and the most widespread snares. Read on...
Is your Facebook profile in danger of being deemed "defamatory to the monarchy"? Will the iPad and other slate devices crush the Kindle? And is Skype really offering a month of free calling to landlines?
Get answers to these burning questions, and find out what else is new in the tech world by reading the latest Geekly Update...