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March Cybertips

Written by Jack Peckham on Sunday, 06 March 2011 6:00 pm

Trick #1: An Easy Way To Keep Off The Spam Lists

Looking for an easy way to stay of those cussed spammers lists? If so here's a neat service that's hassle-free. No need to register or sign up or pay for this one.

These nice folks have a system that lets you think up "throw away" e-mail addresses whenever you need to "register" to enter a web site or get to some information you want.

Just make up the address and they create your temporary e-mail box automatically. For example you can be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or BigLestor - or RogertTheDodger - or PrettySally --whoever you want to be. Just use your made up address and if you need you can check your mailbox there for any replies within the following two hours. After that the box disappears.

And best of all - you'll never get any spam from the hooligans.

Trick #2: Manage Your Passwords - With Ease

Are you suffering from password fatigue? We'll bet that you either live dangerously and use the same password everywhere or are going batty trying to remember or hide your 926 different versions.

Here's an easy to use small and simple password vault that works with any program, not just browsers. The handy auto-type feature avoids the chore of switching back-and-forth between windows to copy/paste user names, passwords and other account info.

Nice people - they give it to you without your having to dole out any shekels.

Great Place #1: We Know You Don't Speed - But ...

Of course when you get behind the wheel you don't drive over the speed limit - usually. But if, occasionally your mind gets distracted and you wander 20 or so miles over the posted limit, you might want to visit this helpful place.

The National Motorists Association (NMA) provides this site where you can pick the state and city/town where you will be driving. There's a huge selection right down to the tiniest burbs (including 3 in North Pole Alaska for example).Then - Shazam - right before your eyes are the favorite speed trap locations and in many cases a description of any unmarked cars used.

This service is yours for the taking. But then again - you probably don't need it.

Great Place #2: De- Crapify Your New Computer

Your new PC usually arrives set up with the operating system and programs you ordered all installed. But did you know that in addition the hardware manufacturer often generates additional revenue from several manufacturers and installs their software on your new unit (whether you want it or not).

Although some of the furtive software may be useful, this helpful program immediately identifies this extra stuff and gives you the option to keep it or delete it from your system (known loosely and crassly as de-crapifying your computer).

Might as well make it your option because this helpful program is on the house.

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