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January 2003

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A while back we wrote about a gadget that zaps telemarketers (May 2002). Now some smart privacy defenders have come up with a simple way to accomplish the same thing without paying the 40-50 dollar cost to buy the zapping gadget that fools telemarketers' autodialing equipment by emitting the ascending three-note special-information tone you hear before, "We're sorry, the number you have reached has been disconnected."

The previously free secret workaround is to replicate this tone and simply record it into your answering device and is all laid out at this magic place. If you just want the tone without the

explanation you can download it here

Now you can sit back and zap the telemarketers. And without the need to spend some serious bucks -- you'll have them in your pocket while you enjoy the silence!

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We are always pleased to be of service to our Cyber Friends and to provide you with these monthly CyberTips. As members of the Real Estate CyberSpace Society we are always current on ways to expand their normal high standards of service with the very latest Internet and other CyberSpace strategies and tools. Click Here for hundreds of Cyber Tricks and Great Places in back issues.

Here's another neat trick! This web site provides a simple free service that solves a common problem.

When you locate a page on the web with an address that is too long to comfortably paste into an email or other document, you can use this free service to generate a shorter, simpler address that will take folks to the same Internet spot.

Be sure to check out an option allows you to set up the system so it skips a semi-annoying transition page, which shows the full URL when you follow the new shortened link. By selecting this option, web travelers will be sent transparently through to their destination without interruption.

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Ever get stuck on a flight with a seat that won't recline? Could you use some extra legroom? Do you have a long flight coming up and want a quiet, comfortable seat? Next time before you book your flight check out this great place that bills itself as THE source for airplane seat information.

These folks rate seats on all American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and US Airways flights and assign a seat desirability rating including such layout detail as pitch, width, laptop power outlets, reclineabilty, and location.

If you need some more unique flight information, check here to see what you will be eating on the flight!

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What do the Smithsonian Institution, US Congress, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, dating services and job banks have in common? They use this simple service to get visitors back to your Internet site with one click - right from their own desktop!

These folks provide you with a set up that gives your visitors the power to place your company logo on their Windows Desktop, and Start Menu. Your visitors can then click on your logo at any time -- right from their Desktop -- and are automatically taken directly back to your site. And that's the power of this product - it uses the visitors own Windows Desktop which is extremely valuable marketing real estate!

Not free as are many Internet services we review here-but well worth the modest cost when weighed against the ability it gives you to keep bringing then back home!

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