PC Pitstop Newsletter – January 2010

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Guest Columnists


Highs & Lows of Windows 7

by Rob Cheng

Vista upgrade trouble delays Rob’s Windows 7 install, but all was not lost.


Rescuing Your PC from Disaster

by Steve Hogan

System won’t boot? No problem. Try this to access a hosed system….


Secret Shopping Scam Exposed

by Steve Bass

If you get a check in the mail for being a secret shopper…read this first.


New Tech & Domestic Violence

by Bill Pytlovany

Technology makes it too easy to follow anyone – stay safe with these tips.


Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow!

by Harry McCracken

Nostrodamus had nothing on the whiskey ads of the 40s.


Toshiba gets A-, Best Buy C-

by John Dodge

A good deal shouldn’t mean bad customer service.


Is Changing Passwords Enough?
by Leo Notenboom

Prevent email theft by changing more than just your password.


Preserve Family Video Memories

by Chris Pirillo

Those family movies on tape won’t last forever – convert them to digital.

Tech Tips


4 Tricks for Easier Typing

by Tekzilla

Windows tips can make typing easier and more error free.


Open Source Mother Load!

Thanks to dimwit for this cornucopia of free open source software and extensions for Firefox and more.


Flash & ActiveX Induced Madness

Stop repeating prompts for the latest versions of Adobe Flash Player plug-in & ActiveX control. Thanks faith_michele.


Auto-Complete Web Addresses

Don’t waste time typing “www” or “.com” in Firefox with this awesome time saving tip from Wigan.


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PC Pitstop Research


Top Drivers Library

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Process Library

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Top 25 Best Loved PCs

Netbook, laptop, desktop, and custom builds each have their own top 25 list in our satisfaction library.





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