PC Pitstop Newsletter – January 2010 #2

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Guest Columnists


Swiss Army Knife for your PC

by Rob Cheng

Check out the enhancements to PC Matic – the ultimate PC maintenance tool.


Can Hackers See my Data?

by Leo Notenboom

Avoid these places to lower your risk of online traffic snooping.


99 cent Software Experiment

by Bill Pytlovany

Upgrade to WinPatrol Plus for only 99¢, but only for one day!


XP Apps Running on Win7

by Chris Pirillo

Never fear, XP applications can run in downloadable XP mode in Windows 7!


Look at My Appliance

by Steve Hogan

We are right on the cusp of some very big changes in computing.


This Terrific Tool is Free

by Steve Bass

Use this download manager with Firefox for easy and feature packed downloading.


15 Gadgets Ahead of Their Time

by Harry McCracken

These inventors proposed forward thinking ideas…not all of them practical.


GPS Speeds Relief Efforts

by John Dodge

By mapping the destruction in Haiti using GPS efficient – relief is more likely.

Tech Tips


Turn Off Your Laptops Trackpad

by Tekzilla

Stop cursor jumping while you type on your laptop.


Save Email Embedded Music

Use Outlook to save music and other media seemingly embedded to your email. Thanks to tumasek.


Remove Artwork, Save Space

Free up more space for music on you iPod by deleting album artwork. Thanks to Wigan.


Complete Guide to Google Wave

Discover what the heck Google Wave is and why it’s useful with this guide from Paultx.


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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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New! Technologizer T-Week Newsletter

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