PC Pitstop Newsletter – May 2010

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Guest Columnists


They Want Control of Your Email

by Steve Hogan

Which email client’s market share is showing the biggest gain?


Did That Email Come from Me?

by Leo Notenboom

Are your contacts getting email from you that you didn’t send?


Win 7 Restore Points Wiped Out

by Steve Hogan

It seems that Windows7 has a pretty big glitch.


7 Handy Firefox Tweaks

by Steve Bass

You stubborn IE users, should try Firefox with these tweaks.


Alternate PDF viewer

by Bill Pytlovany

The program to view & print PDF files comes with some unwanted baggage.


More Speed or More Cores?

by Chris Pirillo

How do you know which processor is the best value?


iPad vs. Everything

by Harry McCracken

Can Apple’s much-hyped tablet replace your notebook, e-reader, smartphone…?


HTC’s New Droid is Incredible

by John Dodge

HTC Incredible smart phone v. the Palm (HP) Pre Plus

Tech Tips


Submit Your Tips Earn $$$$$

Each month we select the best of the tips submitted by the PC Pitstop community. Submit yours today for a chance to win.


Change Appearance of Office

This refreshing tip will give your office programs a face lift. Thanks rosangela_1957.


Resize Desktop Icons

Large icons can make your desktop seem cluttered. Shrink them with this tip from Paultx.


ShadowExplorer (free)

A Backup tool to explore volume shadow copies in Vista. Thanks to Jacee.

PC Pitstop Research


Updated: PC Satisfaction Index

The top netbooks, laptops, desktops, and custom builds as determined by the PC Pitstop community.


Updated: Drivers Library

The newest drivers are presented to you in all their detailed glory. Make sure your PC is up to date.


Updated: Process Library

Check your PC against our running processes library to identify potential malicious processes and shut them down.





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Cable Mess Winners– The worst cable messes revealed.

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Don’t All of Your PC Cables Look the Same

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All New WinPatrol Plus 2010

Super Optimized WinPatrol Plus 2010 takes a snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.


Free Trial!

Still logging in by hand? Let Roboform log in for you! No keystrokes to track, no hassle for you.


Synch Your Files Automatically – Try Free!

From the makers of Roboform, GoodSync synchronizes files between
desktops, laptops, and external drives, and works over a network or the

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Ask Leo

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Lockergnome community newsletter, Pirillo’s Picks, features links to the best
discussions and blogs found around our various sites. Signing up is
free, and simple. Just send an email to: picks@lockergnome.com


Techbite Newsletter

TechBite’s columnist Steve Bass and PC World Contributing Editor publishes a free weekly newsletter with commentary on the
technology products he loves, the strategies forgetting the most out of them,and the gotchas that can cause computing misery.
Sign up for the newsletter here.


New! Technologizer T-Week Newsletter

Technologizer’s T-Week is Harry McCracken’s weekly e-mail newsletter (delivered on Friday) with
highlights from Technologizer and original items. It’s timely, fun, and free–and you can
sign up to receive it right here.

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