PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2010

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Guest Columnists


Can You Trust Facebook?

by Bill Pytlovany

The new privacy settings are here. But, what about this fundamental question.


Internet TV That Finally Works

by Steve Hogan

The announcement from Google & Sony means our lives will never be the same.


Safe to Allow Remote Access?

by Leo Notenboom

Is it safe to give a tech support person remote access to your PC?


Office 2010-An Online Weakling

by Harry McCracken

The suite is solid. But the accompanying Web Apps are surprisingly puny.


A Printer w/ a $4.99 Cartridge

by Steve Bass

An alternative to the ‘razor blade’ model of printer purchases.


Printer Quality in a Freefall

by John Dodge

Sure, printers are dirt cheap, but you get what you pay for.


Too Many USB Devices

by Chris Pirillo

I have SO many USB devices. How the heck am I ever going to plug them all in?


USB Short and Sweet

by Steve Hogan

Steve answers an Ask the Pros question about USB versions and connections.

Tech Tips


Sidebar for XP

Want the desktop sidebar but not the upgrade to Vista or Windows 7? Thanks Jwh1o1.


Stream Radio In VLC

Cool option to stream music …and you don’t even need to open a browser. Thanks Adamsappleone.


Schedule Automatic Shutdown

Looking for a way to set your PC to shutdown or restart automatically? Try this simple program!

PC Pitstop Research


Retrevo Gadget Survey

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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.


Top Drivers Library

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


Process Library

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New! Technologizer T-Week Newsletter

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