PC Pitstop Newsletter – July 2010

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Guest Columnists


How Has PC Pitstop Helped You?

by The Pit Crew

Still time left to share your story for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift cards.


5 Reasons I Hate My iPod

by Rob Cheng

A huge music collection & 10 iPods later…I’m still annoyed by this device.


Shouldn’t I Love My iPad?

by John Dodge

I’ve had the iPad for a month…I don’t know quite what to do with it.


iPad Survey Results

by Harry McCracken

Six thousand owners of Apple’s tablet tell us what they think–and the news is good.


Remove Your Anti-Virus Software

by Bill Pytlovany

What happens when you have four security programs installed on a PC?


Ready for Your PC to Be Stolen?

by Leo Notenboom

I discuss backing up and encryption, and why I believe you need both.


World’s Coolest Keyboard

by Chris Pirillo

This cool portable keyboard will fit in your pocket.


No to Free Off-The-Air Reception

by Steve Bass

Too cheap to pay extra for HD service, so I decided to try an HDTV indoor antenna.

Tech Tips


Stop Desktop Distractions

by Tekzilla

Use CinemaDrape to close out everything except your most important task.


Generate Random Text

Ever had the need or desire to generate random text in a Word doc? Now you can. Thanks, profhig.


Manual Defrag Vista

Put Vista’s defragger to work with the command line defragmentation utility. Thanks, razorcd .


Add A Picture To A Folder

Replace default folder icons with the images of your choosing. Thanks, rosangela_1957.

PC Pitstop Research


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

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





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