PC Pitstop Newsletter – August 2010 #2

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Guest Columnists


2 Worst Security Threats of 2010

by Steve Hogan

The largest threat to the security of your PC, identity & bank account is…


New PC Pitstop Page on Facebook

by Pit Crew

Our presence on the world’s largest social site keeps growing.


What My Wife Loves About Win 7

by Bill Pytlovany

A conversion from Windows XP to Windows 7 brings joy to Bill’s house.


When Is 4GB RAM Not Enough?

by Chris Pirillo

Have we already reached the day where 4GB isn’t enough anymore?


Top Troubleshooting Tips & Tools

by Steve Bass

Need help deciding if it is time to put on your work gloves or rebuild your PC?


What If Your House Burns Down?

by Leo Notenboom

Backing up your data is not enough. This step is just as important.


Great OS Games

by Harry McCracken

Untold billions of hours of productivity have been lost to these games.


NFL in 3D

by John Dodge

John is about to witness first hand – 3D TV history.


Cellphone/Smartphone Survey

by The Pit Crew

Help us understand how you use your cellphones & smartphones.

Tech Tips


Boost Windows 7 Productivity

by Tekzilla

A ton of new Windows 7 features to boost your productivity.


New Features in WordPad & Paint

The sometimes overlooked accessories are new & improved inside Windows 7. Thanks, faithmichelle


2 Free Office 2010 Ebooks

Free Office 2010 help for novices and IT pros. Thanks, PaulTX.


Preventing Word 2007 Accidents

Avoid accidental changes when collaborating in Word 2007. Thanks, rosangela_1957.


Submit Your Best Tip

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

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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Other Newsletters


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.


Ask Leo

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updates via email with the latest answers, updates and pointers, and
even some tips, tricks and fun information you won’t find anywhere
else. Sign Up



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.

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