PC Pitstop Newsletter – February 2012 #2

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Google: Stop Following Me!
by Rob Cheng

Learn how to stop the unrelenting ads that following you.
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Fake Goods in Prime Ad Space
by The Pit Crew

A growing number of ads on Google & Ebay are promoting fake goods.
Hiding Your Wireless Network
by Leo Notenboom

Does hiding your wireless network make you more secure?
windows secrets
Is your AV a resource pig?
by Woody Leonhard/Windows Secrets

A comparison of resource usage among six popular, free antivirus apps.
Keep Your Computer Quiet
by Chris Pirillo

Does your PC’s fan sound like a B-52 bomber coming in for a landing?
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How did my Email get hijacked?
by Bob Rankin

Learn how this could happen and what should you do.
Make Tech Easier
Change Boring Windows Logonby Make Tech Easier

‘Magically’ change your logon screen with the click of a mouse.
Add a Clock to Your Desktop
by Dave Taylor

Learn how to add a clock & more cool gadgets to your Windows desktop.
6 Funniest Sites Ever
by Techlicious

6 sites that will make tears stream down your face.
Manage Passwords, Multiple OS
by Dave’s Computer Tips

One program. All passwords. Multiple operating systems. Learn how!
Recovering from Blue Screen
by Windows Talk

Steps to take when you encounter a BSOD on your system.
Time for Chief Mobility Officer
by Enterprise CIO Forum

Ors need to consider their strategy for supporting mobile devices.

Shop the Windows Store?
by Windows Guides

Microsoft is following Apple’s lead & adding an app store to its platform.
Rejecting 3rd Party Crapware
by Bill Pytlovany

Why WinPatrol has never included 3rd party crap software in our setup…
Time to Fix Privacy Issues
by Windows Observer

When are companies going to get it that privacy is the all important issue.
Pin Files to Your Taskbar
by TheWindowsClub

Learn how to pin your user files or folders to the Windows 7 taskbar.
What is a LAN?
by Tips4PC

What is a LAN (Local Area Network) & what can it do for you?
Why Blu-Ray is Better
by Burnworld

Important design differences make Blu-ray discs superior to DVDs.
How to Circle an Object

by PowerPoint Tips

Great way to emphasize & draw attention to an object on a Power Point slide.

Default Date Formatting
The WordTips.net

To change the default date format in Word, you must do so in Windows.
Print Multiple Page Charts
by ExcelTips.net

The best way to print Excel charts that contain very large amounts of data.
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YouTube TestTube
Tip submitted by kburra

Get a sneak peak at new YouTube tools before they are available to the public.
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Get High Quality Screen Caps
Tip submitted by EssexBiker

Quick and simple way to capture high quality images off of the web.
Top 10 Remote Desktop Apps
Tip submitted by Amir

10 great options for remotely managing files and troubleshooting from a far.
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Tips4PC.com provides free computer tips and advice for anyone who wants to learn something new. All the information is written in an easy to understand way. Be sure to subscribe to their newsletter here.
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PowerPoint Tips
PowerPoint tips and tutorials, presentation skills best practices, design techniques, and more. The weekly PowerPoint Tips Newsletter brings you everything you need to know to manage PowerPoint and present more effectively Subscribe now for FREE.
Windows Secrets
Insider tips, authoritative how-tos, security best practices, and more. The weekly Windows Secrets Newsletter brings you essential tips for Windows, applications, and computing on the Internet. Subscribe now for FREE.
Windows Talk
WindowsTalk provides access to the best Windows & PC resources available, along with great information about new technologies and help in resolving PC related issues.Subscribe now for FREE.
Ask Leo
Sign up for Leo Notenboom’s Answers Newsletter and get FREE weekly updates via email with the latest answers, updates and pointers, and even some tips, tricks and fun information you won’t find anywhere else. Subscribe now for FREE
Make Tech Easier
Free computer tech support and tons of computer tips and tricks, including:troubleshooting your computer, optimizing operating system performance simplifying tasks, software review and plenty of cool stuff.  Subscribe now for FREE.
Boost Your Internet IQ
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Daves Computer Tips
The FREE twice monthly newsletter is chock full of current information to make your computing life easier.  Specific help for new or inexperienced Windows users & answers to user problems. Subscribe now for FREE.
The 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
Discover important information about running a virtual company and great tips for being effective working from your house or in a virtual environment. Enjoy!Check it Out.
Windows Guides
Windows Guides is a place for PC users, of all skill levels, to come and top up their Windows skills. Users can sign up for the regular newsletter filled with how-to guides and join the community of PC enthusiasts who want to take their understanding to the next level. Subscribe now for FREE.
Founded by consumer tech guru, Suzanne Kantra, Techlicious is your daily scoop on everything from the best new applications to holiday shopping guides to step-by-step instructions for protecting your privacy on the Internet.  Sign up for Suzanne’s email newsletter and get practical tips delivered right to your inbox every day. Subscribe now for FREE.
Ask Dave Taylor
Industry guru Dave Taylor answers questions about a wide variety of technical topics, including Windows, SEO, online advertising and HTML. Sign up and get free tech support and special offers.
The Windows Club
TheWindowsClub is owned & operated by Anand Khanse, a Microsoft MVP, and an end-user Windows enthusiast. The site, is primarily targeted at the Windows 7 & Windows Vista users and covers issues relating to Microsoft and Windows OS. Learn more here.

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