PC Pitstop Newsletter – March 2012 #2


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6 Magical Fixes for Win 7
by Steve Hogan

Cool tricks that will go a long way towards making Windows users happy.


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New Scam Targets Online Sales
by Windows Secrets

Con job includes obviously bogus PayPal, Western Union, and FBI e-mails

How to Delete Google History
by Dave Taylor

Anxious about Google’s privacy changes? Easy steps to calm your fears.

Google Search Quality Declines
by Chris Pirillo

Greed might be driving Google to disregard privacy & quality.

Win 8 Making Apple Fans Drool
by The Pit Crew

We enjoyed this CNN.com article from a MAC User who loves Windows 8.

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Beat the Win 8 Learning Curve
by Windows Observer

Adapting to the Window 8 navigation styles will take some time.

10 Ways to Stop Windows 8
by The Windows Club

Shuttingdown or restarting button Windows 8 can be surprisingly difficult.

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Best Free Backup Sofware
by Bob Rankin

“Backup software is too expensive” is no longer a legit excuse.

Prevent Password Theft
by Techlicious

Stop reusing the same set of passwords for multiple sites & services.

5 Best Free Anti-Virus
by Windows Talk

Here are five top-notch and free antivirus software programs for Windows:

SSD Drives are No Gimmick
by Burnworld

SSD drives are no longer relegated to the “it’s nice, but not for me” section of store.

Is the Cloud a trend or a must?
by Enterprise CIO Forum

Cloud computing is widely discussed & seems to bet the answer to everything.


Privacy Survey
by The Pit Crew

Share your opinions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Software Maintenance Secrets
by Tips4PC

Software maintenance is easy & will help prevent crashes that can destroy data.

14 Ways to Extend Battery Life
by Windows Guide

14 ways to improve your battery life. Learn how to save portable power.

Online Credit Card Safety Tips
by Dave’s Computer Tips

What happens to the credit card numbers you enter online? Are they safe?

How to Get Your Files Back
by Leo Notenboom

If a service provider goes away, it’s clear that you can lose your data.

10 Tips to Master New Facebook
by Make Tech Easier

What you need to know to create the best Facebook Timeline Pages.

6 Ways to Put Your PPT Online
by PowerPoint Tips

Get your presentation on the Web. Why and how?

Laborsaving Word Feature
The WordTips.net

Great tip for those creating content that can be used over & over again.

Easily Find Duplicate Data
by ExcelTips.net

Have a lot of data in an Excel worksheet & think some of the rows are duplicates?

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More Send To Options
Tip submitted by kburra

Add even more locations for sending a file or folder to the right-click menu.

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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
Tip submitted by LA8490

An easy way to navigate your way – while you test drive Windows 8

Exploring files in Windows 7
Tip submitted by paulTX

How to sort files in a way that can make your work a bit easier.

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