PC Pitstop Newsletter – January 2011 #2






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rob
PC Matic–Even More Powerful
by Steve Hogan

A complete run down of 20 powerful PC Matic enhancements.

windows secrets
10 “Do these first” Win7 Tweaks
by Fred Langa/Windows Secrets

Save time, trouble, and frustration with these simple Win7 tweaks.

steve bass
Another Facebook Scam to Avoid
Malware Minute by GFI Software

News of yet more scams tied to social media-including Facebook & Twitter.

bob rankin
Before You Buy More Memory…
by Bob Rankin

What type of memory do I need and other questions to answer first.

leo
Online Backup Not for Everyone
by Leo Notenboom

The factors to consider before deciding if online backup is right for you.

shogan
More Great Wastes of Time
by Steve Bass

Waste some time with a few of Steve’s favorites.

mcafee problems
Is Windows 7 More Reliable?
by John Dodge

After using it for 18 months, my question is a fair one…is it really better?

pirillo
Why Use the Chrome Browser?
by Chris Pirillo

The advantages and disadvantages for using the Google Chrome web browser.

techbite
CES Wows and Duds
by Steve Bass

A handful of innovative products & a few “oh, wow, I gotta have that” gems
    
Tech Tips



submit your tips
Submit Your Favorite Tip

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

tip 1
Add The Run Box to Win 7

Hard to believe the run box isnt included by default with Windows7 – here is how bring it back. Thanks, Dakeyras.

tip 2
The Missing Recycle Bin…

Restoring the missing Recycle Bin and Control Panel in Windows 7’s Explorer Pane. Thanks,bob3160.

tip 3
Defrag As Admin Speeds Boot

Here is how to manually set up XP, Vista and Win7 to defrage the boot sector when booting. Thanks, thehulk18 .



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