PC Pitstop Newsletter – February 2011 #2






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rob
Email is NOT Dead
by Rob Cheng

If you read the press lately, one would think that email is on its death bed.

leo
You Must Update IE
by Leo Notenboom

Use Internet Explorer or not, you must keep it up to date.

bob rankin
Keep Your Hard Drive Alive
by Bob Rankin

Protect a hard drive from performance issues & even total breakdown.

windows secrets
The Best Windows 7 Shortcuts
by Becky Waring/Windows Secrets

A complete guide to handy keyboard shortcuts for Win7 and popular apps.

GFI Software
Email Scams-Alive & Phishing
Malware Minute by GFI Software

The GFI experts uncover more distressed traveler & Nigerian phishing scams.

pirillo
Benefits of a Virtual Machine
by Chris Pirillo

Why run an operating system within an operating system within an operating…

shogan
The Internet is Crumbling
by Steve Hogan

Lock it down, tighten it up… The sky is falling, the sky is falling

shogan
iPhone BBQ
by Steve Bass

Have $100 to burn? If you do, splurge on this..

mcafee problems
Jeopardy, Goodbye Watson
by John Dodge

The inherently unfair contest gave me the creeps & was little more than an IBM ad.
    
Tech Tips



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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 3
9 Tips for Better File Management

There are better ways to manage your files more effectively. Thanks, rosangela_1957.

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Vista Firewall Exceptions

How to create manual exceptions in Windows Vista Firewall Thanks,patrick-kan.

tip 1
The Best Tips from Lifehacker

Great tips for Windows, Linux, Mac, iWhatever, Android, you name it. Thanks, flyfishingrules2.



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