PC Pitstop Newsletter – May 2011






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Contest Winner: PC Matic Song
by Pit Crew

You will be hearing & seeing alot more of this very cool winning entry from Andrew.

windows secrets
How Malware Paralyzes PCs
by Fred Langa/Windows Secrets

A detailed account of how this particularly nasty malware infects PCs.

techbite
Fix PC Annoyances
by Steve Bass

Solutions for some of the computing annoyances you’ve asked me to fix.

free software
64-bit Windows, Like it or Not.
by Bill Pytlovany

Good chance your new PC will feature a x64-bit processor.

leo
Using a WiFi Hotspot Safely
by Leo Notenboom

How to stay safe when using open WiFi hotspots in public places.

pirillo
Are Tablet PCs a Fad?

by Chris Pirillo

Some people got very upset at me when I said the iPad is a computer.

shogan
Ask the Pros
by Steve Hogan

Make a hard drive partition larger and get yourself a router.

bob rankin
I Googled Myself & Feel Fine
by Bob Rankin

Have you ever Googled your name or phone number?

GFI Software
Verizon 4G Underwhelms
by John Dodge

Verizon’s 4G LTE network feels only marginally faster than my 3G iPhone.
    
Tech Tips


GFI Software
Bin Laden Scams & Malware
Malware Minute by GFI Vipre

The death of Bin Laden has generated a slew of new scams and malware.

tip 1
32/64 Bit Windows FAQs

Answers to common questions about the 32-bit & 64-bit versions of Windows. Thanks, kburra.

tip 2
16 Online Virus Scanners

Direct links to 16 free online virus scanners. Thanks,bob3160.

tip 3
Create Holiday Cards with Word

MS Word has everything you need to create greeting cards for the holidays.. Thanks, patrick-kan.



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