PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2011 #2






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Microsoft Support Scam Grows
by Steve Hogan

You have a 1 in 7 chance of being targeted. How do you protect yourself?

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Netbook or a Chromebook?
by Win7News.net

The first PCs running the Chrome OS are now available. Ready to switch?

pirillo
Is YouTube Causing Piracy?

by Chris Pirillo

YouTube has made it so simple to upload media…without any actual costs involved.

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3 Ways to Freshen Up Windows
by James Fisher/windowstalk.org

What to do if you find your PC is slowing down & it is time to freshen Windows up!

bob rankin
Accelerate Your Downloads?
by Bob Rankin

How do download accelerators work and how effective are they?

leo
Safe to Run Win 7 as Admin?
by Leo Notenboom

Often times operating Win 7 as an admin is more practical.

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A Secret Data Protection Tool
by Fred Langa/Windows Secrets Newsletter

A file’s lost; you need it back but the recycle bin is empty. What now?

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Great Wastes of Time
by Steve Bass

Kitten Tackles, Dopey Dogs & Chevron Thinks We’re Stupid

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by The Pit Crew

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Tech Tips


Submit a Tip
Submit a Tip & Win
by The Pit Crew

Each month we select the best of the tips submitted by the PC Pitstop community.

tip 1
Access Gmail Offline

GMail recently introduced a new feature, that allows for browsing e-mails offline. Thanks, kburra.

tip 2
Don’t Delete Firefox Add-ons

When upgrading Firefox, you may be prompted to disable or remove add-ons… Thanks,lizardo_manson.

tip 3
Icopy-Free Photocopier

An open source utility called iCopy can help you get the copy machine you’ve always wanted. Thanks, Paultx.



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