PC Pitstop Newsletter – July 2011






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shogan
iPuke-Why Tablets are Toys
by Steve Hogan

Unless I want to slowly surf or listen to iMusic, the IPad is worthless.

free software
Is Your Info Safe in the Cloud?
by Leo Notenboom

A short question that opens up a veritable Pandora’s box of issues & considerations.

Make Tech Easier
7 Must Have Gmail Gadgets
by Make Tech Easier

Don’t feel constrained by Gmail’s simplistic interface.

pirillo
Do You Hate Your ISP?

by Chris Pirillo

Even in this modern Internet age, a good Internet service provider is hard to find.

leo
The Ideal Password Length
by Leo Notenboom

Randomness remains important, but as it turns out, size matters more.

bob rankin
Firefox 5 Upgrade Risks
by Bob Rankin

What could you lose by upgrading to Firefox 5…

Win7News
Windows7 Acting Like a Phone
by Win7News

What if you could use smartphone-style apps on your PC, too? Well, now you can.

windows secrets
Time for IE9 has Finally Come
by Susan Bradley/Windows Secrets

For Vista and Win7 users, the time has come to upgrade your browser to IE 9.

bob
Surviving a Hard Drive Crash
by Bob Rankin

Don’t panic just yet, there may be hope for that damaged hard drive…
    


tip 1
Preparing PCs for Disposal
Tip submitted by morbidbutterfly

Before you pack up that old PC-take these step to protect your privacy.

tip 3
Fixing Poor Video Quality
Tip submitted by kburra

Win 7 power plan settings can affect more than ever before…including video.

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What Happened?
Tip submitted by Paultx

A simple way to find info on Windows 7. Open Help and Support then type…

tips
Submit a Tip
by The Pit Crew

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

GFI Software
Free Open Source with a Catch
Malware Minute by GFI Vipre

Free open source software, with a side dish of “additional installs.”

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The Ultimate Windows Backup
by Daves Computer Tips

Using Windows 7 built in tools to create the ultimate backup!

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3 Free Word Alternatives
by Windows Talk

The best free alternative to Word exists on your PC already

tip 2
Make Your PPT Shine
by Powerpoint Tips

Step by step guide to a shiny PowerPoint look with reflections.

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by The Pit Crew

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