PC Pitstop Newsletter – November 2010 #2

  • Sad Tale of My Broken Sony Laptop
  • Zombies Attack Smartphones
  • Malware=Time for a New PC?
  • Consider Your PC at Risk
  • Custom Built vs Pre-Built PCs
  • Save Your Holiday Sanity
  • Buying a Long Overdue Desktop
  • Free Online College Courses
  • Please ‘Like’ Us on Facebook
  • Malware Minute- Facebook Users Targeted
  • Tip 1 – 70 Best Free Games
  • Tip 2 – Optimize Vista Performance
  • Tip 3 – Relive DOS Games
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    Ask The Pros..USB Long Story Short


    By Steve Hogan

    Carol Asks: I need to buy an external hard drive. I have a USB 2.0 on my Dell computer. All the external drives that I see have a” USB A” or” USB B”. I am unable to actuall go look at the connections and am wondering if they are compatable with my “USB 2.0
    Your help would be greatly appreciated.


    It’s all in the cord. Without the right cord, what have you got? Nothing, that’s what.

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    The Candidates and Computing


    Everyday we’re bombarded with segments on the worlds sinking economy. Satellite and cable delivers spin on everything from Housing to the cost of corn. But what I don’t see is how the candidates view computing and the internet. It may not seem as important as other issues but since my livelihood depends on it, I worry. Will someone try to limit my access? Will congress tax it out of reach for the average citizen? Will the next president support censoring it into impotency?

    What does the next nicely wrapped, political present, have in store for us? That’s what I’m worrying about, and if your job is linked to computing, you might be too.

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