PC Pitstop Newsletter – November 2009 #2

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Guest Columnists


Twitter & Facebook Users at Risk

by John Dodge

Think email is the only way people can con you out of passwords? Think again.


What is Secure Delete?

by Leo Notenboom

And do you need it? Deleted files hang around much longer than you think.


Fixing 3 PC Annoyances

by Steve Bass

Even out MP3s, print without opening a file, and turn off the Icon Wizard.


Use Your Droid as a Modem

by Steve Hogan

Look Mom, no wires! Use your Droid to connect to the internet anywhere.


Verizon Droid Day One

by Bill Pytlovany

Bill gives us his hands on experience with the Droid.


25 Most Notable Tech Quotes

by Harry McCracken

Memorably eloquent-unforgettably shortsighted, wrongheaded, or weird.


Turn Your Casettes into MP3s

by Chris Pirillo

Don’t know how to update cassettes to digital format? Chris shares his method.

Tech Tips


Create Windows 7 Themes

Make custom Desktop slideshow themes with this Widnows 7 tip. Thanks the AdamsappleOne


Float your Hard Drive LED

Put your Hard Drive LED where you can see it for free without straining your neck. Thanks to morbidbutterfly.


Information about your Hardware

Use Speccy to explore your system hardware, even if you’re not a techie. Thanks Jacee for this tip.


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PC Pitstop Research


Top Drivers Library

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Process Library

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Top 25 Best Loved PCs

Netbook, laptop, desktop, and custom builds each have their own top 25 list in our satisfaction library.





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