Month: June 2010

PC Pitstop Newsletter – June 2010 #3

    How Has PC Pitstop Helped You?
    The Post PC Era Begins
    Legit Apps Worse Than Malware?
    Before You Giveaway Your PC
    Beware of Bloatware
    iPhone4 Complaints Soar
    History of the VideoPhone
    Verizon at it Again
    Make Your HDTV Even Better
    Tekzilla Tip- Enhance Your Right-Click Menu
    Tip 1 – 4 Killer Gmail Tips
    Tip 2 – Who Needs Photoshop
    Tip 3 – Tired of the Old Windows Login?

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Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Legal Software More Annoying than Most Viruses

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By Bill Pytlovany

Do you remember programs from Gator, MyWaySearch, Net.Net or 180Solutions? Are there still programs running on your computer that you really don’t want?

You’re not alone! Most annoying programs now come from legitimate companies who know they’re not really adding value but do it to make share holders happy.

Chris Pirillo: What is Bloatware?

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By Chris Pirillo

A caller the other night asked simply: “What is Bloatware?” That’s actually an easy one to answer! Bloatware is when you have a piece of software that should be a certain size. However, due to several unnecessary things being added in, the size of the software increases dramatically. Heck, sometimes companies add so much crap in that the original software ends up being buggy and laggy.

TechBite: The Straight Skinny on HDTV Calibration

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By Steve Bass

A while back I gave you some advice for calibrating your PC monitor or high-definition TV. I thought it was pretty good stuff, but the very foundations of the Internet began to rumble and experts started writing. (I never know who’s reading my newsletter.) Here’s what I learned.

Is the Post-PC Era at Hand? Not so fast…

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Not surprisingly, recent comments by Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer – reveal two sharply different views on the evolution of personal computing.

Are we on the verge of a new post-pc era or has it already begun?