PC Pitstop Newsletter – September 2011

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9 Treasures Hidden in Windows
by Steve Hogan

Steve uncovers 9 cool and useful features buried inside Windows 7.

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How I Got Hacked
by Bob Rankin

What happened to my PC & how I finally managed to recover from the damage.

Sleep or Hibernate Your PC?
by Windows Talk

Should you use Sleep or Hibernate on your computer? What is the difference?

Make Tech Easier
5 Cool Screenshot Tools
by Make Tech Easier

5 screenshot tools that save your time and do the job.

A Death Nail for Laptops?

by Chris Pirillo

A desktop-replacement notebook in an extremely light & thin form factor.

Best Way to Backup iTunes
by Burnworld

Backing up your iTunes library is essential if you love your music.

Top Back to School Laptops
by Techlicious

What computer should you buy for their child…it’s not a simple answer.

Who Owns that IP?
by Leo Notenboom

What can you find out on your own? What tools provide valuable IP info.

Power Strip Dangers

by Chris Pirillo

Are these power strips safe? Could you be overloading your power strip?

10 Gmail Tips
by Techlicious

Here are ten of our favorite Gmail power tools and timesavers.

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Rid a New PC of Bloat
by Susan Bradley/Windows Secrets

You just bought a new Windows 7 PC, & you are already running out of space.

Edit Video with Movie Maker
by Daves Computer Tips

Have you ever wanted to cut down a video to just the part you want?

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3 Presentation Mistakes to Avoid
by Powerpoint Tips

3 things you must avoid when delivering a presentation to a live audience

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Of Spam & Speed
by GFI Vipre

Our engineers have recently spotted a deluge of spam about a “traffic ticket”

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Extend Battery Life
Tip submitted by kburra

New Win7 power options that will help to improve your notebook’s battery life.

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No Defrag for SSD
Tip submitted by flyfishingrules2

How to turn off automatic defrag in Windows for SSD drives.

Google URL Shortner
Tip submitted by Amir

If you have a long URL to copy & paste to a forum, email, notepad…shorten it.

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