PC Pitstop Newsletter – January 2012

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Internet Scam on Wheels
by Rob Cheng

This online car deal was too good to be true.

Online Vacation Scam Alert
by The Pit Crew

That vacation house you rented – might be the latest online scam.

Top Tips of 2011
by Leo Notenboom

10 most popular questions for 2011 as measured by visits to Ask Leo!

When Will Printers Die?

by Chris Pirillo

Everything going paperless and digital, printers could die out in five to 10 years.

Your Passwords are Wrong
by Daves Computer Tips

The conventional way of looking at passwords is completely wrong.

Speed Up Win 7 Interface
by Dave Tayor

Optimize the Windows 7 graphic “frosting” for your system.

Make Tech Easier
Defrag from Context Menu
by Make Tech Easier

Create a context menu when right-clicking your drive that lets you defrag.

All Data Storage Will Fail
by Burnworld

Although generally reliable, Most modern storage hardware will all fail eventually.

B.Y.O.D. Growing

by Enterprise CIO Forum

“Bring Your Own Device” in the enterprise is sweeping the nation.

Hot Key Combo for Snipping
by Windows Observer

Create a shortcut key which uses one of the features of the Windows 7 Taskbar.

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10 ID Protection Tips
by Bob Rankin

Take steps NOW to make it as difficult as possible for a scammer to victimize you

Trade In Your PC?
by Techlicious

You may be surprised how much your old PC will bring at trade-in.

windows secrets
Best Windows Q & A of 2011
by Fred Langa/Windows Secrets

The most popular workarounds, tools and tips of this past year.

5 Built In Win 7 Tools
by Windows Talk

5 tools built into Windows 7 that help you maintain your computer.

The Best PowerPoint Shortcuts
by PowerPoint Tips

Great keyboard shortcuts that make your PPT work faster and more efficient.

Understand Object Anchors
The WordTips.net

Learn the best way to position images inside MS Word

Convert Numbers to Words
by ExcelTips.net

There are times when it is beneficial, or even mandatory, to spell numbers out.

tip 1
Email Address Checker
Tip submitted by kburra

This tool connects to the mail server & whether the email exists.

tip 3
URL UN-shortener
Tip submitted by evilfantasy

Find the original URLs that’s hiding behind a short URLs.

Extend Your Router Range
Tip submitted by flyfishingrules2

Simple tricks to connect to your home wifi from anywhere in your house

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