PC Pitstop Newsletter December 2008 #2

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This Month


Our Favorite Tips & Tweaks

We share a few of our favorites tips & tweaks. Send us your favorite and you could win $100.


Ask the Pros a Tech Question

Can’t find that ‘How To’ article you have been searching for. Now, you can ‘Ask the Pros’ here at PC Pitstop.


PC Pitstop & ’24’

We have joined forces with Jack Bauer & our friends at the hit Fox TV Show ’24’ – to giveaway some great prizes!


Optimize in French

The internationalization of PC Pitstop Optimize 2.0 continues. Now available in French, Spanish, German & Portuguese.


Welcome Harry McCracken

PC Pitstop is now teaming with former PC World editor in Chief – Harry McCracken to deliver even more tech insight.


PC Pitstop

Bits From Bill


Is Google still the Best Search?

Bill tests various search engine’s and compares them to Google. It looks like the competition is heating up.



You’re Paying Too Much!

Using a cell phone? Steve Bass says traditional services are so yesterday. Here is a smart way to save dough.



Hey, This Looks Pretty Good!

Technologizer’s Harry McCracken tries Windows 7 and finds it promising,
mostly because it’s less annoying than Vista.

Free Scans



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Driver Alert

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PC Update

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Free Spyware Scan



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Disk Health

Disk MD

Drive Refresh

Keep your Hard Drives working at full speed!

Personal Data Profiler


PC Profiler

Learn what others may discover about you!

Full Test


PC Checkup

Most complete
PC analysis available.

PC Trends


Firefox Growing Globally

The prevalence of Firefox is growing, even across the globe. Our research team documents this browsers rise.


WARNING: Vista SP2 Not Ready

Vista SP2 is not ready for consumers. Does this service pack include anything worthwhile?


You could win $100 for participating in our current surveys!
See all past winners.

Tech Tips


Indspensible Firefox Addon

CoolIris is an addon that lets you preview a link before you click, so you waste less time surfing. Thanks to dianamite.


Find stuff on Amazon and Ebay

Are you a visual learner? This tip from will help your online shopping go must quicker with PicClick.


$100 goes to the best tips each month.





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Techbite Newsletter

TechBite’s columnist Steve Bass and PC World Contributing Editor publishes a free weekly newsletter with commentary on the
technology products he loves, the strategies for getting the most out of them,and the gotchas that can cause computing misery. Read
Sign up his FREE newsletter here.



Award-winning journalist Harry McCracken and friends deliver an authoritative,
opinionated daily take on the Web, mobile tech, consumer electronics, and PCs.

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Save Money, Ink & Trees!

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