PC Pitstop Newsletter – April 2010

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Guest Columnists


The Clash of the Browsers ’10

by Steve Hogan

IE is holding ground, Chrome is surging and Firefox is trending down.


Extreme PC Makeover-Episode 3

by Rob Cheng

The latest episode reveals a PC with a number of ‘taxing’ problems.


Android iPad Might Ultimately Win

by Bill Pytlovany

The iPad may be a game changer, but some sort of hybrid will win the game.


5 Cool Phone Tricks

by Steve Bass

Make quality time with your phones better these 5 great web sites & services.


Server as Your PC?

by Chris Pirillo

Why would anyone would want to use a server as a personal home computer?


Odd Characters for Quotes

by Leo Notenboom

Learn how to avoid those funky characters in your docs.


Microsoft Bob vs. Apple Cube

by Harry McCracken

“Bob” is still an albatross around the neck of Microsoft.


Unintended Facebook Fallout

by John Dodge

Recent events demonstrate the dangers posed by social media.

Tech Tips


Show Us Your Cable Mess & Win

by The Pit Crew

Post a photo of your computer cable mess for a chance to win some help.


50 Fantastic Bing Tips

These 50 Bing tips supplied by morbidbutterfly just might help you wean yourself off of Google.


When Gmail Goes Down

Recent Gmail outages and the risk of more – underscores the importance of this tip from bob3160.


Easy Read Desktop Fonts

You and your eyes will thank thehulk18 for this easy way to make desktop fonts easier to read.

PC Pitstop Research


New Look: Drivers Library

The latest and greatest drivers are presented to you in an All New, easier to navigate – layout.


Updated: Top 25 Best Loved PCs

Check out the recently updated index of the Top 25 Netbook, laptop, desktop, and custom builds.


Process Library

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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
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New! Technologizer T-Week Newsletter

Technologizer’s T-Week is Harry McCracken’s weekly e-mail newsletter (delivered on Friday) with
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