PC Pitstop Newsletter – December 2009 #2

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Clean Up Microsoft’s Mess

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Guest Columnists


How to Protect Facebook Privacy

by Bill Pytlovany

In this important follow up, Bill shows you how to protect your Facebook privacy.


Easy Way to Compare Docs

by Chris Pirillo

Use this free online document comparison tool for quick & easy difference control.


2010 – The Clouds & Beyond

by Steve Hogan

Steve’s crystal ball shows a 2010 filled with technology you shouldn’t miss.


87 Lame Tech Moments

by Harry McCracken

Peruse a decade of dumb tech moves in this comprehensive list of tech blunders.


WiFI Scales Tweet your weight

by John Dodge

Need some motivation to lose weight? Have your scale Tweet it to everyone!


Is it Safe to Delete This File?

by Leo Notenboom

Guidelines for freeing up space without deleting important files.


Browser Wars 2009=Big Losers

by Steve Hogan

Steve reveals who won and lost this year’s war for browser supremacy.


First Twitter Winner Announced!

by Pit Crew

Congratulations to Melissa – our first Twitter follower to win $.

Tech Tips


The Best Tech Tips of 2009

by The Pit Crew

Catch all of this year’s awesome tech tips and tips from past years.


How Exposed Are You Online?

by Tekzilla

A helpful website that will show you exactly which pieces of data are exposed.


Right Click Virus Check

Send any file to VirusTotal by right clicking the file or send a file to be scanned by email. Thanks to bob3160.


Free Printable Signs

Print your own office, work, and warning signs for free with this tip from morbidbutterfly.


Timed Automatic Shut Down

Set yourself or your kids an automatic shutdown time to prevent PC overuse. Thanks to Jacee.


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PC Pitstop Research


Top Drivers Library

The newest drivers are presented to you in all their detailed glory. Make sure your PC is up to date.


Top 25 Best Loved PCs

Netbook, laptop, desktop, and custom builds each have their own top 25 list in our satisfaction library.





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Best Memory Prices & Selection

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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 forgetting the most out of them,and the gotchas that can cause computing misery.
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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
highlights from Technologizer and original items. It’s timely, fun, and free–and you can
sign up to receive it right here.

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