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May 2008

  • Extend Your Laptop Battery Life
  • Windows XP SP3 Problems
  • Notepad Tips & Tricks
  • New Version of WinPatrol
  • Bits from Bill
  • Ready Boost
  • Rob on the Radio
  • Survey: Bloatware & Craplets
  • Tip: Lost Recycle Bin
  • Tip: Fix IE Cache
  • Tip: Fake Emails

April 2008

  • The Road Ahead
  • From Bloat to Craplet
  • How to Rev Up a Vista Machine
  • Song: You're Not Me
  • Product Update: Optimize Enhancements
  • Product Update: Overdrive Out of Beta & More
  • Help, Help, Save my XP!
  • Research: Installed RAM - Vista vs. XP
  • Tip: Handy MS Word Tip
  • Tip: Icon Restore
  • Tip: Reclaim CPU Power

April 2008

  • Microsoft - It's Go Time
  • Stop Rearranging the Furniture
  • Internet Speed Test Makeover
  • Windows 98 Turns 70
  • Bits from Bill: Windows Episode VII
  • Cell Phones on a Plane
  • Vista Impact on Graphics Cards
  • Survey: Search
  • Tip: Outlook on the Desktop
  • Tip: YouTube Quality
  • Tip: Free Online Classes

March 2008

  • I Hate this Keyboard
  • Black Rhinos & White Elephants
  • Bits from Bill: IE 8
  • Optimus Maximus
  • PC Pitstop Tachometers: Spam-Leave Me Alone
  • Music Video Contest Winner
  • SPAM Survey Results
  • Survey: Newsletter
  • Tip: Importing MSN Favs
  • Tip: Creating a New Task
  • Tip: Free Home Music Server

February 2008 #2

  • Dual Core Doldrums
  • PC Pitstop OverDrive BETA
  • Bits from Bill: Virtual 3D
  • Dual Core - Double Delicious
  • Music Video Contest
  • Research: Multi Processor Trends
  • Processor Survey Results
  • Survey: SPAM
  • Tip: Clean Photocopy & Scan
  • Tip: Disable Vista Auto Update
  • Tip: Surf the Web Your Way

February 2008

  • 100 Million Tests & Counting
  • New PCs Burdened with Old Drivers
  • Bits from Bill: Winpatrol 14
  • Vista Blues Vocalized
  • New Full Test Tip
  • Research: Tax Prep Software
  • Photo Printing Survey Results
  • Survey: AMD vs. Intel
  • Tip: Total Copy move files faster
  • Tip: Noisy Fans, and how to fix them.
  • Tip: TinyURL

January 2008

  • Introducing Optimize 2.0
  • The Long Journey: XP SP3
  • Bits from Bill: 2008 - Death of the DVD
  • Vista SP1
  • Top 10 of 2007
  • Research: Firewire
  • Printer Survey Results
  • Survey: Photo Printing
  • Tip: Send Big Files & Photos
  • Tip: Multiple Home Page Tabs
  • Tip: Secure Windows

December 2007

  • Full Tests Souped Up Again
  • The Evolution of Malware
  • Bits from Bill: Free Malware on Wireless Networks
  • Bot Nets.Now What?
  • 50 Simple Tips for a Faster PC
  • Research: Monitor Sizes
  • Holiday Shopping Survey Results
  • Survey: Printers
  • Tip: Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Tip: Online Shopping Tips
  • Tip: Know Everything About Your PC

November 1st, 2007

  • Vista - 6 Months & Counting
  • Full Test Overhaul
  • Vista User Account - Friend or Foe?
  • Bits from Bill: Changes to Automatic Update
  • Radio Blog: Laptop Thief
  • Radio Blog: Technology & The California Fires
  • Tip: Device Manager Error Codes
  • Tip: Want a New Bootscreen?

October 2007

  • Fighting Phishing
  • Digital Gangsters and Scams
  • Wireless Wars
  • Bits from Bill: Malware Strongholds
  • Tip: PC Process Explorer
  • Tip: Control Panel Add-Ons
  • Tip: Build Your Own PC
  • New Survey: Drivers
  • Survey Results: Do You Know Your PC?
  • Research: Floating Point Pas

September 2007

  • Full Test Update
  • The Gateway Blues
  • Blizzard of SPAM
  • Bits from Bill: File Type Associations
  • Intel v. AMD: A Brief History
  • What Price Security
  • Tip: Save All Open Documents
  • Tip: XP Tweak Guide
  • Tip: If I Knew You Were ...
  • New Survey: PC Technology
  • Survey Results: Phishing
  • Research: State by State

August 2007

  • Vista Migration - 4 Months Later
  • Summer Fire Season
  • The World of Processors - Part II
  • Bits from Bill: Customize Application Sounds
  • PC Pitstop & WinPatrol Announce Partnership
  • Tip: Valuable Vista Tweaks
  • Tip: Speedy Flash Drives
  • Tip: PC Health Check
  • New Survey: Phishing
  • Survey Results: Windows Accessories
  • Research: Vista Migration Trends

July 2007

  • Apples to Apples
  • Contest Winner: The Way of the Upgrade
  • The World of Processors
  • Tip: Virtual KVM
  • Tip: DVDs and Vista Media Player
  • New Survey: Windows Accessories
  • Survey Results: Online Video Viewing
  • Research: DVD Decryption Software Prevalence

June 2007

  • Is Your PC Feeling Bloated?
  • The Battle for Hard Drive Freedom: Part II
  • Contest: I Pimped My PC
  • Tip: Screen Capture Made Easy
  • Tip: Opaque Icon Solution
  • Contest: Pit Sprints
  • New Survey: Online Video Viewing
  • Survey Results: Obsolescence
  • Research: Bloatware on the Rise

May 2007

  • The Battle for Hard Drive Freedom
  • Full Tests Souped Up Again
  • PC Pitstop Hall of Shame
  • Tip: Move Files with Ease
  • Tip: Iconmania
  • Contest: Pit Sprints
  • Survey Results: Gaming
  • Research: Hidden Free Space
  • New Survey: Obsolescence

April 2007

  • XP to Vista - Worthwhile Migration?
  • The Illusions of Vista
  • Vista Backups You Can't Have
  • Tip: Caps Lock Warning
  • Tip: Full Tests on Vista
  • Survey Results: Vista
  • New Survey: Gaming
  • Research: The Case of the Missing 5GB

March 2007

  • Hello Firefox, Goodbye Internet Explorer
  • Pitstop Tests & Firefox
  • Tip: Moving Firefox Profile to Vista
  • Tip: Best Things in Life are Free
  • New Survey: Vista
  • Research: Software for a Taxing Task

February 2007

  • Commentary: Vista - Planned Obsolescence?
  • Free Disk Health Scan
  • Tip: Vista - Run as Admin
  • Tip: Vista - Outbound Firewall Filter
  • Research: Printer Survey Results
  • Research: Pirates of the Canadians
  • New Survey: Vista

January 2007

  • Commentary: Sony Busted Again!
  • PC Pitstop 500 Results
  • Tip: Vista Sidebars & Gadgets
  • Research: Storage & Backup Survey Results
  • Research: Zune Attach Rates
  • Tip: Forwarding Emails
  • New Survey: Printers

2006 Newsletters


December 2006

  • Commentary: A Video is Worth a Hundred Blogs
  • 100,000 Kbps? Lightning Fast Connections Drive Test Enhancements
  • Announcing the Pitstop 500! Great prizes for the Fastest PC
  • Research: Keeping Microsoft Up at Night & Slaying the Antivirus Giants
  • Tip: Protection from Little Fingers
  • Research: Password Survey Results
  • Research: Password Management Software Trends
  • Tip: Disabling Auto-Restart
  • Survey: Data Backup & Storage

November 2006

  • PC Pitstop Exclusive: Notebook PC Explodes
  • Full Test Overhaul
  • Playing with Fire III
  • Authority on the Dangers of Li Ion Batteries Speaks Out
  • New One Stop Resource for Safer Computing
  • Research: Analog Modems Finally Obsolete?
  • Tip: Make your Internet experience safer, faster and smarter
  • Survey: Passwords
  • Tip: Space Saving PDF Reader Alternative

October 2006

  • Commentary: Playing With Fire
  • Vista Readiness Center Update
  • Research: Portable Usage With and Without Batteries
  • Windows Tip: Open Multiple Programs Simultaneously
  • Windows Tip: Can You Ever Have Enough Hard Drive Space?
  • Research: Wireless Networking Survey Results
  • Survey: Portable Computer Safety

September 2006

  • Vista: Not an XP Replacement
  • Dell Battery Recall Notification
  • PC Pitstop Soups Up Full Tests Again
  • Windows Tip: Help Reduce Security Risks in Windows XP
  • Research: RSS Readers Slowly Gaining Popularity
  • Research: Digital Music Survey Results II 'The Deep Dive'
  • New Wireless Survey

August 2006

  • Commentary: The Need for Speed
  • Introducing Exterminate & Erase 1.1
  • Windows Tip: The Ten 10 Commandments of the Internet
  • Vista Readiness Test Update
  • Research: Windows Live OneCare
  • Research: Digital Music Survey
  • Article: Forum Wars

2005 Newsletters

2004 Newsletters

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