What's New at PC Pitstop - July 2006
Your Free Source for PC Diagnostics and Tests
In This Issue
There is a whole generation of young people being raised on Google's vision of the future. Rob discusses
the impacts of this new generation of rebels on the PC industry.
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PC Pitstop Optimize|
|Speed up your PC. Run our free Optimize scan and identify ways to get a faster and more reliable computer. Get better performance without the expense or difficulty of adding new hardware. Run a free scan|
Keyboard Shortcuts Save Time|
|Thanks to everyone for responding to our keyboard shortcuts survey.
Our latest article looks at which shortcuts people are and are not using. Also, the article examines some
of the lesser known shortcuts that you shared with us. Learn More |
Broadband Tip: Reduce IE Load Times|
Here's a great tip for all of our broadband users. Allen41547 explains how to reconfigure Internet Explorer
to avoid looking for proxies during load. Voila. IE loads noticeably faster.
Learn More |
Free Spware Scan|
|If your PC is acting
strangely, or acting sluggish, quite often spyware is the root cause. Check out our new spyware scan. It's free
and features a step by step analysis of any unwanted pests installed on your computer.Scan for
Announcing Optimize 1.5!|
We are very pleased to announce the latest verion of Optimize is now shipping, with twice
the performance tweaks than the prior version. Better yet, the upgrade is free for existing customers.
Just put your old license key in the new product.
|Research: Open Office Gaining Share|
|Seems like more and more people are moving toward the open source alternative to Microsoft Office.
This research segment looks at the recent increases in marketshare of Open Office.
|Your PC is storing a mountain of personal information about you and your surfing habits. We've developed a free and powerful privacy scan that lets you see the personal information that is at risk. Give it a try, it's free!|
Win $100 In Our Digital Music Survey|
|Computers and the internet are changing the way we listen and purchase
music. Share with us your views on digital music and win $100! Watch the August
newsletter for the results and a full analysis to this exciting survey.
XP Drains Notebook Batteries Excessively|
|If you are running Windows XP and have a notebook, you most likely are not getting
optimal battery life. This is due to a bug in Windows XP not shutting down the USB port properly.
Free Driver Scan|
|Hardware manufacturers frequently
update their Windows drivers to improve the performance and stability of their products. If you have a
peculiar problem with your PC, quite often it can be resolved by an updated driver. Check out your
PC's driver status, with a free driver scan.
Scan For Free|
Make Your LCD Crystal Clear|
|LCD's don't flicker and they last longer than older CRT tubes. Microsoft has developed
a new font technology called Clear Type which makes your LCD screen on your desktop or portable much more
readable and clearer.
Windows Tip or Trick?|
|You can win $100 if your Windows Tip
or Trick is selected for our monthly |
newsletter. Just join our forums, affectionately called
The Pit, and
make your submission in the Tips or Tricks section. Even if you don't
a tip or trick, come join our growing and happening online community.
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