PC Pitstop's Laptop Safety Tips

PC Pitstop's Laptop Safety Tips

Safely using your laptop will help ensure that your laptop works properly and you don’t get injured. Improper use or not being aware of safety issues can cause your laptop irreparable damage. These safety tips should be added to your weekly laptop maintenance routine and will help you stay productive and safe no matter where…

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PC Pitstop's Desktop Computer Essential Accessories

PC Pitstop's Desktop Computer Essential Accessories

Norton Internet Security Stay safe with the very best anti-virus software. Do you bank online? Then you need Norton Internet Security! Keyboard/Mouse Combo Choose your style, shape and colour for greater comfort and flexibility. Speakers Enjoy music, movies and gaming on your desktop with a wide variety of speakers from simple to subwoofers. USB Hub…

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8 Essential Ergonomic Checks to Save Stress on your Body

8 Essential Ergonomic Checks to Save Stress on your Body

Ergonomics is about the relationship between you and your computer and shouldn’t be ignored. Here’s our 8 Essential Ergonomic Checks to Save Stress on your Body:       Your chair should be adjustable to provide good support to your lower back and allow up/down movements for you to choose a comfortable height with the keyboard.…

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From CRUSTY Computer to CLEAN Computer :: BEFORE & AFTER

From CRUSTY Computer to CLEAN Computer :: BEFORE & AFTER

If your laptop looks anything like the one the on left…consider how it might look on the inside?! Signs of a CRUSTY computer include: slow startup – enough time passes that you’ve made a cup of tea before anything comes to life? slow or lagging navigation – you’re on the edge of your seat leaning…

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PC Pitstop's Desktop Connection Guide

PC Pitstop's Desktop Connection Guide

Just got your computer back from repair and facing the task of plugging it all back in? Fear not, this simple rear desktop computer connection guide will help you out! Most computer plugs are colour coded and will only plug in one way. Please pay special attention to the way they do plug in so…

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How to Prolong the Life of your Laptop Battery...

How to Prolong the Life of your Laptop Battery...

Your laptop battery charges whenever your computer is plugged into external power through an AC Adapter, an optional power adapter, or an optional docking device. The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is off. However, charging may take longer if a battery is new,…

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Beware Spyware

How do you keep spyware from tracking your habits or hijacking your computer? One-third of Internet users have been spyware afflicted and this figure is on the rise. What is spyware?It’s a broad term for deceptive software that installs itself on a computer via the internet. Once it lurks, it allows an outsider to harvest…

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Avoiding Viruses & Scams

PC Pitstop sees all manner of viruses and software ‘bugs’ every day from a huge range of different sources. It is near impossible to keep up with the speed at which new viruses or scams spread, but common sense tells us where to look. It is with this knowledge that we have compiled some basic…

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Recycling Signage for your Workplace

Recycling Signage for your Workplace

Here at PC Pitstop we are passionate about Sustainability – even winning an Environmentally Sustainable Business Award in 2010 for our efforts. One fun and effective way of getting the message across and reminding our team to think of the environement before they act is the use of strategically placed laminted signs. Like these…  …

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Good 'Old School' Computer Tips

Good 'Old School' Computer Tips

Some tried and true ‘Old School’ computer tips are still useful and relevant today. Of course there are Solid State Drives and Flat Screens and Wireless Everything these days but not everyone has the latest and greatest device and let’s face it, not everyone needs the latest and greatest. So this is for you…you groovy…

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Ergonomic Apps

Ergonomic Apps

Working on the computer may not be very physical, nevertheless it’s pretty tough on your body. Sitting all day can hurt your lower back and can negatively impact your circulation. All that extensive typing you do (if you’re anythign like us!) can stiffen msucles in your upper back and neck, and to top it off,…

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