5 of the Best DVD Burning Software Options

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Sometimes you can't get any more secure than a physical copy of important information - whether it's a movie, a game or software - on a DVD, which is why blank DVDs and DVD burning software will never go out of style.

Another reason they will always be around - many are still afraid of the cloud - not trusting their data anywhere but on an actual disc. Considering the rash of data breaches, this isn't quite the paranoid thought after all. There are many options available for DVD burning software, but only a handful deliver all of the input and output options most users are looking for with a fair price.

5 Reasons Your Laptop May Be Shutting Down Randomly

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When your computer randomly shuts off it can be quite the disconcerting experience. Most people will first look to their power source, which they rightly should, to see if that may be the cause.

The fact of the matter however is that the computer is much more of a marvel than most people realize, such as having a built-in self-protecting mechanism that shuts off a computer if any of the components get too hot. It's usually in your best interest if it shuts down, as it's likely shutting down to protect your computer from some impending danger.

Our guide will outline five of the most common reasons your laptop may be randomly shutting off.

How to Hide and Retrieve Hidden Extensions in Google Chrome

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There are more than a few reasons why you'd want to hide your extensions in Chrome. Sometimes you don't want everyone to know which extensions you have installed. Other times, a button for an extension can just get in the way.

The great news is that Google makes it easy to both hide your extensions and reveal them in your beloved browser. All it takes is a few simple clicks, and they can be hidden or revealed just like that.

Here is how to hide and retrieve extensions in Chrome.

2 Easy Ways to Monitor All Internet Traffic from Your Home PC

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There are dozens of programs on your computer and chances are a handful of them at least access the internet without you even knowing it. While this is fine and dandy for most users, it can limit your bandwidth without you even realizing it.

This is why it's essential to know how to monitor all internet traffic on your PC. While this may seem relatively simple, a third party program is actually needed to monitor all of your traffic, and there are two solid options we will be covering below.

Our guide will outline how to monitor all internet traffic from your home PC.

iKeep Charger On the Go Is Both a Wall and a Portable Charger

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As a commuter, I'm always looking for ways to stay connected on the go. Whether it's solar chargers, portable chargers or extended batteries, there's so many options out there, it's hard to find one that works consistently. Poldera understands that we're on the go and we want our devices to stay powered up. The iKeep Charger On the Go is one product that helps you keep your mobile charged no matter what the day brings you.

We took the iKeep OTG on a test drive to see if could keep up with our mobile lifestyle. Let's look at what the iKeep does, how it holds up and whether it's worth investing your time and money.

Get the Best of Both Worlds by Installing Google Chrome Extensions in Opera

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Last year the developers of Opera decided to use WebKit instead of its own Presto engine, which incidentally is also used by Google's Chrome browser. Together both these companies are working on creating a new rendering engine known as Blink which is inspired from the WebKit.

Now, since the rendering engines of both these browsers are the same, Opera users have the option to use Google Chrome extensions. It's a great deal since you get the goodness of Opera and the immense choice of extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

Learn how to install Google Chrome extensions in Opera.

Use Chromebleed to Detect the Heartbleed Bug On Any Website

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The Internet never ceases to be a shady place. Don't get us wrong, we love the Internet, but it's always good to be careful. Case in point - the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL - a bug that affected major sites like Yahoo and Flickr among many others. This was discovered less than a month ago and it's already compromised over 66% of the Internet.

While most sites have driven back this vulnerability from whence it came, there are still sites out there affected by Heartbleed, and the last thing you want is your payment information, passwords or anything other personal information you send via SSL swiped by hackers.

Learn how to use Chromebleed to check for the Heartbleed vulnerability on any website.

Review: RooCASE Dual-View Vegan Folio Lives Up to the Commuter Challenge

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As a commuter, I'm always looking for a better way to protect and use my tablet on the go. It's easier said than done. There's a thousand cases out there that claim to protect and let people like me use their tablets with ease. Few actually do.

I was lucky enough to try out the RooCASE Dual-View Vegan Folio Case, designed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Let's look at how it took the punishment of my daily commute.

12 Awesome Easter Egg Features Hidden in Google Chrome

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Hippity hoppity Easter was just here. There may be no grown-up Easter egg hunts, but we can still go on our own egg hunts, and it can be done virtually in the Chrome browser.

That's right, there are Easter eggs built into Chrome - quirky things that Chrome can do - and they have been put there by developers for one purpose only, and that is to entertain us. And as you'll see in the list below, they've certainly succeeded.

All you need to access these fun eggs is to either type a phrase or word into Google search or access them on Google Drive. We've written about the 12 hidden Easter egg features added to Chrome just in time for Easter.

How to Hide Your Google+ Profile Views Count

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Google wants Google+ to be the focal point of your interaction on the Web. Whether you're visiting websites and +1'ing them or you're an author look to build your authority, Google really wants Google+ to be the place you do it. Google has rolled out changes to user profiles to include view counts when you or someone else visits. While they haven't exactly explained why this is pertinent, there is a way to turn them off if you don't want visitors to see.

We'll show you how to turn off your Google+ view count and why this is both good and bad for you if you're using the social network to build your reputation online.

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