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Tiffiny Carlson has been a freelance writer for over 10 years. She began writing while still in college, studying for her BA in Mass Comm at Augsburg College. She has written for dozens of magazines, online publications, and blogs. Hailing from Minneapolis, Tiffiny loves spending time in the great outdoors and enjoying the beauty of all four seasons (with her smartphone never too far out of reach).

Click & Clean Helps You Manage Privacy and Delete Browsing History in Chrome

It can be a hassle erasing your browsing history, and even more so if you have to close your browser to do it. That is why Click & Clean has grown in reputation as being one of the finest cleaning extensions for Chrome. It can delete all of your browsing history as you use your browser.

And there are more reasons to clear your history other than keeping a lid on your privacy. Increasing the speed of your PC and freeing up more hard drive space are just a few other bonuses. Our guide will outline how to use Click & Clean, one of the most popular cleaning extensions for Chrome

The Super Easy Way to Create Windows Library Folders on Your Desktop

Windows 7 and Windows 8 both include a very cool feature - the ability to create a multimedia library containing files of specific types. These libraries create a safeguard by not having the actual files in the library itself, but a shortcut if you will.

There's one drawback however to this organizational feature - when you create a new library you can only store it in the Windows Explorer sidebar menu; not exactly the most convenient place for all of your libraries. What most people do not know that creating libraries on their desktop is super easy. Here's how its done.

5 of the Best DVD Burning Software Options

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

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

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

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.

Use Chromebleed to Detect the Heartbleed Bug On Any Website

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.

12 Awesome Easter Egg Features Hidden in Google Chrome

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 Use Your Laptop as a Second Monitor

You never know when you'll need a larger viewing area or simply find your current screen not big enough for everything you'd like to do. When this happens, more and more people are using a second monitor as their solution.

With a second monitor hooked up to your main PC, you're able to double your viewing area, simultaneously viewing anything your heart desires from a movie going on one screen while you're working on the other to doubling the canvas area for graphic designers. There are a handful of ways this can be done as well.

Our guide will outline the best two ways to use your laptop as a second monitor.

How to Sync Any Two Folders in Real-Time in Windows 7 and 8

When organizing data in Windows, one of the easiest ways to do this, whether it's a .jpeg file or a Word doc, is with folders. Individual folders work great, but what if some of your folders were connected and you'd like them to be synched?

If so, this is now possible with DSynchronize, software created by the well-known developer Dimio that lets you synchronize two or more folders on your computer. It offers real-time syncing as well as scheduled synching, and the best part, it's absolutely free.

Our guide will outline how to sync two folders in real-time in Windows 7.

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