If your computer suddenly beeps during start-up for no obvious reason, the BIOS may be trying to tell you something. Beep codes indicate problems with hardware or connection issues between different computer components. But what do all of the various beeps mean? We’ve put together a table that shows which system error different types of beeps corresponds to.
No computer could start without the BIOS (or EFI). The program runs in the background and is seldom of interest to users – unless something goes wrong. In that case, you may need to open your computer’s BIOS. But many people don’t know how it works. And manufacturers haven’t made entering BIOS particularly easy. You only have a few seconds to press a certain button when booting the system. But...
Have you recently bought and installed a new processor, but your computer is still not working? You might have to update your BIOS or (U)EFI first. The software ensures that all the important components are available when booting the system. But it’s not as simple as upgrading to update the BIOS. What steps do you need to take to update the BIOS?
Antivirus software has sadly become indispensable as new types of threats against your system emerge regularly. Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and many other types of malware threaten to infect your system and could cause significant damage. To counteract these threats, software makers try to fight off malware attacks with intelligent antivirus programs. Find out which rank top in our antivirus...
Memes as video clips, snippets from popular shows, animated logos, or banner ads: the practical GIF format has universal appeal, and can be used in many online contexts. GIFs can be found all over the internet, but making a GIF is also a popular option, with the added bonus that whoever makes a GIF using original content avoids legal complications. We show you how to create a GIF using both online...
Before a homepage goes live, website operators should have a legal notice in place, also called an “Impressum.” Most internet pages also require a provider identification. Depending on the industry and the contents of the website, special information must be provided. Otherwise, warnings and fines may be issued.
CPU-intensive programs or games are an endurance test for the central processor of any computing device. Older models are quickly overloaded by processing power requirements. If you overclock your CPU, you can considerably increase the performance, eliminating the need for a new computer. We explain to you step-by-step what needs to be taken into account when you do this.
Mobile payment is on the advance worldwide. The leading providers of mobile payment alternatives have also gained a foothold in the United States. However, many Americans are still not convinced by the new technology. We give you an overview of the most frequently used mobile payment apps in the US, their functionality, and security features.
By complying with the ISO 27001 standard, companies can prove they carefully handle information and plan for exceptional circumstances. Public certificates and standards according to the ISO certification create trust among consumers and attest to the company’s secure and tested treatment of data. The certification is performed by an independent institute.
Functional programming continues to play a key role today – more than 60 years after its initial use in the LISP interpreter . As a subfield of declarative programming ("What should the program achieve?"), its strength lies in the processing of mathematical tasks – in particular, that of algorithms. In this article, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages alongside a practical example.