What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels: video clips a la TikTok

 

Instagram Reels is Instagram’s new video feature. Much like Chinese app TikTok, Reels lets users create and share short video clips with added background music. But what exactly is Instagram Reels and what are the differences to TikTok? We’ll show you what the new feature can do....

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

Create Alexa Skills

Program Alexa Skills easily by yourself

 

Alexa Skills extends the functionality of your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or any other smart speaker from the Echo series with additional abilities. You can activate extensions for the virtual voice assistant in the Alexa Skills Store for free. With the Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon also...

 

Zoom alternatives

Zoom alternatives: a comparison of the main competitors

 

Alternatives to the popular video conferencing software Zoom are having their moment in the spotlight as a growing number of people are organizing video calls daily. Free alternatives to Zoom include a wide range of features, especially since the market for video conferencing...

 

What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

 

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

Deactivating JavaScript instructions for Firefox, Chrome, and IE

JavaScript is ubiquitous in the world wide web. The scripting language adds interactive elements to websites and has significantly changed the appearance of online offers. Hardly any of today’s web pages can work without scripts that are executed on the website visitor’s computer. However, this also entails risks. All common web browsers also provide their users with functions that can restrict or...

iframe: the HTML explained

The iframe HTML tag, in a sense, opens a browser window within a browser window. With this technique, content from third-party websites can be incorporated into one’s HTML document relatively easily. For example, this technique is regularly utilized when embedding YouTube videos. This means users can enjoy external content without having to leave a website. So how can iframes be incorporated?

Resetting Windows 8 – it’s this easy

If your computer no longer works as it should, or if you want to give it away, it can make sense to reset Windows 8. In this article, we’ll show you how to go about this, what you need to do in order to keep your files or alternatively delete them – all in a few simple steps.

How to find your Windows 8 product key

Missing your Windows 8 product key? Finding it sometimes sounds easier than it is, but if you know the right steps you’ll never miss it again. There are multiple options to find your Windows license product key – either by using an external utility program or a Windows tool. We’ll show you how to find it quickly.

Sitemap.xml: functions and how to create it

The more extensive a web project becomes, the more important it is to have an appropriate and organized structure. This way, you not only make it easier for visitors, but also for search engines to find various topics and pages. For the best possible indexing, the use of XML sitemaps is also recommended: the practical lists, which can be integrated at any time, provide crawlers with a complete,...

Captcha: codes, images and puzzles for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimizes the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

ICS files – sending and receiving calendar entries

You can quickly and easily exchange calendar information using a digital calendar. ICS files allow you to send and receive important calendar events. These files can also be opened in other programs such as Excel. You can even import them into Outlook and Thunderbird. Here, you’ll learn what an ICS file is.

Using the Gmail archive

When your Gmail inbox is full, it’s helpful to archive your emails. The Gmail archive helps you clean up your inbox without having to delete messages. Unlike other email providers, Gmail doesn’t have a dedicated archive folder. In this article, we’ll explain how to find archived emails in Gmail and how to archive them in the first place.

Recalling emails with Gmail: basics and instructions

In a hectic office environment, it’s not uncommon for emails to be sent to the wrong person at times. And who hasn’t forgotten to attach a document they mentioned in the body of an email before? This is especially irritating when the email contains sensitive information. With Gmail, wrongfully sent emails can be quickly recalled. Find out how it works and the prerequisites needed to recall your...

Google: Import contacts into Gmail, G Suite and Co.

If you are using a Google account privately or for work, you can easily manage all of your contact data such as email addresses and telephone numbers in a single place. Not only can you save individual contacts manually, but there is also a useful function allowing you to import them from a contact data file. We will show you how to import your contacts into Google services such as Gmail or G...


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