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,...

 

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...

 

chkdsk command– scanning drives and fixing errors

chkdsk is a feature that has been included with Microsoft operating systems since the early versions of MS-DOS. The program allows you to check hard disks and USB drives for errors. It differentiates between two types of errors: logical or file system errors and physical hardware errors. You define the check methods in the command line tool using chkdsk parameters.

NTLM: How does this protocol work?

The NTLM protocol was a practical solution for Windows devices for a long time: A user just had to sign in once and then gain direct access to various network services. However, this authentication method is now considered unsafe and is no longer in use. How does NTLM work, and why do users now prefer to use Kerberos?

Google Sheets: how to add a drop-down list

Drop-down lists in Google Sheets provide useful formatting options for many users. Adding a drop-down list to a cell allows users to choose between lots of different options, or assign values to certain attributes. This step-by-step guide explains how to create drop-down lists in Google Sheets.

Server migration: how to transfer your data to a new server

Moving to a new server can become a real challenge even when you’re not changing provider. You need to take care and plan your strategy well. This is the only way to ensure the integrity of the data transferred to a new server and to keep downtime to a minimum. But what exactly is server data migration? And what problems can be expected during implementation?

What is a server?

When talking about web hosting, it is impossible to avoid the term ‘server’. So what is a server? And how does it work? In IT, there are actually two definitions of the term. The traditional server is the software for network services, but more recently the word has also been used to describe the corresponding hardware used to carry out server programs. Here is our overview of the most common...

What is web hosting?

Anyone who wants to launch a website on the internet will sooner or later come across the topic of hosting. But many users are unsure how web hosting works and what forms of hosting are available. However, everyone who runs a website should at least have a rough idea of what website hosting entails.

The bandwagon effect in marketing

The bandwagon effect plays an important role across many marketing practices. The phenomenon, which was first studied in 1944, is regularly exploited by advertising companies for marketing campaigns and other activities. This is beneficial in marketing because most people prefer to be on the side of the “winner” and accordingly, follow other people who are happy with their purchasing decision.

The WinSxS folder – space for backups of system files

In Windows, important files are placed into the WinSxS folder. When updates are made to the system, old data is stored in the folder so that it can be restored if necessary. As a result, the folder can become very large over time. However, you should never simply delete files from this folder when you start running out of disk space. Windows offers special tools for this.

Restoring your previous Firefox session – A step-by-step guide

Want to restore your session in Firefox? If you accidentally close Firefox all the tabs you had open will disappear from the tab bar when you reopen the browser. Fortunately, the web browser has a built-in feature for restoring your previous Firefox session or individual tabs. How does this feature work and what settings are required to restore tabs in Firefox?


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