Free alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

Outlook: free and fee-based alternatives at a glance

 

Traditional e-mail is still a big part of online communication for private and for business use, with many users typically opting for Outlook as their e-mail client. But many private users and small businesses often look for Outlook alternatives, since Outlook can often end up...

 

Social engineering – the security gap at ‘layer 8’

Social engineering: human vulnerability exploited

 

The most effective system break-ins often happen without a scene. Instead of disrupting central network devices with DDoS attacks or sneaking through onto operating systems with Trojan horse techniques, hackers increasingly try to exploit the human security gap. There are various...

 

3D Secure

3D Secure: Mastercard and VISA are becoming more secure

 

These days, credit card fraud primarily takes place on the internet. Criminals use hacked information to take advantage of customers, retailers, and banks. In order to make internet purchases more secure, credit card companies like VISA and Mastercard have released a new version...

 

PSD2

PSD2: What does the Payment Services Directive mean for you?

 

When it comes to making payments on the internet, customers favor security and convenience over everything else. The payment process shouldn’t take long and must meet data protection requirements - after all, this is very sensitive data. Regarding PSD2, the EU is presenting a new...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2019: beginner, advanced, and professional

 

Professionals use video editing software to create amazing films. However, video editing is not just for professionals. The best video editing programs of 2019 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

Everything you need to know about the new TLDs (top-level domains)

What should you do if your desired domain has already been taken? The range of available .com or .org domains has gotten smaller over the years. Now there is a solution to this problem: new top-level domains! Instead of using complicated and unclear abbreviations, choose short and concise domains from the new TLDs. Local companies can especially profit from nTLDs.

The need for a global touch

In today’s globalized world, strong bull markets on the home front simply aren’t enough if you wish to turn your company into a true Unicorn. Branching out into the world is a task that requires understanding and respect for different cultures and their laws. Failing to take such nuances into account may not only turn potential clients and customers off, it can also be the source of other, more...

Website optimization: making WordPress faster

Internet users usually decide within seconds whether they are going to leave or stay on a page. Even for simple WordPress sites, poor loading time is a common problem that causes visitors to hit that ‘back’ button. But fear not! There are several simple tricks and practical plugins that help optimize WordPress performance.

Online payment methods in e-commerce

Thanks to constantly evolving technology, purchasing goods online is becoming ever more convenient, with retailers and service providers alike taking advantage of the internet’s marketing potential. Despite these developments, the risks involved in online transactions remain a major deterrent for many people. That’s why it’s crucial for retailers to provide reliable and secure payment methods in...

Modern web development: the basics

Der Trend in der Webentwicklung führt weg von statischen Webangeboten hin zu interaktiven Inhalten. Auch wenn HTML und CSS nach wie vor das Grundgerüst einer jeden Website darstellen, greifen Webentwickler immer öfter auf serverseitige Programmiersprachen wie PHP zurück, um dynamische Webauftritte zu realisieren. Zudem bieten clientseitige Skriptsprachen wie JavaScript die Möglichkeit, eine...

Mobile First: the new approach in webdesign

Are smartphones and tablets the beginning of the end for stationary computers? Many developments confirm this, not just the increasing number of mobile search queries on Google. The mobile first approach follows this trend and places primary importance on creating mobile websites. A slimmer scope and more dynamic layout yield more than just satisfied smartphone users — they boost search result...

Free graphics, backgrounds, and vectors online

Web designers are always looking for graphics, icons, and backgrounds that speak to their audiences. Many platforms tout their free vector graphics, but these sometimes come with strings attached. Aside from the price, there are many other things to consider, like terms of use. We’ve put together some of the most important points to watch out for when hunting for free graphics and have included...

The basics of web design - part 3: design and color scheme

Many users are often unaware of what exactly goes into making an aesthetically appealing website. But most successful websites follow some basic principles to ensure that a unified design adheres to a basic theme or message that is to be conveyed to the viewer. These questions and more influence the site’s conception: What effects do certain colors bring about? What should you be mindful of when...

Securing your server with Fail2ban

For server operators, security is of the utmost importance. Only those who have developed and set up a foolproof defense strategy are ready for drastic situations. As well as regular protection mechanisms, like security software, backups, and encryption, there are also some useful tools and frameworks that may come in handy in the fight against intruders. We have laid out essential details on the...

Backing up your database

Backing up your data is a popular option for securing your database. In order to create backup copies, you need additional hardware and to install a suitable backup structure. How do you secure your own network and web server against attacks and proceed to protect your databases?

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