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...

 

Correcting the error “Err_Connection_Timed_Out”

The error message “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” appears frequently on Google Chrome and means that an error has occurred when trying to access a webpage. This is usually caused by the target server taking too long to send a reply, which results in the browser terminating the communication attempt. Find out in our guide what “Err_Connection_Timed_Out” means, what measures you can take to correct the...

Everything you need to know about multichannel marketing

Multichannel, crosschannel, omnichannel – there are many terms for the multi-track form of marketing, but they all mean the same thing to a limited extent. This is why the first concept can be described as the evolutionary precursor of the other two. The “multi” in “multichannel strategy” doesn’t include all channels like omnichannel marketing does. These are not necessarily linked, as is the case...

What is an SMTP Server?

Anyone familiar with the technicalities of the e-mail sending process will invariably come across the term “SMTP server” at some point. But how exactly does this unit of hardware and software – which invisibly transports the typical consumer’s e-mail from A to B – work? Understanding how this type of server functions is information that can be used to your advantage when it comes to manually...

Web analytics: data privacy when creating a profile

Tracking tools can provide website operators with a useful indication on how to adapt an online project to suit a target group. These tools focus on user profiles, which reveal how users find the website, and which content provokes interactions. This information is based on user data, which can be subject to stringent data protection guidelines in some countries within the European Union. Find out...

E-mail etiquette: tips for good internet communication

Every day, over 200 billion e-mails are sent around the world – although many of them aren’t received with much enthusiasm. In order for your business e-mails to stand out in all this chaos, you should pay attention to e-mail etiquette. If you stick to the most important rules, your e-mails will appear polite, but at the same time, serious. Messages like these will be happily answered.

Ads.txt: what’s the function of the file?

Ads.txt is meant to help fight a scam in programmatic buying: the scam of domain spoofing. The underlying concept is as simple as it is efficient: publishers are given more control over who can trade their ad space, and control this via a simple text file. We explain what this file is all about, how you can easily create an ads.txt file yourself, and how you can make sure that it’s working as...

Google AdWords alternatives: the best platforms for effective SEA

In order to advertise in search engines, most businesses will use Google AdWords. There can be no denying that both SEA and SEO efforts are always geared towards the market leader Google. However, for a healthy marketing mix it also makes sense to look at some Google AdWords alternatives. The likes of Bing, Amazon, Facebook, and more, offer useful platforms for targeted and effective advertising....

The best alternatives to Facebook Messenger

Facebook's messaging function has long become indispensable as a means for many people to keep in touch with friends and colleagues – even on the move. Using Facebook Messenger app on your phone tends to use up a lot of battery power and internet data. Fortunately, there are good alternatives that allow you to navigate Facebook chats just as easily and quickly, and that often also help to protect...

Everything you need to know about personal data

What do your e-mail address, eye color, preferred political party, and license plate have in common? They can all be regarded as personal data which companies and cybercriminals can use to draw direct or indirect conclusions about your physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural, or social identity. It goes without saying that this sensitive information must be protected...

SASS: next-level CSS?

If you design your own website, then you probably work with CSS. But have you ever thought about SASS? The practical preprocessor extends the popular stylesheet language with various helpful functions and makes it even easier for you to design. Variables, loops, case distinctions, and practical mixins make your life as a web designer easier. We explain to you what SASS can do better than CSS.


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