Skype alternatives

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

 

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is one of the pack leaders. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a...

 

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

 

There are well over one billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a well-thought-out strategy and a lot of patience. But solid online marketing efforts can give a website the desired reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile:...

 

Social commerce

Social commerce – using social media to increase sales

 

Social commerce connects online stores with social media networks to improve sales. In this way, small and medium-sized businesses can expand their customer base and boost revenue. But in order to employ social commerce effectively and develop a long-term strategy, retailers must...

 

Windows 7: End of Life

Windows 7 end of support: What do you need to do?

 

Even years after it was first released, Windows 7 continues to be one of the favorite operating systems worldwide. But with Microsoft announcing the end of its support for Windows 7, many PC users will need to upgrade or look for an alternative. But just because Windows 7 has...

 

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...

 

Remote desktop: Success of the application

Remote desktop: Application, troubleshooting, and alternatives

 

Remote desktop connections are indispensable for day-to-day business. More than anything, allowing remote control access from another computer saves time: Whether for support, online conferences, or home office — with remote desktop, you can easily and conveniently connect your...

 

Collaboration tools: a comparison of the best solutions

Collaboration tools: the best apps for better productivity

 

The bigger your business, the more difficult it is to manage all the different teams and projects. It’s especially difficult if not all employees are located in the same place – this is when planning resources and communicating quickly becomes a gigantic task. Collaboration...

 

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

The California Consumer Privacy Act, in effect since January 2020, makes it easier for US consumers to control the private information that a company hold on them or shares. If a business is found to be in breach of the CCPA, consumers can now also sue them. Here’s all you need to know about the Act, its major provisions, and what it means for you and your business.

Raspberry Pi projects

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive micro-computer that can behave like a standard computer in many respects. The innovative mini device can be used for a wide range of tasks - from setting up an operating system to surfing the web, to using it as a server or a media center. Discover 20 of the most interesting Raspberry Pi projects to try out at home.

BOM: What is a Byte Order Mark?

How information actually read? For some people the answer seems obvious – from left to right. For people from many cultures, however, the opposite direction is considered normal. These are all conventions – something that computers do not understand. So, in which order should bytes be read? The byte order mark (BOM) solves this problem.

JSONP: Scripts for Cross-Domain Data Queries

The same-origin policy (SOP) prevents client-side scripting languages, such as JavaScript, from accessing objects located on another URL that are not part of the running internet application. A convenient way to perform this cross-domain query regardless is through the JSON application JSONP. We explain what exactly this involves and how this method works.

Social selling: business relations on the social net

Purchasing decisions are rarely made out of the blue. Customers usually go through a decision-making phase, during which it’s up to the company to convince the customer of their need for the product. This is most effective when you present yourself and your products as trustworthy and honest as possible – particularly on social networks, where your target group conducts research, asks for...

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...

Web development: HTML5 puts Flash on the sidelines

Flash is an unpopular tool for good reason — security gaps, programming errors, and stability problems are rampant. Has any software been the focus of such heated security debates more often than Adobe’s multimedia solution? For years, Flash was the quasi-standard for all online animations but the Flash-era is almost at an end. Since version 5, HTML has offered native multimedia functions,...

WebM: What you need to know about the Google media format!

MP4 is already a few years old. Could this be the time for a new video standard? With WebM, Google has already provided an open-source, free market competitor. Since its introduction in 2010, there has been much discussion about the WebM format. While Google is attempting to advance the project with the aid of YouTube and Android, Microsoft and Apple are opposed to it. Why is this the case? What...

Bootstrap alternatives: the best front end frameworks at a glance

Bootstrap is the most popular framework solution for designing and creating high-performance web interfaces. It consists of a collection of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript components that Twitter released under the MIT free license in 2011, as well as a variety of extensions, interfaces for content management systems, and pre-built themes. There are also worthwhile alternatives to Bootstrap, which are...

MySQL tutorial: the comprehensive guide for beginners

Along with Oracle and Microsoft SQL server, MySQL is one of the most popular management systems for relational databases. Nowadays the software developed by MySQL AB belongs to the product portfolio of the Oracle Corporation and is proprietarily marketed under a dual license. Since 2009, an open source MySQL fork, known as MariaDB, has also been available from the original developers. Here we give...


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