Creating an Excel drop-down list
Creating an Excel drop-down list
  • Online sales

If you regularly use spreadsheet programs to process large datasets, you will welcome anything that helps. This is where drop-down lists in Excel come in. These allow you to conveniently add content with just one click so you don’t have to type the same thing again and again. We show you how to insert a drop-down in Excel.

Creating an Excel drop-down list
How does natural language processing work?
What is natural language processing?
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The language errors and mistranslations on Google Translate might often be good for a funny anecdote, but behind this slightly error-prone translation tool lies one of the most complex computer technologies ever developed. Natural language processing may still be in a relatively primitive stage, but its complex technology already enables computers to translate from one language into another, carry...

What is natural language processing?
Texting abbreviations
Texting abbreviations: HTH!
  • Social media

Chat slang has gained momentum since the dawn of the internet. Texting abbreviations and acronyms allow users to keep communication fast-paced and easy. But for anyone who isn’t familiar with text message abbreviations, reading a message from a friend or family member can become a long exercise in decoding. What is the history of internet abbreviations and which acronyms should you learn? Keep...

Texting abbreviations: HTH!
Socratic: Testing the Homework App
Testing Socratic: an App for Homework
  • Web development

The Socratic app claims to be able to assist with homework from a wide range of subjects thanks to artificial intelligence and text recognition features. The homework app solves mathematical equations with just a photo from the phone’s camera, and the app is also helpful with physics, English grammar, and world history. It is also available for iOS and Android. Our test guide will show you what...

Testing Socratic: an App for Homework
Spell check not working in Outlook
Why is the spell check in Outlook not working?
  • Technical matters

There are plenty of reasons for why Outlook isn’t spell checking: the AutoCorrect function may not be activated, perhaps Outlook is checking your text in the wrong language, or the program is incorrectly installed. When your spell check in Outlook isn’t working, use our step-by-step guide to help you find a solution.

Why is the spell check in Outlook not working?
Deleting files in Linux
Deleting files in Linux: a how-to guide
  • Configuration

Deleting files in Linux couldn’t be easier. Whether you use the file manager or work directly in the terminal with the command “rm”, you can remove Linux files in just a few clicks. Keep reading to find out how to remove single files, multiple files, files of a certain type, or entire folders.

Deleting files in Linux: a how-to guide
Delete a Linux directory
Remove a directory in Linux: a simple guide
  • Configuration

Sometimes you may need to delete an entire folder rather than just individual files. If you want to remove a Linux directory, there are several ways to do it. Here are a few basic solutions that use either File Manager or Terminal. We also explain what you can do if you don’t have the necessary rights.

Remove a directory in Linux: a simple guide
WSL2 explained
WSL2: meet the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2
  • Know-how

WSL2, which was released in early 2020, is the development of a Windows Subsystem for Linux. Instead of a compatibility layer, WSL2 relies on the virtualization of a complete Linux kernel. This means that even complex applications such as Docker can be operated in the Linux environment. We’ll explain the similarities and differences of this to the previous version and show how to use WSL2.

WSL2: meet the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2
Allocating directory rights with chmod
What is chmod?
  • Know-how

With Linux, access rights for directories and files are often set through the terminal where file owners can be defined and groups can be assigned. With the ‘chmod’ command, user classes can be assigned certain file rights. Access rights in the Unix file system can be changed in two different ways: symbolic or numeric. Find out more about both notation types here.

What is chmod?
MariaDB vs. MySQL
MariaDB vs. MySQL
  • Technical matters

MySQL is the most used database management system in the world. This open source software has been available for productive use since 1995 and is generally considered a standard solution for users of relational databases. This could change in the near future. MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL is catching up on its predecessor and is consequently becoming an increasingly attractive...

MariaDB vs. MySQL