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...

 

Selection bias in marketing

Human impartiality is an illusion when it comes to selecting samples or test subjects. The question is not whether selection bias has occurred in the data but rather whether one is aware of it, and if statistical bias has been accounted for to the best of one’s abilities. Examples of selection bias show just how far-reaching its consequences can be.

DOCX: what the file extension means

The standard format for Microsoft Word documents has been .docx since 2007. But what exactly does the file extension refer to and how does it differ from the previous .doc format? Learn about the special characteristics of this file type and which programs can save and store .docx files apart from Microsoft Word.

What are cognitive biases?

It is estimated that at least 85 percent of our purchasing decisions are made subconsciously. This decision-making process is thus susceptible to cognitive biases. In addition, there are statistical biases that are relevant to marketing. Our extensive list provides numerous examples of cognitive biases and reveals how they can potentially be used in business and marketing.

Data backups on Windows 7

What happens when all your data is suddenly lost? By regularly creating backups, you won’t have to worry about that. But many users underestimate the importance of this. At the same time, backups on Windows are straightforward. It’s also easy to create backups on Windows 7. You only need to change a few settings.

UEFI: a powerful interface for booting computers

New computers using Windows 10 today usually boot with a special interface. The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) provides new functions and options for administrators and users. To better understand and get the most out of this advanced boot technology, you will need to become familiar with the basics of UEFI.

How to open the Task Manager on Mac and monitor load

As in Windows, there is a shortcut that opens the Apple Task Manager. However, unlike the Windows version, the Mac Task Manager only lets you close programs. It doesn’t show you CPU load or energy usage. If you want to check these stats, you need to access the Mac Activity Monitor instead.

NNTP: What is the Network News Transfer Protocol?

As a global computer network, the Internet provides the perfect foundation for gathering and distributing information. The World Wide Web, the most well-known Internet service, convincingly proves this fact. The older Usenet benefits from the Internet’s global network as well. In order to be able to transfer data, it relies on the unique NNTP, which is the focus of this article.

How to open Task Manager in Windows

Using several programs at the same time has a noticeable impact on your computer’s performance. Many invisible processes run in the background that you may not know of. The Windows Task Manager provides an overview of all active applications and the option to end them. We show you the different options for opening the Task Manager.

CAP theorem: consistency, availability, and partition tolerance

The CAP theorem states that distributed systems can only guarantee two out of the following three points at the same time: consistency, availability, and partition tolerance. In this article, we will explain where the CAP theorem originated and how it is defined. We will then provide some concrete examples which prove the validity of Brewer’s theorem, as it is also called.

XML-RPC: remote procedure calls in XML format

In the late 1990s, the XML-RPC specification laid the foundation for the basic practical interfaces of our modern web services. The precursor to technologies such as SOAP describes the simplest way to execute functions via RPC remote access. Here, you will learn what roles this XML format and the HTTP(S) transfer protocol play.


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