The best WhatsApp alternatives

The best WhatsApp alternatives

 

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an excursion with the uni football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other on...

 

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...

 

Outlook emojis

Outlook: How to use emojis in Outlook

 

A picture says more than a thousand words – this proverb also explains the immense popularity of emojis. Smileys, in particular, have long shaped digital communication and are a way for the sender to convey how they are feeling to the addressee. While they began their life in...

 

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...

 

Web app of the week: Paletton

Are you on the lookout for a harmonious color scheme for your website, presentation, or infographic? The color scheme designer Paletton offers exactly that. With our web app of the week you can create complementary color palettes and export them as style sheets or Swatch file for Photoshop in next to no time.

E-mail marketing: the best time to send newsletters

When do you read your e-mails? In the morning over a coffee, on the train en route to work, or even stretched out on the sofa in the evening? The question sounds odd – but it’s one that plagues marketers for hours when choosing a delivery strategy for newsletters. The send time and frequency of newsletters are closely connected to the open and click rate – and so play a key role in the success of...

What is a web server? And which web server software is there?

The equation is simple—without it, there’s simply no web content: when a web server is out of order, then it’s no longer possible to call up any websites that are connected to it. Web servers are what allow online presences to reach the internet in the first place. But just how do these systems work? Which functions do the programs responsible for this task offer? And what’s an example of a good...

My program, your program: copyrighting software

Many developers are now idolized, and with the right idea and snippet of code you could be as successful as most of Hollywood. Musicians and writers often find themselves having to deal with plagiarism, imitators, and free-riders, which is a problem that many developers also face. Their software can easily be stolen and copied. Register your software and you can rest assured that you’re covered if...

Web stack—the software framework for web development

Terms like web stack or web application stack refer to software packages that are used to develop and operate websites and web applications. The most well-known example of this technology, the LAMP stack, has witnessed increasing competition through the likes of JavaScript-based framework bundles, which feature unified programming languages for servers and clients. This gives them a considerable...

MongoDB tutorial: installation and setup

MongoDB is a document-based database system that competes with the more traditional relational systems. The setup and configuration is comparable to classics like MySQL, making it fairly straightforward to switch over. So how do you save and call up data with this modern software? Our MongoDB tutorial will explain the installation process and first steps to get you started on this open source...

Demilitarized zones: internal network protection

Companies hosting their own websites, an online shop, or e-mail inboxes should make sure to separate the corresponding server of these from the local network. This makes it possible to protect devices within the company network from hacker attacks that take place on public networks. Solid protection comes in the form of a demilitarized zone, which separates endangered systems from sensitive...

Web design basics: creating a photo gallery for your website

Multimedia content is an integral part of the internet. From images to GIFs to videos – without engaging visual elements, websites become dull, gray blocks of text, and web stores would be nothing but an endless list of product descriptions. Image galleries are a popular way of presenting graphics and images clearly on to a web project. With some simple HTML, it’s easy to create a basic Lightbox...

gTLDs: what you should know about generic top-level domains

What do the first registered domains from 1985 have in common? They all end with generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Unlike TLDs, which are country-specific, gTLDs focus on international web addresses. There were originally less than 10 different gTLDs, but this number has risen to several hundred thanks to new generic top-level domains.

Marketing basics: what is display marketing?

Display marketing is among the best-performing advertising channels in online marketing. Those who immediately think of irritating banner advertisements and obnoxious pop-ups have fallen behind the times. This is because display advertising has experienced some changes in recent years. In order to adapt to recent developments, like banner blindness, new strategies for gaining viewers’ attention...

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