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Single sign-on

Single sign-on (SSO)

Online activity could be so simple – just enter your access data once and automatically be logged in for all accounts and services on the web, instead of having to remember dozens of passwords. This is, in fact, a reality for many websites, and the process is called SSO – single sign-on – and is becoming ever more popular among private and professional users. But what are the benefits of SSO, and...

OAuth

OAuth & OAuth 2: data usage across platforms

The “pathway to hell” – this is how Eran Hammer-Lahav once called the security protocol OAuth 2.0, on which he himself had worked for years. Others, however, use the service without issue. It enables users to use data and functions across multiple platforms in multiple services – for example, with the convenient single sign-on – using secure API authorization. But how exactly does OAuth2 work and...

Clear Google history

How to delete your Google account’s history

With Google history, the search machine provides a function that enables a personalized experience for users of the Google product range. In doing so, Google lists all the user account’s activity and displays these in a neatly-arranged history log. You can clear this Google history as necessary. We show you how this works.

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 chat rooms and text messenger services, emojis have long since become a popular means of expression in Outlook and the...

Chrome Updates

What is Chrome 68?

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is a big step in the recent trend towards emphasizing user safety on the internet, a not entirely selfless strategy from Google. In this guide, we will explain what changes will be made, why they are happening, and how you can prepare your website...

Personas

Personas: How to get closer to your customer

Every company wants to work close to the customer, to focus on the user. However, many companies only use averages and statistics as a basis. This is not how to reach the individual buyer. Personas are different. They are based on real people and reflect the heterogeneity of the target group. What do you have to pay attention to?

What version of Windows do I have?

What version of Windows do I have?

Are you a Windows user, but aren’t sure what version of the operating system you have installed on your PC? This article introduces three ways of checking your Windows version in just a few seconds: using a keyboard shortcut, via the Control Panel, or using the Windows Command Prompt (CMD).

Clearing the Cache

Clearing the cache: deleting the browser’s cache

Information is often cached so that visited website can be loaded quickly and videos and gifs can be viewed offline. However, if the cache contains a large, or very large amount of data, it can cause problems and adversely affect computer performance. Therefore, it makes sense to delete the cache from time to time.

Windows blue screen

Windows blue screen (BSOD): How to cure the error

The infamous blue screen of death usually shows up without any warning. It’s an important indicator of internal problems with hardware, software, or drivers. If Windows can no longer be run as a result of such a problem, then the forced shutdown takes place in the form of a blue screen containing an error message. This may cause unsaved files and documents to be lost. The most important thing with...

Excel Pivot Tables

Pivot tables: using Excel to its fullest

Excel pivot tables can considerably ease the evaluation of data. Data analysis can be especially time-consuming and tedious with complex numerical series, but with Excel pivot, this doesn’t have to be the case. Simply place your data in the right context and filter the essential information in just a few clicks. The pivot table allows you to create expressive diagrams in no time. Find out all you...

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