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 alternative

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 organising 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...

 

Mac shortcuts: the most important keyboard combinations for Apple computers

Apple offers numerous Mac shortcuts for carrying out certain actions. These Mac keyboard shortcuts simplify working on a computer significantly. The more Mac shortcuts you know, the faster you’ll be able to use your Apple computer, thereby saving huge amounts of time. Our Mac shortcut cheat sheet shows you the most important commands for daily use.

How to change the keyboard language in Windows 7

So, you want to change your keyboard language and are using Windows 7. In this case, look to the Alt and Shift keys as your helpers. By pushing these two keys at the same time, you can change your keyboard layout in Windows 7. But there’s much more you can do: From the placement of the language bar to the keyboard shortcut itself, you can customise the system to suit your needs. In this guide, you...

0x8000ffff: the best strategies for fixing error 0x8000ffff

Error code 0x8000ffff is one of the most common error codes in Windows. It refers to different locations within the system rather than describing one unique error. A 0x8000ffff error is also called an “unexpected error” because it cannot be attributed to a single specific corrupted Windows component. We’ll show you the best ways to troubleshoot this problem.

Gmail out-of-office: here’s how to set it

An out-of-office message informs others that you’re temporarily unavailable. Setting an out-of-office message in Gmail only takes a few steps. It’s perfectly normal to use a Gmail out-of-office message – holidays, illness, or business trips are just some of the reasons for why you might need to know how to set up an out-of-office reply in Gmail.

10 Banana Pi projects that make the most of this mini-computer

The Banana Pi isn’t big, but the single-board computer can be successfully used for a variety of applications. For example, this versatile competitor of Raspberry Pi can be used as a cloud, VPN or file server as well as a smart home controller or a router. We will show you ten Banana Pi projects which demonstrate the remarkable potential of the compact miniature computer.

Private browsing Safari

Browsing the internet without leaving a trace – that’s the promise of incognito mode. In Safari, it goes by the name of “private browsing” and ensures that your browser history, cookies, and cache data aren’t saved locally. We’ll show you how to activate and deactivate private mode in Safari on various devices.

Squid - the cross-platform open source proxy

If you’re optimising your website, then you shouldn’t just turn to content and design; it’s important to also make sure that you invest ample time into the functionality of your website. Usability and loading time are just as important for a website’s success as high-quality and regularly offered content. A long loading time is one of the main causes of high bounce rates. The simple solution: a...

Cache: what is a cache and how does intermediate storage work?

At some point, you’ll undoubtedly have been prompted to “clear your cache.” But what exactly does it mean? What does this intermediate storage do, and why should it be cleared at all? Read this article to find out how a cache works, what tasks it performs, and much more on the topic – explained simply with helpful examples.

Varnish Cache: a performance boost for dynamic websites

When a web project is growing and the user rates are beginning to skyrocket, some web servers may quickly become overworked when it comes to dispatching requested content. A hardware upgrade may seem like the only option, but this can be an expensive undertaking. Varnish hosting offers an affordable alternative. But despite the excellent performance it delivers, the software still has its...

Windows 10 backup: how the data backup works

In Windows 10, making a backup is the most secure way to protect your data in the event of a system crash or hardware issue. The Windows 10 backup allows you to save all your programs, private data, and system settings as an exact system image. If your computer or laptop gets damaged, the Windows 10 backup can easily be transferred to another device.


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