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...

 

3D Secure

3D Secure: Mastercard and VISA are becoming more secure

 

These days, credit card fraud primarily takes place on the internet. Criminals use hacked information to take advantage of customers, retailers, and banks. In order to make internet purchases more secure, credit card companies like VISA and Mastercard have released a new version...

 

PSD2

PSD2: What does the Payment Services Directive mean for you?

 

When it comes to making payments on the internet, customers favour 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...

 

.eu domains and Brexit: What will happen?

EU domain names and Brexit: Will your domain name be revoked?

 

As of the UK’s withdrawal date from the European Union, individuals and businesses owning a .eu domain will face the risk of it being revoked should they fail to have an EU address. Read more about the European Commission’s communication and the steps to follow in order to...

 

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...

 

The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

Dropbox vs. Google Drive: comparing cloud storage services

Cloud storage can be used for a variety of functions including sharing photos, collaborating on documents and backing up important files. There are loads of cloud storage solution providers to choose from. In the following article, we will compare two of the longest standing ones out there and their key features. Dropbox vs. Google Drive – which provider should you choose?

Microsoft Visio: Free alternatives for creating diagrams and flow charts

Visio allows you to create industry-standard professional diagrams, which can be seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Office documents. Thanks to a variety of graphic elements, complex information can be visualised efficiently and smoothly. But this visualisation software is quite expensive, so luckily there is no shortage of free Microsoft Visio alternatives.

The best Google AdSense alternatives

More and more website operators are looking for alternatives to Google. Even when it comes to online marketing, it’s obvious that Google has a finger in every pie. But sometimes you have to rely on a different solution, for example, if you don’t pass the strict guidelines or find yourself blocked. This is often the case with Google AdSense, the advertising network for publishers. What are the...

Opening and converting ACSM files

Sellers of e-books and other electronic publications face the same problem as the creators and copyright owners of films, music and software – because the content is digital, it is easy to reproduce and redistribute. To prevent this, commercial ePUBs, PDFs and other files are copy-protected, for example using Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM). This is where ACSM files come into play.

Word documents: how to save as a PDF file

If you want to send a Word document or prepare it for printing, it’s recommended you know how to save it as a PDF file. This way, you can be sure that the formatting of your document won’t change and that others will not be able to edit it without permission. For simple conversion tasks, the save function in Word is often sufficient. However, there are some dedicated tools which offer a wider...

E-mail marketing: finding success with professional newsletters

E-Mail marketing provides a direct and personalised way of delivering the recipient the information they need. With individual newsletters and advertising mails, businesses can achieve a sustainable customer retention whether it involves interested parties, repeat customers, or business partners. The challenge lies in defining the exact target group and offering them interesting and highly...

Successful e-mail campaigns

E-mail campaigns are an important part of e-mail marketing. They are a great way of keeping your customers informed about company news and new products. But not every e-mail campaign is a success. We explain exactly what is meant by an e-mail campaign and the dos and don’ts you should consider so that your e-mails impress those who receive them.

How to organise sales in your web store

Think setting up a successful online shop is just about providing a selection of cool products and nailing a good search engine ranking? Think again. As you start receiving your first orders, you should already have given some thought to how you’re going to distribute your wares. When it comes to keeping up with your competition, a well-organized sales strategy is just as vital as making money....

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).


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