Social commerce

Social commerce – using social media to increase sales

 

Social commerce connects online shops with social media networks to improve sales. It allows small and medium-sized businesses to expand their customer base and boost revenue. To capitalise on the huge potential of social commerce, retailers need to understand how to use it...

 

Creating a GIF

Making a GIF: tools for animated graphics and short clips

 

Memes as video clips, snippets from popular shows, animated logos, or banner ads: the practical GIF format has universal appeal, and can be used in many online contexts. GIFs can be found all over the internet, but making a GIF is also a popular option, with the added bonus that...

 

Windows 7: End of Life

Windows 7 end of support: What you need to do?

 

Even years after it was first released, Windows 7 continues to be one of the favourite operating systems worldwide. But with Microsoft announcing the end of its support for Windows 7, many PC users will need to upgrade or look for an alternative. But just because Windows 7 has...

 

Webdesign trends

8 web design trends that are important for 2020

 

In 2020, web designers will, for the most part, continue focusing on what they did in 2019: user-friendliness. Web design trends continue to be shaped by the mobile revolution, which has forced web designers to have a rethink: screens have become smaller and now the internet has...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2020: 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 2020 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

Perfect out of office message: Examples and templates

How to create the perfect out of office message

 

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want to know when you’ll be back and whether or not you’ll be represented by someone else in your absence. An out of office reply may be...

 

Dropbox alternatives for file hosting

Cloud storage providers: the best Dropbox alternatives

 

Dropbox is one of the most famous and most successful cloud storage services available. Its success is largely due to its many functions and ease of use. But when it comes to data protection and maximum free online storage space, this popular app isn’t the pick of the bunch....

 

Selling on Instagram works!

Millions of people use Instagram to discover the latest trends and products. With so many potential customers within reach, having a business presence on the app can be an effective way to sell your products. We’ve got great tips and tricks to help you start selling on Instagram, from optimising your business account to creating Instagram Stories and working with influencers.

Key Value Store: How do Key Value Databases work?

A wide array of database models exists, each one with its own advantages and disadvantages. Key Value Stores, for example, provide lightning-quick results because they follow such a simple principle. A key is saved to each value. There are no more specifications. These Key Value Databases are used principally in website design.

An introduction to batch commands

Batch files are files with commands that are run through the Windows command line and are processed in a batch. The most varied processes can be automated with their help. Batch file commands have existed since MS-DOS was released back in the 1980s. The following article summarises some of the most important batch commands for you.

Social commerce – using social media to increase sales

Social commerce connects online shops with social media networks to improve sales. It allows small and medium-sized businesses to expand their customer base and boost revenue. To capitalise on the huge potential of social commerce, retailers need to understand how to use it effectively and develop a long-term strategy.

Deep learning vs. machine learning – what are the differences?

Ever more technologies incorporate artificial intelligence (AI). But to understand how it’s possible for Alexa and Siri to provide us with the right answers to our queries or deliver personalised music recommendations, we need to understand the concepts behind AI. Machine learning and deep learning are two central approaches in AI applications. The terms are often used synonymously, but there are...

JOMO: The mindful countertrend to FOMO

JOMO (joy of missing out) is the antithesis of FOMO (fear of missing out). Younger people especially are discovering the joy of missing out for themselves. They’re enjoying the moment, instead of chasing after trendy events and comparing themselves to others on social media. JOMO is a response to the increasing levels of stress associated with the modern world of work and social pressures.

Declarative programming: When “what” is more important than “how”

JavaScript, SQL, Python – it is difficult to keep track of the growing number of programming languages. But at heart, they belong to just two fundamental programming paradigms: imperative and declarative programming. The latter is based on the essential question: What is the programme supposed to achieve? In this article, we explain how this can work and examine the strengths and weaknesses of the...

Zero-day exploit: Explanation and protection measures

The risk for businesses to fall victim to a zero-day exploit has increased in recent years. More and more often, cybercriminals can take advantage of as-yet undiscovered weak points in business software in order to steal or manipulate data. It is difficult to protect against these attacks, but businesses can take some measures to improve their security.

A guide to leetspeak

The internet has long been home to all kinds of subcultures. When communicating online, many internet users use leetspeak as a code that is only understood by those initiated. In leetspeak, letters are replaced by numbers and special characters. Here, we explain how leetspeak originated, what leet has to do with online jargon, and what “1337” means.

High CPU usage: What does this mean?

CPU usage plays a crucial role with respect to your PC’s processing power and speed. If it is too high, then commands will not be processed as is ideal and all processes will run much slower. But when is high processor usage normal and when should countermeasures be utilised? And how does one even figure out the relevant values?


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