Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – A comparative study

The best smart speakers: Google Home vs Amazon Echo

 

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – which smart speaker is best? Google Home is the first major competition in a field dominated by the Amazon Echo. But which one is a better smart speaker? Which of the two speakers answers your questions more reliably and accurately? Which one has the...

 

Paperless office: the advantages of digital archiving

Paperless office: can you really digitise everything?

 

Digital photo albums and music collections are nothing new; for years now, internet users have been able to manage their music and images online. This phenomenon allows us to share our snaps with friends via social media platforms and listen to our favourite songs while on the...

 

The Google evolution: Mobile search results

Google mobile search: the evolution of the Google search

 

In the modern world you don’t just have your smartphone on you at all times – you have Google as your daily companion as well. Through its broad range of services and applications for mobile devices the search engine market leader has taken a firm grip of the mobile phone...

 

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 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....

 

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 WhatsApp alternatives

The best WhatsApp alternatives

 

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with your Sunday 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...

 

Content delivery network: a look at the SEO advantages

Content delivery networks (CDNs) provide website owners with a global web of servers. Depending on from where a user accesses a website, the closest server will respond and deliver the site’s static content as fast as possible. Although the user will not notice any of this, they undoubtedly benefit from the shorter loading times and optimal availability. Given that loading time and performance are...

Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom: editing images for free

Digital photography and image editing software allow both amateurs and professionals to create, edit, and archive stunning images with little effort. But you don’t always have to shell out for expensive packages in order to curate professional albums and optimize images. In this article, you’ll find a list of some of the best free alternatives to Adobe Lightroom that allow users to manage and...

Compressing images: an absolute must

Computer storage volume is increasing by the year. But while we have access to more gigabytes and terabytes, it’s best to keep the file sizes down to a minimum–especially if you operate a website. This is because compressed data leads to quicker loading times, happy visitors, and a higher Google ranking. Pictures bound for the internet in particular should be compressed. We’ve compiled some of the...

HEIF: all you need to know about High Efficiency Image File Format

Apple has replaced JPEG as the standard image format on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. The successor HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) enables users to save photos in a more space-saving and higher quality format. Since other platforms such as Windows or Linux do not yet support the new format, the MPEG standard’s possibilities are still limited.

WebP: the efficient format for images on the Web

Most websites display a variety of photos, graphics and animations, which often have a negative effect on performance. This problem can easily be kept in check thanks to measures such as compressing image files, which is why this technology is often used. With the WebP format Google has developed a format that aims to outperform JPEG, PNG, GIF etc. in terms of file size – even if it has only...

Clearing Your History in Chrome, Firefox, and Other Browsers

In the default setting, browsers compile a history of visited websites so that these can be loaded faster and easier in the future. Anyone who does not wish for other people to view their own web activities should regularly delete their history. We reveal how this works in popular clients such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari, in our article.

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

Similar to the GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act makes it easier for US consumers to demand to view all their private information a company holds or shares. If a business is found to be in breach of the CCPA, consumers can now also sue them. Here’s all you need to know about the Act, its major provisions, what it means for consumers and businesses, and how it could be enforced for UK...

ePrivacy regulation is on the way! What do you have to expect?

The EU plans to significantly tighten data security online: With the ePrivacy regulation, the collection of personal data should only be allowed following explicit allowance. At this point, it’s not certain what exactly will be included in the ePrivacy regulation: We’ve consolidated for you here what we already know. As website operators, it makes sense to inform yourselves now as to which changes...

Raspberry Pi projects

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive micro-computer that can behave like a standard computer in many respects. The innovative mini device can be used for a wide range of tasks - from setting up an operating system to surfing the web, to using it as a server or a media center. Discover 20 of the most interesting Raspberry Pi projects to try out at home.

BOM: What is a Byte Order Mark?

How information actually read? For some people the answer seems obvious – from left to right. For people from many cultures, however, the opposite direction is considered normal. These are all conventions – something that computers do not understand. So, in which order should bytes be read? The byte order mark (BOM) solves this problem.


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