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...

 

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...

 

.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...

 

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...

 

MongoDB tutorial: installation and setup

MongoDB is a document-based database system that competes with the more traditional relational systems. The setup and configuration is comparable to classics like MySQL, making it fairly straightforward to switch over. So how do you save and call up data with this modern software? Our MongoDB tutorial will explain the installation process and first steps to get you started on this open source...

The basics of web design - part 3: design and colour scheme

Many users are often unaware of what exactly goes into making an aesthetically appealing website. But most successful websites follow some basic principles to ensure that a unified design adheres to a basic theme or message that is to be conveyed to the viewer. These questions and more influence the site’s conception: What effects do certain colours bring about? What should you be mindful of when...

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...

Integrating icon fonts into your website

Icons can be easily included in HTML through CSS classes. One of the most popular icon fonts is Font Awesome, which offers more than 600 vector-based pictographs. This open source toolkit has proved popular with its ease of use and regular updates. The installation kit contains a pre-configured CSS file, which makes starting out with this toolkit much easier.

Buying a website package: what is there to know?

Instead of creating a website yourself, buying a ready-made website is also an option. This way you can reduce your workload and receive a complete web presence including existing visitors and customer base. But what risks are associated with buying a ready-made website? And what costs can you expect?

What is Schema.org?

Structured data is the only pathway to web 3.0. Web owners wishing to enlist the help of web crawlers or screenshots with semantic notation have an enormous choice of markup vocabularies to select from. The collaborative project Schema.org seeks to make this task a more manageable feat. The standardised markup is based on an agreement between the leading search engine providers of Google,...

What is structured data?

While humans automatically structure data when reading a website, programs like web crawlers or screen readers have to rely on special labeling in order to grasp sematic relationships. This additional information can be embedded in HTML code through a corresponding markup for structured data. Website owners have four formats at their disposal for this task: Microformats, RDFa, Microdata, and...

How to make your website mobile-friendly

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which haven't been properly optimised for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for...

Search bars: how to set up a website search engine

Usability is a crucial factor when it comes to the success of your online presence. It’s therefore of the utmost importance that users can find their required information easily and without delay. As a website operator, you can make this possible by enabling your visitors to browse your site for specific keywords. Find out more on how to create a custom search engine for your website.

Marketing basics: what is display marketing?

Display marketing is among the best-performing advertising channels in online marketing. Those who immediately think of irritating banner advertisements and obnoxious pop-ups have fallen behind the times. This is because display advertising has experienced some changes in recent years. In order to adapt to recent developments, like banner blindness, new strategies for gaining viewers’ attention...


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