WordPress plugin favourites

WordPress turns 19: our 19 favourite plugins

 

From boosting security and privacy to web development – there are plenty of useful WordPress plugins. Almost any conceivable field of application is now covered by the plethora of practical extensions. To celebrate the 19th birthday of the CMS, IONOS has decided to share its...

 

Free e-mail providers

The best free email providers: a comparison

 

The quality and quantity of features offered by free email providers is forever improving. Ever increasing amounts of storage space, greater levels of security, and more modern user interfaces are all being made available free of charge. But the list of possible providers is long...

 

iCloud with a custom domain

How to use iCloud with a custom email domain

 

The new premium subscription iCloud+ gives users the opportunity to use Apple’s popular cloud service with additional features. Among other things, the paid membership allows you to link the iCloud with your personal domain to send emails in the usual Apple environment using a...

 

Deleting a Telegram account

Deleting a Telegram account

 

Deleting a Telegram account is almost as easy as making one. We explain why people are making the move away from Telegram, how to completely delete your account, and what happens after you’re done. You should be aware that you can’t recover a deleted telegram account. Keep...

 

Best Android cloud apps

The 9 best Android cloud apps – securing your smartphone data

 

As Android smartphone users will know, a complete backup of the operating system can only be created with the internal backup function that leaves a lot to be desired. The solution? Using a cloud storage solution like Google Drive. However, if you don’t feel comfortable handing...

 

Reasons to get your own email domain

Personal e-mail domains: professional communication on the web

 

A personal e-mail domain is a must in the commercial sphere. Conveying a professional image in your contact details will ensure that customers and businesses take you seriously. Find out about the advantages of having an individual mail domain and learn how to secure a personal...

 

Delete Snapchat account

Deleting your Snapchat account: How it’s done

 

Snapchat’s recipe for success is that images and videos that have been sent are automatically deleted immediately after they have been viewed. However, many people will eventually want to delete their Snapchat account completely. There are several possible reasons for this – the...

 

What is behind the term SMTP relay?

Server, service, protocol, or process? The definition of the term “STM relay” has fueled raging debate on the internet. What exactly are “smarthosts” and “open mail relays” in this context? Where do you get an “SMTP relay server” – and what do you need it for? The answers are simpler than expected and we will provide additional clues to better understand the subject of sending e-mails. Everything...

Keyloggers: how do they work and how do you protect yourself from them?

Keyloggers are programs or devices that get access to your credentials by recording your keystrokes. Keyloggers hide in operating system software and leak data. Some keylogger hardware is even more sophisticated, since it can document your keyboard behaviour or tap directly into the data stream. Learn how keyloggers work and which variants are available in our guide. We also give you tips on how...

A comparison of TV sticks: Smart TV made simple

TV sticks are used to stream videos, music, or other content and can be found in many modern households. For many owners of an older TV model, they are the cost-effective alternative to a new smart TV. Installing TV sticks is extremely simple: Once the user has connected the device to the TV set and connected to the Internet, streaming can start – either through the stick itself or the device...

Digital legacy

Digital legacy is the term used to describe the majority of electronic information left behind by a person in the event of their death. Online profiles in social networks must be deleted or converted into memorial pages, current contracts need to be cancelled, digital possessions need to be transferred, and much more. Those who carefully manage their digital estates throughout their lives are...

Deleting my PayPal account – what do I need to know?

You do not have to provide any reasons to delete your PayPal account: If you find that you do not need or want to use your account anymore, then that’s enough to delete it. To do this, you don't even need to contact the service team directly, because in your profile settings you’ll find the option to delete your PayPal account quickly and easily.

Robo-advisors: what’s behind the virtual financial management?

Investing money in stocks, bonds, or commodities and doing nothing else but collecting the profits years later – this has been possible for some years now with automated asset management advisors called robo-advisors. The digital financial advisors offered by financial institutes and FinTech use algorithms to create a customised strategy for private investors, taking over the entire asset...

B2G – business-to-government

In the course of setting up a business, there is no way around important authorities such as the tax or HMRC. But a relationship to the tax returns office need not just be a purely functional one – sometimes, it is possible to enter into a business relationship with these authorities too. This kind of business relationship between companies and authorities is called B2G (business-to-government).

How to write a briefing that results in the perfect text

If you commission someone to write copy, a copywriter briefing is the most important tool for communicating your ideas and specifications. Good text briefings are clear, precise, and highlight the most important content and key points of the commissioned text in such a way that writers can execute the assignments well. This step-by-step guide lays out which sub-items are essential to writing a...

Token ring – IEEE 802.5

A glance back into history can reveal a lot. Although token ring networks, or ring topologies, are nowhere to be found nowadays, token rings remain an interesting form of technology. Why the model, which is actually quite good, was outdone by its competitor Ethernet is due to the merciless nature of the tech market. Read the history behind token rings, along with a definition of the system that...

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol): the protocol for network management

The communication protocol SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an elementary component of many network management applications. It defines a number of message types that greatly simplify the monitoring and administration of individual network participants such as PCs, routers, servers, switches, firewalls, or printers. How exactly the SNMP protocol works and what fundamental adjustments...


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