What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

 

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie policy to protect its users. The new policy makes opt-in procedures compulsory, because the user...

 

What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

 

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code...

 

The best Facebook alternatives

What are the best alternatives to Facebook?

 

We once used phone calls and text messages to carry out all our communication, but now our private conversations are largely digitalised and carried out almost entirely online. We write to each other via messenger apps and share photos, thoughts, and feelings on social networks....

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

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...

 

How to identify phishing e-mails and protect your data

Identifying phishing e-mails: the telltale signs at a glance

 

Scammers send out dubious e-mails attempting to obtain sensitive data from internet users every day. This is known as phishing and isn’t just annoying; fraudulent e-mails cost millions each year as internet users fall victim to them. We reveal how to identify phishing e-mails and...

 

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...

 

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?

The CPU temperature: How high can it get and how can you monitor it?

The CPU temperature primarily depends on the processes that are running, though factors such as ambient temperature also play an important role. Since fluctuations are quite normal, only sustained overheating needs to be prevented. There are different tools with which you can display the CPU temperature in order to be sure that it stays within the normal range and that your computer operates...

CSRF: Cross-site request forgery attacks explained

Criminals are constantly trying to exploit Internet vulnerabilities and harm users. One common type of cyberattack is a cross-site request forgery attack, or CSRF. Hackers use these attacks to make purchases and transfer money on a user’s behalf without the victim noticing. How can these attacks be prevented?

BIOS Computer beep codes

If your computer suddenly beeps during start-up for no obvious reason, the BIOS may be trying to tell you something. Beep codes indicate problems with hardware or connection issues between different computer components. But what do all of the various beeps mean? We’ve put together a table that shows which system error different types of beeps corresponds to.

Accessing the BIOS: How does it work?

No computer could start without the BIOS (or EFI). The programme runs in the background and is seldom of interest to users – unless something goes wrong. In that case, you may need to open your computer’s BIOS. But many people don’t know how it works. And manufacturers haven’t made entering BIOS particularly easy. You only have a few seconds to press a certain button when booting the system. But...

Updating the BIOS: How does it work?

Have you recently bought and installed a new processor, but your computer is still not working? You might have to update your BIOS or (U)EFI first. The software ensures that all the important components are available when booting the system. But it’s not as simple as upgrading to update the BIOS. What steps do you need to take to update the BIOS?

Antivirus software: Which software is best?

Antivirus software has sadly become indispensable as new types of threats against your system emerge regularly. Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and many other types of malware threaten to infect your system and could cause significant damage. To counteract these threats, software makers try to fight off malware attacks with intelligent antivirus programs. Find out which rank top in our antivirus...

S/MIME: how to encrypt and sign your e-mails

If you send an e-mail without additional security measures, it’s like sending a postcard: if everything goes as planned, the information should arrive unchanged and unread in the recipient’s inbox. However, if someone intercepts the card or the e-mail in transit, they can read the contents without any problem and make as many changes as possible. Just like you would use an opaque envelope to...

Impressum law: What you need to know about special website credits

Before a homepage goes live, website operators should have a legal notice in place, also called an “Impressum.” Most internet pages also require a provider identification. Depending on the industry and the contents of the website, special information must be provided. Otherwise, warnings and fines may be issued.

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 whoever makes a GIF using original content avoids legal complications. We show you how to create a GIF using both online...


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