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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

Less CSS: Introduction and tutorial

CSS is one of the most important languages in the World Wide Web. But working with the stylesheet language is often unnecessarily complicated, which is why many developers prefer to use Less instead. The CSS preprocessor not only makes writing stylesheet code easier, it also expands CSS with a range of features including variables, functions, and mixins. Our Less tutorial explains how it works.

Bare metal server – dedicated hardware for high-level web projects

Bare metal – the latest product on the web hosting market evokes power from its name alone, and not for nothing: servers with this nickname focus on high-performance hardware. With a bare metal server, the user's access extends practically down to the bare metal. Software components based on this product are subject to user control and can be installed and configured according to individual...

Server failure: risks, consequences, countermeasures

Server failures can be devastating for businesses, especially if central business areas are controlled by IT systems since the longer the server is down, the costlier is it for the company. This can result in loss of sales and in the worst case, the loss of business or customer data. Here we demonstrate the internal and external sources of danger that can lead to server failure, explain the...

Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC): The virtual data centre

Software-defined Infrastructure-as-a-Service options have taken the market by storm. More and more providers are offering these flexible IT resources, ranging from storage and servers to complete networks. With the software defined data centre (SDDC), there is now a solution that combines all IaaS models and grants access to an entirely virtual data centre.

An introduction to colocation/server housing

Cost savings, an uninterrupted power supply, and a network connection with long-term stability – so-called server housing promises all of this. However, is it worthwhile to outsource your own server to an external computer centre? We show you what the term colocation means, the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing your server, and what costs arise as a result.

SocialBlade: social media data on demand

Understanding social media means understanding numbers. While internal tools such as YouTube Analytics provide a lot of numbers, it is not always easy to understand them at first glance. The third-party provider SocialBlade has thus made it its business to prepare and present data from platforms such Instagram, Twitter and YouTube in a clear and concise manner.

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...

Deep Learning: When the human brain becomes a model

Deep learning, along with machine learning and artificial intelligence, is one of the main buzzwords in information technology. In discourse, though, the terms often get mixed up. What are the differences? What is the relationship between the methods? We provide you with an overview, show you how deep learning works, and what practical applications are possible.

Create your own app – Part 5.1: Upload an android app to Google Play

If you want to upload an app to the Google Play Store and are close to achieving that goal – your Android application is ready in the release version, and now set to find its way onto as many mobile devices as possible – there are still a few small steps left. Submitting an app to Google’s official app store may take some time. Among other things, you will also need to create accounts with various...

Jailbreak: What is involved in advanced user access to iOS devices?

When Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, the iPhone Dev Team group published the first jailbreak for the phone’s operating system iOS in the same year. Through the years, similar workarounds have been released for various follow-up models and other Apple devices to access the blocked administrator rights. What exactly does this involve? What are the advantages and disadvantages of an iPhone...


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