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....

 

Professional e-mail signatures

A professional e-mail signature is a standard part of business communication. Private users can also stand to gain from these e-mail additions. But what exactly does a good e-mail signature contain? And which information should your company include when sending messages to customers or business partners?

Make a bootable USB drive and save your computer

Optical installation media are yesterday’s news. A bootable USB drive is not only faster and more practical than a CD-ROM, it can also do a lot more: For example, create a portable operating system with which you can use Windows as well as Linux computers. The most important function, though, is the ability to boot and repair a PC following a serious system problem. To make such a bootable USB...

Recalling an e-mail – how it works

It comes to the rescue when you think it’s too late: Outlook’s recall function enables you to delete e-mails after you’ve sent them or to replace them with a new version. However, it only works under certain conditions. We explain how to recall Outlook messages you’ve already sent, and provide possible reasons why the recall function might not work.

Clearing your RAM: our step-by-step guide

Computers simplify our working life and everyday life in many ways. However, if they do not run as usual, they can become more of a hindrance than a help. The various possible causes of performance problems include excessive memory usage, which plays an important role in managing active processes. One possible solution is to clear the RAM, and thereby increase your RAM.

Error 522 – 'Connection timed out': How to fix the error

52- HTTP error messages indicate a problem between the web server that is running a website and the Cloudflare CDN service. The 522 error is very common and is also known as the 'Cloudflare error'. It is displayed in the visitor’s browser whenever the mandatory TCP handshake fails. This guide explains the reason for this error message and what solutions there are for site operators and visitors....

DNSSEC: internet standards for authenticated name resolution

Without the Domain Name System, users of the World Wide Web would have serious problems when trying to load websites and other online presences. It’s only thanks to this system that internet addresses appear in their trusted text format: they’re actually nothing more than combinations of numbers. The communication between browser and name server responsible for this isn’t actually as secure as you...

Flush DNS: how to clear your DNS cache

Various operating systems, such as Windows or macOS, automatically save information about address resolution from systems and applications in the network in a DNS cache. For Linux there are also corresponding services, though they have to be installed by the user. The purpose of this practical cache is to speed up network traffic, which is particularly important on the internet. Why it’s useful to...

Microsoft Access alternatives: are there any free applications that achieve the same result?

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the programme, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...

Excel if-then: how the IF function works

Excel’s if-then statement is one of its most helpful formulas. In many situations, you can create a logical comparison: if A is true, then B, otherwise C. To use this useful if-then formula in Excel, you first need to understand how it works and precisely how to use it. For example, which syntax rules does the IF function follow, and how can you extend the formula?

403 Forbidden: What does the http status code mean and how do you fix it?

Is your browser displaying an http error 403 instead of the web page you requested? This means that the web server has not granted you access to that page. The reason for this differs from case to case; sometimes the website operator as secured this area from being accessed but sometimes it’s simply a case of adjusting your browser settings. This article outlines the various causes of the http...


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