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...

 

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....

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2019: 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 2019 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

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...

 

Microsoft Visio: Free alternatives for creating diagrams and flow charts

Visio allows you to create industry-standard professional diagrams, which can be seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Office documents. Thanks to a variety of graphic elements, complex information can be visualised efficiently and smoothly. But this visualisation software is quite expensive, so luckily there is no shortage of free Microsoft Visio alternatives.

Content curation

“Content is King.” The content marketing battle cry is still relevant. However, for a few years now, there has been a slight shift: further back in the past there was nothing but self-developed contributions, today you also have to rely on distributing external content. Content curation has brought about a contemporary form of online marketing, oriented on social media and traditional cultural...

FIDO2: The new standard for secure web log-in

Passwords are not an ideal way to surf the World Wide Web safely. They are either so complex that they are hard to remember, or so simple that they can be guessed in next to no time. FIDO2 takes a different approach and relies on modern technology. The open standard has the potential to make surfing the net safer and more convenient at the same time.

WebAuthn (Web Authentication)

Passwords have long ceased to offer sufficient protection when surfing the internet: They are easy to crack, easily tapped, and difficult to remember. Together with the FIDO Alliance, the World Wide Web Consortium has developed a new standard. WebAuthn is intended to make logging into social media or online shopping portals easier and safer. How does it work?

CLOUD Act vs. Data Privacy and Control

In its fight against terrorism and crime, the USA continues to add measures of protection, including the Patriot Act, Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield; and for over 16 months the US CLOUD Act. All these measures keep the debate on data protection and digital sovereignty alive, particularly for trade nations such as the UK.

RARP: The Reverse Address Resolution Protocol

Out-dated technology can still be interesting. Even though the Reverse Address Resolution Protocol was introduced in 1984, and considered obsolete the following year due to the Bootstrap Protocol, it continued to be used long after. The RARP has not completely disappeared from network technology even today. As the Reverse ARP, this protocol is a counterpart to the Address Resolution Protocol. But...

DNS Records: How Do DNS Records Work?

Without the Domain Name System, the internet as we know it today would be inconceivable. The system for name resolution itself, is based on DNS records. In these simply structured records in normal text files, a name is stored for each IP address. However, DNS records can do more than this. Also known as resource records, various types of them exist.

MongoDB — the flexible and scalable NoSQL database

NoSQL databases have long since been serious competitors to classic relational database systems, like MySQL. They replace the strictly-defined storage structures of traditional models through flexible saving procedures. This allows data pools to be easily distributed onto multiple servers in order to guarantee high availability of web applications. But are these new systems really all that they’re...

The best Google Analytics alternatives

Website tracking is very important in online marketing to be able to see how users are interacting on your site. The first choice is normally the tracking tool offered by the search engine, Google. But for data protection reasons, more and more users are looking for alternatives to Google Analytics. There’s a great selection of web analytics tools – we will examine applications with similar...

Infrastructure as Code (IaC): using code for IT infrastructure management

There has been a significant increase in the demands placed on IT infrastructure. Today, anyone looking to develop and manage software will have basically no chance at being competitive without a flexible and fully scalable hardware infrastructure. It is no coincidence that many companies rely on IaaS resources provided by Google and AWS, to name just a few, which are easier than ever to manage...


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