Geo-blocking ban

Geo-blocking ban: what’s behind the new EU regulation

 

Since April 2018, Netflix and Spotify users have been able to use their accounts across borders in the EU. Thanks to the Portability Regulation, geo-blocking technologies used presently will no longer be permitted. With the geo-blocking regulation in December, the ban will also...

 

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...

 

The best online marketplaces that you should know

Selling online: the top English-speaking online marketplaces

 

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on e-commerce platforms. Aside from the giants Amazon and eBay, there are other interesting online marketplaces that are worth checking...

 

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...

 

Chrome Updates

What is Chrome 68?

 

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is a big step in the recent trend towards emphasising user safety on the internet, a not entirely selfless strategy from Google. In...

 

Why you should register for a .uk domain today

Why it is absolutely vital to register your .uk domain right now

 

Cybersquatting, typosquatting or legal battles over domain names – these are the potential risks of not taking advantage of the right to register your site’s .uk domain soon. The rights of using the .uk domain name have been reserved for established websites since 2014, but not...

 

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...

 

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

Online cookies used to track behaviour online are commonplace in the modern internet world, serving many functions, from storing login information to telling websites which pages you visit. In 2011, EU member states implemented their respective cookie policies, dictated by amendments made in 2009 to the EU directive for privacy and data protection online. But what do these rules mean for UK...

The best WordPress alternatives: an overview

These days, there are many options for aspiring web developers. Out of all the homepage toolkits and content management systems available on the net, WordPress is without a doubt the most popular, thanks to its all-rounder qualities. Originally intended to be blogging software, over the years the program has evolved to include a wide range of plugins, making it a suitable platform for almost any...

Gulp vs. Grunt: the differences between the task runners

Writing new code is an essential aspect of web development. For frontend developers, in particular, this task makes up a significant portion of day-to-day work, with the bulk of it focused on expressing the unique appearance and functions of an internet presence to optimally represent the project. While the development process produces creative tasks, it also generates a great deal of recurring...

The flat file CMS: flat hierarchies for faster access

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Do you sometimes believe that less is more? CMS heavyweights such as WordPress, Typo3, or Drupal, aren’t always the best choice. They simply have too many features for small projects, simple blogs, or streamlined corporate websites. In cases like these, a flat file CMS is the best solution. These systems work without a MySQL server running in the background, and they provide surprising...

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. But because all our private communication now takes place over these digital channels, we now need to think more about...

Hootsuite alternatives: what do other social media tools have to offer?

Today, successful social media marketing campaigns are all done via special software that unites different accounts from different networks, making the work a lot easier. In recent years, Hootsuite has established itself as the market leader in this field. However, when it comes to Hootsuite alternatives, there are many competitors with promising options for those looking for a cheaper platform,...

Somewhere between news and memes: what is Reddit?

“Have you read the news on Reddit today?” Another day, another interesting discussion in r/worldnews. “What is Reddit though?” Oh, it’s just one of the world’s leading social networks. Reddit ranks tenth amongst the most used social media websites in the UK. Here, we will show you how Reddit works and what makes the network so exciting.

WhatsApp marketing: how to set it up for your company

With 1.3 billion active users per month, WhatsApp is the most popular messenger app worldwide. The service has replaced SMS as a means of communication for smartphone users across generations. This is a good reason for companies to look more closely at using the app as a marketing channel. WhatsApp marketing isn’t yet a very widely implemented way to get in touch with customers. The real appeal of...

Unique selling propositions – a product’s distinguishing features as the new recipe for success

You should always advertise your products or services in such a way that your customers will not want to purchase them anywhere else. Whether the offer relates to a special product, a new technology, or a unique service, you must establish a unique selling proposition (USP). To truly benefit from this special feature, you must make it visible by means of marketing. However, because the competition...

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.