Skype alternatives

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

 

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s...

 

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

 

There are well over one billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a well-thought-out strategy and a lot of patience. But solid online marketing efforts can give a website the desired reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile:...

 

Social commerce

Social commerce – using social media to increase sales

 

Social commerce connects online shops with social media networks to improve sales. It allows small and medium-sized businesses to expand their customer base and boost revenue. To capitalise on the huge potential of social commerce, retailers need to understand how to use it...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Collaboration tools: a comparison of the best solutions

Collaboration tools: the best apps for better productivity

 

The bigger your business, the more difficult it is to manage all the different teams and projects. It’s especially difficult if not all employees are located in the same place – this is when planning resources and communicating quickly becomes a gigantic task. Collaboration...

 

Remote desktop: Success of the application

Remote desktop: Application, troubleshooting, and alternatives

 

Remote desktop connections are indispensable for day-to-day business. More than anything, allowing remote control access from another computer saves time: Whether for support, online conferences, or home office — with remote desktop, you can easily and conveniently connect your...

 

An introduction to batch commands

Batch files are files with commands that are run through the Windows command line and are processed in a batch. The most varied processes can be automated with their help. Batch file commands have existed since MS-DOS was released back in the 1980s. The following article summarises some of the most important batch commands for you.

Social commerce – using social media to increase sales

Social commerce connects online shops with social media networks to improve sales. It allows small and medium-sized businesses to expand their customer base and boost revenue. To capitalise on the huge potential of social commerce, retailers need to understand how to use it effectively and develop a long-term strategy.

Deep learning vs. machine learning – what are the differences?

Ever more technologies incorporate artificial intelligence (AI). But to understand how it’s possible for Alexa and Siri to provide us with the right answers to our queries or deliver personalised music recommendations, we need to understand the concepts behind AI. Machine learning and deep learning are two central approaches in AI applications. The terms are often used synonymously, but there are...

JOMO: The mindful countertrend to FOMO

JOMO (joy of missing out) is the antithesis of FOMO (fear of missing out). Younger people especially are discovering the joy of missing out for themselves. They’re enjoying the moment, instead of chasing after trendy events and comparing themselves to others on social media. JOMO is a response to the increasing levels of stress associated with the modern world of work and social pressures.

Declarative programming: When “what” is more important than “how”

JavaScript, SQL, Python – it is difficult to keep track of the growing number of programming languages. But at heart, they belong to just two fundamental programming paradigms: imperative and declarative programming. The latter is based on the essential question: What is the programme supposed to achieve? In this article, we explain how this can work and examine the strengths and weaknesses of the...

A guide to leetspeak

The internet has long been home to all kinds of subcultures. When communicating online, many internet users use leetspeak as a code that is only understood by those initiated. In leetspeak, letters are replaced by numbers and special characters. Here, we explain how leetspeak originated, what leet has to do with online jargon, and what “1337” means.

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.


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