Digitalisation

Netflix alternatives: Amazon, iTunes & Co. reviewed

Netflix alternatives: the best online streaming portals

Netflix is an institution as far as streaming films and shows is concerned. And when it comes to their original programming, the label ‘Netflix Original’ has practically come to stand as a quality guarantee. But there are a number of Netflix alternatives that also offer either original programming, better value for money, or a greater selection of movies and series. In this guide, we’ll discuss...

AR apps

AR apps: Overview of the best augmented reality applications for iOS and Android

Augmented reality apps for iOS and Android make use of the modern technology of augmented reality (AR). In AR, the real world is supplemented by virtual elements to create a unique user experience. There is now a huge selection of apps with AR features: these range from AR games and applications for buying and selling, through to solutions for learning and travel.

The best PayPal alternatives

The 7 best alternatives to PayPal at a glance

The UK loves shopping online because it’s so convenient. Fast, easy, and secure payment methods have contributed to the rise of this sector. Until recently, online payment systems were heavily dominated by one industry heavyweight: PayPal. But not everyone is enthused by this payment method, having been criticised for both security as well as data protection issues. Fortunately, there are plenty...

Upload filters

Upload filters: a danger to free internet content?

The redesign of European Union’s copyright laws includes two very controversial acts. What is especially receiving a fair share of criticism though, is the projected commitment of website operators to establish upload filters designed to protect the intellectual property of publishers, film distributors, and those in the music industry. However, according to various critics, upload filters are not...

How to create a website on Mac devices

Creating a website on your Mac–it’s all about the software

Whether you’re a dab hand or a total novice, web designers are spoilt for choice when it comes to creating their web presence. Even with minimal knowledge of HTML and JavaScript, creating websites on Mac computers can be a simple process; you just need a web editor and a great idea. It’s also easier than ever to realise more complex projects thanks to a wide range of user-friendly, professional...

Infrastructure as Code

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...

Ancillary copyright for press publishers in Europe

Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers

Upload filters and ancillary copyright are two planned changes to EU copyright law that are viewed with great concern by internet activists and various associations. This is because ancillary copyright law is criticised for restricting freedom of communication on the Internet, thereby forcing smaller providers and startups out in favour of large corporations, and limiting information diversity in...

The Best Altcoins

Altcoin: What are the alternatives to Bitcoin?

Bitcoin’s success has spawned hundreds of cryptocurrencies now available on the market. Known as altcoins, they try to fix Bitcoin’s weaknesses or else have a completely different focus. In this article, we present the most popular and important alternatives to Bitcoin and explain their main differences: what are the advantages and disadvantages of each cryptocurrency?

Different app formats: what is a web app?

What is a web app? Definition and examples

Apps come in all shapes and sizes nowadays – from native mobile apps designed for smartphones and tablets, to desktop installations for office management. And now, there’s a new form of application that works on all operating systems and devices: web apps. But what are web apps, what are their specific features, and how to they differ from native apps or indeed traditional websites? Let’s take a...

UTF-8: Encoding Global Digital Communication

UTF-8: the network standard

UTF-8 is method of Unicode character encoding, which claims to cover all modern languages for data processing. The format has significantly influenced international digital communication. But what exactly does “UTF-8” mean? And what is special about UTF-8 in the Unicode character set? Here you can find out which structure the coding is based on, and which bytes are permitted in the standard...


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