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OAuth

OAuth & OAuth 2: data usage across platforms

The “pathway to hell” – this is how Eran Hammer-Lahav once called the security protocol OAuth 2.0, on which he himself had worked for years. Others, however, use the service without issue. It enables users to use data and functions across multiple platforms in multiple services – for example, with the convenient single sign-on – using secure API authorisation. But how exactly does OAuth2 work and...

Graphic file formats: which formats are important?

Graphic file formats: the most important storage formats for images online

Whether you own an online store, run a corporate website, or write a blog, none of your web projects won’t be successful without photos or graphics. Images create visual stimuli that can enhance the content of your text and appeal to your visitors. However, it is crucial not only to find suitable graphical elements - but also to choose the appropriate graphic file format. The format needs to meet...

Bluetooth

Bluetooth: everything you need to know about the popular wireless standard

“Does it have Bluetooth?” This is a question you hear all the time in electronic shops, which is completely understandable, since this small, blue runic symbol has been a defining marker in our digital lives for quite some time, longer than most other wireless technologies. Even conventional kitchen appliances and motorcycle helmets all come with Bluetooth chips. You will find everything you need...

RFID (radio frequency identification)

What is RFID?

RFID, technology to identify objects with the help of electromagnetic waves, is revolutionising logistics processes and merchandise management systems. Concepts for automating production processes in the context of the future project Industry 4.0 also rely on RFID systems. We explain to you how radio frequency identification works and what fields of application there are.

Overview of video conferencing software

Video conferences: 7 software solutions

Is good communication with colleagues and clients possible when you’re unable to meet at location? Thanks to video conferencing software, meetings, conferences, one-to-one conversations, and webinars can be held no matter the distance. But which solutions are the right ones for you? Find out which software suits your needs best.

TMP file

TMP files: what is the deal with temporary files?

TMP files are automatically created and then deleted when they are no longer needed. They help to free up memory and are used to back up data. So, what exactly are temporary files, which programs create them and do these files also have disadvantages? In the following article, you will learn all you need to know about the function of temporary files.

SAML

SAML: the XML framework for SSO at a glance

Simplifying log-in processes makes websites more user friendly, and also helps to increase the security of user data. One of the most popular solutions for implementing authentication processes is SAML (security assertion mark-up language). Through a variety of components such as special protocols and message formats, this XML-based framework helps to implement internal and cross-company log-on...

House of quality (HOQ)

HOQ - House of quality

What is the house of quality (HOQ)? When you develop products, you have to meet customer needs, but not at the expense of fulfilling technical requirements. The house of quality, a diagram of tables and graphs, is a perfect tool for considering customer desires and technical feasibility when you are developing a new product.

What version of Windows do I have?

What version of Windows do I have?

Are you a Windows user, but aren’t sure what version of the operating system you have installed on your PC? This article introduces three ways of checking your Windows version in just a few seconds: using a keyboard shortcut, via the Control Panel, or using the Windows Command Prompt (CMD).

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 this guide, we will explain what changes will be made, why they are happening, and how you can prepare your website...


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