What is a gigabyte?

Gigabyte – an explanation of the data storage unit

Gigabyte (GB for short) is a unit of storage capacity encountered frequently when working with digital technologies. It is used to indicate the storage capacity of hardware, the size of a file, or the data volume available for mobile surfing on a chosen network. But how many megabytes are in a gigabyte and what is the difference between a gigabyte and a gibibyte?

What is an exabyte?

Exabyte – one trillion bytes

Simply explained: an exabyte is equal to one trillion bytes. But few people can actually make sense of a file size this huge. It’s simply not enough to know that a byte consists of eight bits and roughly corresponds to a letter. One thing is for sure, global, monthly data volumes now exceed 174 exabytes and this number is expected to double by 2022. That’s why it’s worth keeping an eye on the...

What is a brontobyte?

Brontobyte: The data quantity of the future

The brontobyte - officially this quantity of data doesn’t even exist. In short, the brontobyte is big data - 1 brontobyte is equivalent to 10bytes. Such a huge quantity of data is near incomprehensible and probably won’t become relevant for our daily lives for a very long time. But for tech giants, it’s only a matter of time until we reach the era of the brontobyte. Keep reading to find out what...

What is a bit?

What is a bit? Bits and bytes explained

Bits and bytes are part of our daily life, whether we’re aware of it or not. They’re the units of measurement for storage capacity and data transmission - meaning that you’ll need to know about them when shopping for a new computer or deciding on a WiFi package. But what is a bit? And how does it differ from a byte? Keep reading to find out more about the smallest unit of information.

Units of storage in computers

Units of storage in computers: What are digital units of measurement?

Units of storage in computers, such as megabytes and terabytes, refer to quantities of data and storage capacities. Users will be familiar with units like gigabytes as they relate to hard drives and USB sticks. But units like exabytes and zettabytes rarely come up in daily life. Keep reading to find out which storage units exist and what they really mean.

Creating a YouTube timestamp link

How to create a YouTube timestamp link with a start time marker

Creating a YouTube timestamp link with a start time marker is the easiest way to share a video that you want to start playing at a specific point. This ensures that the recipient only receives the information that is relevant to them, especially when it comes to long videos. So, how do you create a YouTube timestamp link?

App store ranking for iOS

App Store ranking: create your own app part 6.2

Influencing Apple’s App Store ranking is different to the indexing for Google’s Play Store ranking: app store marketing for iOS applications is governed by different rules regarding keywords. Understanding the different factors that have an influence on Apple’s app ranking can help you in choosing how to present your iOS App and optimise it for the App Store. We’ll guide you through the different...

Create your own app | Android and iOs app development

Create your own app – part one: the planning phase

Mobile apps offer us information, entertainment as well as many other purposes and are a part of everyday life for smartphone and tablet users. If you also have an interesting idea for an application, you shouldn’t shy away from creating it: developing an app for iOS or Android isn’t all about programming, there’s much more to it than that. In our series on creating your own app, we’ll take you...

ZURB Foundation: The compact UI framework

ZURB Foundation: The CSS framework for responsive frontends

If you don’t have a ready-made template or a homepage kit for the development of a front-end, but also don’t want to completely start from square one, then you should think about using a CSS framework such as ZURB Foundation. The open source solution offers a flexible grid system, numerous other pre-made code snippets, and everything you need to implement a responsive web presence.

YAML: The lean CSS framework for experts

YAML: The standard-compliant basic framework for universal web projects

If you want to develop a new web application, you have the choice between writing your code completely from scratch or relying on frameworks. This code collection contains an application-ready skeleton which you can then adapt to fit your own ideas. The CSS framework YAML, for example, provides a responsive framework structure that’s already optimiszed for various browsers and devices.


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