Vero – True Social: a closer look at the hyped-up network

Where has this Vero – True Social suddenly come from? The social network has been experiencing a remarkable hype since the beginning of the year....

How to delete your Facebook account: a step-by-step guide

Recent scandals with Facebook’s data protection policies have left many users feeling betrayed by the social networking giant, which has been facing...

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...

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...

Deduplication vs. compression: two concepts in data reduction

With the mass of data constantly increasing, ever more efficient storage techniques are required to reduce storage requirements with as few losses as possible. For this purpose, there are two compression techniques that are currently in use. While data compression identifies and eliminates redundant information within a file, deduplication is a cross-file method that is particularly suited to...

Has my e-mail been hacked? How to find out!

Large-scale hacker attacks constantly make their way into the news, which then causes panic among users. Hackers exploit e-mail addresses and passwords by using them for criminal purposes. Victims often don’t even realise that their data has been stolen. We introduce three tools to help you check whether your e-mail has been hacked.

Microblogging: a new way to blog

Microblogging is a form of blogging that involves publishing short, quick-to-the-point messages. A variety of apps and websites use microblogging and thereby attract millions of users. But what is behind the immense success of microblogging platforms? An introduction to the most popular and widely-used microblogging services and how to use them.

What is the Alexa ranking and how can I improve it?

The Amazon daughter company Alexa Inc. collects lots of data relating to how often and from where a website is visited, and then builds a ranking list from this data. But for many website operators, the Alexa rank is a bit of a mystery. How does the internet giant actually calculate the ranking, and what exactly does it signify? This digital guide offers the best tips and measures which can all...

Keyword Planner: 5 alternatives to the Google tool

Google‘s Keyword Planner has already undergone numerous changes; new features have been added and existing features have been optimised. Since the end of 2016, the keyword-based tool has only had limited usability unless you have a larger AdWords campaign. Instead of obtaining exact values for the search volume of reviewed keywords, users of the free edition only get approximate range values that...

WordPress shortcodes: how to make your project more dynamic

Thanks to simple installation and numerous extensions WordPress is the first choice for many when it comes to content management systems. One special feature that developers published with version 2.5 are the so-called shortcodes. This practical short command is linked with PHP script and makes it possible for authors or editors to easily implement dynamic content.

The best screenshot tools at a glance

What exactly is a screenshot? How do you create one? And how do the different screenshot shortcuts work when trying to create screenshots on Mac and Windows? Besides the built-in features on operating systems, what are the other, third-party options when it comes to screenshot tools? We’ll take you through our introductory guide to making screenshots and the best keyboard shortcuts and screenshot...

CMS or shop software: what’s the difference?

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Until recently, content management systems (CMS) and online shop solutions have been developing separately from one another, each with its own set of strengths. But the recently-developed umbrella term ‘content commerce’ shows that a merger is taking place, in which differences between both applications are becoming more and more blurred. How does this trend influence the development and the...

Creating a Raspberry Pi cloud server with owncloud

With ownCloud software, your Raspberry Pi can be used as a private cloud, performing the same kind of tasks as clouds from major providers such as Google, Amazon, and Dropbox. Cost-effectiveness is just one of many the benefits of creating your own personal cloud; another is the privacy and security of your data. This step-by-step Raspberry Pi cloud tutorial explains how to set up ownCloud.

IPv6: All about the new internet standard

IPv6 is the newest version of the internet protocols, and should overcome the central issues of its predecessors. Included in these issues is the impending shortage of IPv4 addresses as well as the violation of the end-to-end principle by the strict separation of public and private IPs. This article gives an overview of the functions of IPv6 as well as the structure and distribution of address...