The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

E-commerce: features and developments

Online shopping, digital advertisements, electronic customer databases, and intelligent inventory systems: all this has revolutionized the trade and changed the buying behavior of customers. The internet and computer-based systems form the basis of e-commerce. From the perspective of companies and consumers, electronic commerce has many advantages, but also a few downsides. New trends are now...

TV boxes in comparison: streaming at the touch of a button

A TV box or streaming stick is the perfect alternative for anyone who wants to stream movies and series from online providers as well as standard TV channels – without sacrificing the enjoyment of a large screen. TV boxes provide all streaming services and TV channels in one device. But which TV box is best for your needs?

5 Slack alternatives for internal corporate communication

Slack is a cloud-based communication tool for businesses. It is best known for its user-friendliness and its instant rise to success on the market. Many Slack alternatives are just as intuitive in their design and adhere to strict security standards. With self-hosted and open source options, some of the best alternatives to Slack provide businesses with full control over their data, and what’s...

Word documents: how to save as a PDF file

If you want to send a Word document or prepare it for printing, it’s recommended you know how to save it as a PDF file. This way, you can be sure that the formatting of your document won’t change and that others will not be able to edit it without permission. For simple conversion tasks, the save function in Word is often sufficient. However, there are some dedicated tools which offer a wider...

Everything you need to know about multichannel marketing

Multichannel, crosschannel, omnichannel – there are many terms for the multi-track form of marketing, but they all mean the same thing to a limited extent. This is why the first concept can be described as the evolutionary precursor of the other two. The “multi” in “multichannel strategy” doesn’t include all channels like omnichannel marketing does. These are not necessarily linked, as is the case...

Captcha: codes, images and puzzles for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimizes the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

Ads.txt: what’s the function of the file?

Ads.txt is meant to help fight a scam in programmatic buying: the scam of domain spoofing. The underlying concept is as simple as it is efficient: publishers are given more control over who can trade their ad space, and control this via a simple text file. We explain what this file is all about, how you can easily create an ads.txt file yourself, and how you can make sure that it’s working as...

Using, creating and customizing Word styles

It’s often very time consuming to format each and every heading of a document individually, especially for lengthy, complex documents. Font, font size, font color – these features, among others, must be consistent within a document to achieve a uniform layout. Word styles allow you to easily format and edit a text, making significant and otherwise tedious adjustments to features such as a table of...

MOOC – the online education platform

MOOC opens the door to a new era of learning. Massive open online courses give everyone with internet access the opportunity to receive education at the highest level – online, without admission restrictions, and best of all, massive open online courses are free of charge. With the help of video clips, online forums, and quizzes, it is now possible to learn more about any topic via a MOOC. Anyone...

The best Windows Movie Maker alternatives

Cut! That's a wrap – from Microsoft operating systems Windows 10 and on, Microsoft customers will have to do without the Windows video editing program. Fortunately, there are many Windows Movie Maker alternatives available on the internet, many of them free. Some of them offer beginners the most important basic functions, while others are impressive for even advanced and semi-professional video...