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...

 

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...

Banner design: how to design your own banners

Advertising banners are an elementary component of online marketing. Well-designed advertisements invite the viewer to take advantage of your offer. Therefore, well-made graphics can generate attention, clicks, and ultimately sales. However, many things can go wrong when it comes to banner design. We explain to you in a step-by-step guide what constitutes good banner advertising and which mistakes...

5 alternatives to Kodi for a great home theater

Kodi is one of the most popular media centers. But not everyone needs the abundance of extensions that it inevitably forces its users to learn. Alternatives to Kodi can fully meet the demands of a modern home theater while also being easier to operate. Whether you want to screen movies or listen to music: Good alternatives to Kodi allow you to organize your library on your own, link up your...

What kind of future does outbound marketing have in this era of the internet?

Is outbound marketing an obsolete method of marketing? The traditional method of drawing customers’ attention to a company’s products is becoming less and less important internet culture moves on. Instead, informative media offers are provided that potential customers discover on their own and hopefully share without being prompted to do so. However, marketers shouldn’t renounce classic...

Google Maps alternatives: What map services are there?

People all over the world use navigation apps on a daily basis to look for information and get to destinations safely. Google Maps, the map service by Mountain View’s infamous net giant is the undisputed market leader. It comes preinstalled on Android smartphones and is also used by countless PC users. Nevertheless, concerns about the privacy and objectivity of Google Maps are common. This article...