Geo-blocking ban

Geo-blocking ban: what’s behind the new EU regulation

 

Since April 2018, Netflix and Spotify users have been able to use their accounts across borders in the EU. Thanks to the Portability Regulation, geo-blocking technologies used presently will no longer be permitted. With the geo-blocking regulation in December, the ban will also...

 

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...

 

Perfect out of office message: Examples and templates

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 to know when you’ll be back and whether or not you’ll be represented by someone else in your absence. An out of office reply may be...

 

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 emphasizing user safety on the internet, a not entirely selfless strategy from Google. In...

 

The biggest online marketplaces that you should know

Selling online: the top English-speaking online marketplaces

 

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on e-commerce platforms. Aside from the giants Amazon and eBay, there are other interesting online marketplaces that are worth checking...

 

The best WhatsApp alternatives

The best WhatsApp alternatives

 

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with the college football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other...

 

8 web design trends that are important for 2019

In 2019, web designers will, for the most part, continue focusing on what they did in 2018: user-friendliness. Web design trends continue to be shaped by the mobile revolution, which has forced web designers to have a rethink: screens have become smaller and now the internet has to follow suit. We reveal 8 trends that show how much web design will evolve in 2019.

From Panda to Penguin: the main Google updates at a glance

It took less than two decades for Google to rise to power. The search engine giant determines what can be found online and decides whether web projects are successful or not. If you want to appear at the top of the search results, you have to abide by Google’s guidelines – even those that are regularly changed and continually tweaked through algorithm updates. Here are the main Google updates of...

The best Android cloud apps – securing your smartphone data

As Android smartphone users will know, a complete backup of the operating system can only be created with the internal backup function that leaves a lot to be desired. The solution? Using a cloud storage solution like Google Drive. However, if you don’t feel comfortable handing all your data over to Google, you will have to search for another online Android storage option to back-up your personal...

VPN service providers compared

A virtual private network (VPN) hides internet users in the network, and protects them from targeted attacks. With the help of VPN services, barriers between countries via geo-blocking can also be overcome. There are now numerous VPN providers based in very different countries. Some offer particularly stable servers, although all of them have their own strengths.

Kibana dashboard tutorial for beginners

If large amounts of data have to be indexed and structured, the license-free engine, Elasticsearch, is a popular solution. The Kibana web interface is often used to present the processed data in an appealing form. Together with Elasticsearch and Logstash, this forms the so-called ELK stack. In our Kibana tutorial, we explain step by step how to get the server application Kibana up and running and...

The sharing economy

Whether Uber, Airbnb, or Netflix – users are quite enthusiastic about the affordable and easy-to-use platforms and are using them in increasing numbers. Established industries, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly nervous as customers migrate. At the center of the debate is the term "sharing economy". What is behind this term and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the sharing...

Demand generation – strategy for sustainable customer relationships

Demand generation and lead generation are two fundamentally different concepts, but are often used interchangeably. A prospective customer does not necessarily have to qualify as a lead in order to be valuable for economic gain. It could end up looking totally different, for example, when the customer or business partner enters into a long-term relationship with a company. Specialist know-how and...

The best continuous integration tools at a glance

Continuous integration tools make everyday work easier for developers. If you want to use agile methods for software development (continuous integration), it requires either a lot of discipline and effort, or you can make use of helpful CI tools. These tools assist you with automation and other useful features. In this article, we provide an overview of some of the most popular and best continuous...

Agile development: what it’s all about

If you have ever dealt with modern working techniques, the term "agile development" is certainly already familiar to you. But most don't understand exactly what’s behind it. This is also due to the fact that agile software development itself does not want to be defined and only acts as an umbrella term. Nevertheless, we’ll explain its ways to you!

Continuous integration: definition

A common complaint when it comes to software development: the lengthy integration phase at the end, including troubleshooting that can be quite laborious. Continuous integration eliminates this tedious process by providing granular, continuous integration. Each new function is inserted directly into the code base – sometimes several times a day. The team is therefore always up to date and can...