What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels: video clips a la TikTok

 

Instagram Reels is Instagram’s new video feature. Much like Chinese app TikTok, Reels lets users create and share short video clips with added background music. But what exactly is Instagram Reels and what are the differences to TikTok? We’ll show you what the new feature can do....

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

Create Alexa Skills

Program Alexa Skills easily by yourself

 

Alexa Skills extends the functionality of your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or any other smart speaker from the Echo series with additional abilities. You can activate extensions for the virtual voice assistant in the Alexa Skills Store for free. With the Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon also...

 

Zoom alternatives

Zoom alternatives: a comparison of the main competitors

 

Alternatives to the popular video conferencing software Zoom are having their moment in the spotlight as a growing number of people are organizing video calls daily. Free alternatives to Zoom include a wide range of features, especially since the market for video conferencing...

 

What is a QR code?

What is a QR code?

 

What do stamps, tickets, and posters have in common in the 21st century? More than you might think: Many companies now use QR codes on printed items for a variety of purposes. They can be used to quickly read data and execute commands. How does a QR code work? Which QR code...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

Low-code: Definition, characteristics, and applications

What is low-code and when is it a good idea to use a low-code platform? Low-code development involves visual components instead of conventional programming techniques. Low-code is therefore particularly suited to technical amateurs who are unable to write complex code. But professional developers also use this method to save time and costs when developing software applications.

What is Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)?

Remote direct memory access technology makes it possible to transfer data at maximum speed, very low latency and without burdening the CPU. The RDMA transfer process does not utilize a computer’s processor nor its operating system, which results in a data transfer that is considerably quicker. Find out how it works in this article.

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked, meaning that errors may occur if the code is not up to date. You can find all the important information about the new...

DMARC: Quickly spot misuse of your email domain

How can you spot fraudulent emails if they use a known sender name and look like familiar newsletters or service emails? One way is to use the DMARC verification protocol, which triggers appropriate measures if an email doesn’t pass certain checks. In this article we explain how DMARC can give you an early warning about possible misuse of your sender name.

0x80070005: How to fix the Windows error

There may be different reasons when applications or files won’t open in Windows, and error code “0x80070005” is displayed. Possible causes include errors in the file system or the registry database, as well as issues with rights management. But how exactly do these errors occur and how can the 0x80070005 error be fixed?

The OpenStack cloud made simple

Cloud computing makes working with data quicker, simpler, and safer. Through common standards and simple access methods, private users such as companies can benefit from the advantages of cloud-based data processing. One of the most successful cloud systems is the former NASA project OpenStack. Walmart and Amazon have even made it their standard system.

0x8024200d: The Best Solutions to the Windows Update Error

Windows update errors can often be especially tricky. For instance, if the 0x8024200d error occurs while installing a new patch, even a restart won’t usually help. However, since continuous updates to Windows are vital for stability and security, you may have to fix this problem yourself if necessary.

USB drive not recognized: Overview of causes and solutions

When you want to create backups of important files or copy data to another device, external storage devices like USB sticks continue to be the best solution. But what if some files are only stored on the data medium and the USB drive is not recognized? We point out the most common causes for a “USB device not recognized” message and present the best solutions for Windows and Mac.

0xc0000005: The Best Ways to Solve the Windows Error

Windows errors are assigned various codes and their meaning is often unclear to many users. For instance, the text displayed for error code “0xc0000005” says that a program launch or an access attempt has failed. But why the issue occurred or how it can be fixed is left unexplained. We reveal what’s behind the “0xc0000005” error and how you can resolve it.


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