Skype alternatives

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

 

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is one of the pack leaders. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a...

 

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

 

There are well over one billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a well-thought-out strategy and a lot of patience. But solid online marketing efforts can give a website the desired reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile:...

 

Social commerce

Social commerce – using social media to increase sales

 

Social commerce connects online stores with social media networks to improve sales. In this way, small and medium-sized businesses can expand their customer base and boost revenue. But in order to employ social commerce effectively and develop a long-term strategy, retailers must...

 

Windows 7: End of Life

Windows 7 end of support: What do you need to do?

 

Even years after it was first released, Windows 7 continues to be one of the favorite operating systems worldwide. But with Microsoft announcing the end of its support for Windows 7, many PC users will need to upgrade or look for an alternative. But just because Windows 7 has...

 

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...

 

Collaboration tools: a comparison of the best solutions

Collaboration tools: the best apps for better productivity

 

The bigger your business, the more difficult it is to manage all the different teams and projects. It’s especially difficult if not all employees are located in the same place – this is when planning resources and communicating quickly becomes a gigantic task. Collaboration...

 

Remote desktop: Success of the application

Remote desktop: Application, troubleshooting, and alternatives

 

Remote desktop connections are indispensable for day-to-day business. More than anything, allowing remote control access from another computer saves time: Whether for support, online conferences, or home office — with remote desktop, you can easily and conveniently connect your...

 

CORS: Cross-Origin Resource Sharing Explained

You access a website and, in the background without your knowledge, content is loaded from a third-party server. This is a security risk and is rightly prevented by the same-origin policy (SOP). But what do you do if you need the connection to both servers? Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) provides secure technology for creating exceptions.

Ubuntu: The versatile Linux distribution with long-term support

Whether a home PC, work laptop, or website server – without an operating system, the management of hardware resources wouldn’t be possible. Windows systems have proven themselves over the years, and Apple computers run with Mac OS X as the standard, but Linux distributions are no longer a niche in the server environment. Ubuntu, for example, continues to build on traditional open source...

Overview of six of the best free e-mail providers

Everyday, over two billion emails are sent around the globe; the majority of which are sent free of charge. The quality and quantity of features offered by free email providers is forever improving – ever increasing amounts of storage space, greater levels of security, and more modern user interfaces are all being made available free of charge. But the list of possible providers is long and in...

Contao CMS: a sleek alternative to TYPO3

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The right content management system (CMS) is fundamental to the success of most web projects. Big names, like WordPress or TYPO3, dominate the market, but there are alternatives. With their sleeker yet-still-adequate range of functions, such options often prove to be the better choice. One such example is Contao. The open source solution wins over users with its accessibility and intuitive user...

Get a more secure data transfer with WinSCP

Are you still transferring your data online over an unencrypted connection via FTP (File Transfer Protocol)? WinSCP offers a comfortable and secure alternative to the current FTP client programs for the operating system, Windows. The encrypted network connection is based on the implementation of Secure Shell (SHH) and enables a fast data transfer via SCP (Secure Copy) and the flexible remote...

How to use FileZilla: a tutorial on the popular FTP client

FileZilla is considered to be a standard software for transferring data between locally connected computers and online servers. The network protocol is able to transfer via FTP and its encrypted variants, SFTP and FTPS. We’ve created an overview of the client program’s features and break down the details of this program from installation to data transfer.

Network time protocol (NTP): definition and functionality

Computer systems and applications use time stamps for communication purposes. Synchronous system times are highly important for these so-called temporal signatures to be of any use – especially for systems that exchange information via the internet. A protocol that has provided valuable assistance for decades is the network time protocol (NTP) – here is an introduction to NTP, as well as some...

Fog computing: decentralized approach for IoT clouds

Traditionally, cloud solutions are designed for central data processing. IoT devices generate data, send it to a central computing platform in the cloud, and await a response. However, with large-scale cloud architectures, such a system inevitably leads to bandwidth problems. For future projects such as connected cities and smart manufacturing, classic cloud computing is a hindrance to growth. The...

Edge Computing – Calculating at the edge of the network

Autonomous cars, intelligent factories and self-regulating supply networks – a dream world for large-scale data-driven projects that will make our lives easier. However, what the cloud model is and how it works is not enough to make these dreams a reality. The challenge of effectively capturing, evaluating and storing mass data requires new data processing concepts. With edge computing, IT...


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