Server failure – what to do?
Server failure: risks, consequences, countermeasures
  • Know-how

Server failures can be devastating for businesses, especially if central business areas are controlled by IT systems since the longer the server is down, the costlier is it for the company. This can result in loss of sales and in the worst case, the loss of business or customer data. Here we demonstrate the internal and external sources of danger that can lead to server failure, explain the...

Server failure: risks, consequences, countermeasures
Colocation
An introduction to colocation/server housing
  • Know-how

Cost savings, an uninterrupted power supply, and a network connection with long-term stability – so-called server housing promises all of this. However, is it worthwhile to outsource your own server to an external computer center? We show you what the term colocation means, the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing your server, and what costs arise as a result.

An introduction to colocation/server housing
All about SocialBlade
SocialBlade: social media data on demand
  • Web analytics

Understanding social media means understanding numbers. While internal tools such as YouTube Analytics provide a lot of numbers, it is not always easy to understand them at first glance. The third-party provider SocialBlade has thus made it their business to prepare and present data from platforms such Instagram, Twitter and YouTube in a clear and concise manner.

SocialBlade: social media data on demand
Create your own app: Android app publication
Create your own app – Part 5.1: Upload an android app to Google Play
  • Web development

If you want to upload an app to the Google Play Store and are close to achieving that goal – your Android application is ready in the release version, and now set to find its way onto as many mobile devices as possible – there are still a few small steps left. Submitting an app to Google’s official app store may take some time. Among other things, you will also need to create accounts with various...

Create your own app – Part 5.1: Upload an android app to Google Play
Jailbreak (iOS)
Jailbreak: What is involved in advanced user access to iOS devices?
  • Web development

When Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, the group published the first jailbreak for the phone’s operating system iOS in the same year. Through the years, similar workarounds have been released for various follow-up models and other Apple devices to access the blocked administrator rights. What exactly does this involve? What are the advantages and disadvantages of an iPhone jailbreak?

Jailbreak: What is involved in advanced user access to iOS devices?
Rooting an Android
Rooting (Android) – how expanded Android access works
  • Web development

Operating systems on mobile devices are easy to install and just as easy to use. With Android and other operating systems, access to the administrator account is locked by default in order to guarantee long-term security and stability. By rooting your tablet or phone, you can lift this block and unlock many additional administration possibilities.

Rooting (Android) – how expanded Android access works
Progressive JPEG
Progressive JPEGs: An introduction
  • Web design

Progressive JPEGs, or PJPEGs, are a type of JPEG that is compressed in a special way. PJPEGs load differently in the browser than “normal” or baseline JPEGs. What are the differences? How can you create a PJPEG and which programs can you use?

Progressive JPEGs: An introduction
Windows 7: End of Life
Windows 7 end of support: What do you need to do?
  • Know-how

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 reached the end of its life doesn’t mean the software is no longer working. Windows 7 EOL means that Microsoft will no...

Windows 7 end of support: What do you need to do?
WhatsApp Web becomes a new desktop app
WhatsApp for PC and Mac: WhatsApp Web’s desktop version
  • Website creation

Instant messengers like WhatsApp dominate the day-to-day online communication for most Internet users. So it’s no surprise that the Facebook subsidiary has provided a new tool to allow its users to chat on their desktops too. A year ago, they brought out WhatsApp Web. In May 2016, WhatsApp brought out a native desktop app for Windows and Mac OS. We’ll explain how it works.

WhatsApp for PC and Mac: WhatsApp Web’s desktop version
iframe
iframe: the HTML explained
  • Website creation

The iframe HTML tag, in a sense, opens a browser window within a browser window. With this technique, content from third-party websites can be incorporated into one’s HTML document relatively easily. For example, this technique is regularly utilized when embedding YouTube videos. This means users can enjoy external content without having to leave a website. So how can iframes be incorporated?

iframe: the HTML explained