What is a DDNS (dynamic DNS)?
Dynamic DNS (DynDNS): making remote control easier
  • Know-how

Being able to access your home computer from another location is no longer a complicated matter thanks to remote connection. It is handy to be able to use your computer from the office and swap files. But IP addresses change often and this throws a spanner in the works. DynDNS (DDNS) services are the solution. In this article, we explain what these are and how you can access your computer via the...

Dynamic DNS (DynDNS): making remote control easier
Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies: What’s behind these digital currency systems?
  • Online sales

Ever since the unparalleled Bitcoin boom in 2017, which was to be followed by a no less spectacular drop, cryptocurrencies have been both an exciting and controversial topic. The billions of dollars traded by speculators on bitcoins and alternatives such as Ethereum are often not even considered in the providers’ plans – revealing a glimpse of the foundations of cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrencies: What’s behind these digital currency systems?
TOTP
Time-based one-time password: TOTP explained
  • Security

Data leaks and hacker attacks mean that internet security is becoming increasingly important for users. Standard passwords based on names and dates of birth can be cracked in seconds and give criminals access to all kinds of accounts. In combination with multi-factor authentication, TOTP can provide a solution: a password which is only valid for a short time. How does this work?

Time-based one-time password: TOTP explained
DHCP Snooping
DHCP Snooping: More Security for Your Network
  • Security

DHCP snooping makes a network more secure. There are no two ways about it: DHCP makes network configuration so much easier. This is especially the case in large networks, where devices are constantly changing and the manual assignment of IP addresses is a never-ending task. Yet by using DHCP to simplify the process, you do relinquish controls, and criminals can take advantage of this. By using...

DHCP Snooping: More Security for Your Network
VerpackG – a guide to German packaging law
VerpackG: The new German Packaging Act of 2019
  • Digital law

From 2019, a new packaging law will be enforced in Germany, with implications for international sellers who retail to the German market. Any sellers whose goods come in packaging are required to comply with this new law. The purpose of the law is to make competition fairer and to reduce environmental pollution. The biggest change is that affected companies are required to register centrally. What...

VerpackG: The new German Packaging Act of 2019
WordPress Gutenberg
WordPress Gutenberg: What does the new editor do?
  • Blogs

The upcoming version 5.0 of WordPress will use the Gutenberg editor to make some changes to how articles are created. Gutenberg uses “blocks” instead of HTML and CSS. The act of creating an article has a playful element, with the author assembling their articles block by block. In practice, Gutenberg has been available for some time now and has caused quite a divide. So, what is behind the new...

WordPress Gutenberg: What does the new editor do?
Ancillary copyright for press publishers in Europe
Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers
  • Digital law

Upload filters and ancillary copyright are two changes to EU copyright law that will soon be implemented and are viewed with great concern by internet activists and various associations. This is because ancillary copyright law is criticized for restricting freedom of communication on the Internet, thereby forcing smaller providers and startups out in favor of large corporations, and limiting...

Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers
Upload filters
Upload filters: a danger to free internet content?
  • Digital law

The redesign of European Union’s copyright laws includes two very controversial acts. What is especially receiving a fair share of criticism though, is the projected commitment of website operators to establish upload filters designed to protect the intellectual property of publishers, film distributors, and those in the music industry. However, according to various critics, upload filters are not...

Upload filters: a danger to free internet content?
Local SEO: the basics and tips
Local SEO: how local search engine optimization works
  • Search engine marketing

Small and medium-sized companies are often hesitant about taking their first steps into the world of online business: the competition is too big, they don’t have enough online experience, etc. Even if you’ve decided against selling online and have instead chosen to go for brick and mortar trade, you still can’t afford to neglect online marketing. An increasing number of people go online to look...

Local SEO: how local search engine optimization works
Google Maps alternatives
Google Maps alternatives: What map services are there?
  • Online sales

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...

Google Maps alternatives: What map services are there?