Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – A comparative study

The best smart speakers: Google Home vs Amazon Echo

 

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo – which smart speaker is best? Google Home is the first major competition in a field dominated by the Amazon Echo. But which one is a better smart speaker? Which of the two speakers answers your questions more reliably and accurately? Which one has the...

 

Paperless office: the advantages of digital archiving

Paperless office: can you really digitize everything?

 

Digitized photo albums and music collections are nothing new; for years now, internet users have been able to manage their music and images online. This phenomenon allows us to share our snapshots with friends via social media platforms and listen to our favorite songs while on...

 

The Google evolution: Mobile search results

Google mobile search: the evolution of the Google search

 

In the modern world you don’t just have your smartphone on you at all times – you have Google as your daily companion as well. Through its broad range of services and applications for mobile devices the search engine market leader has taken a firm grip of the mobile phone...

 

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...

 

The best WhatsApp alternatives

The best WhatsApp alternatives

 

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an excursion with the college soccer 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 on...

 

Free alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

Outlook: free and fee-based alternatives at a glance

 

Traditional e-mail is still a big part of online communication for private and for business use, with many users typically opting for Outlook as their e-mail client. But many private users and small businesses often look for Outlook alternatives, since Outlook can often end up...

 

PHP 5.6: Support stops at the end of 2018

Security support for PHP 5.6 ceases at the end of the year. Although developers had already postponed the end date by a year, many website operators still seem to be unprepared. A large number of websites still run on PHP 5.6. From January onwards, these websites will be at risk. However, many are dreading the update. How can you protect your website?

PHP7 – shorter loading and access time online

Running dynamic websites that use complex content management systems benefit from quick loading times. This is because they ensure good performance and therefore increase user-friendliness. With the release of PHP7, a new scripting language is now available with which the loading times of your own website can be significantly shortened compared to the older script version.

PHP 7.1 EOL - support is expiring

PHP 7.1 has many fans in the web developer community. But now it's time to say goodbye and switch to a newer version. The development team has set the end-of-life date for PHP 7.1 for December 1, 2019. From that date on, the version will receive no further updates. Even security gaps will no longer be closed by the official developers. What should you do now?

Doxxing: The Danger of Being Too Open

Personal data that you carelessly make available on the Internet can later cause considerable harm. If you are the victim of a doxxing attack, your most private information is picked up on the web and disseminated with lightning speed. This can result in insults, threats, and defamations – offline as well as online. Why do perpetrators resort to this sinister method?

BOM: What is a Byte Order Mark?

How information actually read? For some people the answer seems obvious – from left to right. For people from many cultures, however, the opposite direction is considered normal. These are all conventions – something that computers do not understand. So, in which order should bytes be read? The byte order mark (BOM) solves this problem.

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...

Graph databases explained

There are plenty of models for processing and storing large quantities of data. However, conventional databases with their rigid tabular structures quickly reach their limits when modeling complex relationships. So-called ‘graph databases’ have proven themselves to be particularly efficient for dealing with intensely interconnected data. But what exactly can they do?

Breadcrumb navigation: What are the advantages?

Breadcrumb navigation helps visitors on your site to better navigate its structure, using selected filters or parent categories. It makes it easier for users to go back one or more steps. In this article, we explain what breadcrumb navigation is, why it is important for a good user experience, and how to implement breadcrumbs ideally in your website.

Web design inspiration: how to revamp your website

Want to create a cool website design, but suffering from a lack of inspiration? We’ve got you covered. The internet plays host to a number of online platforms, communities, and blogs dedicated to sharing web design ideas and generating inspiration for digital artists. We’ve picked some of the best sources of inspiration for creative web design. Whether you’re into flat design, one page websites,...

User experience design – for the perfect user experience

User experience design is becoming more and more important among web designers and software developers: a good user experience (UX) is now the goal as well as the standard for serious websites and software. But what exactly is UX design? It is often difficult to define due to the many related terms, such as user interface (UI). Read everything you need to know about user experience design and get...


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