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Setting up virtual network computing on Raspberry Pi

VNC: how to set up your Raspberry Pi for virtual network computing

Seeing as the connection between monitor, mouse, and keyboard to the Raspberry Pi is rarely practical, the minicomputer is often operated in headless mode (via SSH) via the command line. Thanks to virtual network computing (VNC), however, there is an alternative solution that also allows remote access to the user interface. To use this technology based on the RFB protocol, you only need to set up...

Raspberry Pi Zero projects

10 Impressive Raspberry Pi Zero Projects

Thanks to its minimalist dimensions, the Raspberry Pi Zero is the ideal component for all craft projects looking to utilize every last inch of space. Having arrived on the market in 2015, the minicomputer has been used in numerous constructions across a range of functions. A brief introduction to the minicomputer and of the most interesting Raspberry Pi Zero applications and ideas can be found in...

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: Affordable DIY hardware

Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: a comparison of the microcontroller and single-board computer

DIY projects such as timers, remote controls, robots, and drones are becoming ever more popular. Knowledge of such things as electronics and programming, though, is fading into the background – thanks to ready-to-use, affordable components such as Arduino boards and minicomputers like Raspberry Pi. They allow for novices and amateur hobby craftsmen to obtain their own results quickly without...

Overview of the Best Website Traffic Checkers

The best free website traffic checkers at a glance

A website traffic checker quickly gives you an overview of how many visitors your website attracts and how they get to your website. It is important to answer the following questions: How successful is your page? Is cooperation worthwhile? A website traffic check is particularly useful in the context of competition analysis. Here we introduce six free tools that allow you to evaluate traffic...

An Overview of the Best iTunes Alternatives

Which media players are the best iTunes alternatives?

If you want to listen to music from your computer, or organize your digital music collection, iTunes is the most popular choice of tool. However, even iTunes has its weaknesses, and that is why we are providing a list of good alternatives. These media players specialize in different features and address different user groups. So, what are the good iTunes alternatives and what distinguishes them?...

Raspberry-Pi-NAS

Using Raspberry Pi as NAS (network-attached storage)

If you are looking for a central storage system for your own files, you will find the right solution in an NAS system (network attached storage). Since these pre-fabricated boxes are not cheap, using Raspberry Pi as an NAS server host is becoming more and more popular. Combined with USB hard disks or sticks that can be bought anywhere, the minicomputer becomes the perfect storage device for music,...

Web app of the week: Can I Stream.It?

Web app of the week: Can I Stream.It

Nowadays, there’s an online search engine for practically every kind of product and service imaginable, whether it’s the nearest shopping mall, the best restaurants in town, or the perfect video stream. In order to find and compare legal streaming services and find the best selection of videos, films and series on offer, it’s worth checking out our web app of the week, CanIStream.It.

Archiving and Compression Using Linux

Archive and compress data using Linux

Archiving and compressing files contributes positively to the security and stability of a system. For Linux and other unix-like systems, there are countless free programs with which you can create unaltered or compressed archive files over the command line and extract them as well. One of the classic packing programs for Linux is tar. Today, the tool still counts as one of the leading archiving...

The most important SEO tools at a glance

The most important SEO tools at a glance

If you want your business to be successful online there is no getting around Google. The magic term is search engine optimization (SEO), and up until a few years ago this marketing knowledge was kept a secret. Now there are many practical tools that can help get you gain a better overview of the keywords, rankings, and performance of your website and can even be used by beginners.

Office 365 vs. Office 2016: the models in check

Microsoft 365 vs. Office 2016: a comparison of both models

With Microsoft 365, Microsoft introduced a subscription model for the popular software package for the first time. Instead of paying a one-off fee for the license, as with Office 2016, you pay a monthly or annual fee for the use of the included programs such as Word or Excel. The advantages and disadvantages of both models are shown in our comprehensive comparison: Microsoft 365 vs. Office 2016....


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