Tools

Remote desktop software

Remote desktop software: the best tools for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Remote desktop tools are useful for many different applications: colleagues can collaborate more easily, IT support can be offered remotely, and servers can be maintained without the need for peripheral devices. We’ll introduce you to remote desktop software that’s suitable for beginners and professionals, and that can be deployed for a wide range of operating systems.

VPN service comparison

VPN service providers compared

A virtual private network (VPN) hides internet users in the network, and protects them from targeted attacks. With the help of VPN services, barriers between countries via geo-blocking can also be overcome. There are now numerous VPN providers based in very different countries. Some offer particularly stable servers, although all of them have their own strengths.

VPN server set-up via Raspberry Pi and OpenVPN

Set up Raspberry Pi as a VPN server: OpenVPN tutorial

If you set up your own VPN server, then you can access your local network from any internet connection, not to mention allowing you to move around the internet more securely, while also being encrypted, from public WLAN networks. This tutorial shows that the Raspberry Pi mini-computer and the already established OpenVPN program are perfectly sufficient for the creation and operation of a VPN...

How to recover unsaved Word documents

How to recover unsaved Word documents

If either Word or your PC crashes while working on a Word document, don’t panic! Recovering unsaved Word documents is easy to do; even damaged or deleted files are not always lost. Microsoft has numerous tools built into its popular text program which allow you to retrieve the edited or in-progress file. And if these tools don’t work, Windows and special repair and recovery tools offer plenty of...

Reducing PDF size

Reducing PDF size: how to do it

The PDF is one of the most popular file formats, and with good reason – it is not only accessible across platforms, but is also extremely compact. If you use a large number of images and the PDF document is comprised of numerous pages, however, the file can quickly grow larger than desired. Firmware applications from Adobe, as well as free freeware programs and simple online tools, can help reduce...

Merging PDFs

Merging PDFs: Explanation and Step-by-Step Tutorial

The PDF is one of the most popular formats for sending files. But if you email lots of individual documents, you can soon lose track of things. In this instance, it’s better to combine the different PDFs. In this article, we explain step by step which free tools are available for this purpose and how exactly PDF merging works.

Split PDF

Splitting PDFs Made Easy– Free Tools for Splitting PDFs

The PDF format is ideal for sending documents. In some cases, however, only selected pages are relevant. In this case, splitting the PDF is the optimal solution. With easy-to-operate free tools, this works quite easily and quickly. With our step-by-step introduction, separating a PDF becomes even easier.

Linux commands: An overview of terminal commands

An overview of the most important Linux commands

Under Linux, all actions that you can carry out with the mouse and window system via the graphical user interface can also be performed using program calls in the terminal – provided you know the appropriate command and how to use it according to the correct syntax. To make working in the terminal easier, we provide you with an overview of basic Linux commands with detailed descriptions and...

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED: The best solutions when dealing with this Chrome error

A huge range of information and entertainment being easily available thanks to fast loading times are standard in the internet of today. However, with the number of internet users and the complexity of different websites, it has also become more common to experience connection errors. For example, the Google Chrome browser displays the message “ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED” if the contacted web server...


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