MOOC – the online education platform

MOOC opens the door to a new era of learning. Massive open online courses give everyone with internet access the opportunity to receive education at...

What is Chrome 68?

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is...

Selling online: the top English-speaking online marketplaces

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on...

Fog computing: decentralized approach for IoT clouds

Traditionally, cloud solutions are designed for central data processing. IoT devices generate data, send it to a central computing platform in the cloud, and await a response. However, with large-scale cloud architectures, such a system inevitably leads to bandwidth problems. For future projects such as connected cities and smart manufacturing, classic cloud computing is a hindrance to growth. The...

An introduction to virtual machines

Virtual machines are extremely practical and versatile: Do you want to set up an isolated test environment, run a Linux application on your Windows computer, or provide different operating systems for cross-platform software tests? With the right virtualization software and an appropriate image file, this is easy. We will introduce you to the basics of hypervisor-supported hardware virtualization...

Golang: the simple programming language from Google

Google is best known for its search engine, but also for services like AdWords, Maps, or Gmail. Since 2012, the mega-corporation has had its own programming language in its product range: Go. Also known under the name Golang, it has drawn attention to itself through its simplicity. But how does it differ from established representatives like C++ or JavaScript? And when does it make sense to...

Ads.txt: what’s the function of the file?

Ads.txt is meant to help fight a scam in programmatic buying: the scam of domain spoofing. The underlying concept is as simple as it is efficient: publishers are given more control over who can trade their ad space, and control this via a simple text file. We explain what this file is all about, how you can easily create an ads.txt file yourself, and how you can make sure that it’s working as...

Using, creating and customizing Word styles

It’s often very time consuming to format each and every heading of a document individually, especially for lengthy, complex documents. Font, font size, font color – these features, among others, must be consistent within a document to achieve a uniform layout. Word styles allow you to easily format and edit a text, making significant and otherwise tedious adjustments to features such as a table of...

Google News: submitting and optimizing your website

Google News is the world's most popular news search engine. Submitting your website to Google News can immensely boost the success of your website. Registering for Google News is far from easy and requires careful optimization of your website while following Google News guidelines – but the effort really pays off. The 1&1 guide to Google News will show you how it works and how you can optimize...

Cash book template: a useful tool for bookkeeping

You want to fill out your cash book electronically, and need a practical cash book template for it? With 1&1, you can find a free Excel cash book template available for download. You can also learn who must fill out a cash book, which details must be included, and how to fill it out correctly.

Google AdWords alternatives: the best platforms for effective SEA

In order to advertise in search engines, most businesses will use Google AdWords. There can be no denying that both SEA and SEO efforts are always geared towards the market leader Google. However, for a healthy marketing mix it also makes sense to look at some Google AdWords alternatives. The likes of Bing, Amazon, Facebook, and more, offer useful platforms for targeted and effective advertising....

The best alternatives to Facebook Messenger

Facebook's messaging function has long become indispensable as a means for many people to keep in touch with friends and colleagues – even on the move. Using Facebook Messenger app on your phone tends to use up a lot of battery power and internet data. Fortunately, there are good alternatives that allow you to navigate Facebook chats just as easily and quickly, and that often also help to protect...

The best Adobe Acrobat alternatives

Adobe Acrobat is the most well-known program when it comes to working with the popular PDF format. But there are reasons to prefer an alternative to Adobe Acrobat. For some users, the huge range of functions is simply unnecessary. Others want to avoid the yearly subscription costs and are looking for a more affordable solution. In our overview, find out which Adobe Acrobat alternatives there are...