General Data Protection Regulation: new laws from 2018

On 25 May 2018 a new European law on data protection will take effect. However, many companies and website operators are unprepared for the new...

Gender marketing

What makes men and women tick? As we know, it’s not always the same thing. Advertisers have long been aware of this fact, and over the years, gender...

Create your own app – Part 5.1: Upload an android app to Google Play

If you want to upload an app to the Google Play Store and are close to achieving that goal – your Android application is ready in the release version, and now set to find its way onto as many mobile devices as possible – there are still a few small steps left. Submitting an app to Google’s official app store may take some time. Among other things, you will also need to create accounts with various [...]   

Everything you need to know about e-books – part three: e-book formats

Are you looking to publish an e-book and are searching for the right file format to suit your needs? In the third part of our series on e-books, we’ll be taking a closer look at the most popular e-book formats on the market today, comparing their advantages and disadvantages and helping you to decide which format is the right one for you.   

Microsoft excel alternatives: 5 premium free-of-charge applications

For many companies, spreadsheets are a part of day-to-day business: whether to compare costs, create diagrams, or plan financing and revenue streams, most tend to gravitate towards Microsoft Excel for their calculations. But is there any way around having to pay for this expensive product? We’ll show you 5 of the best alternatives to Microsoft Excel here.   

Online retailer punished by US court: ruling for more accessibility online

In the U.S., a supermarket chain was convicted of discriminating against people with disabilities on its website. The online store hadn’t been designed with web accessibility in mind, which meant that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The prosecutor, being visually impaired, was not able to make full use of the website. The court rules that the company must improve it.   

Instagram for business – part 3: measuring success

Monitoring success is an indispensable part of advertising, and social media marketing with Instagram is no different. But there is still quite a bit of uncertainty with this social network, where everything revolves around having the perfect picture. In reality, many businesses have no idea how successful their campaigns are. The potential for optimization often goes untouched, and the followers [...]   

MySQL tutorial: the comprehensive guide for beginners

Along with Oracle and Microsoft SQL server, MySQL is one of the most popular management systems for relational databases. Nowadays the software developed by MySQL AB belongs to the product portfolio of the Oracle Corporation and is proprietarily marketed under a dual license. Since 2009, an open source MySQL fork, known as MariaDB, has also been available from the original developers. Here we give [...]   

Manage simple system processes with htop

Process managers can give experienced computer users and administrators an accurate overview of which programs and services are taking up the system’s capacity. Classic command-line tools are confusing, and can only be controlled with complicated commands. For Unix-like systems, such as Ubuntu, the task manager htop, with its text interface, is a first-class alternative. It can help inexperienced [...]   

What is natural language processing?

The language errors and mistranslations on Google Translate might often be good for a funny anecdote, but behind this slightly error-prone translation tool lies one of the most complex computer technologies ever developed. Natural language processing may still be in a relatively primitive stage, but its complex technology already enables computers to translate from one language into another, carry [...]   

iptables tutorial: how to configure the filter tables of Linux kernels

Since the first version, Linux kernel has been implementing packet filter modules, with which filter tables can be created. However, additional programs such as iptables are required to configure the rule set. In our tutorial, we present the free software for the Linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 and give you a little insight into how it all works.   

The Docker ecosystem: the best Docker tools at a glance

Docker significantly simplified the use of software containers with its efforts at standardization. The lean container platform is part of a steadily increasing ecosystem that provides users a wide range of application options in the realm of software deployments, orchestration of containers, and multi-container applications, as well as continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). In [...]