Digitalization

Netflix alternatives: Amazon, iTunes & Co. reviewed

Netflix alternatives: the best online streaming portals

Netflix is a veritable institution when it comes to streaming movies and series. And when it comes to their original programming, the label ‘Netflix Original’ has practically become a synonym for quality. But there are a number of Netflix alternatives that also offer either original programming, better value for money, or a greater selection of movies and series. In this guide we’ll discuss the...

A Comparison of TV-Sticks

A comparison of TV sticks: Smart TV made simple

TV sticks are used to stream videos, music, or other content and can be found in many modern households. For many owners of an older TV model, they are the cost-effective alternative to a new smart TV. Installing TV sticks is extremely simple: Once the user has connected the device to the TV set and connected to the Internet, streaming can start – either through the stick itself or the device...

Edge computing

Edge Computing – Calculating at the edge of the network

Autonomous cars, intelligent factories and self-regulating supply networks – a dream world for large-scale data-driven projects that will make our lives easier. However, what the cloud model is and how it works is not enough to make these dreams a reality. The challenge of effectively capturing, evaluating and storing mass data requires new data processing concepts. With edge computing, IT...

Deepfakes

Deepfakes: the next generation of counterfeits

Thanks to deepfakes, the internet is experiencing a new generation of counterfeits: they enable realistic video manipulation with little effort involved. This is due to pioneering technology. Machine learning and neural networks are able to portray people in situations that they’ve never actually been in e.g. in porn. This is how deepfakes on Reddit became so popular. In the future, these...

How to save a website as a PDF

Free tools for saving websites as PDFs

Those who want to save a website as a PDF can do so with the help of a wide range of programs. But conversions often have their drawbacks: many applications don’t transfer internet content completely true to their original form. Some programs, however, prove that it doesn’t always have to be this way. We present some of the best ones.

Storytelling tools at a glance

Storytelling tools – how digital storytelling works

Good digital storytelling is the focus of new marketing strategies and content design. Stories that are told online should be exciting, vivid, and above all, multimedia-rich. A large number of storytelling tools are now available, which means that multimedia stories can be achieved without the need for in-depth technical knowledge and financial resources. We explain which storytelling tools are...

Slack alternatives

5 Slack alternatives for internal corporate communication

Slack is a cloud-based communication tool for businesses. It is best known for its user-friendliness and its instant rise to success on the market. Many Slack alternatives are just as intuitive in their design and adhere to strict security standards. With self-hosted and open source options, some of the best alternatives to Slack provide businesses with full control over their data, and what’s...

Screenreader

Screen readers: enabling the blind to work on computers

For people who are blind or visually impaired, working on a computer is extremely difficult. However, technical developments in the past few years have meant that blind people can now use computers in their daily work without encountering major problems. So-called screen readers provide the written text as an (text to speech) or as braille. The purpose of this software is to enable blind users to...

Bookkeeping software for online accounting

Bookkeeping software: how does an online accountancy program work?

An accounting program helps you to organize and analyze your invoices and cost centers, VAT, and other areas of accounting. Cloud-based accounting software is particularly popular for small business owners, since it can offer more, due to the internet connection. Many entrepreneurs and self-employed people have time restraints, so that working with the support of an accountancy program can be an...

UTF-8: encoding global digital communication

UTF-8: the network standard

UTF-8 is method of Unicode character encoding, which claims to cover all modern languages for data processing. The format has significantly influenced international digital communication. But what exactly does “UTF-8” mean? And what is special about UTF-8 in the Unicode character set? Here you can find out which structure the coding is based on, and which bytes are permitted in the standard...