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Traceroute: your digital pathfinder for data packages

Whether at home or at your business: network issues can really grind one’s gears. When ensuring that all the cables have been connected and the settings have been checked multiple times is of no help, it may be time to make use of traceroute or tracert. These help users find the source of all their frustration. [...]  

Remote desktop: Success of the application

Remote desktop connections are indispensable for day-to-day business. More than anything, allowing remote control access from another computer saves time: Whether for support, online conferences, or home office — with remote desktop, you can easily and conveniently connect your computer to distant devices. Private users also benefit from remote use: By connecting with different operating systems, you can, for example, manage all of your apps from a single location. Read here with us about how it works and whether it’s right for you. [...]  

The best alternatives to the VLC media player

VLC is the most popular program when it comes to playing music and videos. The tool opens almost every file and is installed on most computers. But what are the alternatives to VLC, and are they worth it? Our guide will help you find the right program for your needs if you’re looking for more than a simple media player. [...]  

Popular JavaScript frameworks and libraries

If you’ve ever worked with JavaScript on a website, you will know how complicated the Document Object Model (DOM) is. With their useful functions and simplifications, JavaScript frameworks and libraries provide a helping hand for developers and promise a simpler programming procedure. But what are the best JavaScript libraries and frameworks? And how does a framework actually differ from a library? [...]  

An overview of six recommended free e-mail providers

Everyday around the globe over two billion e-mails are sent; the majority of which are sent free of charge. The quality and quantity of features offered by free e-mail providers is forever improving – ever increasing amounts of storage space, greater levels of security, and more modern user interfaces are all being made available free of charge. But the list of possible providers is long and in many ways unclear. There are so many factors and options that make the choice difficult for potential users. Our article gives an insightful overview of six of the best free e-mail providers out there. [...]  

How to save a website as a PDF

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. [...]  

Skype alternatives | 13 other video chat programs

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a considerable number of good alternatives to Skype on the market, which are also available free of charge. Some of these programs even boast extra features that can’t be found with the market leader. But which of them are really the best Skype alternatives? [...]  

The best WhatsApp alternatives

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with the college football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other on the market. But this networking comes with its disadvantages too: the main one being that WhatsApp shares user data with its parent company Facebook, which is turning off its services. So what good WhatsApp alternatives are there to choose from? Here are our top 5. [...]  

Learn MySQL in simple steps

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 an introduction into dealing with relational databases, as well as providing you with a practical beginner’s tutorial for MySQL and MariaDB. [...]  

Linux commands: An overview of terminal 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 practical examples. [...]