Password Managers - How they can make your life easier

You most certainly are aware of the fact that you should use long and complicated passwords. What is more, you should abstain from using the same password across multiple accounts. Of course, using a different 14-character password for every account you own (and there are usually many of them) makes it almost impossible for you to remember all of your passwords. That is where password managers come in.

Peace of Mind: Backing Up Your Data in macOS and Windows

A backup for your computer is essential to prevent data loss. This means that in case of accidental user errors or faulty components in your computer, your data can be recovered from a different storage device. At our help points we still encounter customers who lost their thesis, pictures, or their project data due to one of the many different problems that can lead to data loss.

How do I use cloud services during my studies?

Most people have encountered clouds in some form. The magical storage nobody knows where it comes from. However, clouds are not that magical. Basically, they are a cluster of servers or computers, which provide a service to the user. While most users know clouds as storage facilities, there are also different types of clouds (like for example a computational cloud) but we won’t examine those in this text. This text will talk about storage clouds and how to use these services...

Green IT at Projekt Neptun

9 November 2017

Sustainability is an important factor in the decision for or against a device, but with laptops, it’s often hard to gauge how green a product really is. Even though there are labels that signify some aspects of sustainability in computers, manufacturers usually keep surprisingly quiet about them. Additionally, being green for a laptop means more than that it uses little electricity: sustainability encompasses everything from production, usage and recycling of a device, the social conditions in which the necessary resources...