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Die dunkle Seite der Videospiele
Multilanguage 2023-09-12

The dark side of videogames

Video games have undergone an astonishing development over the past decades and have become a billion dollar industry. Behind this is a shadow industry characterized by increasing data collection, intransparency and the permanent erosion of digital self-determination. In order to give a better understanding of data collection in games, this article will take a closer look at some of [ ... ]

Windows Game Bar spioniert
Multilanguage 2023-09-10

Windows Game Bar spies

Microsoft Windows 11 is known for numerous tracking services and privacy-related mechanics. This also includes the Xbox Game Bar which activates itself in the background in various games and contacts the Microsoft servers.

Batch - Leeren der Zwischenablage
Multilanguage 2023-09-06

Batch - Clearing clipboard data

The clipboard function is a useful tool in Windows that allows users to copy text or files and paste them into different places in the operating system. When handling sensitive data, it may sometimes be advisable to empty the clipboard to ensure security and/or privacy.

Ausführen von Powershell-Skripten unter Windows
Multilanguage 2023-09-05

How to run Powershell scripts in Windows

PowerShell in Windows 11 is a powerful command-line interface and scripting language designed to facilitate system administration and automation of tasks on Windows operating systems. With PowerShell, users can perform administrative tasks, system configuration, and management tasks in Windows 11 by using commands and scripts. This includes creating, modifying and deleting files, managi [ ... ]

Python - Metadaten löschen
Multilanguage 2023-09-26

Python - Delete Metadata

Python Script: A small Python script for removing metadata in images. Various image formats are taken into account. After a run, there is a summary of how much space was saved by removing the metadata.

Python - Bilder & Metadaten
Multilanguage 2023-08-25

Python - Pictures & Metadata

Python Script: A small Python script to resize JPG images and remove metadata at the same time Whether you want to change only a handful or hundreds of images at a time, with the script it works in a quick run. Size values and path must of course be adjusted as required.

Python - Steamspiele extrahieren
Multilanguage 2023-08-24

Python - Extract Steamgames

Python Script: The script has the task of extracting data from the previously saved game list of your own Steam account and writing it to a text file. Extracted titles are sorted alphabetically and the created file is given a date. For large collections, this can be helpful to keep an eye on your own titles and DLCs.

Steam BootStrapper Befehle
Multilanguage 2023-03-29

Steam BootStrapper Commands

The steam.cfg file is a Steam software configuration file that allows users to change and customize Steam settings before the client software starts. In the steam.cfg file, various commands can be used to enable or disable certain features of Steam. These commands are called BootStrapper commands and can be used to control the behavior of Steam in different situations and according t [ ... ]

Steam Client-Updates blockieren
Multilanguage 2023-03-28

Block Steam client updates

One of the most obvious issues on Steam are the client's forced updates. You will learn how to prevent unwanted updates in a few steps. In many cases, unexpected updates are carried out, which, to the annoyance of the users, output a wide variety of errors. This means that certain features only work to a limited extent or no longer at all and in the worst case the client is unusable or [ ... ]

Steam UGC (User generated content)
Multilanguage 2023-03-25

Steam UGC (User generated content)

The UGC feature on Steam allows users to upload their own content such as mods, skins and cards for different games. This content can be downloaded and used by other players to expand or customize the gaming experience. Steam also provides tools and features for developers to integrate the UGC service into their games, thus encouraging the creation and use of user-generated content.