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April 30, 2019

Small clip-on MP3 player with display for athletes

The small plug-in MP3 player from the Victure store could be interesting for the athletes and joggers among you. Unlike the Apple iPod Shuffle, this device has a color display and the ability to play music [...]
April 30, 2019

What is a Youtube Super Chat?

If you hang around on YouTube and watch live streams there, you may have noticed the so-called "Super Chat". This offers a possibility for the viewers of the stream, the corresponding YouTuber [...]
April 29, 2019

Instructions: Remove the SIM lock from the iPhone

Newer iPhones no longer get a SIM lock from the cell phone providers and network operators who sell them with a corresponding contract. Older Apple smartphones such as the iPhone 4 or iPhone SE can still be used with this restriction. [...]
April 29, 2019

Stellar Data Recovery for Mac: Recover deleted data from hard drive, USB stick and SD card

Stellar Data Recovery software for Apple Mac is a helpful tool for recovering deleted data from hard drives, USB sticks and SD cards. In contrast to data recovery from a defective Mac, where the [...]
April 27, 2019
Mac calendar tip

Calendar on the Mac: Notes for appointments disappear by themselves

I just got a question from my reader Christina. She posted in the big article on the Mojave Issues, but I think this will be interesting for other readers as well. Your question is the following: With [...]
April 27, 2019
Personally, I'm a friend of the adapters with connection cables, like here on the Minix. These do not come off by themselves during operation and put less stress on the USB-C port because they can be placed flexibly.

In the test: Minix NEO Storage S2 - USB-C adapter with built-in SSD

Anyone who is traveling with a current MacBook model can actually not avoid a USB-C multiport adapter. I myself have an adapter on both the left and right of my stationary MacBook Pro to connect a printer, scanner and various hard drives [...]
April 26, 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 17 2019

Easter is over and slowly but surely a feeling of summer is taking hold with the warm temperatures. If you still look at your iPhone, iPad or Mac display to get your weekly dose here [...]
April 26, 2019

[Solved] iPhone 6/6 Plus / 6s: Display black, but it is switched on

We recently had a strange case, but it doesn't seem that rare: the Apple iPhone 6s, which we bought through reBuy, suddenly switched off the display while writing a message while it was in use. [...]
April 25, 2019

Roblox: Parents should help with profiling

The child-friendly game platform “Roblox” has been officially available in German since this month - with translated top games and appropriate support. That's why I recently introduced you to Roblox for the iPad. With a selection of a total of [...]
April 25, 2019

Forgot your password in Excel file? How to remove the protection!

Do you have an important Excel file whose password you have forgotten and need to read or edit it promptly? Then there are two options: you try to remember the password, or you use software, [...]