Apps for iOS, macOS, Android and Windows

21. December 2018
The Optimage tool is a Mac app for image optimization and compression of image files.

Optimage - The Mac tool for compressing PNG and JPG images

Since I count down practically every photo in my blog, a long time ago I read through various tests on programs that specialize in compressing images for websites. I have been using TinyPNG so far [...]
20. December 2018

Warning against CCleaner - a cleaning program for Mac and Windows

Does CCleaner spy on its users and is dubious? After this article went online today, it only took me a few minutes to get several responses from readers advising me that one [...]
14. December 2018

arte library download - save videos on iPhone and iPad

The German-French cultural television broadcaster arte with its media library is a popular starting point for those who want to watch documentaries, reports, magazines, programs and films as a stream. Unlike the media libraries of ARD, ZDF and Co. there are [...]
12. December 2018

WISO tax: Mac 2019 - tax return software for the tax year 2018

The WISO control program for Apple Mac OS X and macOS as well as for Windows PC is a popular Elster alternative. The software for the tax return for 2018 provides a user-friendly interface, sample letters for correspondence with the [...]
11. December 2018
Here you can see how you can click your way through emails, websites visited and programs used on the Mac. And of course the text that you type in the text editor or in Wordpress is also recorded.

Serious Mac keylogger for macOS as a text backup system

The day before yesterday I was looking for a keylogger for my Mac (I am running macOS Mojave). The background to the search was not that I want to spy on someone or that I want to see whether [...]
10. December 2018
In the test: Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers

In the test: Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers - a special kind of iPad racing game

A good two weeks ago the Osmo PR company sent me the game "Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers". I didn't know much about the game until the package arrived, just watched some marketing videos. [...]
8. December 2018
With Frax HD you can admire fractals in retina resolution - also animated. A great toy for cozy Christmas days on the sofa.

Frax HD: Mandelbrot Crowd, Apple Men, Julia and other fractals on the iPad

Today there's another story about the legendary "past"! It was probably like that in the 90s of the last millennium when I had contact with "Mr. Mandelbrot" for the first time on my C64. At that time [...]
4. December 2018
Quiet puzzling on the iPad or iPhone: ELOH is my tip for people who like to puzzle without time pressure.

ELOH - quiet puzzle game with sound tinkering for iPhone and iPad

Almost every day I look at the app recommendations that are presented by Apple in the app store. I find most things uninteresting or not recommended because of too much advertising or a subscription model. I am not fundamentally against [...]
27. November 2018
AJA System Test Error message due to lack of write access to the hard disk.

AJA system test error: "Test Failure: Could not write to / Volumes / ..."

I have been using the "AJA System Test" software for a long time to measure hard drive benchmarks. I recently took a close look at two SSD storage devices from SanDisk and Teyadi. As long as the hard drives [...]
27. November 2018

Ooigo App - Find children's radio plays on Apple Music and Spotify

Audio books and radio plays, especially children's radio plays, are not easy to track down with popular streaming providers such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer. The Ooigo app, which was published by Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH, [...]