Hacking - this is how you make your world easier ...

By hacking I mean improving and simplifying things. This can be the handling of programs or the improvement of hardware by making changes to it that the manufacturer has not actually intended.

For me, hacking has nothing to do with malicious attempts to break into any computer, it is just a word for cleverly altering existing things.

If you also have some good hacks in store, feel free to send them to me.


1th of June 2021

Can you connect to my computer by typing my IP address into the browser?

Computers on a network have an IP address that can be used to identify and contact them. But does this also apply to the computer at home or in the office? Can people access my computer over the Internet [...]
31. March 2021

Photoshop: Solution for delayed pen input on Windows PC

After updating Windows or playing around with pen input or "Windows Ink", it can happen that the stylus is used in Photoshop with a delay. When drawing a line or a shape, [...]
22. March 2021

That's how long it takes a hacker to crack your password

How secure is my email password? How quickly can my app account be cracked? And how long does it take a hacker to crack my iCloud password? Some tools on the Internet want answers to these questions [...]
18. February 2021

M1 Malware - New Macs have been hit by native malware

In the “Objective-See” blog I found a message that could be of interest to anyone who uses an M1 Mac with the new Apple Silicon instead of an Intel processor. Because for the M1 chip it now appears that the first native malware [...]
3. February 2021
NiZn battery in Eve thermo thermostat

NiZn and lithium batteries as a battery replacement for Eve Thermo and tado thermostats

Some time ago I tried to run my Eve Thermo heating thermostats with batteries. Unfortunately, the app then constantly reports that the battery in the device is empty and in some cases it even accepts the batteries [...]
22. September 2020
Real-time check of the headphone level in dB

iOS 14: How to check headphone volume and ambient noise in real time

I have to say, Apple keeps surprising me with nice little features that weren't even on the screen when I updated iOS 14. I am currently looking forward to the opportunity to check [...]
4. August 2020

MacBook battery won't charge - message may be part of battery health management

At the beginning of June, Apple rolled out macOS 10.15.5 on compatible Mac models. The update for the operating system called Catalina brought, for example, the "battery status management" to newer MacBooks with Thunderbolt 3 ports. The function ensures that the [...]
25th of June 2020
Numbers on Mac: Find and replace in one column

Numbers on Mac: Find and replace only in one column

Today I had the opportunity to become a little smarter myself. The reason for this was a CSV file from my wife, which had listed all euro amounts in a column, but with a point "." were separated and [...]
18th of June 2020
Unrecoverable Error: When the Mac no longer boots

Mac does not boot: Unrecoverable error by TeamViewerAuthPlugin: start

A reader wrote to me today that her Mac no longer boots after throwing TeamViewer off the disk. What exactly happens is the following: The Mac boots, but it won't finish because [...]