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.


8. March 2017
1Password app download, guide, instructions, set up master password for all accounts, Mac, iPhone, iOS

1Password App: One master password for all applications, websites, apps and more

With the 1Password app you set a master password with which you can secure all other passwords for user accounts, online accounts, access to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Amazon and so on. The registration on this [...]
3. March 2017
The process VTDecoderXPCService sucks properly on the CPU. But what is the cause of this process?

The "VTDecoderXPCService" process generates a CPU load of over 100% on the Mac - what to do?

Today I learned something again. My MacBook Pro suddenly became quite slow, keystrokes took seconds and the mouse cursor only moved in slow motion. A look at the "Activity Monitor" utility [...]
17. February 2017
What is Freifunk? How does open WLAN work, interference liability.

What is Freifunk? How does the community network work?

Perhaps you have already heard of Freifunk or the concept of a wireless network through communities. In this post I would like to get to the bottom of this and show you what Freifunk [...]
16. February 2017
What's my IP? Find out the IP and Mac address under macOS, OS X and iOS. System settings iPhone, Mac, MacBook, iPad. What's my IP address

What's my IP address? Find the IP and Mac address on Mac, iPhone and iPad

What is the IP or Mac address of the Mac, iPhone or iPad? You may be asking yourself this question out of curiosity, connection problems or because you want to tinker with the network. In this little guide, [...]
26. January 2017
Make hidden files and folders visible under macOS Sierra on the Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook with a simple key combination / shortcut with CMD shift and dot key.

macOS Sierra: Show hidden files with keyboard shortcut

If you want to display hidden files under macOS Sierra 10.12, you don't necessarily need a tool like Onyx or TinkerTool, just a simple key combination. The shortcut consisting of the command key, the shift key and the period [...]
23. January 2017
Serif Affinity Photo Designer Cheat Sheets January 2017 January 23 17 Download Mac Windows Keyboard MacBook

New Affinity Keyboard Cheat Sheets for photo and designer to print and stick on

As Serif has just announced, there are now new keyboard cheat sheets for the programs Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer v1.5. You can simply print them out and click the appropriate buttons [...]
20. January 2017
Siri macOS Sierra 10.12 Mac MacBook Commands and Questions List Voice Assistant Apple

Using Siri on macOS 10.12 Sierra on Mac and MacBook - commands and questions

You can use the Siri voice assistant under macOS 10.12 Sierra on Mac, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and so on. Apple also provides plenty of material on its official support pages. Because you can [...]
12. January 2017

Use Messenger on the go: 3 solutions for mobile chatting without high costs

Messenger for smartphones and tablets such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, ICQ and so on have long been part of our everyday lives. But what if you leave the home WLAN network or the data volume for the [...]
21. December 2016
Read out iPhone IMEI, find iPad serial number, iPod, iTunes, backup

Find out iPhone IMEI and serial number, even without an active Apple device

The serial number or IMEI of the iPhone is required for support inquiries and some other situations. Therefore it is not entirely unimportant to know where to find these numbers. Of course, this is possible in the system of
20. December 2016

Find my Phone: Documentation about cell phone theft, location and remote monitoring

Find my Phone: Find my iPhone is a useful service if your Apple smartphone is lost, stolen or otherwise lost. There are similar services and monitoring software for Android devices that are not entirely legal, [...]