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.


27. October 2016
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Defective battery in the iPhone: replacement due to warranty is valid for 2 years!

If the battery of your iPhone is defective after less than 2 years, then Apple's warranty may no longer (if at all) apply, but the retailer's warranty does. So you can replace the battery [...]
13. October 2016
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Dash Button Dudes: A Blog Full of Ideas for the Amazon Dash Button Hack

Performing an Amazon Dash Button Hack is not difficult for technically savvy users. There are also a lot of ideas for new areas of application for the small buttons, which are actually used to order certain goods from [...]
5. October 2016

USB extension: When are extension cables, USB repeaters and hubs worthwhile?

A USB extension is always helpful if you don't want to have individual devices right next to your Mac or PC. Even if you want to use existing devices in the office, home office or in the co-working space, but [...]
4. October 2016
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Changing the iPhone 6s battery: Replace the iPhone battery yourself

The Apple iPhone 6s has been in the hands of most users for around a year now, which has certainly weakened the battery when it is used excessively. Does the energy dispenser of the iPhone slowly but surely [...]
26. September 2016
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Bootable USB stick: Install macOS Sierra from the USB medium

I have already explained in detail how you can create a bootable USB stick for OS X; This article is about macOS Sierra on a USB stick. Given the [...]
23. September 2016
Swift tutorial videos on YouTube are from Martin Lexow on the IXEAU channel

Free Swift tutorial videos on YouTube - Interview with Martin Lexow from IXEAU

The Apple programming language Swift is a good introduction for anyone who wants to learn to program. As mentioned at this year's Apple Keynote by Tim Cook, Swift will also be used in schools around the world as part of the ConnectED program [...]
11. September 2016
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Problems with Apple Mail after updating to OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple's own mail program called "Apple Mail", which is supplied with every Mac as the standard mail program, always has minor niggles. Some can be resolved by rebuilding the mail database, but in some cases there are causes [...]
18. August 2016
Create a bootable USB stick on the Mac: when deleting, please select OS X Extended as the format and GUID as the scheme

Make USB stick bootable: Create a bootable USB stick for Mac and PC

Making a USB stick bootable is not a sideline task; but it is doable. Booting the PC or Mac with a USB stick can also bring many advantages - because you have [...]
18. August 2016
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How big does the USB stick have to be if I want to copy the OS X installer onto it?

If you want to make a USB stick bootable and thus start the Mac in an emergency, you need a USB stick in addition to good instructions for creating the OS X stick. But not only […]
8. March 2016
Parallels Desktop 11 - a simple web to run Windows on your Mac.

Parallels Desktop: Windows on Mac with the PC emulator

I have been running the "Parallels Desktop" software on my Mac for many years. The reason? Unfortunately, I still have an invoicing program that only runs under Windows, and software has recently been added [...]