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.

29. February 2020
Mac: Annotation directly in the Quick Look preview

Mac Tip: Annotate screenshots right in Quick Look

The so-called annotation of screenshots - adding text, arrows or red boxes to screenshots - is part of my everyday life. Either when I write a post in which I use the screenshots [...]
25. February 2020

Zamzar: file conversion with the free online service

Converting files and converting them from one format to another is necessary in various areas. Sometimes you want to convert a docx document into an odt, sometimes a song in FLAC format into an MP3. Also pictures and [...]
11. February 2020
Wetransfer phishing - this is how you recognize the fraud

Caution: Wetransfer phishing emails are in circulation

Actually, with the 30 to 40 e-mails that I receive from spammers and fraudsters every day, I am practiced in recognizing dubious e-mails. Nevertheless, another phishing email managed to get my attention today [...]
31. December 2019
Seconds display on Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad - this is how it works!

New Year's Eve tip: clock with seconds display on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Every New Year's Eve, I stand in front of the house with my family and wait for the display on my Apple Watch to change from 23:59 p.m. to 0:00 a.m. Why? Because when the [...]
16. December 2019
If the Mac cannot or does not want to open a program ...

Mac: Program XYZ cannot be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store.

I assume that most Mac users already know how to bypass this message in macOS, but since a few beginners ask me every now and then, I would like to briefly address the topic with this guide. [...]
3. December 2019
Cat slows down photo synchronization

If the cat on the MacBook Pro paralyzes the synchronization of the iCloud Photo Library ...

I have a very ambivalent relationship with the iCloud Photo Library. On the one hand I love them because I snap photos for my blog on the iPhone and edit them in seconds on the Mac, but on the other hand I hate them because [...]
18. November 2019

The top 10 programming languages ​​in 2019

Our world is technical, digitized, smart and there are displays everywhere on which we do this day in and day out. That knowledge of programming languages ​​and the ability to actually program is the future would be [...]
12. November 2019

Checkra1n: Jailbreak for iPhone 5s to iPhone X

I recently provided you with information on the Checkm8 security vulnerability at this point. Now there is a jailbreak software called Checkra1n developed for this purpose. With this, the boot takeover and [...]
24. October 2019

macOS Catalina upgrade won't finish? Updated installer solves the problem!

With the new Apple operating system macOS 10.15 Catalina, not only new functions but also problems came to the Mac for some users. Among other things, when setting up the new operating system or a new computer with Catalina, [...]