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.

10. October 2019

macOS Catalina Patcher - Install new operating system on unsupported Macs

Every year the DosDude1 brings us the opportunity to install the latest Apple operating system on unsupported Macs. You can try it again this year; with the macOS Catalina Patcher. Which Mac, iMac and MacBook models from [...]
13. August 2019
Convert .app to .dmg

Instructions: Create a .dmg from an .app file on the Mac

This is again a manual that I just had to collect myself in an English forum. The reason why I want to turn an .app into a .dmg file is as follows: If you try a macOS [...]
12. August 2019

droppy.ch - Send 5 GB of data free of charge without registration

Emailing large files is difficult. Most providers limit the space for attachments so that several hundred MB, 1 GB or even larger units cannot be sent. With the Droppy service, this [...]
11. August 2019
Turn the Sir-Apfelot website into an app on the home screen? It's very easy with these instructions.

Instructions: Create an app on the iPhone from a website or URL

"Learned something again!" I can say today without any problems. Why? Because I showed my son how to get his school's substitution plan website as an app icon on his iPhone. So he can without much fumbling [...]
30 JULY 2019

NFC and RFID protective covers - The bestsellers on Amazon

An RFID protective cover, i.e. an EC card, credit card and ID accessory against Near Field Communication (NFC), protects against the secret reading of data. In addition, the debiting of small amounts for which the cardholder has not received a confirmation [...]
25 JULY 2019

RFID wallet: wallet with NFC read protection

Identification chips bring added value in many areas. Not only can you identify yourself online with modern documents. A smart RFID-supported cat flap also has many advantages. However, the RFID technology is in the form [...]
20th of June 2019

Why liquid metal thermal paste must not come into contact with aluminum heat sinks

Here in the blog I have already published a few posts about CPU cooling and the purchase of thermal paste (see below). It was also about aids that contain liquid metal - especially gallium. These pastes come [...]
18th of June 2019

RFID blocker: Protection against secret reading of the data

Near Field Communication (NFC), which is based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), has long since arrived in everyday life and makes many processes easier. From special door locks to amiibo figures for Nintendo consoles to contactless payment. In addition to smartphones [...]
27. May 2019

Instructions: Fix QuickLook errors on macOS

The QuickLook feature in the Mac operating system macOS is a fine thing. By highlighting a file or folder and pressing the space bar (alternatively cmd + Y), the corresponding content can be accessed without opening the actual program.
5. May 2019

What is a keylogger?

There are various software and hardware solutions known as keyloggers for recording inputs on a device such as a computer, cell phone, smartphone and tablet. The keylogger records which keys are pressed and which words, [...]