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.

5. May 2019

Refog Hoverwatch - cell phone spy tool for emergencies

A keylogger can be used to record what inputs are made on a device. Which texts, search queries and file names are written on the Mac or PC? What is typed on the iPhone or Android smartphone? That can be done with [...]
April 23, 2019

Liquid metal thermal paste: advantages and disadvantages to be aware of

A so-called thermal paste is used to transfer heat from the CPU or GPU to the cooler in the computer and laptop. There are different types of it - with zinc oxide, aluminum, silver, graphite or gallium. The latter [...]
April 12, 2019

Cleaning AirPods: the best techniques and tools!

Both the "old" wired EarPods and the new wireless AirPods from Apple (here the test report) are not immune to dust, lint and other foreign bodies. The wearing in the ears does the rest of the necessity [...]
April 3, 2019

Netflix Codes - Search numeric codes for films, series and documentaries

Netflix offers films, series, documentaries and interactive content from a wide variety of genres and subject areas. It is easy to lose track of the thousands of streaming content. And also the Netflix categories such as Comedies, Action and Adventure, Romantic [...]
19. March 2019

Apple iPad Air 2019 - Technical details, pictures and price

With the slogan “Not only pros need power”, Apple has released its new iPad Air. As the motto suggests, the Apple iPad Air 2019 has an A12 chip, which is from the last iPad [...]
30. January 2019
Deactivating macOS hibernation does not always work with external hard drives. In this article I explain how to get them not to go to Spindown (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

Mac: Set hibernation for internal AND external hard drives

I recently had an interesting conversation with a reader who asked if you can disable external hard drives from hibernation on Macs. My first thought was the system setting "Save energy", which is available under [...]
17. January 2019
Youtube Shortcuts - The best keyboard shortcuts for the video platform

YouTube Shortcuts: practical keyboard shortcuts for the YT player

I have to say that I somehow grew dear to YouTube. Again and again I find videos about electric unicycles, chess games or tutorials on software that interest me. It's fascinating how much video material you [...]
5. January 2019
When Mac Search and Spotlight have a bug, the daily workflow becomes relatively sluggish.

Spotlight and Apple Mail searches can't find anything anymore - OnyX helps!

For a few weeks now I have been beating the problem that my spotlight index keeps going over the Wupper for an indefinite period of time. What sounds so unimportant, however, has a number of painful consequences in everyday life: Spotlight search only shows [...]
11. December 2018
What an entrepreneur sometimes receives for third-party invoices on Amazon can really only be described as accounting horror. Amazon Business has a weapon in its arsenal in the form of a filter.

Amazon Business Prime - Why I became a member ...

I had known the Amazon Business solution for business customers for a long time. However, I did not see any great benefit for myself, because the advantages that I have experienced so far have been rather secondary to me: [...]
15. November 2018

Hearing aid batteries tested by Stiftung Warentest 02/2018 (type 10, 312, 13 & 675)

Hearing aid batteries are important to keep hearing aids working in or behind the ear and to enable the wearer to hear. There are different batteries for hearing aids of different types of hearing aids: Type 10, Type 312, [...]