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.


April 18, 2018

Reader's question: Some keys on the Mac / MacBook no longer work

If certain keys on the Mac or on the MacBook keyboard no longer work and texts can no longer be written, then this can be a real problem. I recently asked a reader about [...]
April 16, 2018

Mac error message for network storage (NAS drives): Volume could not be opened

If you use external storage devices on your Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook, such as a hard drive integrated into the network or a NAS system, you may be familiar with the system error message Volume could not be opened because the original
April 13, 2018

Without a plugin: Include a cookie notice on your own website

On May 25, 2018, the EU GDPR will come into force and operators of websites, blogs, online shops and the like in the European Union will be encouraged to pay more attention to data protection. A [...]
April 12, 2018

4K Video Downloader - Download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and Co. (sponsor)

A little over a year ago, I introduced you to the 4K Stogram app, which you can use to download and save pictures from Instagram. From the same developers I now also have the 4K [...]
April 11, 2018

Pinfinder app: crack iOS restriction code and unlock code

If you have set a restriction code on the Apple iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch under iOS, i.e. a four-digit sequence of digits to restrict actions, then it may well be that you will find it at some point [...]
April 9, 2018

Major Mac file systems: APFS, Mac OS Extended (HFS +), and exFAT

Up to macOS 10.12 Sierra, the Apple operating system for Mac, iMac and MacBook uses the HFS + file system by default - from 10.13 High Sierra it is APFS. But which Mac file systems are also important, for example for [...]
28. March 2018

Ctrl + Alt + Del on the Mac: How to get to the macOS "Task Manager"

If you are looking for the task manager on the Apple Mac under macOS, which you can find under Microsoft Windows using the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Del (Control, Alt, Remove), then you will definitely fail. Certainly somewhere a [...]
15. March 2018
Paw Api Tool for the Mac

Paw: Mac app for testing API interfaces

I recently started working with an iOS developer (greetings, Frank! - cocoanaut.com) to create the Sir-Apfelot app for the iPhone. The articles and the corresponding graphics are accessed via the WordPress REST API. If you check the output [...]
8. March 2018

Forgot PIN and PUK: Unlock SIM card on iPhone, iPad & Android smartphone

If you have forgotten your PIN, entered it incorrectly several times or if you need your PUK that cannot be found to unlock the SIM card, it can be frustrating. But even if you can no longer find the sequence of numbers, [...]