Mac accessories

April 5, 2021

Mac instructions: Remove duplicate entries in the "Open with" menu

After the topic came up in the Sir Apfelot forum, we want to show you here in the blog how you can remove duplicate entries from the "Open with" menu under macOS. Unfortunately, that doesn't work right away by [...]
31. March 2021
Recover iCloud data

How can I restore iCloud?

Most Mac or iPhone users feel safe when using iCloud, thinking that this data cannot go away. In practice, however, this sometimes happens and then the horror [...]
25. March 2021
Sonnet Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock in the test

Review: Sonnet Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

The manufacturer Sonnet kindly provided me with the Thunderbolt 3 docking station Sonnet Echo 11 for a test. This is a good test object for me insofar as I am the classic user for a docking station [...]
20. March 2021
Can you talk to Siri?

Can i talk to Siri? And how do I activate Siri?

Of course you can talk to Siri, at least by giving her orders or asking her about certain things. However, anyone who hopes to have a longer conversation with Siri will likely be disappointed. Mostly […]
19. March 2021

Instructions: Use the iMac as a Windows PC monitor

If you want to use an Apple iMac as a PC monitor, you can find step-by-step instructions here. Because some iMac models you can use the so-called target display mode as a "target display", i.e. as a target display for an external [...]
16. March 2021

Profile iMovie_27_Sep - What is it and can I delete it?

If you look in the system settings on your Apple Mac with the current operating system (Catalina, Big Sur, etc.), you might notice the (new) item “Profiles”. If you click on it, you might even find a profile [...]
11. March 2021
macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 update

macOS Big Sur Update 11.2.3 available - the most important things in a nutshell

With a size of 3,4 GB, Apple made the next update available for the Mac less than two weeks after the update from macOS 11.2.2. The reason why this happens so quickly is [...]
11. March 2021

EtreCheck - Mac error diagnosis with comprehensive checking

If you have problems with your Apple Mac, you can get an overview of possible problems in various ways. In addition to the diagnostic tool from Apple, there is another potent and especially useful for beginners, EtreCheck [...]
9. March 2021
The "Error while installing" error after booting indicates malware on the Mac.

Mac error message: Error while installing - Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)

My reader Uwe wrote to me a few days ago that he kept getting the following error message after booting up on his 2008 Mac Pro with OS X El Capitan: Error while installing Expecting value: line 1 column […]
9. March 2021

Mac Instructions: Disable Tab Preview in Safari

If you have several tabs open in a current version of the Apple web browser Safari on the Mac, the respective website is displayed as a small preview when you hover over a tab with the mouse cursor. Maybe that annoys you or [...]