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30. December 2020
This is how you quickly empty the battery of an Apple Silicon MacBook Pro

The fastest way to discharge the battery of an Apple Silicon MacBook Pro

I didn't think I'd write an article about it one day, but now it has come to that. Apple seems to have solved the battery problem with laptops so well that I already [...]
11. November 2020
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Pro model to feature the Apple M1 chip.

Bought: MacBook Pro 13 inch with M1 silicon processor

My current MacBook Pro (15 inch) is a good 3 years old (from 2017). It's still enough for all of my work with apps like Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere, Final Cut, Garageband, Bear Editor, Blocs, KeepIt, [...]
12. May 2020
USB accessories require too much power and are deactivated

Mac problem: USB accessories with high power consumption will be disabled

A reader wrote to me this morning that his Mac threw the following message every time he plugged in the DVD player: USB accessories disabled. Disconnect high-power accessories to activate USB devices. Regardless of which port the device is connected to [...]
13th of June 2019

Voltcraft measuring device: reliably measure standby power consumption from 1,5 watts

Anyone who reads my test reports knows that I like to measure current and voltage or output power between technical devices and their power sources. With power banks, I do this with a small USB multimeter from PortaPow. With 230 volt consumers, I missed [...]
7. February 2019
How long hearing aid batteries last depends on three factors: battery capacity, daily usage time and power consumption of the hearing aid.

Reader's question: How long do hearing aid batteries last?

Yesterday I got a question from a reader who wanted to know whether it is "normal" for the hearing aid batteries to only last a week. However, this question is not so easy to answer [...]
13. January 2018

Nintendo charging cable with USB plug as an alternative for 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, DSi, DSi XL consoles

Unfortunately, there are a lot of cables going through the Wupper at the moment, because my two little cats seem to want to get rid of their milk teeth and gnaw on everything that is not in the trees with three. Among other things, [...]