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3. March 2020

SanDisk iXpand Go - USB stick with Lightning connector for iPhone and iPad

Since no SD card can be used for storage expansion in the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from Apple, you have to do something different. On the one hand, you can move your pictures and videos to the Mac via AirDrop, [...]
16. January 2020

Mac tip: Encrypt the USB stick or external hard drive and secure it with a password

If you want to encrypt a USB stick or an external hard drive on your Apple Mac, you don't need a special app. Only an operating system from macOS 10.13 High Sierra is required. With this, as well as with one or two conditions that are still met [...]
29. November 2019
Disk Drill Pro via SetApp for 10 EUR

Trick: Data recovery with Disk Drill Pro on the Mac for 10 euros instead of 100 euros

A few days ago my reader Bernd wrote me a message. Obviously something broke when writing to a USB memory stick and the USB stick was unfortunately no longer readable by the Mac. After some research, [...]
13. August 2017
Once all the plugs have been inserted, the small USB stick can be transported safely.

In the test: SanDisk Ultra 128 GB USB stick with USB-C and USB-A connector

After being the owner of the new MacBook Pro 2017 for a short time, the switch to USB-C compatible accessories is now of course on the agenda. Since I needed a USB stick again, I researched which USB 3 sticks [...]
9. May 2017
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WLAN USB stick: SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick

With a WiFi USB stick, you can drag photos, videos, music and more from your smartphone or tablet, i.e. from your iPhone or iPad, directly to the storage medium via WiFi. So you can buy adapters or special [...]
8. May 2017
Old smartphone data on a new memory stick

Convicted of old data on new USB sticks

If you buy a new USB stick, there may be leftover data on it that are illegal in an emergency. It may well be that someone has illegal material on his USB stick that he himself did not put on it [...]
10. January 2017

ELE Secret USB stick with fingerprint security at Amazon (Updated)

The ELE Secret is a USB 2.0 memory stick with a fingerprint sensor. With this flash memory you can not only back up your data and files up to a maximum of 64 GB of total storage, but also make them individually accessible. Just […]
28. October 2016
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RAVPower RP-IM005 DE charging cable and 64 GB USB stick with Lightning connector

The iPhone brings more and more internal storage with it, which is to be welcomed, since an expansion via an SD card is not made possible by Apple. However, if you are traveling with older or the cheaper new models, you can [...]
26. September 2016
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Bootable USB stick: Install macOS Sierra from the USB medium

I have already explained in detail how you can create a bootable USB stick for OS X; This article is about macOS Sierra on a USB stick. Given the [...]
18. August 2016
Create a bootable USB stick on the Mac: when deleting, please select OS X Extended as the format and GUID as the scheme

Make USB stick bootable: Create a bootable USB stick for Mac and PC

Making a USB stick bootable is not a sideline task; but it is doable. Booting the PC or Mac with a USB stick can also bring many advantages - because you have [...]