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It’s not too late to buy AppleCare

I bought my tbMBP almost a year ago and always regretted that I did not purchase AppleCare with it. I thought it had to be purchased in the first 30 days. Especially when my space bar started giving me problems and I had to get the entire topcase replaced (I heard it’s a €700 replacement).…

Stop ads from entering your home

I don’t like ads and I feel no shame in admitting I use a combination of ad-blockers (uBlock) and ‘do-not-track-me’-plugins (Ghostery & Blur) in Safari. Come on, be honest; who isn’t… On the other side: sites I like get whitelisted. Easy. However with all these different devices in your household it gets a bit confusing and cumbersome…

One week with the new MacBook Pro (Touch Bar)

  The new MacBook Pro; we waited a long time for it. It was long overdue and some people were even predicting it would not be until Spring 2017 for the new Mac to arrive. Others were already looking for alternatives like the Dell XPS or Microsoft Surface. I picked mine up on December 31st.…

How to backup your most important data

Before the backup There aren’t many things that have kept me up at night. But the thought that I could lose all of my photos sure did. There was a time where I did not backup anything except for a small 200GB external drive. I even remember a time where that same drive started making…

Play classic games on your Raspberry Pi

RetroPie will be the next project I am just starting to explore all the vast capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 3. And so far I have been able to install & run several services like Domoticz, Homebridge, Owncloud, Alexa/Amazon Voice Service etc on it. The next project I’ll try out will be RetroPie. There are so…

What is this Pi-thing?

What is the Raspberry Pi? Don’t get fooled by the size of this micro computer. It’s as small as a credit card and comes in at only €40 (Raspberry Pi 3) but it’s powerful enough to output full HD video and can handle a myriad of other tasks you wouldn’t have thought were possible. It comes without…