Guide: Update HomeBridge plugins

If you previously have been installing HomeBridge (let’s say, on a Raspberry Pi), you know it’s a neat little piece of software. Thanks to HB, many non-smart or non-HomeKit enabled devices can be controlled via your iPhone or iPad using the Home app. A community of developers has created HomeBridge – HomeKit support for the Keep reading →


Create an Automatic Night Mode on your website

Thanks to a very simple piece of JavaScript code, you can change the (background) colour of your website to reflect the time of day. Your website visitors will see a different version of your website: a dark mode during evening/nights, and a white/bright mode during the day. Here are the steps to follow to have Keep reading →


Find out the current (mA) of USB external devices on Windows

Each USB device that you connect to your Windows computer, or even iPad, will consume power in order for it to function properly. Let’s say you connect a keyboard to your iPad via an OTG cable, this keyboard will draw some current from the iPad in order to function. To find out how much power Keep reading →


How to safely remove a USB flash drive from an iPad?

With iOS 13 (iPadOS), your iPad now supports external drive support. This means you can plug in an external drive on your iOS device (via a lightening to USB dongle) and start managing files that are on there: SD cards, thumb drives, … will all work. Managing the USB flash drive The default built-in app Keep reading →


External drive on iOS 13: This Accessory requires too much power

With the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 13, you can now easily connect external hard drives (e.g. USB thumbdrive, keyboard, mouse) and manage files directly from your iPad or iPhone. If you are using an adapter cable to connect a USB hard drive to your iOS device, you may be greeted with Keep reading →


Resolve WordPress error message: ‘PHP Update Required’

If you recently opened your WordPress dashboard, you may be seen an new banner that warns you about a required PHP update. The message says the following: WordPress has detected that your site is running on an outdated version of PHP.What is PHP and how does it affect my site?PHP is the programming language we Keep reading →


Here is how to prevent Outlook to sent winmail.dat attachments on iPhone

When sending e-mails from Outlook to iPhone, some of the receivers (who use iPhone) may complain to you that they receive a winmail.dat file they can’t open on their device. Or perhaps you’ve sent e-mails to yourself from an Outlook mail client, and wanted to open that e-mail on your iOS device and you saw Keep reading →


Linux SSH update issue: Errno 12 and Errno 256 error message

Today I tried to update my Linux operating system via SSH using the command sudo yum update (sudo apt-get update may be working too, depending on the Linux distrubtion). Most updates worked fine, except for one, where I received this error: [Errno 12] Timeout on (28, ‘Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec Keep reading →


Where to get a (free) S/SMIME e-mail certificate? 3 options

With a S/MIME certificate, you can both sign and encrypt your e-mails. Those e-mail certificates are often used by businesses in order to increase their e-mail privacy and trust. But an e-mail certificate for personal use can be very useful as well – and can come across very professional – and it can be free Keep reading →


Gmail on Apple iOS Mail app: Delete and Archive button

Managing a Gmail (or G Suite) e-mail account on an iOS device (such as an iPhone or an iPad) is often done by using the Gmail app from the App Store. However, you may not like the app, and you prefer the built-in Mail app that is by default installed on your device. Unfortunately, on Keep reading →


Old Android? Here are 5 things to do with your unused smartphone

Technology evolves fast, very fast. New hardware is often quite cheap and much faster than previous generations. Smartphones are no different: you can buy a new Android phone that is top notch for not a lot of money. Needless to say, you may have an old unused Android smartphone laying around and may be wondering: Keep reading →


How much energy does a Raspberry Pi use per year? Cost calculation

A Raspberry Pi can be used for various cool Raspberry projects. As such, it is likely that your Raspberry Pi will be powered on all the time: 24/7 and year round. So you may be wondering: what does it cost me to have my Raspberry Pi turned on for one year? What is its power Keep reading →


Old RaspBerry Pi? Here are the 5 best uses for your old Raspberry Pi computer

A Raspberry Pi is a very cool, tiny computer that has many use cases. If you have an old Raspberry Pi laying around, there are certainly very interesting and productive DIY projects you can create yourself (and learn as well by doing so). Of course, the older Raspberry Pi models are very powerful, so don’t Keep reading →


How to record your iPhone screen: without installing an app

The iPhone allows you to record your own screen. That’s very cool to record something you are doing and afterwards share it to someone else. It also a great way to make a tutorial which you can later share online, such as on YouTube. In order to start recording your iPhone screen, you will need Keep reading →


Apple Mail on iOS: How to remove all e-mails from an account?

iPhone, iPod and iPad users often use the built-in Apple Mail client to manage their inbox. Are you looking to delete all e-mails from your account via Apple Mail on your iDevice? There are a couple of ways to do this on your device. The ‘Move All Emails’ trick If you have been using iOS Keep reading →


Here is How to Clean Your Headphones the Proper Way

Headphones are great to escape the world around you and enjoy some really great music. Especially while commuting or when doing an activity (such as a workout, or studying), listening to music can either be extremely relaxing or motivating. So it’s only logical you want to take good care of your pair of cans. Cleaning Keep reading →


Howto Delete All Photos on your iPhone

Over the years, you have taken tons of photos with your iPhone. Every photo is saved locally on your iPhone and can be viewed via the built-in Photos app of the iPhone. And perhaps you want to delete all iPhone photos that you have ever taken on your smartphone. The trick to quickly erase all Keep reading →


Waarop je moet letten als je een nieuwe computer koopt

Er is heel wat keuze om uit te kiezen als je een nieuwe laptop of desktop computer wilt aankopen. Dus waarop moet je dan letten, als je een nieuw toestel wilt aanschaffen? Allereerst kan je natuurlijk afgaan op online reviews, maar je wilt natuurlijk ook zelf je huiswerk doen en goed op elk detail letten. Keep reading →


Comparison of free IMAP e-mail hosting providers

Even though the use of Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, … are all on the rise as communication channels, e-mail is still and will be an important aspect for people and businesses to communicate. In the past, I have used G Suite (back then: Google Apps) and Zoho, but these all became paid. So I was looking Keep reading →


Transfer video files from Windows computer to iPad without iTunes

In 2019, iTunes will no longer exist. If you using iTunes today to transfer movies from your Windows computer to your iPad, this means that you will have to come up with an alternative method to move those files over to your iOS device. Option 1: Sharing via Wi-Fi Since the launch of VLC for Keep reading →