MacBook Pro 2021: full brightness with "Vivid

The 2021 generation of the MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ can reach a maximum brightness of 1,600 nits selectively and 1,000 nits over the entire surface - at least for HDR content. In regular use, the brightness is limited to 500 nits. "Vivid" is a small app that enables HDR brightness permanently in other applications as well. Thereby, ...

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DisplayCAL with Apple M1 and external monitor

If you want to calibrate an external monitor on a Mac with Apple M1 (Pro & Max are also affected) using DisplayCAL and a colorimeter like a datacolor Spyder 5, you will soon face the problem that DisplayCAL does not recognize the external display. The solution is simple. DisplayCal uses the Argyll Color Management System, short ArgyllCMS. Included is ...

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Google G Suite becomes chargeable: what are alternatives?

For many years, you could use G Suite with your own domain free of charge - this will end in the summer of 2022, and subscriptions that have been running up to now will have to be converted or can no longer be used. At some point, the data will also be lost if you don't react to it. The advantage of G Suite was that you could use your own domain...

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MagentaEINS Plus: Roaming in country group 3 or why Unlimited is not a fully-fledged alternative

"Welcome to the United Arab Emirates. In price group 3, you can use 1 GB data volume with max. 256 KBit/s in download and upload for the mobile Internet with the MagentaEINS Plus SIM card and Community Card incl. Community advantage at no additional cost [...]" - this message on the smartphone made me realize once again ...

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Email archiving under macOS with Mailbackup X

Unlike for Windows with Mailstore, there is no corresponding free solution for macOS (or I have not found it despite longer research) - Mailbackup X is a paid alternative. The functionality is similar - first the respective accounts have to be created, then there are still settings how often and where the ...

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Host WordPress blog at home in 3 steps

If you run a small private blog like this one and have a fast enough internet connection (especially the upload is important), you can consider hosting it directly at home. There are some advantages to this, but there are also new challenges. Here I explain the steps that are necessary to get 100 - 200 visitors on ...

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AVM brings Fritz!OS 7.25 for Fritzboxes

Especially important in the home office: functioning Internet. AVM has now released Fritz!OS 7.25, a new version after 7.21. Among other things, this should make the connection more stable, which seems to be the case after a first test run: the rate of "corrected DTU" is significantly better than before. The complete changelog: Right of way in the home office - ...

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Lenovo Yoga 7i Slim Carbon: Ultrabook in a hands-on test

There are many 13.3" notebooks, but in the weight category of ultra-light models under one kilogram, the selection becomes smaller: if there are currently just over 1,900 variants to choose from in the sizes up to 14.1", the variety drops to 70 models if you set the filter to a weight of up to 1 KG. As the name suggests, the ...

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TrueNAS: Easily set up ZFS replication over Wireguard VPN

Wireguard has also found its way into TrueNAS (previously FreeNAS) via FreeBSD. Although there is no interface to configure it directly, a suitable configuration file can be loaded via a post-init script and then also establishes the connection. The advantage over the previous solution: no virtual machine is needed, which in turn has its own updates...

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