MacBook GoldA lot of MacBook user report a certain voltage phenomenon. The same happened to me with a MacBook 12” early 2016) and a MacBook Pro 13” (early 2020). Plugging in, it feels like current or voltage is going through your hand or fingers while touching the MacBook, especially left or right beside the Trackpad.  It feels like micro-vibrations. It is not a buzzing you hear, you feel it with you run your fingers through the metal case.

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miApple.me icon 2015_RGBSince today, I have been blogging for eight years and this is my 391th post on miapple.me -Tech.Blog! I published my first blog post “My First Apple Anniversary on January 21st, 2012!” on miapple.me on January 21st, 2012. Exactly eight years after I got addicted to the Apple world (my first Apple product was an iPhone 4), I can look back to a very exciting year 2019. After the increasing 1st year2nd year3rd year and 4th year, the 5th year, 6th year, 7th year7th year and, especially, the 8th year of miapple.me were four years of consolidation.

miApple.me icon 2015_RGBSince today, I have been blogging for seven years and this is my 390th post on miapple.me -Tech.Blog! I published my first blog post “My First Apple Anniversary on January 21st, 2012!” on miapple.me on January 21st, 2012. Exactly eight years after I got addicted to the Apple world (my first Apple product was an iPhone 4), I can look back to a very exciting year 2018. After the increasing 1st year2nd year3rd year and 4th year, the 5th year, 6th year and 7th of miapple.me were three years of consolidation. 😉 Less posts, more content. I will give you a summary about the last year in the following.

 

macOS Mojave Mail icon 300x300macOS Mail folders are often not sorted in alphabetical order by default, especially when new mailbox folders are added to an existing mailbox. Although the mailbox folders are in A to Z order at the mail web access, e.g. iCloud.com, they are not on your macOS Mail app. If you are unable to order alphabetically all mailbox folders on your Mac, you just need to delete the corresponding mailbox library. Not a single SSH shell command is necessary.

HomeBridge icon 246x246Setup Homebridge to start via systemd to automatically restart Homebridge after crashes. After successfully installing Homebridge on Raspberry Pi, it often happens that Homebridge stops running and you have to manually press plugin auto repair in the Homebridge app and reboot the Homebridge service. By Setting up Homebridge to start via systemd, there is no need of manually reboot Homebridge or make any plugin auto repair via the iOS Homebridge app. The systemd method is the preferred ones because it will restart if an error occurs.

Raspberry Pi-Logo_2581x2581Fix ‘WiFi country not set’ error on Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ by adding a country code to the wpa_supplicant.conf file.  Accessing your Raspberry Pi and setting the country code is essential for enabling WiFi on a Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ and for using the WiFi module to connect your Homebridge, openHAB or Home Assistant application to your local network. 

Here is the error message ‘WiFi country not set’:

Logitech Harmony Hub‘Starting channel not working’ is a common issue on Logitech Harmony Hub after setting up an activity with a device, especially your TV. You fix  ‘Starting channel not working’ by adding a delay of approx. 3-5 seconds to the starting sequence. This gives the Harmony Hub more time for the next task after powering the device on. 

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iOS 11 icon 1200x1200Convert HEIF / HEIC photos to JPG format on iOS by using PhotoSync app for converting and transferring complete Photos album folders to your Windows PC, Mac or cloud service. HEIF is a new image format which comes along with a new image container / extension called “HEIC”. Introduced with iOS 11, your iPhone 7 or later model takes pictures in the HEIC extension by default. HEIF photos are high-quality pictures with half the file size compared to other formats like JPG. The downsides of the HEIC container are incompatibilities, e.g. on Windows 10 you need a plugin or app for watching and editing HEIF photos.

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Windows 10 icon_800x800For viewing HEIF / HEIC images on Windows 10 you need a HEIF viewer application for resolving the .HEIC extension. Photos captured with an iPhone or iPad running on iOS 11 are saved in the HEIF format. The .HEIC extension format  cannot be opened and viewed on Windows 10. CopyTrans HEIC for Windows is a plugin which can view, open, print and convert HEIF files with the HEIC extension on Windows 10.
Yet, Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update, October 17, 2017, Redstone 3) does not support viewing HEIF and HEVC files:

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iCloud Photos icon 200x200Sync Android Photos to iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Stream by using an IFTTT applet to upload and automatically transfer camera photos taken on an Android device to an iOS device or a Mac. In addition, the Photosync app, available on iOS, macOS and Android, is a versatile tool to transfer and sync already taken photos in bulk or complete albums to iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Stream via iPhone or iPad.