macOS: Video files in Quarantine

I am not sure when it exactly started. But some time after I upgraded to High Sierra, VLC started to display a “Verifying the file” prompt with a progress bar whenever I opened a MKV or MP4 file. It did it every time and for every file, which was very...

iMac on the Fritz

After six and a half years of heavy use, my main computer, a mid-2011 27″ iMac, is on the Fritz.It is currently unclear if it is the graphics card itself, some related hardware, or just a worn cable. Maybe I am gonna be surprised and it is something completely...

iPhone 8 Plus

When Apple first announced this year’s new phones, I immediately wanted to go for the iPhone X. I was instantly sold on the idea of having an almost bezel-free OLED display, combined with the latest technology and one of the best chipsets on the market. And wireless charging? Please...