A Chinese man sits at the bar in a crowded cafe, One moment a Vietnamese man comes in and shouts out loud: “Waiter, every one a drink on me, except that Chinese!” The Chinese man laughs and he thanks the man generous. The Vietnamese man explodes in anger and asks the waiter: “Why does the Chinese thank me? I didn’t offer him a free drink” “That’s the boss”, answers the waiter.

Are Anker’s PowerCores the best power banks you can buy? To be honest. I have now serious doubts about the quality of Anker power banks in Asia. I bought an ANKER PowerCore 10400mAh Power Bank two years ago from the official dealer in Vietnam. But in the second year, it started to show big problems. So I decided to tear the PowerCore down to have a look inside. It was not what I was expecting.   My iPhone 7 is an energy-hungry monster. It demands to be charged two or three times a day. On my trips, I want a reliable power bank for the consumption needs of my iPhone. I read many times on the internet that Anker makes the best power[…]

You read it correctly. I think find-my-iPhone is a useless product. Every day I read on Facebook that someone’s phone is snatched on the street. Seldom I read a success story that someone could recover its phone. But mostly it ends in a bitter story. The phone disappears off the face of the earth. I was one of the commenters who will mention using find-my-iPhone if an Apple product was stolen. But slowly I realize it’s a silly recommendation. What is “find my iPhone?” It’s that function built in every Apple’s computer, tablet, and mobile phone. Its name reveals what it does. It helps you to locate your device. In the past, it has helped me many times. I could[…]

The internet is full of blog posts and videos about doing a visa-run. So why I’m also writing one? Because people keep asking on Facebook how to do a visa-run. Companies advertise to offer a fully serviced trip to the border for 30 dollars. I only spend 5 dollars on my visa-runs. In the last years, I have done visa-runs to Cambodia, Laos, Europe, and Taiwan. The organized visa-runs are on a fixed day in the week. Mostly on a Saturday. What if my visa expires on Friday? Then I’m one day too late to renew it. What if I go on an organized visa-run and they cancel it because there were not enough applicants? So always prepare yourself that[…]

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My wishes for Apple OSX 10.15 and the problems I have with OSX 10.14 Since the spring of 2016, I’m using an Apple computer as my daily driver. Before that, I have worked for years with MS-DOS and Windows Computers. I still use Windows. But for continuity OSX is a much better system. I like the clear barrier between what is system and what is your data. The idea that Apple’s security is better is also a big factor. It’s harder to infect an OSX system than a windows system. I have to admit that the improvements that Apple is making to OSX lately are minimum. But for me, that doesn’t feel like a big problem. A car with four[…]