Debloat & uninstall system apps on Xiaomi MI 11 (Lite/Ultra) without root

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is an awesome phone. However, it comes with bloatware which can’t always be removed by default. So to protect my privacy, save space, optimize battery life and improve the user experience… I found an easy way to remove said apps without resorting to advanced features like root or unlocking the bootloader. …

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Reduce apps & services on startup to speed up your PC with ‘Autoruns’

Autoruns is a tiny portable app by SysInternals for all versions of Windows. It is an essential free tool that lists everything that happens during a fresh boot of Windows. And it allows you to enable/disable items with the tick of a box. Download Autoruns here. Thorough optimization of the boot process is delicate, but …

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Extract subtitles from .MKV files to .SRT – The FREE & EASY way

Many video players don’t support embedded subtitles in MKV files. Few people know it’s quite easy to extract one or many subtitles as .SRT files. The search for this solution gave me quite a headache, so I’m happy to share it with you. The right combination of MKV TOOLNIX + gMKVExtractGUI, both free tools, works …

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Blokada improves security, privacy, battery life, speed, saves mobile data AND blocks almost every ad on your Android device

Blokada is a free standalone APK which can easily alter the hostfile and DNS of your Android phones or tablets. It is -in my humble opinion- an absolute must-have on every android phone or tablet. You can download it here and simply install the Blokada.APK file. By changing your DNS to e.g. Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 and …

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10 Reasons Bitcoin is getting more valuable every day (Hint: price has nothing to do with it)

Even though miners are rewarded with fresh Bitcoin on a regular basis, there is a hard-capped total supply of just 21.000.000. It’s important to know that Today we’re at around 18.6 million mined Bitcoin Through mining, the supply keeps increasing, but at a rate less than 2% per year (like gold) But this increase halves …

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Play your iTunes (smart) playlists on Android and/or DLNA network devices

All my ratings and (smart) playlists are configured to perfection in its library and the files are all stored on my Synology NAS. I like iTunes, but it hasn’t been easy combining it with Android and streaming the library all around the house via UPnP DLNA devices (like LG WebOS, a Telenet Digicorder, and the …

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