Mac & i Extra 2021 is now also available in well-stocked newsagents – and of course still in Heise shop, optionally on paper (free of charge until 11.11.) or as PDF. It again contains 13 exciting workshops, written by professionals, understandable for laypeople. You can start right away.
Your own podcast and your own startup
For example, learn from podcaster and radio operator Larissa Vassilian how to start your own podcast, from searching for a name to hardware and recording tips to hosting and monitoring success.
Let the startup expert Manuel Hecker explain to you what is important when you want to start a company. He too starts with the idea, helps in the search for comrades-in-arms and an investor. He also gives tips on how to get the word out about your startup in order to grow economically.
Simply invest money and blog
Financial expert Ümit Mericler shows that it is very easy to get started on the stock market with equity funds. The timing is ideal: interest rates are low, prices are rising. If you have 25 euros a month to spare, you should set up a deposit with an ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) and minimize the risk.
Do you love your hobby and want to tell the world about it? Maybe on a blog? With WordPress, even beginners can set this up quickly, and yet there are a few things to keep in mind. Daniel Berger, WordPress expert and blog owner himself, tells you which one.
Taking photos and filming – for example with a drone
Do you like taking photos? Whether with the smartphone or the reflex camera – let Markus Linden help you creatively with format, light, perspective and motif, so that your pictures become significantly better.
Taking photos and filming with a drone has a very special appeal. YouTuber and multicopter specialist Tom David Frey describes what is important when buying a drone and how you can use it to capture brilliant scenes.
Even conventionally created videos often need that decisive kick that turns an amateur video into a professional film. The video professionals Philipp Mohaupt, Marius Di Noro and Joachim Sauer reveal how you can enchant your viewers with Adobe After Effects.
Arrange the digital estate
Of course, our workshops are not all funny, loud and colorful. The lawyer Brian Scheuch, for example, devotes himself to the last will. When someone dies these days, they not only leave material goods and bank accounts behind, but also password-protected devices and access to digital services such as Apple, Google or Dropbox. In some cases, the data and media even have considerable values. What you should know if you want to make provisions for your heirs – or inherit yourself.
3D CAD and scientific work
CAD programs do not have to be expensive: With the free FreeCAD, anyone can create parametric sketches that will later become 3D models. Using the example of a smartphone holder, Florian Stolz shows how, with a little training, you can design an object that can be printed out with a 3D printer.
When you have a scientific paper to write, it doesn’t always have to be Word. Mac owners like to use the free Pages because it is easy to use and has good layout features. It is now also well suited for bachelor or master theses because Apple has added the functions required for scientific papers, as Inge Schwabe shows. If you like, you can use the iPad or the browser version.
If you want to create a simple website, you don’t have to set up a complex CMS, handle databases or scripts, buy expensive software or hire professionals. Web designer Vladimir Simović shows that HTML and CSS files created in any editor are sufficient today to implement attractive websites. This has numerous advantages, such as increased security or lower requirements for the server and your technical know-how.
CD collection, bookkeeping, employee lists – all of this can apparently be managed with a spreadsheet without any problems. A relational database like the free SQLite and the SQL language do a lot better. Christian Kirsch shows step by step how you can use it to create and manage a database.
Mac & i extra Workshops 2021 can also be read in the browser as PDF or prepared for reading iPhone and iPad, Android devices and Kindle Fire) in the Mac & i apps. Subscribers already hold it in your hands, and Plus subscribers get the paper and the digital edition, which is enriched with bonus material, interactive reading mode and search function.