Restore SMS messages from Sony PC Companion

Prelude This is an addition to an article about restoring your contacts. The tutorial can be done on Windows, Mac or Linux and is totally free. In the end you will get an xml file, that you can put back on your phone. My program got downloaded over 30.000 times and I got a lot …

Extract data from Sony PC Companion backup

Introduction About one year ago I had the problem, that I could not restore my Sony PC Companion backup to my phone. Back then I was really frustrated, because I found no (free) solution to get to my phone book. After some research I found out, how the data is compressed, and I made a …

WhatsApp open source alternatives

On February 20th Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion (Read more). Even though they probably won’t change anything for the WhatsApp users, it is a good time to consider switching the messenger app. Why? Well, Facebook knows a lot about your private life and WhatsApp has a lot of data from your chats too. It is …

Elementary OS Review

Elementary OS is a Linux distro building up on Ubuntu 12.04. I’ve been using it as my main operating system on my laptop for one month now, so I’ve made some experiences with the System. To cut right to my conclusion, just jump to the bottom.


I was at Subotron Progames yesterday, and Mike Rose held a talk about how you get the press to talk about your games. What he essentially said was: “If you want to get noticed, be everywhere, share everything, create content, talk with the press, be different”.