Sir Apfelot Blog

25th of June 2014
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Lyrics from The Big Bang Theory Intro in German

I have to admit, I'm a late bloomer in the series "[The Big Bang Theory-> the-big-bang-theory-dvd-box]". The American sitcom has been around since 2007 and only now have I started with the first [...]
24th of June 2014
Faxer Mac app

Send faxes directly from Mac OS X via the Fritz! Box - Faxer makes it (im) possible

If you are wondering why the headline says "impossible", you should definitely read the paragraph "No support from faxers" below! But here to the original article ... Windows PC owners can send faxes directly [...]
23th of June 2014
Diablo 3 on the Mac

Diablo 3 Mac demo download - where can I get it?

After my post yesterday I asked where you can find the free demo version of Diablo 3 for the Mac. On the Internet it was not offered under the usual term "demo" but Blizzard [...]
23th of June 2014
John the Ripper

Forgot your password from a Time Machine backup?

A few days ago I received an inquiry from a reader whose MacBook has unfortunately "given up the ghost". So far so bad. Unfortunately, the backups that he made on an external hard drive were saved with [...]
22th of June 2014
Diablo 3 on the Mac

Diablo 3 on the Mac - is it worth buying a second-hand?

I have to admit, I was a real fan of the first and second versions of Diablo. I played both on the Mac and since I don't want a Windows PC, I also played on the third [...]
20th of June 2014
Apple iWatch Reloaded

iWatch release date: The release date of the Apple Smartwatch is out

Sooner or later everything leaks ... including the release date of the Apple iWatch, which has not yet been officially confirmed. The fact that Apple is working on a smartwatch is unlikely to be in question, but the boss Tim Cook has [...]
20th of June 2014
XBox 360 controller control panel

Can you install an XBox controller on a Mac?

Question: I would like to play the new Tomb Raider on my Mac, but I find the controls with a gamepad much better than with a mouse and keyboard. Since I still have an XBox 360 game controller, [...]
14th of June 2014
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Add multiple new rows or columns to Apple Numbers

Question: I like to use Apple's [Numbers-> apple-numbers] as a replacement for [Excel-> excel]. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to add more than one new row or column in a table yet. In Excel [...]
11th of June 2014
Amazon Partnerset create links with the Amazon partner net tool

The affiliate links that are created via the Amazon partner network are often quite long and unwieldy. For example, if you want to write a product recommendation by email or Twitter, the number of characters in the [...]
4th of June 2014
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Which charging cable fits the Kindle Paperwhite 3G?

Question: Hello, Sir Apfelot! I'm considering buying a used Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Unfortunately, the seller no longer has the charging cable or does not want to ship it. For this reason I would have to [...]