Sir Apfelot Blog

28. October 2014
iPhone 6 battery

How big is the battery of the Apple iPhone 6 or 6 plus?

A reader asked me how big the battery of the iPhone 6/6 plus is. Of course, this means the capacity in mAh. According to the craft professionals at iFixit, the "small" iPhone 6 has a battery with [...]
27. October 2014
BCST-10 barcode scanner from Inateck

USB and Bluetooth barcode scanners for Mac and iOS - my recommendation

The area of ​​application of the barcode scanner is very broad. From a technical point of view, the scanners can be used in any software that waits for keyboard input. The scanners are used in payment systems, warehouse software or in the domestic [...]
22. October 2014
QR code of apple oot

QR Code App: How can I create and scan QR Codes?

It's amazing how many places QR codes are now showing up. This is partly due to the fact that mobile devices such as smartphones are now able to read QR codes without special software. An acquaintance with a [...]
18. October 2014
OS X Yosemite screenshot

Mac OS 10.10 - my first impressions and known problems

Actually, after the iOS 8 debacle, which caused me some problems with my iTunes library, I always had to wait 1-2 weeks before installing major updates, what problems [...]
17. October 2014

Question: What software can I use to open RAR files / archives on a Mac?

Today the question to Sir Apfelot is from a reader who is still working on Mavericks and is looking for software with which he can open RAR archives under MAC OS X. Answer: There are some Mac apps [...]
17. October 2014
Sony BRAVIA KDL-60W855

The best 60-inch televisions at a glance - with and without 3D technology

One advantage of the iPad, for which I am very grateful to Steve, is that you can watch films in good quality on the go - assuming an iPad with Retina resolution. But also at home I tend to switch [...]
13. October 2014
M2E Power USB charger

Charge the battery through movement - new technology is just around the corner

“Never again an empty battery!”, That is certainly the wish of many smartphone users. Nowadays there is hardly anyone who is not equipped with a cell phone, tablet, MP3 player or navigation device. Often one hears for the reason [...]
10. October 2014
EXIF Wizard photo 1

Read EXIF ​​data from photos with an iPhone app - even for free!

When it comes to the subject of photo apps, everything usually revolves around the various types of processing. More sharpness, color, brightness, saturation and much more. But what about the photo metadata that is in the background [...]
7. October 2014
Wondershare SafeEraser

Before selling: erase iPad and iPhone - but do it right!

There have often been embarrassing moments when iPhone owners have sold their old device and the new owner then finds intimate photos, still receives messages from the previous owner via the messaging app or other [...]
6. October 2014
idx file

What is an .idx file and how can I open it?

Question: I found an .idx file in the directory of a domain when I accessed it via [FTP-> ftp-programs-mac]. My Mac tried to open the file with VLC, but it was missing. Which program should you use this [...]