Sir Apfelot Blog

19 JULY 2015

Netatmo Welcome Wifi camera with face recognition: The "smart home" starts at the front door

Video surveillance of the entrance area meets the increased security needs of many people very much, and is simply part of a "Smart Home". However, the Netatmo Welcome WLAN camera is only conditionally suitable for protecting against intruders. Who […]
16 JULY 2015
Dell C1760NW

Is the Dell C1760NW color laser printer compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

Question: Hello Sir Apfelot, I have come across this page several times while searching the net. Now my question: is the Dell C1760NW color laser printer compatible with the current OS X? Do you have any experience here? The […]
14 JULY 2015
Locafox iPhone app

The "Click & Collect" principle - a practical alternative for quick shopping?

Online shopping has become a matter of course for most of us, but the disadvantages are obvious: There are shipping costs, if the goods do not fit or you do not like the way to [...]
14 JULY 2015
Mark Schmidt via Flash on Twitter

Flash deals itself the fatal blow - Facebook and Mozilla are cracking down

I've been an active Flash refuser for a long time, because on the one hand the performance and on the other hand the security gaps take my nerves enormously. To be honest, I only noticed the missing Flash plug-in for the videos on Facebook, [...]
10 JULY 2015
Jawbone Up3 in silver

Which fitness bracelet is compatible with my iPhone?

You've probably read a lot about fitness bracelets, which are pretty much in vogue right now. This is because they not only motivate movement, for example by monitoring the achievement of certain goals (10.000 [...]
9 JULY 2015
2x 8 GB RAM from Crucial

Instructions with video: How to upgrade the RAM on the iMac 5K Retina yourself

Do you want to expand the RAM for your iMac cheaply? This is a good decision that you probably made at the checkout. Because more memory and more powerful components make a big difference in the Apple Store, [...]
8 JULY 2015
Samsung SE208GB RSWD

Readers question: CD / DVD reader for the MacBook Pro

Question: Hello Sir Apfelot, I come from an Apple family and plan to buy a laptop. I decided on the [Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch-> macbook-pro-retina] - which model has not yet been determined. [...]
7 JULY 2015
HTTP header output

Find out the HTTP header status using the Mac OS X Terminal

Today an article on a somewhat "technical" topic that certainly does not interest everyone: As part of my "real" work, I have to read the HTTP header every now and then that websites send when certain requests are made. So can […]