Sir Apfelot Blog

30th of June 2017
There are a number of unofficial Mac apps that display the timeline and can also be used to distribute likes, but there are none that are also able to post photos.

The official Instagram Mac app - doesn't exist, but a free solution with Safari!

With Sir Apfelot, I also try to provide social media with posts and use the Sendible web service, which costs a monthly fee, but offers a reasonably quick, semi-automated solution to [...]
30th of June 2017

Glympse App for iOS and Android: Share location across devices

With the Glympse app, you can share your GPS location from your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet and so on, regardless of device. The free app reports your location via SMS or email from [...]
30th of June 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017 - Deals on July 10th and 11th

Yesterday Amazon officially announced Prime Day 2017 and released a lot of information about it. In addition to savings offers for Prime members, this bargain day, which incidentally is supposed to last 30 hours, is sure to generate a lot of income for the mail order company. [...]
29th of June 2017

With apps against cell phone addiction - sounds illogical? But it works!

Taking action against cell phone addiction with an app or limiting the time on the smartphone with apps - that sounds absurd at first. However, for Apple iOS on iPhone and iPad as well as for Google Android smartphones [...]
29th of June 2017

SATA to USB adapter: Inexpensive alternative to external hard drive enclosures

If you want to connect a hard drive externally to your PC or Apple Mac, you can either use the hard drive case or SATA to USB adapter. I already introduced you to external hard drive enclosures at the beginning of the month. [...]
28th of June 2017
With the Mac app "Get Plain Text" you can convert formatted text into plain text "on the fly". Alternatively, you can only selectively convert the contents of the clipboard to plain text.

Get Plain Text: Copy & paste without formatting on the Mac

I don't know how long I've been making the detour via BBEdit when I copy text somewhere under macOS and then copy it to a website or editor without formatting. Anyway, I need it [...]
28th of June 2017

Google Wifi in Germany: Mesh network from the global player

With Google Wifi, the search engine giant wants to offer a system for a closer-meshed WiFi (mesh network) in houses and apartments. The smart repeaters, which are sold individually, in double and triple packs under the name Google Wifi, should [...]
28th of June 2017

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: retro console with 21 games

In June 2017, Nintendo presented the SNES Classic Mini, a new retro console for fans of pixelated games from the 90s. 21 games will be preinstalled on the Nintendo SNES Classic Mini - including [...]
27th of June 2017
A very nice idea is the small slot in the power bank, in which one of the two adapters can be accommodated. Unfortunately, you can't get the adapter out with your finger, but if you plug in the charging cable, you can pull it out.

Flat 3-in-1 power bank with Lightning, USB-C and Micro-USB plugs

It's not like I don't have enough power banks. I have a number of models flying around, but I was still missing one thing: a power bank that was as flat as possible, a Lightning, a USB-C and a micro-USB [...]
27th of June 2017

External 4-way USB 3 hard drive dock from Fantec for 3,5 inch hard drives

If you want to set up a RAID, NAS or a "JBOD" (explanation below!) On your Apple Mac or Windows PC, you not only need several hard drives, but also a hard drive housing. A fast hard drive dock for [...]