Sir Apfelot Blog

30. March 2018
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Reader's report: The Apple HomePod in a practical test - is it worth buying?

A reader recently wrote to me that he could write me a little review about the HomePod because he took one home from a trip to the USA. Of course, I am happy to receive this offer [...]
28. March 2018

Apple iPad 9.7 ″ 2018: model with pencil support presented

At a presentation in Chicago, Apple presented, among other things, a new iPad with a 9,7-inch display. The model is aimed both at regular consumers and specifically at educational institutions, teachers and trainers [...]
28. March 2018

Ctrl + Alt + Del on the Mac: How to get to the macOS "Task Manager"

If you are looking for the task manager on the Apple Mac under macOS, which you can find under Microsoft Windows using the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Del (Control, Alt, Remove), then you will definitely fail. Certainly somewhere a [...]
27. March 2018

How do I enter the backslash on the Mac?

If you have to use the backslash in word processing, when writing code, as a stylistic device or for any other purpose, then you will look in vain for the corresponding key on Apple products. The combination of backslash and Mac keyboard allows [...]
26. March 2018

That's why it's always 9:41 a.m. on Apple product photos

It is almost always 9:41 a.m., especially for official product images and photos from the Apple iPhone as well as for the iPad, iMac, MacBook and other products from Cupertino. The morning time, which is in the US format 9:41 AM [...]
26. March 2018

Blogger and data protection: EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in force from May 2018

The new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short, will come into force on May 25, 2018. It aims to improve data protection for EU citizens. Companies based here as well as companies with EU customers located elsewhere or their data must [...]
23. March 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 12 2018

It is the last working day of the week and therefore time for the Sir Apfelot newsreel, in which this time I present you Apple and technology news that I particularly like in calendar week 12 of 2018 [...]
23. March 2018

#deletefacebook and #deletewhatsapp - what do you think?

Scandals related to data misuse, as most recently allegedly operated by Cambridge Analytica, repeatedly lead to negative reports about Facebook. But also the question is WhatsApp illegal? recently caused data debates about the Facebook group, [...]
22. March 2018

Inateck Dual Hard Drive Dock: Copy PC and Mac hard drives without a computer

The dual hard drive dock from Inateck with the designation FD2102 can be used as a docking station for two 2,5 "or 3,5" memories as well as with SATA connection i, II or III. In addition to the connection via USB 3.0 to Apple [...]
21. March 2018

What does the abbreviation mAh mean?

When it comes to batteries, a power bank, the battery of an Apple iPhone or MacBook, DJI drones, cameras or other mobile devices and their power supply, the abbreviation mAh [...] is often used here in the blog and elsewhere.