Sir Apfelot Blog

19. September 2018

Instructions: End high CPU usage by the PTPCamera process

Recently my CleanMyMac X tried to forcibly kill a process called PTPCamera because it stopped responding. For this reason I made myself smart about the macOS process and saw that it has been running for some [...]
18. September 2018

GearBest Deal: Buy Ryze Tello drone (powered by DJI) cheaper

At GearBest you can currently get the Ryze Tello drone cheaper - in a deal with an EU plug and a battery for € 85,34. With the coupon code GB $ THRCDTE even for only € 76,72! Also provided with a discount [...]
18. September 2018

iOS 12 Manual - Manuals for iPhone and iPad

Anyone who installs the iOS 12 upgrade on the Apple iPhone, Apple iPad or Apple iPod Touch will be supplied with various innovations and additional features. Anyone who is completely new to the mobile operating system from Apple [...]
18. September 2018

macOS programs don't start at boot - Tip for login items

An error that I have encountered on Mac since macOS 10.13 High Sierra is the disappearance of login objects from the Apple computer's boot process. Every now and then it was simply forgotten to use apps like DropBox [...]
17. September 2018

Smart Koogeek socket strip with three Schuko sockets and USB ports

The Koogeek socket strip from the “Smart Plug” product series is not a new product, but has been sold out time and again since its market launch. At the moment, however, it looks as if the warehouse at Amazon and Co. [...]
17. September 2018

Mobile charging station for batteries of the DJI Mavic Air and Mavic Pro / Pro Platinum

By chance I noticed two charging stations for DJI drones on Amazon. Not only the very extensive battery for charging the Intelligent Flight Battery, controller, smartphone, tablet and other accessories, but also the [...]
14. September 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 37

It's Friday again and so it's time for the Sir Apfelot newsreel with Apple and tech news from the past few days. Today I would like to show you the messages that I received in calendar week 37 in 2018 [...]
14. September 2018

Comparison of the fitness trackers Fitbit Charge 3 and 2

The Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker will be launched in October 2018 - I have summarized below for you the advantages and improvements it offers compared to the Fitbit Charge 2. Should you [...]
13. September 2018

Now: Pre-order Aurora HDR 2019 for Mac and Windows

At Skylum Software (formerly MacPhun) you can now pre-order Aurora HDR 2019 for Mac and Windows. The tool for professional image and photo editing can also be used as a Photoshop plug-in and from the official start of sales [...]
13. September 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 specifications

At the Apple Special Event on September 12, 2018 (summary here), not only the new iPhone models, but also the new Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5 were presented. The Smartwatch will be available from this [...]