Sir Apfelot Blog

28. October 2018
Photo of the Artwizz Powerplug USB-C power supply pack

In the test: Artwizz PowerPlug USB-C power supply with 24 W power

I don't know about you, but I'm always on the lookout with several iPads, a MacBook, a MacBook Pro and various iPhone models in the household - which of course not only belong to me [...]
26. October 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 43

And already it's Friday again, this time the last in 2018 with daylight saving time! Don't forget to change the clock on the weekend; maybe from the living room to the kitchen. But before that, as usual, there is the good old [...]
26. October 2018

There's more in the making - Apple Special Event on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

With a total of 370 different stylized apple logos, Apple has invited to a new “Special Event” at which new Mac and iPad models and maybe even a Mac Mini 2018 could be presented. On the […]
25. October 2018

Flameless LED tea lights with timer function for autumn and winter

It's getting really autumn; outside it's getting colder, grayer and windier. You want to wrap yourself up in a blanket on the couch at home or lie in the hot tub. And what […]
25. October 2018

Apple iCloud, FaceTime or iMessage down or malfunctioning? Check it out here!

Has the iCloud failed? Why is Apple TV not working? Is the App Store down? These and similar questions can be asked if one of the Cupertino services is not working properly. Maybe it works for you [...]
24. October 2018
Mail Archiver X in the test

Mail Archiver X: Backups of IMAP mailboxes with or without an e-mail program

Mail Archiver X software is backup software for email accounts. The macOS app is developed by Beatrix Willius (Moth Software). A few weeks ago she kindly provided me with a free license so that I could use the [...]
24. October 2018

[Solved] Mac, iPhone & iPad: Double hyphen is replaced with long em dash

The problem that a double hyphen (- -) is replaced by a dash or em dash (-) is known to everyone who uses double "minus signs" - whether intentionally or accidentally. But how can this [...]
24. October 2018

Test: TaoTronics TT-BH047 over-ear headphones with active noise canceling

The manufacturer TaoTronics kindly offers me headphones from time to time for test and experience reports. In addition to in-ear headphones, there are also over-ear models such as the TaoTronics TT-BH047 with Active Noise Canceling (ANC). I now have this [...]
23. October 2018

Test: Meizu EP52 Lite Bluetooth sports headphones

I introduced the Meizu EP52 Lite sports headphones to you shortly after their release in this article. I had the IPX5 waterproof Bluetooth 4.2 headphones with in-ear design and up to 8 hours of battery life [...]
23. October 2018

YouTube: What is the difference between “Public”, “Not Listed” and “Private”?

If you don't know him yet, I would like to introduce you to the Sir Apfelot YouTube channel with this advice post. I recently wanted to upload a video with this for a customer and am in the upload dialog at [...]