Sir Apfelot Blog

31. December 2018
APFS is case sensitive

Reader's question: Mac startup disk with APFS / upper and lower case causes problems

Today I received an email from "Mischu", a reader who had a little "mishap" while installing his Mac. I've summarized the content here: I completely rebuilt my Mac today, [...]
29. December 2018
The Canon Selphy CP1300 photo printer

In the test: Canon Selphy CP 1300 WLAN - mobile photo printer for iPhone, iPad and Mac

In order to explain my purchase of the Canon Selphy CP1300 WLAN to you a bit, I have to go back a little: A good year ago I bought an HP color inkjet printer (HP Envy 5540) in order to [...]
28. December 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 52

Christmas is over and the new year 2019 is just around the corner. This also means, among other things, that it is time for the last Sir Apfelot newsreel in 2018. And in this I present you [...]
28. December 2018
35C3 logo

35C3: Refreshing Memories - The Hackerkongress lectures as stream and video archive

For many "digitally-oriented" people, the Christmas season has been associated with the hacker congress organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) for years. Today the event started in its 35th iteration (hence the abbreviation 35C3) and offers several [...]
28. December 2018

Skype Download for Mac (+ Windows + Linux)

Along with FaceTime, Duo and other video telephony solutions, Skype is one of the most popular apps of this type. Microsoft's communication software is also used in the professional sector, for job interviews, for support matters and many other things. Compared to the proprietary [...]
27. December 2018

Enter the English pound symbol on Mac and PC: Here's how!

Do you want to use the English pound £ as a symbol in word processing, spreadsheets, accounting or image processing in addition to euros, D-Mark DM and US-Dollar $? Then it is sure to be tedious to use the British pound symbol [...]
21. December 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 51

Welcome to the penultimate Sir Apfelot newsreel this year. This time I'll show you the Apple and tech news that caught my eye in calendar week 51 of 2018. Also there are [...]
21. December 2018

Parkopedia - Better parking in 75 countries

Parkopedia Parking is an app for iOS on the iPhone and iPad that not only has good and very good ratings from users, but also provides mapped over 60 million parking spaces in 75 countries. [...]
21. December 2018
The Optimage tool is a Mac app for image optimization and compression of image files.

Optimage - The Mac tool for compressing PNG and JPG images

Since I count down practically every photo in my blog, a long time ago I read through various tests on programs that specialize in compressing images for websites. I have been using TinyPNG so far [...]
20. December 2018

Warning against CCleaner - a cleaning program for Mac and Windows

Does CCleaner spy on its users and is dubious? After this article went online today, it only took me a few minutes to get several responses from readers advising me that one [...]