Sir Apfelot Blog


21. March 2019

Small buying advice: which Apple iMac is right for me?

This week Apple introduced new iMac models in addition to new iPad models for 2019 and the AirPods 2. There is now even the option of using an Apple iMac Pro with 256 GB of RAM and 4 TB [...]
21. March 2019

New Amazon Kindle with display lighting from € 79,99

Not only Apple is introducing new products this week, but also Amazon. “The new Kindle, now with an integrated front light” has recently been available on the website of the online retailer. Currently you can only pre-order it, [...]
20. March 2019
The App Performance Class is irrelevant for use in photo or video cameras. However, if you want to use the microSD card in your smartphone to expand the internal memory, you should definitely buy an A2 card (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

What do the abbreviations A1 and A2 mean on SD cards?

If you look at the abbreviations that you find on an SD card or MicroSD card, you will notice that some models also contain the designations "A1" or "A2". What about [...]
20. March 2019

Apple AirPods 2 - More performance without the expected feature

This week is Apple Secret Product Week. After the new iPad models on Monday and the new iMac and iMac Pro models on Tuesday yesterday, the new AirPods were presented today. The Apple AirPods 2 for 2019 [...]
20. March 2019

Three steps backwards: what Apple is doing wrong with the new iPads

Apple recently released the new iPad Air 2019 and the new iPad mini 2019. New devices naturally put every fanboy and every fangirl into euphoria. But if you take a look at the aforementioned hardware newbies [...]
20. March 2019

Cursor Pro and Keystroke Pro - accessory apps for screen recording

There are many apps for screen recording on the Mac, and most of them also come with their own solutions for highlighting mouse pointers, clicks and keystrokes. But if this is not the case or you have the options [...]
19. March 2019

Apple iPad Air 2019 - Technical details, pictures and price

With the slogan “Not only pros need power”, Apple has released its new iPad Air. As the motto suggests, the Apple iPad Air 2019 has an A12 chip, which is from the last iPad [...]
19. March 2019

Apple iPad mini (5th generation, 2019) - Technical details, pictures and price

With the slogan “Made for big things”, Apple has released its new iPad mini with a 7,9 inch display. The Apple iPad mini 2019 is - just like the new iPad Air - with an A12 Bionic Chip [...]
18. March 2019

What is the difference between USB-C, USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3?

Often the three terms USB-C, USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 are mixed up or coincident, especially when looking for cables or Mac, iPad and iPhone accessories. They by no means mean the same thing, but give different [...]
18. March 2019

New trend: PopSockets® - pull-out, reusable smartphone holding aid

Under the names PopSockets® or PopSocket ™ there are holders, or better: holding aids, for smartphones and tablets to buy. Because where the trend 15 years ago led to ever smaller cell phone models, nowadays smartphones are becoming [...]