Sir Apfelot Blog

22 JULY 2019

[Solved] Which USB-C multiport chargers are available in stores?

USB-C as a charging port on a wide variety of devices is on the rise. And because Apple has switched to USB Type C and Thunderbolt 3 on MacBook, iPad and iPhone, there is always a [...]
19 JULY 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 29 2019

It's the last working day of the week, so it's time again for the Sir Apfelot newsreel. Today there is the Apple and Tech-News for you, which I especially liked in the calendar week 29 of the year 2019 [...]
19 JULY 2019

FaceApp - or: Who reads the fine print?

It is currently the “top app” with the most global downloads in both the Apple App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android: FaceApp - AI Face Editor. Regardless of whether they are influencers who have [...]
18 JULY 2019

Generate random number with Excel and Numbers

Generate a random number in Microsoft Excel or output a random value in Apple Numbers; it's not difficult at all. With the right combination of function, formula and syntax, both spreadsheet apps give a random number with [...]
18 JULY 2019

DJI Ronin-SC - 3-axis gimbal for mirrorless system cameras

The new DJI Ronin-SC 3-axis gimbal is intended for professionals in dealing with mirrorless digital and system cameras as well as for those who want to become one. It combines a lightweight construction with high functionality and extensive connectivity. The DJI [...]
17 JULY 2019
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MacUpdater: Centrally search for and install updates for programs on the Mac

My reader Dirk recently drew my attention to the "MacUpdater" app because he is very enthusiastic about the software. When I agreed to test the app and write a report about it [...]
17 JULY 2019

Amazon Price Tracking: and

What does Amazon have to do with camels? Well, if you take the CamelCamelCamel website into consideration, then quite a lot. On you can track Amazon product prices, register for a reminder of bargains and still [...]
17 JULY 2019

Mac Instructions: Remove Extended File Attributes in Finder and Terminal

Extended file attributes such as a quarantine status assigned by macOS or meta data can be a problem on the Mac. I only stumbled upon this recently in my MacUpdater test. When using the software, the [...]
16 JULY 2019

"Prime Week" offers from AUKEY

Also this July there will be the normal bargain madness at “Amazon Prime Day”. Yesterday, at the start of the two-day shopping spectacle, I already showed you how you can shop for less while doing something good
16 JULY 2019

"Prime Week" offers from EasyAcc

Today the Amazon Prime Day goes into the second round; but some retailers, manufacturers, and vendors have deals ready for the rest of the week. After I told you yesterday in the article Amazon Prime Day - [...]