Sir Apfelot Blog

15 JULY 2019

Bluetooth aptX, aptX HD, aptX LL and LDAC - what do these abbreviations mean?

If you want to buy Bluetooth headphones or speakers, you stumble across cryptic abbreviations here and there. The abbreviations aptX, aptX HD, aptX LL and LDAC are intended to provide information on the sound quality. But who knows [...]
15 JULY 2019

Amazon Prime Day - Save and support Sir Apfelot

Every year Amazon organizes a savings campaign for members of its subscription program as part of its “Prime Day”. So if you are a Prime customer, you can take advantage of discounts from various manufacturers, dealers and the platform yourself. From electronics articles [...]
13 JULY 2019
I think the look of the Wakey is successful. Some people are bothered by the fact that the time is not centered in the European format (without AM and PM) when it is displayed. I didn't even notice this.

In the test: Soundcore Wakey from Anker - a radio alarm clock rethought

A few days ago I got the Anker Soundcore Wakey, which has only recently been available on the German market. In principle, it is a radio alarm clock, which, however, uses the clock radio concept on
12 JULY 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 28 2019

Another week has passed and it's time for a Sir Apfelot newsreel again. This time I've worked up the Apple and tech news for you that I received in calendar week 28 [...]
12 JULY 2019

Why captchas have become so damn heavy ...

A “CAPTCHA” is a Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, a completely automatic, public Turing test to differentiate between computers and humans. From the simple "I am not a [...]
11 JULY 2019

Charge iPhone 5, 6 and 7 wirelessly - Qi upgrade without modification

Since the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, it is possible to charge the Apple smartphone wirelessly, simply using a Qi charger for inductive power transmission. But can you also charge an old iPhone wirelessly? And how do you prepare [...]
11 JULY 2019

Nintendo Switch Lite - is it worth buying the budget model?

After some rumors in the last few weeks and months, Nintendo has now confirmed this to be the truth: there will be a budget version of the "Switch" launched in 2019 in 2017. The Nintendo Switch Lite [...]
10 JULY 2019

Apple stamps MacBook, revised Air and Pro models

Apple keeps you informed about updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. There are also back-to-school offers for students. The innovations are not bad to read, but a small detail about the product range is deliberately kept secret: the MacBook [...]
10 JULY 2019

Good USB-C monitors for Mac and MacBook

The Thunderbolt 3 connection is becoming an increasingly important ultimate solution on Apple computers and, in addition to USB-A connections, also replaces DisplayPort, HDMI and even the power supply connection for the power supply (on MacBook models). So that when connecting a Mac [...]
10 JULY 2019

Dr. Mario World - New edition of the Nintendo classic for iOS and Android

As of today, Nintendo fans and those who want to become one can watch the classic “Dr. Mario ”as a remake on your mobile device. In Dr. Mario World, the app for iOS and Android, which is based on the [...]