Sir Apfelot Blog

30. August 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 35 2019

It is the last Friday in August, the Apple Special Event with new iPhones and operating systems is getting closer - and before that, there are state elections in Brandenburg and Saxony on this Sunday. But that's what this is about [...]
30. August 2019

Enter Unicode characters on macOS

Under Microsoft Windows, Unicode characters can simply be entered using Alt + character combination, under Apple macOS this is more difficult. If you want to activate the Unicode Hex input on the Mac, then you've come to the right place. In the following you will find a [...]
29. August 2019

Gallium Nitride Power Supplies - What is GaN and why are chargers so good at it?

Chargers with gallium nitride (GaN) are now offered by various manufacturers. The silicon alternative used in these power supplies and their chips has several advantages. For example, the loaders are more space-saving and lighter; by a […]
29. August 2019

Antivirus Reviewed - Intego Mac Internet Security X9 (Sponsor)

Intego Mac Internet Security X9 software contains two components: VirusBarrier and NetBarrier. Together, they are designed to protect against viruses and malware on the Apple computer. I have given you information on installation, use, advantages and more [...]
28. August 2019

AI Structure - Luminar 4 with a smart structure tool

Skylum Luminar 4, which will be available soon, gets a new, smart tool for structure improvement. Because a wide variety of objects and structures can be found in a photo: buildings and urban areas, forests and [...]
27. August 2019

Anker PowerPort Atom III - GaN charger with 60W and USB-C PD

With the PowerPort Atom III, the technology manufacturer Anker has presented a new GaN charger with USB-C connection and Power Delivery (PD). GaN (gallium nitride) is used in the charger, which has an output of up to 60 watts, which [...]
27. August 2019
Folx Download Manager for Mac

Folx: The free download manager for the Mac

I usually don't have any need for download managers on my Mac. Whenever I download software, the download is usually done quickly. The number of my downloads is also not so high, [...]
26. August 2019
Double hyphen on macOS

Reader's question: Enter the double hyphen ⸗ on the Mac

A reader wrote to me today because he was looking for a special sign that was handwritten on his birth certificate to separate his double first name. He described it as "weird [...]
26. August 2019

AUKEY discount campaign until August 31, 2019 (short message)

AUKEY has once again started a discount campaign on Amazon with various electronics as well as Mac accessories and gadgets. Until August 31, 2019 you can obtain a discount using the appropriate voucher codes. For which product which coupon [...]