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31. January 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 5, 2020

It's the end of January and it's actually time for the fifth Sir Apfelot newsreel in 2020. Today, Friday, I'm going to show you the Apple and tech news that I received in calendar week 5 […]
31. January 2020

Clever refueling - still the best refueling app?

There are now various fuel apps for the iOS operating system on the iPhone, iPadOS on the iPad and also for the Apple Watch with watchOS with a fuel price comparison, favorites list, map with petrol station display and more. Right at the forefront [...]
30. January 2020
updown website monitoring tool

updown.io: Website uptime monitoring at an affordable price

A few months ago I was looking for a monitoring service to protect my Sir Apfelot blog against failure or to at least receive brief information if my blog is down. Some […]
30. January 2020

The alternative to iCloud backups: store encrypted backups locally

If you want to create an iPhone or iPad backup, you don't necessarily have to save it in iCloud. You also have the option of making the data backup locally. With the iMazing app, this is even possible wirelessly. [...]
29. January 2020

Setting up the iMac correctly - or: ergonomics in the workplace

What's the best way to put an iMac on your desk? Which keyboard and which mouse are recommended? And how are they to be used? In short: How can you set up your (private) desk ergonomically so that the [...]
29. January 2020
macOS 10.15.3 update for Catalina

macOS Catalina Update 10.15.3 available - installation recommended and completed successfully!

I usually don't write a separate blog article for every little macOS update. But since there are still many problem reports from readers who have massive problems with macOS Catalina (see here in Catalina Problems & Solutions [...]
28. January 2020
Test of the InLine 4in1 Bluetooth Aluminum Keyboard

In the test: InLine 4in1 Bluetooth keyboard for Mac, iPhone and iPad

The manufacturer InLine kindly sent me their new 4-in-1 Bluetooth keyboard so that I can write a short review about it. The "short" somehow didn't work, but I hope you won't be bored with my [...]
28. January 2020
Embed YouTube videos in Wordpress without cookies

Integrate YouTube into WordPress without cookies in accordance with GDPR

Although I produce very little for YouTube myself, I find other people's videos very helpful. Even with Mac or iPhone problems, a video is sometimes more descriptive than writing a lot of words. This shows […]
28. January 2020

Sensei - functions of many Mac tools in one app

The Sensei app for Mac models from macOS 10.15 Catalina is a comprehensive tool to oversee the hardware of the Apple computer, improve the performance, manage the hard drive and the like. DriveDx, CleanMyMac X, DaisyDisk [...]
28. January 2020

WSV extended: Mac models up to € 300 cheaper at MacTrade

The current winter sales promotion is being extended at the authorized Apple dealer MacTrade. As already in November last year (reported here) there is a discount of up to 300 euros on various Mac models. From the iMac to the MacBook Air 2019 [...]