Sir Apfelot Blog

22. January 2020

Attention, new PayPal phishing! (Short message)

Earlier this month I pointed out a phishing email sent on behalf of PayPal. In the corresponding post I also showed you how to expose the mail as a fraud and that [...]
21. January 2020
Plan your kitchen and order it online

My experience: Buy good solid wood kitchen furniture online

This post is a small mix of sponsoring and a real experience report. Sponsoring, since the links contained are affiliate links, but still a real experience report, since we ordered our entire kitchen from Baur and Neckermann, [...]
21. January 2020

Amazon voucher codes: AUKEY promotion until the end of January 2020

In preparation for the Chinese New Year, AUKEY has issued a few Amazon voucher codes so that you can secure various products for less. Saving is possible when buying dash cams, power banks, lamps, Bluetooth speakers, headphones and more. [...]
21. January 2020

ClearView App - This is behind "Clearview AI"

The so-called ClearView app is currently on everyone's lips. The end of anonymity due to excessive facial recognition - both online and offline - is reported, among other things through the revealing report of New York
20. January 2020

When does Apple WWDC 2020 take place?

In addition to an Apple event that may take place in March, fans, and especially developers, are looking forward to the World Wide Developers Conference. The Apple WWDC 2020 will certainly take place again in June and will provide new information on [...]
20. January 2020

Reader's question: Can it hurt if you charge the iPhone with the iPad power supply?

Can it hurt to charge the iPhone with the iPad power adapter? - I was asked this question the other day. And as you know from my previous blog posts, I like to experiment with chargers, power banks, charging cables and [...]
17. January 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 3, 2020

It's Friday again; it's time for the Sir Apfelot newsreel again! Today I'll show you the Apple and tech news that caught my eye in calendar week 3 of 2020 [...]
17. January 2020

Change YouTube speed: watch videos faster / slower

If you want to watch a YouTube video faster or slower, you don't need a browser plug-in or an alternative app. The video platform from Google itself offers possibilities to play a video faster as well as to slow it down. [...]
16. January 2020
Error message of the TinyPNG plugin under Photoshop

[Solved] Bug with TinyPNG-JPG Photoshop plugin and macOS Catalina

Almost all photos in my WordPress blog are exported from Photoshop via a special plug-in, which makes the graphics for the web particularly small. The plugin comes from the people who work under the domain [...]
16. January 2020
Insta360 One R photo

35 facts about the new Insta360 One R 360 degree camera

I own the Insta360 One X and have already made some 360-degree videos with it, none of which have made it onto YouTube yet, but have given me a bit of experience with the camera. [...]