Sir Apfelot Blog

29. February 2020
Mac: Annotation directly in the Quick Look preview

Mac Tip: Annotate screenshots right in Quick Look

The so-called annotation of screenshots - adding text, arrows or red boxes to screenshots - is part of my everyday life. Either when I write a post in which I use the screenshots [...]
29. February 2020
Maintenance-free, batteryless boosters for the car battery

Battery-free jump start with SuperCap capacitors

The topic of jump-start assistance for cars and motorcycles has been on my mind for some time now and I keep coming across new aspects. The trigger was my own positive experience, which I wrote about in my article "Powerbank Startup Help in [...]
28. February 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 9, 2020

Two months are almost over and it's Friday again. That means that you will get a Sir Apfelot newsreel again today. There you will find the Apple and tech news that I received in [...]
28. February 2020

USB-C to HDMI: 4K @ 60Hz adapter from Anker ensures a high refresh rate

If you are looking for an adapter for USB-C to HDMI, for example to control the image output via the Thunderbolt 3 port of the Apple MacBook (Pro / Air), you will find a large selection. Whether USB-C hub, cable [...]
27. February 2020

Combin Scheduler - Schedule and publish Instagram posts on your desktop

Via the Instagram app from Facebook you can publish pictures, post stories and convey the appropriate information in text form. Many functions are only available on the smartphone in the apps for iOS and Android; [...]
27. February 2020
Switch off Spaces on the Mac - this is how it works!

Reader question: Deactivate the Spaces function under macOS

Today my reader Dominic wrote to me because he has a special problem with the "Spaces" function, which annoys him particularly under macOS Catalina. Here is his email: Hello, is it possible to use the "Spaces" function (desks) [...]
27. February 2020

Mac startup sound: Activate Startup Chime via the terminal

A simple Terminal command brings back the classic startup sound of the Apple Mac. It is still present in many Macs, MacBooks and Co. that are currently still in use, but Apple has it with the MacBook Pro models from [...]
25. February 2020

AUKEY chargers and USB-C hubs cheaper with these discount codes!

An AUKEY campaign came to an end yesterday, during which cameras, car accessories and a lamp were sold for less. But today it goes straight on. Here you will find the new AUKEY discount offers. This time [...]
25. February 2020

Zamzar: file conversion with the free online service

Converting files and converting them from one format to another is necessary in various areas. Sometimes you want to convert a docx document into an odt, sometimes a song in FLAC format into an MP3. Also pictures and [...]
24. February 2020
Opening the CDR format on a Mac is not that easy

Open the .cdr file on the Mac - that's how it really works!

There are many guides circulating on the Internet that promise a lot and keep little. I read quite a few of them today when I was looking for a way to get a Corel Draw file (file extension ".cdr") from a customer [...]