Sir Apfelot Blog


30th of June 2020

Instructions: How to format an external hard drive on Mac

Formatting an external hard drive on the Apple Mac is no problem thanks to the hard drive utility. The only important thing is the correct settings such as format or file system and scheme. What you can do about deleting and formatting a hard drive under macOS [...]
30th of June 2020

Bio Cases from Woodcessories: Bio cases for iPhone and AirPods case

In addition to wooden and stone cases, Woodcessories now also offers iPhone and AirPods cases made from vegan bioplastics. You can buy the so-called bio case for Apple smartphones and headphones in different colors. You rely on sustainable [...]
29th of June 2020

13-in-1 dock for the MacBook: Anker PowerExpand Elite

The PowerExpand Elite Dock is now also available from Anker in Germany. The docking station can be used, for example, on the Thunderbolt 3 port on the Apple MacBook Pro. There it offers several USB-C and USB-A ports, a 4K [...]
29th of June 2020

Stop Hate for Profit - What's Behind the Facebook Boycott?

The slogan “Stop Hate for Profit” and the hashtags #StopHateForProfit and # StopHate4Profit are currently making the rounds. It is about an advertising boycott on Facebook, which is supported by large companies and which are not noticed on Facebook [...]
29th of June 2020

WWDC20 Recap: That was Apple WWDC 2020

Apple has hosted the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) since 1990. After being held as an on-site conference for 30 years, “Dub Dub” was only available digitally in 2020. The global pandemic triggered by the coronavirus [...]
26th of June 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 26, 2020

It's calendar week 26, so we've already played through half of 2020. Which Apple and tech news caught my eye this week, of course, I have that again for this Friday [...]
26th of June 2020

BrowserFairy 2: Mac app to select the browser when opening links

The developers at venqoo GmbH recently launched the practical tool BrowserFairy 2 in the Mac App Store, the successor to the long outdated BrowserFairy application. The tool designed for 64-bit processors, which is available from macOS 10.12 Sierra with [...]
25th of June 2020
Numbers on Mac: Find and replace in one column

Numbers on Mac: Find and replace only in one column

Today I had the opportunity to become a little smarter myself. The reason for this was a CSV file from my wife, which had listed all euro amounts in a column, but with a point "." were separated and [...]
25th of June 2020

Create flyers online - use the design tool directly in your browser

Here in the blog I am going to introduce you to various possible uses of Canva, a design tool that you can use directly in your browser for free. In addition to many other graphics and print products, Canva also offers you flyers online [...]
25th of June 2020

SD Memory Card Formatter: When the SD card is not working properly

If the SD card is not working properly, the end device repeatedly displays error messages or does not save sufficiently, then the memory card does not have to be broken. Maybe you just need to format them to fix a formatting error. Under my [...]