Sir Apfelot Blog

25. November 2020

AUKEY Black Friday deals: headphones, lamps, car accessories

Black Week is currently running again, which culminates in Black Friday on Friday. In this context, AUKEY also offers a few discounts via Amazon. These are valid until November 29, 2020 [...]
24. November 2020

PAGE 1 - New software for authors

With PAGE 1 there is a new software for authors and everyone who wants to become one. The tidy surface of the app provides an overview of individual projects, their chapters, the locations that appear in the novels, [...]
24. November 2020

Buy Amazfit Smartwatches cheaper in the Black Friday week

As part of Black Friday, the manufacturer Huami is making its Amazfit smartwatches cheaper on Amazon. Which models you can buy at a discount, which new model will only be listed on Friday and what is available for retro fans [...]
23. November 2020
My experience with the Mac tool CrossOver

CrossOver Mac: Windows programs on my Apple Silicon Mac

After I recently migrated all of my work gear from a 2017 MacBook Pro with an Intel chip to the new 13-inch Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, there was only one thing left that didn't work: My [...]
23. November 2020
Anchor discounts on Black Friday

All anchor deals for Black Friday 2020 - Part 1

The Anker press contact has just sent me a large Excel file that I wanted to include in my Black Friday 2020 article. With the number of offers, however, I then considered that there would be [...]
23. November 2020

Copy formatting: Copy the text format in Word and Pages

I work on the Apple MacBook Pro sometimes with Microsoft Word, sometimes with Apple Pages, depending on the project. Both have useful functions for dealing with text - if you can find them. If you […]
23. November 2020

Enter pointed and square brackets using the Mac keyboard

Entering various special characters on the Apple Mac under macOS is not that easy. Because, unlike on Windows keyboards, not all of them are drawn on the Apple keyboard. Using a Windows keyboard on a Mac also helps [...]
21. November 2020
My experience report on the MacBook Pro 13 inch with M1 chip

My experience with the MacBook Pro 13 inch with Apple Silicon M1 chip

I've been using my Apple Silicon MacBook Pro since the day before yesterday. The first day, however, was spent cleaning up my old MacBook Pro, because before I dragged all the data over, I wanted to do another [...]
20. November 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 47, 2020

The Advent and Christmas season will soon arrive. But before that there is again a good portion of Apple and tech news in the Sir Apfelot newsreel. In this issue you will find the messages that I received in the [...]
20. November 2020

Big Sur on MacBook Pros from 2013/2014 - Apple offers support document

As pointed out on Tuesday, installing macOS Big Sur can wreck the 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro models. Apple has now addressed this problem and published a corresponding support document. What you need to know [...]