Sir Apfelot Blog


19. November 2020
Functionality and security with Apple Pay

Apple Pay under the microscope - functionality and security (sponsor)

The iPhone or the smartwatch are replacing the wallet for more and more people. Instead of carrying around cash and counting it or handing over the plastic card at the cash register, the app is sufficient to make payments quickly, contactlessly and thus before [...]
19. November 2020

CrossOver for M1 Macs: Run Windows apps on Big Sur

Perhaps some of you already know the Wine Project (Wine for short), with which Windows programs can be used on macOS and Linux. The CrossOver software based on it now makes it possible to run computationally intensive Windows apps under macOS Big Sur [...]
19. November 2020

Mac models with M1: Recovery makes Apple computers unusable

The new Mac models with the M1 chip from Apple seem to have a massive gap in functionality. When you restore your Mac mini or MacBook Air / Pro, the device becomes unusable and only displays an error message. According to MacRumors, [...]
18. November 2020
Black Friday Deals 2020

[Update] Black Friday Deals 2020 - my (almost) complete list

At first I tried to give each Black Friday offer its own little article. With the amount of emails that I already have, I have to change the concept, otherwise I'll write [...]
18. November 2020

Senstroke: play the drums with bluetooth sensors and an app

Playing the drums takes up a lot of space and makes a lot of noise? It should be different with Senstroke from Redison. Because the Senstroke sensors are simply mounted on drum sticks, connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth and off you go. Without [...]
17. November 2020

New anchor projectors: Nebula Solar and Nebula Solar Portable

With the Nebula Solar, Anker has presented a new, compact projector with 1080p Full HD, HDR10 technology, autofocus and 400 ANSI lumens. Integrated in the device are two loudspeakers with 3 watts each and the
17. November 2020
Photo comparison iPhone Xs vs. iPhone 12 Pro

Photos from iPhone XS and iPhone 12 Pro compared

If you expect impressive photos of the wilderness in Canada, New Zealand or Iceland in this article, you will unfortunately be disappointed. As much as I like Austin Mann's photo reviews (here for the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 […]
17. November 2020

ATTENTION: macOS Big Sur is wrecking old MacBook Pros!

Installing macOS 11.0 Big Sur can cause problems on the oldest of the supported MacBook models (from 2013 and 2014). This is reported by several sources with reference to user statements on various platforms such as Apple forums, Reddit, etc. [...]
16. November 2020

Soundcore Life Q30 cheaper: 25% discount with voucher code

As at the launch, the Soundcore Life Q30 wireless headphones from Anker are currently back with a 25% discount. The over-ear headphones with different modes for active noise cancellation (ANC) are now available and [...]
16. November 2020

Install macOS Big Sur and Catalina in parallel without a partition

Thanks to the APFS file system, it is very easy on the Apple Mac to install two operating systems in parallel on one hard drive - and that without partitions. In the past, hard disks had to be broken down into individual virtual parts (partitions), then [...]