Ask Sir Apfelot - direct support from the Apple Knight

Icon ask Sir ApfelotQuestions about Mac, iPhone, iPad, macOS or other topics?

If you have a question on your mind that you don't know the solution to, I would be happy if you answered this in my Sir Apfelot forum. I am there every day and will answer you as soon as possible.

Why in my forum? Because I myself have repeatedly made the experience in other forums that in addition to answers like "Read the documentation!" often only gets help that is well meant, but ultimately does not help.

For this reason I thought to myself: How nice would it be if you could ask someone personally who has been working with Apple devices and the appropriate software for over 20 years and actually offers you individual help? I am the one for you - for free!

If you have problems with your Mac, iPhone, iPad or your Apple Watch: visits the Sir Apfelot Forum. Maybe I can give you the right solution!

The references

A few comments from readers I have already been able to help:

  • "Hello Jens, Sir Apfelot, if you weren't already knighted, I would do that. Everything worked as you suggested it." - Tony
  • "Thank you for your quick reply, that really sets you apart!" - Johann
  • "Your tips are just great!" Peter
  • "Thank you for your assessment, it helps me a lot." - Oliver (who wondered if you should upgrade your Mac Mini with SSD and RAM again, or if you should wait for a new model)

Why free?

I offer my help for free because I hope that you will recommend my blog and me to others. For me this is free marketing - a fair exchange! ;-)

If you want to support me, you are welcome to take mine free app "Sir Apfelot" to your iPhone. This will give my blog posts a bit more circulation and I might win you over as a regular reader.

One way to give me financial support is through my steady side. There you can become a member and thus promote my blog with an annual contribution.

Anyone who would like to "throw in" something via PayPal can use the service Buy me a coffee use it to buy a virtual coffee.

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15. November 2013
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Is Thunderbolt faster than USB 3?

Question: I would be interested in whether the Thunderbolt interface is now faster or slower than USB 3. I ask because I want to buy an external hard drive and am unsure which port it should have. Answer: In [...]
1. November 2013
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[Solved] What is the maximum cable length of a USB cable?

Question: I have an external hard drive that I would like to put away from my Mac. In stores you can find USB cables in lengths of 0,9 m, 1 m, 1,5 m, 2 m, 3 m and even 5 [...]
30. September 2013
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Can I also use iPhone 5 cases for the 5s?

One reader asked whether he could basically use all cases that are designated for the [iPhone 5-> iphone-5] for the iPhone 5s as well. Answer: Yes, this is of course possible, since upgrading from iPhone 5 [...]
23. August 2013
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How can I delete certain web pages from Firefox?

Hello Sir Apfelot! I have a question: I use the Firefox web browser and do not want certain domains that I visit frequently to appear at the top of the URL line during autocomplete. It's always a bit embarrassing when [...]
21. August 2013
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How do I clean my iPhone, iPad or iMac display?

A few days ago an acquaintance asked me the best way to clean your iMac display. Of course, the question also applies to the iPhone display and the iPad display, although these displays are even more sensitive because they [...]
16. August 2013
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How much mAh does the MacBook Pro's battery have?

An interesting question that was put to me today is related to the battery capacity of the MacBook Pro: "How much mAh does the battery of the MacBook Pro have?". The answer was not that easy to find and one [...]
9. August 2013
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iMessage on Mac OS X 10.6

The question is: Can I use [iMessage-> imessage] on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)? Answer: Unfortunately no. Not only officially, iMessage can only run under OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Even if you look at the [...]
1 JULY 2013
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Connect iPhone or iPad to a VGA projector?

Hello Sir Apfelot! I like to use the Keynote software to prepare presentations. So far I have always connected my MacBook Pro to the projector with a mini-DVI adapter to VGA. However, a friend asked me why I [...]
5th of June 2013
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Do I need a burning program for the iMac?

One question I have been asked today is this: Do I need a burning program for my iMac? This is (as always) not easy to answer with yes or no, but for normal use the [...]
15. May 2013
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How many mAh does the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S3 have?

The original battery that Samsung ships with the Galaxy S3 has 2100 mAh. Since this is not enough for many people, there are different solutions to give the smartphone more power and thus a