Gadgets - just not for nerds

3 October 2016

How technology freaks camp in autumn: BioLite CampStove for cooking and charging USB devices

The smartphone is always with you, at work, when shopping, while driving - and the smart companion with a map app and GPS should not be missing when camping. But how do you keep the battery strong [...]
30 September 2016
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Sir Apfelot goes Appy Geek: Apple news and nerd stuff now also via app

Appy Geek is an app for all friends of technology, digital solutions and news in the field of hardware and software. You could also call Appy Geek the nerd section of the News Republic, a high-quality [...]
29 September 2016
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DJI Mavic Pro: data sheet

The Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has presented its new handy drone, the DJI Mavic Pro. I recently reported about the GoPro Karma and I was positive about it. Of course, I don't want to take anything back, but [...]
24 September 2016
IP67 for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Switch from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7? Sir Apfelot does it!

Is the iPhone 7 just a better version of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s or is the upgrade really worth it? Do you get noticeably better technology? I guess so. I have some thoughts about [...]
7 September 2016
Hitman Sniper's add-on Death Valley is a pointless blasting around on zombies ...

Hitman Sniper Addon or sequel: Death Valley

Really, I played through the entire location of Montenegro at Hitman Sniper and it was really a lot of fun to solve the individual levels and complete assignments ... even if it sometimes took a little longer [...]
31 August 2016
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Star Wars stickers for MacBook: Stickers from Episode I to Episode VII

Stickers for the MacBook are very popular and are particularly suitable for older models where the bitten apple from Apple is still lit. Because by pasting over with stencil-like stickers new [...]
27 August 2016
For the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Brick you need a USB cable with a mini USB plug. Here you can find out which adapters and cables are compatible (Photo: Lego.com).

Which USB cable do you need for Lego Mindstorms EV3?

The "Brick", as the central component in the Lego Mindstorms EV3 set is called, comes with a mini-USB port, which can be used to connect the computer component to a PC or Mac. The cable supplied in the set has [...]
21 August 2016
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Day of the Tentacle Remastered: DOTT for iPhone, Mac and other Apple devices

"Day of the Tentacle", released in 1993 by LucasArts as the successor to Maniac Mansion, is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, adventure games of the early computer generations. With "Day of the Tentacle Remastered" the [...]
18 August 2016
Create a bootable USB stick on the Mac: when deleting, please select OS X Extended as the format and GUID as the scheme

Make USB stick bootable: Create a bootable USB stick for Mac and PC

Making a USB stick bootable is not a sideline task; but it is doable. Booting the PC or Mac with a USB stick can also bring many advantages - because you have [...]
15 August 2016
Best hard drives for RAID and NAS 2016

The best hard drives for the NAS or other RAID system

If you want to set up a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) in your computer or a NAS (Network Attached Storage) as an external unit, you need reliable hard drives. But where to look when you have the best hard drives [...]