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5. February 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 5, 2021

The calendar is again Friday, and with it a new Sir Apfelot newsreel. This week you will again be presented with the Apple and tech news that I have particularly noticed over the past few days. Among the [...]
5. February 2021

Corona warning app - soon on iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus

The update to version 1.12 for the Corona warning app will be rolled out next week. The update announced for February 10, 2021 not only brings new functions, but also the possibility to use the app on older Apple smartphones [...]
4. February 2021

Affinity 1.9 - Free update and free content

The developers of Serif have rolled out version 1.9 for the Affinity programs (Photo, Designer and Publisher). The update is available to all users free of charge. After updating Affinity Photo, I also saw that [...]
4. February 2021

Apple Car - Over 255 km / h, charge to 18% in 80 minutes, over 480 km range

With reference to the mostly right Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, 9to5Mac shows the possible dates of the Apple Car in an article. The electric car with a design from Cupertino, California should therefore be based on a Hyundai chassis. [...]
1. February 2021

GameStop and the flash mob stock trading

Whether it's the Tagesschau, Twitter, technology or finance magazines: At the moment you can hardly ignore the topics of “GameStop” and “Stock Exchange”. In this post I try to explain the events that led to it in an understandable way. In general, the introduction [...]
29. January 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 4, 2021

Wow, the first month of the new year is over so quickly. We're saying goodbye to January with the Sir Apfelot newsreel this Friday. To celebrate the day, I'll show you Apple and tech news [...]
28. January 2021

WhatsApp Web: Soon only usable with Touch ID or Face ID

As various sources report, the WhatsApp messenger's browser tool called “WhatsApp Web” will soon only work with requests for biometric security data. But do not worry, you do not need your [...]
27. January 2021

Brushing - Fake Amazon Reviews on Verified Purchase

Have you heard of “brushing” before? This is a method that scammers use on Amazon to write 5-star "Verified Purchase" reviews under their products. Products are ordered as gifts for others instead of [...]
22. January 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 3, 2021

And it's Friday again. So it is time for a new edition of the Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I'll show you what Apple and tech news I got in calendar week 3 of the year 2021 [...]
19. January 2021

MacBook Pro 2021: New design, more ports and MagSafe?

The first MacBook models with Apple Silicon, a Pro and an Air, hit the market as early as 2020. A 2021-inch and a 14-inch model of the MacBook Pro should follow in the third quarter of 16. Both the Apple analyst [...]