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31 JULY 2019

Chef scam costs millions: E-mail fraudsters pretend to be superiors

Using stolen data to ask employees to send a list of customers or to make a larger payment directly - these are some of the tricks used by fraudsters who want to steal information and money from companies. In addition to phishing and Trojan mails, [...]
26 JULY 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 30 2019

It's sunny, hot and Friday. The latter means again a new Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I'll show you the Apple and tech news that caught my eye in calendar week 30 of 2019 [...]
23 JULY 2019

Gig Economy - Enrichment or Modern Slavery?

The term "gig economy" describes a modern form of work in which the self-employed, freelance workers or marginally employed people do work on demand. Uber drivers, Foodora deliverers, Airbnb operators and the like are tied to an online service that acts as [...]
19 JULY 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 29 2019

It's the last working day of the week, so it's time again for the Sir Apfelot newsreel. Today there is the Apple and Tech-News for you, which I especially liked in the calendar week 29 of the year 2019 [...]
19 JULY 2019

FaceApp - or: Who reads the fine print?

It is currently the “top app” with the most global downloads in both the Apple App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android: FaceApp - AI Face Editor. Regardless of whether they are influencers who have [...]
12 JULY 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 28 2019

Another week has passed and it's time for a Sir Apfelot newsreel again. This time I've worked up the Apple and tech news for you that I received in calendar week 28 [...]
11 JULY 2019

Nintendo Switch Lite - is it worth buying the budget model?

After some rumors in the last few weeks and months, Nintendo has now confirmed this to be the truth: there will be a budget version of the "Switch" launched in 2019 in 2017. The Nintendo Switch Lite [...]
10 JULY 2019

Apple stamps MacBook, revised Air and Pro models

Apple keeps you informed about updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. There are also back-to-school offers for students. The innovations are not bad to read, but a small detail about the product range is deliberately kept secret: the MacBook [...]
5 JULY 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 27 2019

It's Friday again! Everyone who visits this blog regularly knows what that means. It is of course time for a new Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I'll show you which Apple [...]
1 JULY 2019

BSI warns: Smartphones with preinstalled malware

A smartphone is now part of the basic equipment of modern people - regardless of age or budget. If there is not so much money left over, you can at least buy smart cell phone models for around 100 euros. [...]