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6 March 2020
Beware: phishing mail from Sparkasse

Caution: Sparkasse phishing emails are in circulation

Yesterday I received a new variant of phishing emails. This time the sender is supposed to be the Sparkasse, with which I actually had an account until recently. The subject is in the [...]
6 March 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 10, 2020

Now we're back to the two-digit week numbers; is New Year's Eve so long ago? Anyway, here is the Sir Apfelot newsreel for calendar week 10 in 2020. As every week, you get to [...]
5 March 2020

Apple March event and WWDC 2020: cancellation due to coronavirus?

At the end of March and the beginning of June 2020, Apple will each hold a special event. I have already discussed the possible dates and the expected content in two articles (March event / [...]
4 March 2020

WhatsApp Dark Mode - Activate dark mode with update

With the new WhatsApp version 2.20.30 for iOS, the dark mode of the Apple iPhone finally comes into its own. So if you use the messenger app from Facebook, you should - also for other innovations [...]
3 March 2020

Advance Coronavirus Research: Make CPU and GPU Performance Available!

The coronavirus, corona virus, CoVid-19, 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV, or whatever you want to call it, occupies people worldwide. In addition to private individuals who panic here and there and buy hamsters, there are also doctors and researchers who [...]
28 February 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 9, 2020

Two months are almost over and it's Friday again. That means that you will get a Sir Apfelot newsreel again today. There you will find the Apple and tech news that I received in [...]
24 February 2020

Apple Keynote in March 2020: This is what the rumor mill says (summary)

Before WWDC 2020, Apple will give a keynote at which new devices will be presented. Among other things, the iPhone SE 2 (or iPhone 9) as a new budget device from Cupertino could be there. [...]
21 February 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 8, 2020

Another week is almost over and the weekend is just around the corner. But this also means on Friday that there will be another Sir Apfelot newsreel. In this I show you those [...]
14 February 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 7, 2020

Today is not only Valentine's Day, but also, fittingly, Friday. There is hardly anything standing in the way of a romantic weekend. With this Sir Apfelot newsreel, I am delivering a small collection of Apple and tech news, [...]
11 February 2020
Wetransfer phishing - this is how you recognize the fraud

Caution: Wetransfer phishing emails are in circulation

Actually, with the 30 to 40 e-mails that I receive from spammers and fraudsters every day, I am practiced in recognizing dubious e-mails. Nevertheless, another phishing email managed to get my attention today [...]