Sir Apfelot Blog

9 September 2022

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 36, 2022

What a week right? Apple has unveiled new iPhone, Watch and AirPods Pro models that are available to pre-order starting today. But there were other headlines this week. That's why there is also for today's Friday [...]
8 February 2022

Data Transfer Pact: EU without meta apps? Yes, please!

The European Union and the United States of America are currently stuck in negotiations for a new data transfer agreement. One of the reasons why the new “Transatlantic Data Transfer Pact” has not yet come about is that […]
5 February 2022
What is a hash tag?

What is a #hashtag?

Most social networks, many knowledge databases and other websites and programs now use the hashtag, which starts with the pound sign #. How to use it and why it is quite handy is covered in this […]
5 November 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 44, 2021

Before you all deal with Animal Crossing again this weekend, because Nintendo rolled out the update to version 2.0 prematurely yesterday, you can quickly grab the Sir Apfelot newsreel here. This time […]
14 June 2021

[Video evidence] And the iPhone is secretly listening in the background

At Apfelot, there is now and then a discussion about whether certain apps are listening in on the smartphone in order to then display advertisements for keywords that are often mentioned. My wife says that she has had the case several times that [...]
21 August 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 34, 2020

It's Friday again and that means ... right, a new Sir Apfelot newsreel is coming up. This time I'll show you the Apple and tech news that I received in calendar week 34 of 2020 [...]
27 February 2020

Combin Scheduler - Schedule and publish Instagram posts on your desktop

Via the Instagram app from Facebook you can publish pictures, post stories and convey the appropriate information in text form. Many functions are only available on the smartphone in the apps for iOS and Android; [...]
9 August 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 32 2019

And that would bring us back to a Friday. Hard-working “Sir Apfelot” readers already know what that means: a new Sir Apfelot newsreel is coming up. This time I'll show you Apple and Tech news [...]
5 August 2019

Well! "Instagram from Facebook" and "WhatsApp from Facebook"

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook group not only offers the blue social media platform and the associated messenger, but also other websites and apps. These include the Instagram photo service since 2012 and the WhatsApp instant messaging service since 2014. [...]
29 March 2019

When are Instagram photos advertising and how do you have to label them?

If you post photos on Instagram privately to share something about your life with your friends and other interested parties, you probably do so without further image or business intentions. It looks different with so-called influencers who care about their [...]