Sir Apfelot Blog

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 […]
14th of 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 [...]
26. February 2019

izuum - avaGram-Alternative shows Instagram profile pictures in high resolution

The provider avaGram has long been an insider tip for everyone who wanted to display Instagram profile pictures in high resolution in the browser. Because where you can click on most of the pictures on an Insta profile to enlarge them, this is where [...]
5. January 2019
With the camera app "kirakira +" all things can be made to sparkle.

iPhone app kirakira + takes photos with a glitter and glamor effect

Sometimes I come across apps that really inspire me. This is what happened a few days ago with the "kirakira +" app, which I discovered in the app store recommendations. The app is camera software that can be used both in videos [...]
12. December 2018
In the test: the Rollei lens ball with 90 mm

In the test: Rollei lens ball for creative crystal ball photography

I think I saw this thing for the first time in some Instagram ad ... paired with great examples of crystal ball photography, of course. Unfortunately, I am quite susceptible to such photo gadgets and the next time I [...]