Sir Apfelot Blog

23. November 2021

Available from today: HomePod mini in orange, yellow and blue

At the Apple October Event 2021, in addition to the AirPods 3 and the new MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and M1 Max, the new versions of the HomePod mini were also presented. These stand out - in contrast to [...]
April 13, 2021

iPad Pro and AirTags: Apple Event will probably take place on April 20th

The next Apple event with new hardware will most likely take place in a week from today, April 20, 2021. An important indication of this is Siri information, which is called up over a certain period of time in some regions [...]
25. March 2021

iOS 14 trick: let the battery level be announced when connecting / disconnecting from the mains

In this guide I will show you how to get Siri on the iPhone with iOS 14 to announce the battery level when connecting or disconnecting the Apple smartphone from the mains. In this way you can hear [...]
20. March 2021
Can you talk to Siri?

Can i talk to Siri? And how do I activate Siri?

Of course you can talk to Siri, at least by giving her orders or asking her about certain things. However, anyone who hopes to have a longer conversation with Siri will likely be disappointed. Mostly […]
5. March 2021

Apple Watch - Turn "Hey Siri" on and off

The Apple Watch is not only a practical smartwatch for measuring fitness and health data. By coupling with the iPhone, iPad and Mac, it also offers the option of operating across devices. Through GPS, cellular radio, [...]
11. February 2021
Meross HomeKit socket set of 4 on offer

Four smart Meross HomeKit sockets for 45 EUR

I have not yet been able to try any products from Meross, but what you read in the Amazon reviews does not seem to provide any reason to stay away from the products. On the contrary: Meross seems to be a brand [...]
12. August 2020

Hands-free operation: voice control in the smart home

The so-called "Smart Home" has been a catchphrase for many years now, which is intended to describe a networked and intelligently acting home. Sensors can, for example, measure the temperature, the air quality or the light intensity in the rooms [...]
8. November 2019
KW45 / 2019 newsreel by Sir Apfelot

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 45, 2019

Actually today I should be on the road with my Onewheel Pint, which I was able to ride for the first time yesterday during a rain break, but the weather is once again not friendly to the drivers by itself
23. September 2019

Apple problems: iOS 13, iCloud and Siri are going crazy

At Apple there seem to be a lot of problems at the moment. There are increasing reports that there are malfunctions, failures and strange reactions in the brand new iOS 13 as well as in the iCloud and Siri [...]
30. August 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 35 2019

It is the last Friday in August, the Apple Special Event with new iPhones and operating systems is getting closer - and before that, there are state elections in Brandenburg and Saxony on this Sunday. But that's what this is about [...]