Sir Apfelot Blog

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 [...]
2. August 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 31 2019

The last real summer month of this year began in August; and it's time for the Sir Apfelot newsreel again. Today, Friday, I am going to present you the Apple and Tech News that I received in [...]
April 6, 2019
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Change Siri volume without editing music volume

I have been using the AirPods 2 for some time and am quite enthusiastic about the small earplugs - which you can perhaps also see in my review of the AirPods 2. Unfortunately, I've been bothering me for weeks [...]
14. November 2018
Photo: Book macOS Mojave keyboard shortcuts

Book review: macOS Mojave keyboard shortcuts by Johann Szierbeck

I've been working with keyboard shortcuts for ages. Again and again I get astonished and admiring looks from people whom I help on the Mac, because with the shortcuts I can do a lot of things much faster than [...]
27 JULY 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 30

What would a Friday be without the Sir Apfelot newsreel? In any case, noticeably less informative and revealing. That’s why there’s again Apple and Tech-News that caught my eye over the last week [...]
6. October 2017
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iOS 11 trick: turn off WiFi and Bluetooth

Under iOS 11, you cannot completely switch off the WLAN or the Bluetooth connection in the new control center, but only cut the connection to the currently connected devices. Many users have criticized this and also the rather [...]
6th of June 2017

iOS 11: News from Apple WWDC 2017

With the keynote at the start of the Apple WWDC 2017, which took place yesterday on June 5, 2017 at 19:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time, the new iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad as well as the new [...]
31. March 2017
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Safe and unsafe: Smart Home door lock for Alexa and Siri from August (or other manufacturer)

Smart home security. It sounds a bit like an education course in kindergarten: you have to make sure that Alexa and Siri don't incite August to open the door to strangers. However, with these names [...]
20. January 2017
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Using Siri on macOS 10.12 Sierra on Mac and MacBook - commands and questions

You can use the Siri voice assistant under macOS 10.12 Sierra on Mac, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and so on. Apple also provides plenty of material on its official support pages. Because you can [...]
7. October 2016
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Battle of the intelligences: Samsung buys Viv; and with it the knowledge of Siri?

Shortly after Siri's 5th birthday, it became known: the Korean technology company Samsung has bought Viv Labs, the successor to Siri Inc. that made Apple's voice assistant possible in the first place. After last [...]