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25 February 2022

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 8, 2022

The last Sir Apfelot newsreel of February is on today. Before we all start the weekend, I will show you the Apple and tech news that I particularly liked in calendar week 8 of the year 2022.
24 February 2022
Switch off iPhone without touch with key combination

Switch off your iPhone without touching it – with a key combination

There are cases in which you can no longer switch off your iPhone via the touch display. Be it because the display was damaged by a fall or because a software problem prevents operation. In these cases […]
3 February 2022

Face ID with mask: Unlock iPhone despite mask from iOS 15.4

Face ID on the iPhone was a good idea by Apple to allow you to unlock the phone with a glance towards the screen. But for the last two years, this idea has been […]
29 April 2021

Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch: Here's how!

With iOS 14.5, the iPhone has the ability to unlock it with the Apple Watch. But that will probably not work automatically. Because there are some requirements and settings that must be observed beforehand. If […]
28 January 2021

WhatsApp Web: Soon only usable with Touch ID or Face ID

As various sources report, the WhatsApp messenger's browser tool called “WhatsApp Web” will soon only work with requests for biometric security data. But do not worry, you do not need your [...]
7 January 2021

Intel RealSense ID: Face ID for non-Apple devices

Intel has introduced an alternative to Apple's Face ID, Intel RealSense ID. The press release on the new technology states (translated) that it is the following: "An on-device solution that uses an active depth sensor with a [...]
14 August 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 33, 2020

Sweat again today at work and then head into the weekend! For the well-informed slide into the same, there's the new Sir Apfelot newsreel. Here you get the Apple and tech news presented today that [...]
31 July 2020

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 31, 2020

The last day of the month and the last working day of the week coincide on Friday - a promising constellation for the Sir Apfelot newsreel. And as luck would have it, there are [...]
24 April 2020

Tip: Unlock iPhone quickly with a PIN without waiting for Face ID errors

If you wear a mouth and nose cover, a protective mask, new glasses or any other change on your face, the Apple iPhone's Face ID can fail. Especially now, when wearing a mask or a cloth over the mouth [...]
21 November 2018
Here's my tip on how to bring a frozen iPad back to life.

Reader's question: iPad screen frozen - what to do?

I got a question yesterday from a reader whose daughter had problems with her iPad. She has an iPad of the 2nd or 3rd generation, which simply no longer reacts to inputs via the touchscreen [...]