Sir Apfelot Blog

16 June 2022
MacBook Pro/Air serial number

Find MacBook serial number - even with a new case without engraving

When looking for the Apple MacBook serial number, there are four ways to track it down. The easiest is to look at the bottom of the laptop, because there is a lot of information about the device engraved on it - […]
26 January 2022

iCloud Failure - Re-login with Apple ID may be required

Apple's iCloud services went down last night, so you may need to log in again today. As the Apple system status shows, from 0:15 a.m. there were problems with the iCloud backup, with iCloud Mail, […]
22 December 2021

iCloud on iPhone - information and usage examples

The Apple iCloud is an online storage facility for various content that you can move, access and download there from Apple devices. Each user with their own Apple ID has their own memory and can safely use the [...]
9 December 2021
Will there be a VPN with Apple One?

Apple VPN - a logical feature for Apple One or iCloud +?

There's no question that Apple has made privacy and security a big priority for its users. Last but not least, security for iPhone users is also one of the main arguments with which [...]
23 November 2021
Create or delete iCloud Mail Alias

Create and delete iCloud aliases - here's the quick guide

An iCloud email address usually ends with @ icloud.com - older users may still know @ mobileme.com or @ me.com, but these are hardly used anymore. In fact, even Apple Support does not recommend any [...]
17 August 2021

iCloud 12.5 for Windows now with password management

Apple has released a new version of the iCloud app for users of Microsoft Windows on Mac, PC and Microsoft Surface. This includes the administration of passwords, which has been expected since January. These can already be used on Apple devices such as the [...]
31 March 2021
Recover iCloud data

How can I restore iCloud?

Most Mac or iPhone users feel safe when using iCloud, thinking that this data cannot go away. In practice, however, this sometimes happens and then the horror [...]
12 March 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 10, 2021

Have you already waited for Friday to read a new edition of the Sir Apfelot newsreel? Here it is, filled with the Apple and tech news that I received in calendar week 10 of [...]
27 February 2021
Book tip: iCloud and Apple ID from Anton Ochsenkühn

Book tip: "iCloud & Apple-ID" by Anton Ochsenkühn

I have to admit, the new edition of Anton Ochsenkühn's book about iCloud and the Apple ID is just what I'm looking for. I basically know what iCloud does and what you need an Apple ID for, but [...]
5 January 2021

Instructions: Whitelist your email address in iCloud

As a provider for receiving e-mails, iCloud sometimes filters very strictly. Sometimes even verification emails from online shops or other sites do not get through. If you don't want to switch to another email address, then [...]