Sir Apfelot Blog

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 [...]
30. September 2020
High CPU load due to accountsd process

[solved] Process "accountsd" requires over 300% CPU and slows down the Mac

Almost everyone probably knows this: You come to your computer in the morning and want to start working, but the Mac has secretly planned completely different things. In my case, immediately after starting up [...]
29 JULY 2020

Boxcryptor - encrypting files in the cloud made easy

Cloud storage providers usually secure their servers with their own security methods. But that doesn't mean they are 100% safe. If you have company data or private content in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or in a [...]
2th of June 2020

Download and back up all photos from iCloud Photo Library

In particular, photos and videos created with the iPhone or iPad end up directly as a copy in the iCloud, depending on the setting. If you want to download the files stored there and save them locally, then you have to [...]
26. January 2020
Photo Apple system status

Apple System Status: Find iCloud outages and issues with other Apple services here

If you get an error message when buying apps or music or you are no longer receiving emails via your iCloud account, then maybe it's time to go to Apple's central status page [...]