Sir Apfelot Blog

14. January 2019
The current version of Sound Siphon paralyzes the iMac after the last system update.

Reader's tip: iMac restarts by itself - sound siphon seems to be the cause

Today I got an email from my reader Matthias who, according to his own statements, had been struggling with an extremely "annoying" problem with the iMac for at least two weeks. "Had" because he now has it himself [...]
17. August 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 33

Summer is still well underway, but the upcoming Apple September 2018 event already heralds autumn. Let's zoom in from the season over the months and weeks to today's [...]
30 JULY 2018

Rotate iMac and MacBook screen / rotate display

For external displays and monitors, there is the option of rotating the display under macOS on Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook in order to display it on the rotated monitor. This is useful if you z. B. [...]
April 25, 2018
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Reader's report: Installation of a 1 terabyte SSD in an Apple iMac 2013

My reader Jürgen provided me with a tinkering report from a weekend project in which he and his son equip an older iMac with a pure SSD and dissolve the Fusion Drive that was still in the [...]
7th of June 2017

Update for Apple iMac: News from Apple WWDC 2017

The day before yesterday, the Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote took place, at which, in addition to macOS High Sierra, the new and revised models of iMac and Mac were presented. Also iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad as well as tvOS, watchOS, [...]
20th of June 2016
Apple Fusion Drive - HDD and SSD hard drive combined

Fusion Drive on the Mac: Combine SSD and HDD hard drives into one volume

The "Fusion Drive" from Apple is an option that has been available for Macs since October 2013 in the Apple shop. Technically, it is a combination of an HDD hard drive (the models with rotating magnetic disks) […]
28. May 2016
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Reader question: Strange characters in the Google input

A few days ago I got an email from a reader who had a problem that I just had no idea what might be the cause. He described it to me as follows: My iMac is [...]
2. November 2014
Apple keyboard

The Right iMac Keyboard - Which One Can I Use?

If you order an Apple iMac (no matter which model), the Apple wireless keyword in aluminum design is automatically included. I now also use the wireless keyboard from Apple on my MacBook Pro, because it is simply more pleasant [...]
17. January 2014
SSD fan control

After installing the SSD: the fan in the iMac runs continuously at full speed

After upgrading their Apple iMacs with an SSD, some people have the problem that the fan turns up to full speed after a few minutes and is constantly ventilating at full speed - that is quite loud [...]
21. August 2013
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How do I clean my iPhone, iPad or iMac display?

A few days ago an acquaintance asked me the best way to clean your iMac display. Of course, the question also applies to the iPhone display and the iPad display, although these displays are even more sensitive because they [...]