Sir Apfelot Blog

11. August 2019
Turn the Sir-Apfelot website into an app on the home screen? It's very easy with these instructions.

Instructions: Create an app on the iPhone from a website or URL

"Learned something again!" I can say today without any problems. Why? Because I showed my son how to get his school's substitution plan website as an app icon on his iPhone. So he can without much fumbling [...]
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 [...]
14. May 2019

WhatsApp security - it's best to install the update immediately!

Anyone who uses the Messenger WhatsApp belonging to Facebook should look for the latest update in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store as soon as possible. And of course install this too. It is a serious [...]
April 11, 2019
The Satechi Slim Wireless Keyboard in the test.

In the test: The Satechi Slim Wireless Keyboard for macOS and iOS

A few days ago I received a new Bluetooth keyboard from Satechi: The Slim Wireless Keyboard - with a German QWERTY keyboard layout. As the name "Slim" suggests, it is less big than the "normal" Satechi keyboard, [...]
27. February 2019

Apple WWDC 2019: date, ticket price and what to expect

The upcoming Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) will - that is almost certain - take place in San Jose from June 3rd to 7th, 2019. Beyond the WWDC 2019 date, there are [...]
26. February 2019
In the control center you can find the button to start the screen recording.

How to: take video screen capture from iPhone or iPad display

Today I had a question from a reader who wanted to transfer the contents of their iPhone display to their iMac. During the conversation we came up with the possibility of using the iPad or iPhone [...]
21 December 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 51

Welcome to the penultimate Sir Apfelot newsreel this year. This time I'll show you the Apple and tech news that caught my eye in calendar week 51 of 2018. Also there are [...]
21. September 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 38

The weekend is just around the corner - and before we let it in, let's see which messages and news from the Apple and general technology world caught my eye in calendar week 38. [...]
10. August 2018

[Competition!] App stories: children's books with augmented reality on the iPad

Anyone who wants to introduce their children to modern technology in a playful way or who wants to supplement the already permitted iPad use with child-friendly and analogue content should take a look at the "app stories" from Knesebeck Verlag. Via iOS app [...]
15th of June 2018

iPhone security: "Delete data after 10 login attempts" is not that dangerous

In the iOS operating system from Apple on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch there are various security options and protection features in the event of unauthorized access. In addition to the restricted USB mode that was introduced with iOS 11.4.1, there is also [...]