Sir Apfelot Blog

24 September 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 38, 2021

After Apple introduced a few new devices last week, Nintendo has now made some exciting announcements. You can find more about this at the end of this Sir Apfelot newsreel. Before that, I'll show you other Apple [...]
15 January 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 2, 2021

It's Friday, in parts of Germany snow falls for a change and here is the new Sir Apfelot newsreel. At this point I'll show you which Apple and tech news I received in calendar week 2 [...]
19 May 2020
Convert YouTube to MP3

Free Youtube to MP3 Converter - loads of spam and malware on the go

A reader asked me a few days ago how she could get a song from a YouTube video on iTunes. Of course, the path has to go through an audio file, because you want the music [...]
6 December 2019

Factory data reset iPhone

Factory resetting your iPhone may be necessary if you want to sell or give it away - or if a bug can be fixed with it. But what steps have to be taken to get the Apple smartphone back [...]
19 September 2019

iOS 13 - The backup comes before the upgrade

Starting today, you can install the new iOS 13 operating system on your Apple mobile devices; insofar as they are compatible with it. In addition to the smartphone generations from the iPhone SE, the 7th generation iPod Touch (2019) [...]
14 June 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 24 2019

It's Friday and it's time for the Sir Apfelot newsreel again. This time I have compiled some interesting Apple and tech news for you that caught my eye in calendar week 24 of 2019. With […]
15 May 2019

IINA for the Mac: A new and promising media player

Nowadays, media players for computers have to do a lot - not only playing audio and video files, but also corresponding streams from relevant online sources. Actually, I'm a fan of the VLC Player, but after I [...]
29 April 2019

Instructions: Remove the SIM lock from the iPhone

Newer iPhones no longer get a SIM lock from the cell phone providers and network operators who sell them with a corresponding contract. Older Apple smartphones such as the iPhone 4 or iPhone SE can still be used with this restriction. [...]
30 January 2019

Find audiobooks and radio plays on Apple Music

Whether via the music app in iOS on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch or via iTunes on the Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook - finding audio books and radio plays on Apple Music is not particularly difficult. [...]
14 November 2018
Photo: Book macOS Mojave keyboard shortcuts

Book review: macOS Mojave keyboard shortcuts by Johann Szierbeck

I've been working with keyboard shortcuts for ages. Again and again I get astonished and admiring looks from people whom I help on the Mac, because with the shortcuts I can do a lot of things much faster than [...]