Sir Apfelot Blog

22 December 2021
Repair access rights on the Mac under macOS Big Sur and Monterey

Mac: Repairing access rights under macOS Big Sur and Monterey

Mac: Repairing access rights under macOS Big Sur and Monterey The new operating systems from Apple and the new Apple Silicon Macs have a few special features in store. Among other things, the procedure for repairing [...]
14 December 2021
Boom 3D Mac Sound Enhance

Boom 3D: Sound improvement for Mac, iPad and iPhone - my pick of the KW48

I've actually known the Boom 3D app for a number of years. I've used them before to improve the sound on my MacBook Pro and my small MacBook. Even then I was on [...]
18 October 2021
Uninstall programs on the Mac

Uninstall programs from Mac and clean up any leftover files

Deleting apps on a Mac is pretty easy, isn't it? You go to the "Applications" folder, grab the app icon for the relevant software and throw it in the trash. Complete! Not quite… […]
11 April 2021
Luminar AI crash after start

Mac: Luminar AI crashes every time it starts

I'm currently testing the Luminar AI software from Skylum and I'm already looking forward to writing the review, because the Mac app has exceeded all my expectations and offers impressive opportunities to capture even the most boring photos [...]
20 March 2021
Can you talk to Siri?

Can i talk to Siri? And how do I activate Siri?

Of course you can talk to Siri, at least by giving her orders or asking her about certain things. However, anyone who hopes to have a longer conversation with Siri will likely be disappointed. Mostly […]
9 March 2021
The "Error while installing" error after booting indicates malware on the Mac.

Mac error message: Error while installing - Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)

My reader Uwe wrote to me a few days ago that he kept getting the following error message after booting up on his 2008 Mac Pro with OS X El Capitan: Error while installing Expecting value: line 1 column […]
28 February 2021
CalcTape Mac calculator

Mac app: CalcTape calculates with notes

In the last few months it happened again and again that I had a collective debit from a company on my account and then had to puzzle over by hand which of the existing [...]
16 February 2021
Screen sharing on the Mac with on-board tools

Mac tip: Quick screen sharing with on-board tools

I've had a Mac for several decades now, and yet a customer - who has little idea about the Mac - was able to show me an extremely practical tip recently. It is about the [...]
16 February 2021

Instructions: Boot Mac in Internet Recovery Mode (Intel and Apple Silicon Macs)

Booting the Mac in Internet Recovery Mode has the advantage that the computer is then supplied with an operating system downloaded from the Apple server. This can be just as useful on an old Mac, iMac and MacBook as it is on a [...]
13 February 2021
App does not remember window size and position

Mac Tip: When apps don't remember the size and position of their windows

It rarely happens, but when you have an app that has window amnesia it can drive you crazy. Again and again you have to change the window sizes [...] after starting the program.