Sir Apfelot Blog

12. March 2020
Charmast 20.800 mAh power bank in the test

In the test: Charmast 20.800 mAh power bank with USB-C, Lightning and Power Delivery

The last power bank that excited me so much that I gave it a blog article was the Zendure A8, of which I tried the Quick Charge variant at the time. Meanwhile I have the Zendure A8 [...]
4. March 2020
Uninstall Acrobat Reader with AppCleaner

Reader question: Uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader from MacBook

Yesterday I got a question from my reader Eva. She wanted to uninstall software from her MacBook Adobe software and was unsure how to do it without an uninstaller. Here is your mail: [...]
8. January 2020

DIY state gate repair: this is how you solve the display problem yourself

With the new year, a few older Mac models will drop out of the Apple exchange programs. Also in the case of the "Staingate" problem, where MacBooks up to four years old can get a new display for free, this is the [...]
24 JULY 2019

Clean the computer monitor or display on your MacBook or iMac

Especially after the uncreative "Staingate" named streak and stain problem on MacBook displays, one can ask oneself: How can one properly clean the screen of Apple MacBook and Apple iMac? I did a little research [...]
12 JULY 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 28 2019

Another week has passed and it's time for a Sir Apfelot newsreel again. This time I've worked up the Apple and tech news for you that I received in calendar week 28 [...]
5 JULY 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel, week 27 2019

It's Friday again! Everyone who visits this blog regularly knows what that means. It is of course time for a new Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I'll show you which Apple [...]
21th of June 2019
Photo of the Anker PowerPort III mini

In the test: Anker USB-C charger PowerPort III mini with PowerIQ 3.0

The new USB Type-C power supply from Anker has just hit the market and has been available here at Amazon since today. The manufacturer had provided me with a sample for testing in advance. I have it with [...]
27th April 2019
Personally, I'm a friend of the adapters with connection cables, like here on the Minix. These do not come off by themselves during operation and put less stress on the USB-C port because they can be placed flexibly.

In the test: Minix NEO Storage S2 - USB-C adapter with built-in SSD

Anyone who is traveling with a current MacBook model can actually not avoid a USB-C multiport adapter. I myself have an adapter on both the left and right of my stationary MacBook Pro to connect a printer, scanner and various hard drives [...]
16. March 2019
The photo shows the pack with the two inLine webcam covers (photos: Sir Apfelot).

In the test: Webcam Slider from inLine for iPad and MacBook

A few days ago the German manufacturer inLine provided me with a set of two webcam sliders that I tested for you. At this point, first of all thanks to inLine for the small [...]
6. March 2019

Mac App Fermata suspends MacBook sleep when it is closed

If you close the display of an Apple MacBook (Pro / Air), the laptop automatically switches to sleep. This is useful if you don't want to use it for a long time or want to transport it from A to B. Taking […]