Hacking - this is how you make your world easier ...

By hacking I mean improving and simplifying things. This can be the handling of programs or the improvement of hardware by making changes to it that the manufacturer has not actually intended.

For me, hacking has nothing to do with malicious attempts to break into any computer, it is just a word for cleverly altering existing things.

If you also have some good hacks in store, feel free to send them to me.


29 September 2022

5 macOS tips you should have known earlier

On the Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook, you can adapt the macOS operating system in various ways and use shortcuts more quickly. Here in the Sir Apfelot blog you will find numerous guides and instructions that […]
15 September 2022
DALL-E 2 used without an invitation

Art AI DALL-E 2 use without invitation

The AI ​​system DALL-E - currently in version 2 - can currently only be tested with an invitation. Public use is not yet possible and therefore I have not been able to […]
4 August 2022

Web Search Trick: Find results of a specific page faster

Are you looking for a specific Apple guide for the iPhone, but the search engine only returns advertising-laden websites? Or are you looking for a specific Mac support document that gets lost among links to numerous Apple blogs? [...]
6 May 2022
Mac Terminal Tips & Tricks

Mac tip: Apply the path to the terminal via drag and drop – my pick from KW11

Every now and then, as a Mac user, you have to go into the terminal and type in a command. I often find it difficult because I have to enter paths that sometimes contain spaces and other special characters that [...]
3 April 2022
Ecological dishwashing sponges and dishcloths

Eco dishwashing sponge and sponge cloth - my pick of the KW07

Today I have two tips for you that have nothing to do with Apple and don't even have a power cable or battery. But I think there are still two good recommendations that […]
27 January 2022

Apple Guide: Stop sharing your location with apps and people

Apple consistently cites user privacy and security as a key concern when designing devices and systems. At the same time, the iPhone manufacturer also enables extensive networking of different people whose devices […]
26 January 2022

Who has access to my Apple devices and accounts?

Apple boasts that it attaches great importance to user privacy and protection. At the same time, great importance is also attached to digital networking in the family and among friends. The […]
5 January 2022
How to connect PS4 controller to PC

Connect PS4 controller to PC - 2 ways and a super tip

You need the right controller if you want to play action or sports games on your PC. The PlayStation 4 controller is ideal for this purpose. The Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 gamepad is one of the best gaming controllers […]
29 November 2021
Unfortunately, my desk is too littered. For this reason I have to show you a photo of a Lifespan Treadmill Desk, which also shows how such a setup can look like (Photo: Lifespan).

Every office worker should have a Treadmill-Desk ... my pick of KW46

What does the term “Treadmill Desk” mean? Basically two things: a standing desk and a treadmill. Both together allow you to run at a moderate speed while you work. Why should you do that? [...]
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… […]