Griffin Survivor iPhone 5 Case – Orange Unboxing Genuine / Fake?

This post was meant for a while ago but somehow it slipped through my updating net!

Basically as an already huge fan of the Griffin Survivor Case I ordered a new one this time deciding to move away from my usual black and went for the orange variant, after of course checking that there was an orange variant. Which there is.

I ordered from a reputable place but like with everything now the fakes and counterfeits are getting through, however it is bad when the actual genuine companies are unable to tell the fakes from the genuine items!

Here is the unboxing gallery :

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MacBook Pro SSD (Solid State Drive) Install Guide

If you ask anyone in relation to current recommended upgrades for their machines the most highly recommended and common answer will be, ‘install an SSD.’

An SSD is a Solid State Drive, and it replaces your HDD (Hard Disk Drive). It is basically a giant flash drive, with no moving parts or spinning disks and and pull information from itself almost instantly.

It is hard to beat Wikipedia for definitions so here you go :

Solid State Drive :

Hard Disk Drive :

The main benefits from such an upgrade are :

1. Massive improvement is booting times.

2. Massive improvement in program launch times.

3. Massive improvement in data access times.

4. So basically everything runs quickly.

I decided to take this upgrade on, and it is one that you can easily do yourself in about twenty minutes!

Here is a quick guide to get you on your way to a massive speed improvement of your machine. At the end I have added a video that shows my machine booting prior to the upgrade with the standard 750GB HDD installed, then booting up with the new 256Gb SSD installed.

Good luck and take your time, there’s no rush, and no reason to be troubled by this upgrade.

1. Make sure you have everything : You will need your new SSD, an external case for your old HDD (as well as aiding in data transfer if you decide to go down that route), a set of precision screw drivers.

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FAKE LifeProof by Fre Case – A Guide to Spotting Nasty Fakes!

So after a thorough hunt on eBay I found a high feedback rated user, located in the UK (so local to me) who was selling ‘Genuine’ LifeProof Cases for the iPhone 5.

The case was at a price lower than RRP, but not by a huge amount. It certainly wasn’t one of these £9.99 ‘LifeProof’ cases that you see all over sites such as eBay, Gumtree, and now unfortunately, more frequently also Amazon.

The order was placed and delivery was next day, all in all so far great service from this ‘highly rated’ eBay seller. That is were the good news stops! Upon opening the box it was evident that I was NOT the proud owner of a genuine LifeProof Fre iPhone 5 Case. I was now the owner of a cheap and nasty fake. The only other option was that the genuine Fre LifeProof cases were in fact a very inferior product.

That is not the case! It is the fakes that are inferior!

Everything about them from the box, quality and decals, right through to the overall feel and fit of the case just screams nasty.

Here is a quick guide of what to look for, so that pretty much instantly you should be aware of a real v fake Fre LifeProof Case:

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Windows Phone 8 – Getting Started Tips & Tricks.

I have just got myself a new Nokia Lumia 620, running Windows Phone 8. My initial impressions are this is a quality phone and is running a quality operating system.

Now I am an Apple fan, but I have to say the WP8 OS is exceptionally nice.

When I have used it a little more I will post up more detailed thoughts, however in the mean time I have found this as an excellent starting point;

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MyNI2013.com – A Photo Competition and I Need Your Votes!

For the past couple of months I have been doing a local photography and tourism competition…

http://www.myni2013.com

Basically it ends in about 24 hours and I am currently sitting in 8th position, and I wanna stay in the top 10, so if you aren’t up to much and want to have a look at a few of the things Northern Ireland has to offer, then check out the link to my galleries and hit me up with a few likes!

Thanks in advance!

http://www.myni2013.com/user/tomboyni