Apple iPhone Xs / XR Wallpapers

iPhone XR Wallpaper Sample
iPhone XR Wallpaper Sample

With the arrival of iOS12 just mere hours away and the first deliveries of the iPhone Xs series less than a week away you could well be one of the lucky ones upgrading to the latest iDevice.

If, like me, you may not be planning to upgrade on this cycle – you may well like the idea of a facelift for your current phone and no better way to do that than the latest wallpaper.

Apple are renowned for their gorgeous wallpapers and this refresh is no different.  The wallpapers for the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are beautiful.  There is some dispute as to what the wallpapers actually depict, some claim they represent planetary surfaces, others that they are bubbles – the patterns coming from an oil type effect on the surface of said bubbles.  The latter being the theory that I am going for.

But it doesn’t stop there.  Of course the latest flagship iPhone is causing a lot of buzz on the tech front but what seems to be causing even more at the moment is the newly announced iPhone XR – the more modestly priced, LCD screened, single camera’d, and multi coloured iPhone XR.  With it comes a whole range of wallpapers each designed around the base colour of an iPhone XR.  These follow the same bubble theme and come with a single or double bubble variant.

iPhone XR Range
iPhone XR Range

So without further ado read on to see all the wallpapers that will be coming with the new range of iPhones and download your favourite.  All the images are full resolution so will work beautifully on whatever phone you currently use – your facelift awaits…

Keep scrolling… right to the bottom… there’s a link to download all wallpapers in a handy zip file (31.2Mb)

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2018 Mrs Brown’s Boys East Coast Racing Festival Results : Sunday 9th September 2018

2018 Mrs Brown’s Boys East Coast Racing Festival Results :

Derek McGee at the 2018 Mrs Brown’s Boys East Coast Racing Festival
Derek McGee at the 2018 Mrs Brown’s Boys East Coast Racing Festival

Sunday 9th August 2018 – the final race day for the Irish National Road Racing Calendar and it took us to Killalane for the 2018 East Coast Racing Festival sponsored by – strangely enough – Mrs Brown’s Boys.  Fair play though Brown’s seemed to get right into the spirit of things coming up with a funky wee logo and and even more funky bus…

It also say the return to the roads of Derek McGee who just one month ago was knocked out of action at the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod…

If we remove that slight hiccup from the equation the result is Derek McGee taking 15 wins from 15 races – a phenomenal achievement and one well worthy of a round of applause – !applause!

It didn’t come easy though as throughout the final Derek Shiels was snapping at his heels on the Cookstown Burrows Engineering bike taking second place by a mere 0.185s!  The third place podium went to Michael Sweeney, Paul Jordan taking fourth.

2018 Mrs Brown’s Boys East Coast Racing Festival Results
2018 Mrs Brown’s Boys East Coast Racing Festival Results

Read on for the full results from every one of the day’s races…

Read more2018 Mrs Brown’s Boys East Coast Racing Festival Results : Sunday 9th September 2018

2018 Classic TT Results

2018 Classic TT Results
Sharing the Festival of Motorsport with the Manx Grand Prix means you share the good and the bad.  The good being the obvious – 2 glorious weeks of Motorcycle Racing, this year the bad was the weather.  Fog and rain plagued the early stages of the event with practices being severely limited.

The sessions did get run.  Extra road closures were put in place to maximise the competitors’ time on the circuit and as usual the organisers, Marshals, Medical Staff… all had to step up in difficult circumstances.  They all did and as you can see from the results and timings below we got some excellent racing.  

John McGuinness made his debut back in competitive racing (following his 2017 North West 200 crash) showing that without doubt he has still got it – taking the win in the Senior Classic on the Paton and also taking the fastest lap at an average speed of 110.676 mph.

Dean Harrison continued with the form he had from earlier this year in the Isle of Man at the TT Races taking the Superbike win with a fastest lap of 126.041 mph.

Read on for the 2018 Classic TT Results :

Read more2018 Classic TT Results

2018 Manx Grand Prix Results

2018 Manx Grand Prix Results

2018 Manx Grand Prix Results

After a trying week of inclement weather things started to improve for the 2018 Manx Grand Prix. 

The fog lifted, the rain stopped and the racers got to take on the Isle of Man Mountain Course in some style! 

Here are all the results from the 2018 Manx GP. Full Qualifying Session timings, fastest laps and other stats are available here : 

http://www.manxgrandprix.org/MGP-Results

Newcomers A – Result Sheet :Newcomers A - Result Sheet 

Newcomers B – Result Sheet :

Newcomers B - Result Sheet 

 

Mylchreests MGP Junior – Result Sheet :Mylchreests MGP Junior - Result Sheet Mylchreests MGP Junior - Result Sheet 

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight – Result Sheet :

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight - Result Sheet 

 Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight – Result Sheet :

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight - Result Sheet 

MGP Senior – Result Sheet : 

MGP Senior - Result Sheet MGP Senior - Result Sheet 

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight – Result Sheet : 

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight - Result Sheet 

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight – Result Sheet :

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight - Result Sheet 

STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE MANX MOTOR CYCLE CLUB : Alan Jackson

RIP Alan Jackson.  Ride free.

Another terrible loss of a supremely well thought of and experienced racer.  

Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson

The Manx Motor Cycle Club regrets to confirm that Alan ‘Bud’ Jackson, 62, from Kendal, Cumbria died today following an accident during last night’s qualifying session for the Classic TT Races on the Isle of Man. The incident occurred at the Creg Ny Baa during last night’s Senior Classic TT session.

Alan was a very experienced competitor on the TT Mountain Course. He made his debut in the 1979 Manx Grand Prix and has four race wins to his name – the 1986 MGP Junior Race, the 1991 Classic Lightweight MGP, the 1995 Classic Lightweight MGP and the 1998 Classic Lightweight MGP as well as six other MGP podiums. He also competed in the TT Races and had a highest finish of fifth place in the 1990 Ultra Lightweight TT.

The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Alan’s wife Elaine, son Paul, daughter Emma and his other family members and friends.

Press Release : http://www.manxgrandprix.org/News/2018/08/24/statement-regarding-alan-jackson

Casio G-Shock DW-5600 New Era X Limited Edition (2018) Unboxing

Casio G-Shock DW-5600 New Era X Limited Edition
Casio G-Shock DW-5600 New Era X Limited Edition

If you follow G-Shock and their limited editions you will be aware then that 2018 brings us another New Era Collaboration.

It’s not the first time G-Shock and New Era have teamed up and its not the first time that the watch’s storage container is a cap – which is just simply an awesome touch!

Past G-Shock / New Era Collaborations : 

Read moreCasio G-Shock DW-5600 New Era X Limited Edition (2018) Unboxing

Playstation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition Pre-Order Problems : Do NOT Buy from the eBay Scalpers!

Say NO to the eBay Scalpers. It is the only way to beat them.
Say NO to the eBay Scalpers. It is the only way to beat them.

Playstation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition Pre-Order Problems: If you are a keen gamer there is a good chance you found yourself in the position hundreds of us found ourselves yesterday and today.  That is without a Sony Playstation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition Console.

  • What is a Sony Playstation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition?

Basically it is a special edition Playstation 4 Pro that celebrates the fact that Sony have now sold 500,000,000 Playstation consoles.  They have limited this edition to a mere 50,000 units globally making it actually pretty limited.  Limited of course means desirable to gamers, and unfortunately desirable to gamers means desirable to scalpers, or as I will refer to them from this point onwards – scumbags.

  • What’s so special about it?

To be honest thats a difficult question.  You can regularly and easily pick up a PS4 Pro for about £300 in a bundle.  This edition is £450, but comes with a camera, an upgraded 2TB hard drive and is housed in an awesome looking translucent blue case, each one individually numbered.  If you don’t understand the appeal then this probably isn’t the article for you and you’d be best just moving on to the next one.  If you do get it, or at least think you get it, have a look at this – I’m sure you will agree it is special!

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2018 Manx GP & Classic TT Qualifying and Race Schedule : 18th – 31 August 2018

2018 Manx GP & Classic TT Schedule

Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling 2018

The Manx GP and Classic TT are next on the 2018 Road Racing Calendar, and it can all get a little hectic and confusing to keep up with what session is running for what race competition.

Hopefully this guide to the fortnight’s events will keep you on track and up to date with all that is happening.

Of course this is subject to change so keep an eye on Twitter for any last minute changes to the plan!

Qualifying & Race Week Schedule 2018
Qualifying & Race Week Schedule 2018
Race Week Schedule 2018
Race Week Schedule 2018
2018 Manx GP & Classic TT Contingency Plans

Statement from the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club 13/08/2018

2018 has unfortunately taken another road racing legend from our paddocks.  Rest in peace Fabrice Miguet (MIG).  Ride free.

Fabrice Miguet
Fabrice Miguet
 

Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the Ulster Grand Prix said: “Fabrice Miguet has now passed away due to the injuries he sustained at the Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday.

“I’ve known Fabrice, or MIG as he’s known to many, for over 20 years, even before I became Clerk of the Course at the UGP. He’d been racing at Dundrod for a long time, and was a big character who had become part of the fabric of the event.

“We have been in constant contact with his team and family since Saturday, both directly and via local authorities, and I am extremely saddened to know that he has succumbed to his injuries.

“Our thoughts are with Fabrice’s parents and the Optimark team, as well as his wider circle of family and friends as they come to terms with their loss.”

Fabrice was aged 49, from Normandy in France. He was a regular competitor at the Ulster Grand Prix and Isle of Man TT.

Statement from the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club 13.8.18

 

2018 Ulster Grand Prix : Results – Saturday 11th August 2018

2018 Ulster Grand Prix
2018 Ulster Grand Prix

It’s the final day of the Northern Irish Road Racing Calendar, and it’s one of the biggest – The 2018 Ulster Grand Prix Saturday Race Day. 

This article is being written real time during the event, in a new approach for me, it may work it may not.  So I welcome your comments and input either way.  That should explain why things may bounce about a little, but if it works I may use it in the future as a sort of live blog…

The day got off to an absolutely flying start with Peter Hickman showing once again that he is the fastest road racer on the planet and had his eyes firmly fixed on breaking more records – breaching 200 mph at the Flying Kilo speedtrap…

The previous best was held by William Dunlop #6 (RIP) at a still whopping 200.4 mph. 

Read on for the results and a brief summary of the day’s racing.

Read more2018 Ulster Grand Prix : Results – Saturday 11th August 2018