iFace iPhone 4 / 4s Case : Thoughts and Photos…

iFace iPhone Cover

The iFace cases are currently found all over eBay and YouTube at the moment, they are hugely popular and also due to this popularity they range massively in price. Expect to pay around £5GBP to have one delivered in the UK, NOT the £20 – £30 some eBay sellers seem to have them for sale at!

I’m not going to write too much about this case or its predecessor, the iFace 2 case, coming next, as it is simply a bright, cheap and cheerful case.

It is surprisingly well made, and with little details like the cut out Apple logo on the bottom all adding to the overall quality of the case.

When it is on it actually looks really nice, and due to the contoured shape of it, it is a pleasure to hold. As far as protection goes I’d be off the opinion that in an emergency it will help in the event of a small knock, however it is certainly not an impact case.

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Griffin Survivor iPhone 4/4s Case Thoughts and Photos…

Griffin Survivor

Having been an admirer of the Griffin Survivor Case for quite some time I purchased one around a year ago. It took me so long as this is an expensive case, at the time I bought it it had just went sub £30GBP, I think now though you can pick one of these bad boys up for around half that! That my friends is a brilliant investment!

I purchased this one pretty much immediately after the Ballistic HC (previous post – http://tbni.blog/2012/08/23/ballistic-hc-iphone-4-4s-case-thoughts-and-photos/ ) and when it arrived I was immediately impressed! This case is not for the weak of heart, it is huge, it is heavy and if you like the look of your iPhone naked, you will probably hate this. However if you want to protect you phone this thing is just the ticket.

It claims the following rather impressive stats (and also has under its belt that it is approved to military standards) :

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Ballistic HC iPhone 4 / 4s Case – Thoughts and Photos…

The Ballisitc HC is one of the range of cases in the Ballistic range, in this instance the ‘HC’ meaning ‘Hard Core!‘  The others in the range are :

LS – Life Style & Life Style Smooth
SG – Shell Gel & Shell Gel MAXX

There is also a full range for all other popular makes of phones and tablets, which you can check out here :  http://www.goballisticcase.com/collections/all

This is my second Ballisitic HC case, the first I had was with my iPhone 4, and was black, all black.  Then when I updated by phone to the 4s I was so convinced on this particular case, I purchased the white one, to go with the new phone.

It lasted 2 days!

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California Scents Air Fresheners – A little smell of sweetness!

I had read a lot about good air fresheners, something a little more special than your usual ‘Magic Tree’ (which to be fair I also like).  So after a little research and a great deal on eBay I decided on the ‘Shasta Strawberry’ by California Scents.

I won’t labour on about why this is a good air freshener, it should be enough to say that this smells awesome, if you like the smell of strawberries you are in for a treat!

I will add though that I have this is my sports car, which is tucked away in my garage, for about a month now.  The air freshener hides under the seat and although I have the windows open a little to allow air to circulate around the car the smell still fills the car.  There is a vent on the top which you can adjust to control how strong the smell is, but for this having sat in an airing car for a month and still producing fragrance it is enough to say I am well impressed.

Oh and with these currently retailing at just under £2.00 delivered on sites such as eBay you are onto a winner!

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Olympic Games 2012 : London – The XXX Olympiad! Let the Games Begin!

Let the games begin!

After a tremendous opening ceremony last night I just thought I would say ‘Happy Olympic Games Everyone,’ good luck to all the competitors from every nation, good luck to all their families, friends, teams and coaches. Everyone deserves to come home with gold, however that can’t happen, so remember this you have made it! Well done and have fun.

Oh and Come On Team GB, especially everyone competing from Northern Ireland!

And finally if I get any good tips or value bets I’ll let you know, and before I forget, damn isn’t Jessica Ennis hot as hell!

Jessica Ennis - Look what Team GB have!
Jessica Ennis – Look what Team GB have!

Mac OSX – Mountain Lion – It is Official it is coming in a few hours… 25th July 2012!

OSX Mountain Lion
OSX Mountain Lion

The wait is over, Mountain Lion is coming to the Mac Faithful, if you are not sure what that means get yourself over here to check out the new features, when you have finished drilling get back over here and read the tips on how to ensure you have a safe and smooth upgrade!

Now here is the best guide to make sure you are ready to upgrade and enjoy the goodness!

With the OS X Mountain Lion set to launch on Wednesday as announced by the company’s chief financial officer on Tuesday, Apple users around the world will be pumped to get their Macs upgraded. But what are some things they must keep in mind in order have successful transitions to the new operating system? Here are a few tips.

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Scoobfest 2012 – 22nd July 2012 – Junction One, Antrim

Scoobfest 2012 - 22/07/2012 - Junction One, Antrim

Scoobfest is the biannual car show run by Irish Subaru website, ScoobyIreland.com and it brings Subarus from across the country all together to show off their stuff.  It has made its home at the Junction One Retail Park in Antrim and as such promises stunning motors, an easy to get to location and something many car shows lack, something for the ladies – shopping!

This year it was joined by a few other websites, namely the Celica Owners Club, NI-Vaux, Irish Subaru Drivers Club, Subaru Driver’s Club Northern Ireland and the Mitsubishi Lancer Register.

The result of all this was a fantastic set of motors all in one spot!

This is a Charity event and this time round all proceeds from the show went to Cool FM / Downtown Radios ‘Cash For Kids’ Appeal, a great local charity!  As well as this over £1000 in prizes were up for grabs, and in relation to those here are the results from the day :

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12th July 2012 Ardoyne Riots – via Twitter

This year I found out how truly amazing Twitter can be, and it was in a bad situation.  As you will probably no each July Belfast turns from an amazing, beautiful, diverse and accepting city into a pit of sin, fighting, rioting and hate rule the streets for a day or two then we are back to our brilliant best.

It is these couple of days though that get us plastered all over the world news and as you will see from the following photos it is not in a good light!

Some call this ‘activity’ ‘reactional rioting’ in an attempt to disguise what it is.  That being criminal damage, attempted murder, disorderly behaviour and riotous behaviour, all pretty high up there in the criminal scale of things.

No matter what anyone says it is clear from yesterday that these riots were planned, no side, be it orange or green could have done anything to prevent these riots, there was gonna be a fight and that’s it!

Even the rioters were caught on camera fighting with each other!

Thugs… Get out, move on, grow up, leave us and leave our city, in this our year, our time, our place, and oh yeah you’re not welcome!

And your guns aren’t welcome on our streets, shooting at Police will never be acceptable, you want to be a killer?  Just get yourselves under that water cannon and have a good aul Belfast wash!

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Northern Ireland 12th July 2012 Celebrations / Riots

So it is the 12 July again and that means it is time for rioting across Northern Ireland and moreso Belfast and the Ardoyne shops.

This basically comes down to the Loyal Orange Order wanting to match along their traditional route. The Nationalists then claim that this area is not supportive of an oppressive march and it is not welcome.

Result – A Stand off.

So what has now become a yearly event the Nationalists attack the police who are trying to separate them from the Loyalists.

Today there were determinations ruled by the Parades Commission that meant the LOL had to be finished by 4pm. They did this. Then the Nationalists would have a counter demonstration, however before this happened the riots began.

These riots have lead to #Belfast and #Ardoyne trending on twitter! A real shame in this 2012, our year, our place, our time.

We have let ourselves and each other down a lot this year.

I could go on and on about this but I want to keep it straight and to the facts do that is them. I have amassed a full collection of photos from the day which I will get up later, but really people – wise up your are destroying your own communities and raising tensions when in this day and age there should be none!

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