Mous Infinity Case (iPhone 12 Pro Max)

Mous Infinity Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

Having been a user of Mous cases since 2017 I was excited to see their range of MagSafe Compatible cases and accessories come out.

Disclosure : I purchased this Mous Infinity iPhone 12 Pro Max Case direct from Mous.co the review is my own as are my thoughts on the product.

Mous Infinity Case - iPhone 12 Pro Max
Mous Infinity Case – iPhone 12 Pro Max

For the first time in 4 years I had moved away from a trusted Mous case to a Apple Leather Case so that I would try out and use a Apple Card Wallet – which is just an amazing piece of kit and if you like minimalist wallets, this, you will be sure to love.

The Apple Leather Case is without doubt a nice leather case, well manufactured and the leather looks and feels great.  For me though it just didn’t provide enough protection so I did not hesitate to get back onto the Mous Store when I heard the Limiteless 4.0 range had been release.  

Unfortunately the Limitless 4.0 range was all showing as sold out for the iPhone 12 Pro Max – and a number of weeks later (04/04/2021 at the time of writing) still is sold out.

The only MagSafe compatible product for the iPhone 12 Pro Max was the Mous Infinity, which comes in at a whopping £69.99.

To me, this looked like the natural successor to the Mous Clarity case which I used almost exclusively from the time I purchased it on my iPhone 11 Pro.

That was a product – like all Mouse products to this point – I have recommended without hesitation.

Is that a recommendation continuing?

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Apple iPhone Asking for Outlook Password?

Apple iPhone Asking for Outlook Password?

Has your iPhone recently started asking for the password to your Outlook / Hotmail email accounts when using the native iOS Mail App?

Apple iPhone Asking for Outlook Password

(For reference I am using an iPhone 12 Pro Max running the latest release of iOS14.)

Mine was, daily, sometimes more than once, and no matter how many times I went into settings and entered the passwords it would mess up and start doing the same thing all over again. Given the fact that I have multiple Outlook accounts this was a complete faff, time consuming and annoying.

There is an Outlook App which works pretty well, however I have multiple email accounts on multiple services including the email for this domain and I use Apple Mail on my Desktop and Laptop Machines so without the iOS Mail App it meant the real potential of using different apps for different accounts on both my mobile devices and computers.

I am sure it is something similar for you, hence why you are here.

But after scouring the internet and reading posts I may have just discovered a solution that works. And it seems I am not alone in this phenomenon – over 2500 people (at the time of posting) have stated they are suffering from the same issue on the Official Apple Support Forums.

Apple iPhone Asking for Outlook Password
Apple iPhone Asking for Outlook Password

I found a solution, and it doesn’t require deleting accounts from the iOS Mail app, Settings nor reinstalling the native app – all which also apparently work – but if you have multiple accounts that is an awful lot of hassle…

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Mous Limitless 3.0 Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max Review

Mous Limitless 3.0 :

I have been using Mous cases now for three years, and still they are the only cases I will put my phones in.

From 2017 I have been using the Mous brand and still it is the product that I recommend every single time some one says to me, ‘What case should I get for my new phone?’

Mous Limitless 3.0 Case
Mous Limitless 3.0 For Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

See my previous Mous Product Posts here : https://tbni.blog/?s=Mous


This year on receipt of my iPhone 12 Pro Max I was already well prepared, my preorder for my Mous Limitless 3.0 Case had been placed even before my iPhone had been ordered.

For 2020 I opted initially for a Walnut Limitiless 3.0 and quickly followed it up with a leather variant.

Mous Limitless 3.0 For Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Mous Limitless 3.0 For Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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MacOS 11 Big Sur Compatibility (+ iPadOS, iOS 14 and WatchOS)

MacOS 11 Big Sur Compatibility (+ iPadOS, iOS 14 and WatchOS) :

MacOS 11 (Big Sur), iPadOS and iOS 14 Compatibility
MacOS 11 (Big Sur), iPadOS and iOS 14 Compatibility

It is only about a month until the release of MacOS 11 (Big Sur), iPadOS and iOS 14. With each update will come a host of new features and additions to trick out your Mac or iDevice. The question is will your current device get the update or is it time to consider an upgrade?

Well, here are the answers:

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Apple Previews New 2020 Emoji

New 2020 Emoji :

This post is one for the techies, tweeters, WhatsApp’ers and all the rest of the Social Media fraternity who love a bit of emoji action.

Friday 17th July 2020 marked World Emoji Day, and in celebration of the event, Apple shared a preview of upcoming 2020 emojis that will be added to iPhones, iPads, and Macs with Emojipedia.

2020 will see the Emoji 13 update being released and some of the loveable little images planned include :

  • Faces – Smiling Face with Tear, Disguised Face
  • People – Ninja, Person in Tuxedo, Woman in Tuxedo, Person with Veil, Man with Veil, Woman Feeding Baby, Person Feeding Baby, Man Feeding Baby, Mx. Claus, People Hugging
  • Body Parts – Pinched fingers, Anatomical Heart, Lungs
  • Animals – Black Cat, Bison, Mammoth, Beaver, Polar Bear, Dodo, Seal, Beetle, Cockroach, Fly, Worm
  • Food – Blueberries, Olive, Bell Pepper, Flatbread, Fondue, Bubble Tea
  • Household – Potted Plant, Teapot, Piñata, Magic Wand, Nesting Dolls, Sewing Needle, Mirror, Window, Plunger, Mouse Trap, Bucket, Toothbrush
  • Miscellaneous – Feather, Rock, Wood, Hut, Pickup Truck, Roller Skate, Knot, Coin, Boomerang, Screwdriver, Carpentry Saw, Hook, Ladder, Elevator, Headstone, Placard, Transgender Symbol, Transgender Flag
  • Clothing – Thong Sandal, Military Helmet
  • Musical Instruments – Accordion, Long Drum

The update also features 55 gender and skin-tone variants, along with new gender-inclusive emojis that can be used as an alternative to gendered versions, such as person with veil and person with tuxedo rather than the current woman/man options.

Unfortunately after ‘Emoji 13’ there will be a six month delay to ‘Emoji 14’ which means it will most likely be 2022 when the next big update comes along.

“Under the current circumstances we’ve heard that our contributors have a lot on their plates at the moment and decided it was in the best interests of our volunteers and the organizations that depend on the standard to push out our release date,” said Mark Davis, President of the Consortium. “This year we simply can’t commit to the same schedule we’ve adhered to in the past.”

Mark Davis : President of the Emoji Consortium
2020 Apple Emoji Update
2020 Apple Emoji Update

Mous Clarity Case for iPhone 11 Pro Review

Disclosure : I purchased this Mous Clarity iPhone 11 Case direct from Mous.co the review is my own as are my thoughts on the product.

Mous Limitless 3.0 Case Review : https://tbni.blog/2019/09/30/mous-limitless-3-0-case-for-iphone-11-pro-review/

If you start off by reading the above post you will see that I was already using a Mous case for my iPhone 11 Pro and in fact you will learn that I have been using Mous cases for quite some time.

They are great. Well designed offering superb protection but with a form factor that isn’t offensive and they are made with a variety of stunning materials from leather to walnut to carbon fibre.

There is a lot to like.

However I also wanted something a little different. For that difference I chose a slickwraps skin – actually one from their retro range, being a child of the 80s I love retro and they have a great range of retro Apple skins…

Slickwraps Apple Retro Skins
Slickwraps Apple Retro Skins

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Apple TV+ 1 Year Free Trial Not Showing Up?

Apple TV+ launched on 1st November 2019, and if you purchased an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac (iMac, MacBook Air / Pro, iMac etc) after 10th September 2019 then you will be eligible for an Apple TV+ 1 Year Free Trial!

NOTE : You only have a limited time to take up this offer. I believe that limited time is 3 months so do not hang about too long.

However some users are reporting that when they go into their Apple TV app on their device it seems to only be offering 7 days of a trial – then the billing starts at £4.99 / month.

There is a very easy work around for this issue (I was one such user who experienced this).

Apple TV+ 1 Year Free
Apple TV+ 1 Year Free

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Apple Watch Series 5 Case : RhinoShield CrashGuard NX

If you are looking for an Apple Watch Series 5 Case there are two real options.

  1. Spigen’s Apple Watch Range
  2. RhinoShield’s Apple Watch CrashGuard NX Range

I previously had a Spigen Tough Armour Case on my Apple Watch Series 2. It was on there from Day 1 until I sold it around 3 years later. When the case was removed the Apple Watch was as new. I wore it to work, in the gym, day to day and it preformed flawllessly. It gave the Apple Watch a sort of G-Shock vibe, and offered good protector for daily use. It proved itself well and I had no hesitation in buying another when I bought my Apple Watch Series 5.

Apple Watch Series 2 Spigen Tough Armour Case

But this isn’t a review of the Spigen Tough Armour, it is a review for the RhinoShield CrashGuard NX.

One question you may have is if it works why change it?

  • Well it (the Spigen Tough Armour) certainly does work. But I had been wearing it for years, I wanted a change. I started looking around and after a bit of browsing I found the RhinoShield product. It looked nice and the fact that it was customisable appealed to me. So that was why I decided to try something new.

The first port of call was Amazon and with Prime the following day a RhinoShield CrashGuard NX arrived.

D’Oh! I had managed to order the wrong colour. Thinking I had ordered black when in actual fact I had ordered Camo Green.

RhinoShield CrashGuard NX : Camo Green

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MacOS 10.15 Catalina : How to Find 32 Bit Apps

32Bit Apps in MacOS Catalina will not work
32Bit Apps in MacOS Catalina will not work

MacOS 10.15 Catalina : How to Find 32 Bit Apps : Since MacOS 10.13 Apple have been warning users that 32 Bit Apps are on the way out. Well, with the release of MacOS 10.15 Catalina that time is now.

So before you upgrade you really should test what is going to stop working. At least then you can make the decision to go ahead with the upgrade or wait a while and see if the App Developer releases a 64 Bit update. Although to be fair – they have had enough warning so probably should have already done so! Don’t give up though, some lazy developers are still releasing updates.

Personally I have upgraded my MacBook Pro and not my iMac. I’m impressed with Catalina and would love to upgrade my iMac too however I can’t bear to loose Cannon Fodder, Theme Park, Sim City 4 and a few other classic games. Everything else that hasn’t bothered with updating – well I’m happy enough to move on without them, no doubt better alternatives are already out there.

Two programs of note that are a potential sticking point for many are :

1. Microsoft Office 2011 – this is not compatible and upgrading to Catalina will force you onto the Office 365 Subscription model.

2. Aperture : Apple’s own image software will no longer work with MacOS Catalina.

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Apple Watch Nike Series 5 44mm : Unboxing

Apple Watch Nike Series 5 44mm
Apple Watch Nike Series 5 44mm :

The Apple Watch Series 5 has been out for a couple of weeks now however the Nike edition of the watch only became available on 4th October 2019.

Having had a Apple Watch Nike Series 2 for a few years I thought it was time to upgrade. The Series 2 was still going strong, the battery was lasting all day and it was in great nick having been housed in a case with a screen protector for its entire life. So the question then is – why upgrade?

Apple Watch Nike Series 2
Apple Watch Nike Series 2

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