Olixar Aluminium iPhone 6 Rose Gold Review

Rose Gold cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are very popular right now and one of the best are the Olixar aluminum iPhone 6 / 6s cases out there. It features a sleek premium polycarbonate shell and a rose gold bumper case that protects the sides of the iPhone.

Olixar Aluminium iPhone 6S review

The back cover has a mirror finish to it and it looks very impressive in person.

Olixar Aluminium iPhone 6S review

First, insert the phone face down on to the bumper part. Then close the rear by polycarbonate shell. Bottom of the case has openings for 3.5mm jack where you can plug in your iPhone earphones or any third party earphones. I had no trouble in charging the phone too.

Olixar Aluminium iPhone 6S review

The volume buttons can be pressed easily and so is the power button. The mute button is left exposed but is easily reachable.

The entire package looks amazing in person. Your iPhone 6s still feels excellent in hand – just as it feels without the case. You can find more iPhone 6s cases at mobilefun.co.uk.

Thunderstrike 2 destroys security of Mac computer

Apple often reminds the users how secure the Mac is but the latest Thunderstrike 2 worm is tarnishing its reputation. The worm expands directly through the ROM and can affect any Mac or through a simple email or by connecting any device either through USB or simply from an ethernet adapter.

Thunderstrike 2

Thunderstrike 2 is really hard to detect, it’s really hard to get rid of, and it’s really hard to protect against something that’s running inside the firmware, says the CEO of Legbacore. Unlike any virus that exist in a PC, the Thunderstrike 2 resides in the firmware.

So the only way to get rid of it is to flash a new firmware. Unless one install the new firmware, the worm resides in the ROM and lives in the system persistently. The development of this worm comes from a research where hackers found a way to get into the firmware of the computer through standard references.
Source Wired

Monk Magnet Wallet Case Review for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Monk Magnet Wallet Case is perfect for those iPhone users that are tired of carrying too many things with them. If you are looking for case that can store your cash and credit cards and something that is made of leather, then you might want to check out the Monk Magnet Wallet Case that is available for both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. 

Monk Magnet Wallet Case Review for iPhone 6 Plus

Monk Magnet Wallet Case iPhone 6 Review: Video Overview

This iPhone 6 case comes with QuickMag technology that allows you to quickly detach your phone from case when you simply do not want to use the case. This is great for me because I talk a lot on the phone and would not want to put a heavy leather case against my ears.

Monk Magnet Wallet Case iPhone 6 Plus Review

Monk Magnet Wallet Case Review for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Features

Protect your 6 in style; Detachable magnet inner case; Edge-to-edge access to touch screen; Includes pockets for cards, and cash;
Includes window pocket for ID; Unique vintage book design; Camera hole allows for easy access to iSight camera; Snap-in design ensures your phone will stay in place; Thin profile; Shock protection; Screen protection and Abrasion protection

Monk Magnet Wallet Case Reviews for iPhone 6 Plus

Manufacture part number SW-30493-6. Costs $34.95 for either iPhone models.

RooCase Esteem Review for iPhone 6

RooCase Esteem is a wallet style folio case for the Apple iPhone 6. Also available for the iPhone 6 Plus, this folio case has two slots for storing the credit cards. The case can also be used as stand with its front flap acting as base.

RooCase Esteem Reviews for iPhone 6

Unfortunately you can no button coverage with the RooCase Esteem but that is understandable as no folio case for iPhone 6 offers button coverage anyway. It is also very cheap, costing just $15.

RooCase Esteem Review for iPhone 6

Official list of features:

Premium synthetic leather wallet case designed specifically for Apple iPhone 6 Plus (5.5)
Stylish folio-type flip case with built-in media stand for landscape viewing
Ultra slim and form-fitted with a perfect lightweight design
Magnetized front cover securely encloses the case
2 card slots to put your essential ID and card for easy accessibility

2015 Macbook Pro 15 with dedicated GPU Review, what I like about it

I have been reading the reviews of the 2015 Macbook Pro 15. Today I finally pulled the trigger and ordered one for myself.

2015 Macbook Pro 15 with dedicated GPU Review

What I like about the new 2015 Apple Macbook Pro 15 with dedicated GPU

1. Speed: this laptop is really fast. Most of the times applications open before the busy icon can even bounce! It starts up quickly and by the time I open the lid, it is already ready. I installed the latest version of photoshop and this laptop handles it like a pro – no pun intended. Safari browser is incredibly snappy and even a webpage with tons of ads cannot bog this thing down. If you find the Macbook 2015 slow with its Core M 5Y71 processor, don’t look elsewhere and buy the MBP 2015 with dedicated graphics.

2. GPU: Even when I am using the iGPU that is the Iris Pro 5200 integrated graphics that come with the Intel processor, sliding between spaces and menus is buttery smooth. I highly recommend downloading gfx card status as it will allow you to choose the GPU you wish to use – integrated or dedicated. So when you are doing something like video editing in Final Cut Pro, you can make the laptop use dedicated graphics.

2015 Macbook Pro 15 with dedicated GPU Reviews

3. Force Touch TrackPad: This feature made its debut in Macbook 2015 and people seem to love it. I took love it as I can finally choose how the click should feel. You can custom the ‘feel’ by going to its settings. I have set it to firm and it feels just like a button now.

4. Speakers: These are much better over the Macbook Pro 2010 model. While the one on the 2010 were not bad, the new ones sound more powerful and full.

5. Retina display: If you go retina once, you will never return to non-retina displays. You will find people gathering around you to see how beautiful and crisp the display is. It really looks fantastic.

Poor battery life in Macbook 12 2015 laptop

So you just bought yourself the mew shiny Apple Macbook 2015 laptop only to find out it has poor battery life. Apple claims that Macbook 12 has all day battery life but we have been receiving reports that it has less than stellar battery runtimes. So how would you improve Macbook 12 battery life the easy way? Here are few things you can do to make a huge difference.

Poor battery life in Macbook 12 2015 laptop

Improving Macbook 2015 battery life

* Use Safari as it is highly optimized to consume as little CPU resources within OS X as possible
* Make sure you install Adblock Plus extension in Safari to remove CPU tasking ads (especially animation and video based ads)
* Another nifty addon to improve Macbook 2015 battery life is to install ClickToFlash extension in Safari to prevent loading of resource hogging Flash animations. It is intelligent enough by not blocking HTML5 video instead.
* You should turn off Transparency. Do this by going into the Settings –> Accessibility –> Displays. I feel it is a needless eye candy.
– turn off the Bluetooth radio if it is not in use. Do this in Settings –> Bluetooth
– Make sure you have a decent WiFi connection. Do option-clicking on the Airport icon and confirm something stronger than -75 RSSI (e.g. -50 to -70).  A weaker wireless LAN network consumes more power.
– If you have a lot of apps installed, install iStat Menus to keep an eye on on which and what apps are eating the CPU resources.
– Once a month, run a maintenance app like Cocktail to optimize your operating system.

So there you go. The Macbook 2015 not only runs Parallels poorly but also has poor battery life. But you can try things

Macbook 12 2015 has poor Parallels performance

How does the Macbook 12 2015 runs windows 7 or windows 8 under Parallels? I got the 1.3 GHz model and the first thing I installed after getting Macbook 2015 is install windows 7 processional edition on it. I will be honest with you – it runs so-so. So the verdict is that if you are planning to run Windows, it is better to get Macbook Air i5 or i7 model as they have sufficient horsepower to run it.

macbook 2015 parallels performance

Macbook 2015 and Virtual Machines

Macbook 2015 was not made for such use in mind. It is great for doing web surfing, for little iMovie editing and watching movies. But if you are planning to more than that such run virtual machines and use Adobe Premier or any advanced program, you will be better off with retina macbook pro.

Education discount valid for Macbook 12 2015

A mytechpatner employee was told by an Apple Store employee earlier that education discount was not applicable for Macbook 12 inch 2015 model. But he was still not convinced so he went online to order it and then went to pick it up at the local Apple Store. I was not given any discount.

Education discount Macbook 12 2015

Then yesterday he went online again to order something else and to his surprise, it was showing discount for their Macbook 2015 model. Later I learnt that I could have got better discount at the Best Buy which is $130 off the list price.

So he called Apple and he was was credited the difference. I just thought I should share this news with the prospective Macbook 2015.

Education discount is also application on retina Macbook Pro.

Rokfolio iPhone 6 Wallet Case review

Rokform Rokfolio wallet case for the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offers a number of features that usually found in separate cases. The case has pockets incisive allowing user to store up ton three credit cards. Rokform Rokfolio wallet case also allows you to use Rokform v3’s mounting accessories using the hole present in the back of this iPhone 6 case.

Rokfolio iPhone 6 Wallet Case review

For added protection, volume controls and sleep wake buttons are kept covered. Here are the features of iPhone 6 Rokfolio features:

Rokfolio iPhone 6 Wallet Case reviews

Eliminate the need for a wallet
Holds 3 credit cards with ease
Durable tactile material with soft grippy touch
Magnetic closure
Doubles as a stand to view videos in landscape
Dual Compound 6 sided protection (6ft. drop tested)
Shock absorbing soft inner liner
Tough Outer polycarbonate shell
Includes Easy Stick Magnetic mount
Magnetic Grip (mount to almost any magnetic surface)
Simple snap-in installation
Works with all v3 accessories

However it is not compatible with the holster or armband. It does not look as classy as the Rokform Fuzion that we reviewed for the Apple iPhone 5S.

RooCase Exec Tough Review for iPhone 6 Plus

RooCase Exec Tough is a TPU case made of hard polycarbonate molded into rear shell. All the buttons are given protection as well. The corners are slightly raised for better drop protection.

RooCase Exec Tough iPhone 6 Plus review

RooCase Exec Tough feels very solid the very first time you pick it up. It fits very nicely and adds good protection to the Apple iPhone 6 Plus without adding a lot of bulk.The RooCase Exec Tough is priced at 30 dollars.

RooCase Exec Tough Review for iPhone 6 Plus

Also with every RooCase product sold, $1 goes towards free tablets and laptops for schools in need.

Official description

Apple iPhone 6 Exec Tough for drop protection
This roocase Exec tough is a serious case, designed with hybrid dual layers for superior protection. The flexible TPU handles impacts and the tough polycarbonate provides amazing stability and scratch resistance. It is built with Reinforced TPU corners for drop protection, providing added security where it’s most needed. The precise engineering of the Exec allows access to all ports, controls and shielding for the volume and power buttons. The smooth matte feel of PC allows you to enjoy the design of this case while keeping your iPhone 6 completely protected.

Hybrid dual layer superior protection
The Exec tough case is designed with two layers. The 1st layer secures the iPhone 6 providing stability, while the 2nd layer protects your phone from drops and sudden impacts with the reinforced TPU. This case has a very secure fit and a rubberized soft to the touch feel, due to the polycarbonate backing.

Scratch resistant with raised back ridges
The Exec Tough case is scratch resistant both inside and out, providing a clean presentation of your device. The raised back ridge provides additional scratch protection, assuring a pristine look and feel.

TPU and Polycarbonate material
The strong hard Polycarbonate plastic and soft TPU silicone combine for great stability and scratch resistance with drop protection and accessibility to all ports and controls.