Chick Review: Gelaskins


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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Autobots necklace review - Dealextreme

Transformers autobots necklace review:

It is difficult to find jewelry that reflects your interests and is not made of cheap materials. I recently purchased an autobots necklace from the website DealExtreme for $2.49 US

> Good quality : the necklace does not have that cheap metal smell
> Not overly big : the pendant is a bit bigger then a quarter, so it's not really tacky
> Really affordable : shipping is free as well

> I don't really like the cord that comes with it, I think that it would look a lot better with a silver chain that matches the pendant's colour

I would definitely recommend this necklace, it's cheaper than most necklaces and is so different. It's difficult to accessorize and still have some individuality, but I think that this necklace achieves it.


Monday, July 11, 2011

how to watch icefilms/projectfree tv on the iPad?

How to watch icefilms/ projectfree tv on the iPad. Well kinda sorta.

The closest thing to viewing ice films on the iPad is actually a pretty cool work around. Not only is it free, but it doesn't even require jailbreak.

Things you need: oplayerhd lite. Your can use the free version, but you can always pay for the ad-less version.

How does it work? Go to your normal safari browser (or any browser of your choice really), then go to ice films like you would normally. ( then, look for the movie/video you want to watch. 

Once you get the the source page, click one of the megavideo links. 

As you could have guessed, it would tell you you have to download the script and divx player or whatever. Ignore it and just copy the link on the bottom. 

Now go to oplayer and click web browser. Paste the link in the address bar. you can choose to play file or download file.  enjoy!

Note: ads might pop up after you press the link on megaupload. this may or may not screw with you playing your video. if it does, simply try again. 

Project free tv:
            Things you need: Puffin app or iswift app. (really depends on which one you like better, they both work pretty much the same but im leaning towards Puffin as being the better one) They can both be downloaded from the app store.

            How does it work? Simply go to with the browser you chose to download and do as you would on your computer. It’s as simple as that!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My xbox live woes.

Written by Anthony

For all those out there that frequent xbox live and never really had and issue with it, I hate you.

Ok maybe it's not really your fault that my xbox live connection didn't exactly work out of the box, but someone has to take the blame...   Due to a combination of awkward ethernet cable wiring,  us using VoIP as our home phone and my recent urge to play call of duty black ops online, I had to change a couple of things to my home network. My old setup consisted of a linksys VoIP routerish type thingy, which then fed into 3 other routers which then connected to my xbox. No wonder my xbox live didn't work right?

The new setup: I decided to opt for the linksys cisco e3200, a gigabit switch from d-link and one of my old routers (after changing it to an access point). This system seemed to have solved my issues...for a couple of days, but for reasons that are beyond me, it suffered severed slow downs during peak hours. Normally this would indicate it's the internet providers problem, but I decided to change to a new router anyway since I was kind of running out of options. To my surprise, what seemed to beaded drags attempt totally worked! My Internet is faster than ever now!

You want to know what router it is don't you? Alright here it is.........
It's the Asus rt-n56u! Best of all, there's barely any configurations that needed to be made. It was literally plug and play. (get it? Play .. Xbox live) getting the VoIP to work properly thought needed a firmware update, but that was spretty much it.  For the slow downs. They're totally gone and the VoIP sound quality is great!

Stay tuned for a review on the Asus router.

Google+ plus

Written by : Michele

Google + [plus] is the new contender for social media takeover. There is a lot of hype and speculation over it and so I thought I'd weigh in.

What is it?

A social media platform that will enhance your online relationship experience. It is headed by Google and is not yet currently available.

What makes this different from... oh I don't know let's say Facebook?

In my opinion IOS is to Facebook as Android is to Google+. I say this because let's look at this realistically. It will probably be hard to get your grandparents and so forth to move to google+, as they probably just found the like button. Furthermore, it seems as though Google+ is meant for a mid aged hip techy crowd. I can't really imagine my parents using Google+ Huddle to gather with their... friends?

So IOS is universal and easy to use (fool proof let's say) and Google+ looks a bit more complicated to use. You have to work a system with terms that certain crowds may not get. Anyone can understand adding a friend, but adding someone to a circle? Going to a "hangout"?, "huddling"? As much as I trust the older generation, I just don't think it's been dummed down enough. "

Some Google+ features that I find are way better than Facebook are huddling (multiple user vidchatting), Sparks (like sharing amazing stuff), and Circles (for when "friends" doesn't cut it)
I'm quickly going to add that I think Sparks is way better than "posting"

Will I use it?

Hells yes! I will be using this. With it's capacity to video chat multiple people at once and it's cool looking mobile capabilities, backed by Google's amazing standard, I am ridiculously pumped - I just highly doubt that many others will be. Just as I feel Android is amazing, you will always have those people who have heard "Yo dude! Iphone's the shit, just get iphone" and will blindly follow suit, but we can only hope that the range of capabilities will speak for themselves and that many will see the creative potential in Google+

The website is

Will you be using Google+ Plus?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

GelaSkins - Review

Gelaskins Review
a chick review


> The Skin is form fitted: I used a hair blower to help make the glue maleable but this is not necessarily needed. A clean surface will do.
>Very customizable: The design I wanted was not pre-fitted to my phone and so instead of simply refusing to let me have the skin, Gelaskins allows the customer to fit the design as they please onto the phone

> A multitude of design: Great designs by amazing artists. My fave (other than Tokidoki clearly) is Camilla D'Errico. She has beautiful anime-esque designs for Gelaskins. Also I saw Camilla at her booth at Fanexpo in Toronto last year and all of her artwork is amazing. Also if you can't find something you like you can always upload a picture and make your own design
> Criss cross design is pretty air bubble fool proof. The criss cross design on the adhesive makes it so that air bubbles are almost impossible (unless a child is applying this skin)

> Surprisingly affordable: I have two Gelaskins and both of them were surprisingly affordable. If you are going to be putting a protective skin on your phone, might as well get one that looks good and is approx. the same price
> Easy to use website: I very easy like drag and drop easy


>They don't have that many stores so you have to depend on pictures like mine for guidance as to the quality as well as to find out how it looks like in "real life"
> Not a case. ie. you drop your phone from some serious height, then that's on you
> A bit difficult to get the wallpaper to line up with design (from a custom design)


Love the skin. I'm working on not dropping my phone but so far so good. Definitely a plus that they have licenses from Tokidoki and Tim Burton. Love the fact that you can support artists as well. Will I ever get another one? Hells yes! Probably a Camilla D'Errico one once she releases her Helmet girl line. This is a great way to showcase individuality.




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