More 24 themed wallpapers for iPhone (3G or 3GS or iPod Touch)

7 01 2010

To celebrate season 8 of 24, some more 24 / Jack Bauer themed wallpapers for your iPhone with images borrowed from FOX’s official website.

The following are fun to have in your album but not ideal when applied as a wallpaper (scroll down for those though):

Jack Bauer - iPhone wallpaper (season 8)

Jack Bauer on top of New York cab

Jack Bauer ontop of New York taxi

NOW FOR IMAGES WHICH CAN BE SET AS WALLPAPER

(SAVE the selected image(s) onto your computer, transfer it over to iTunes – sync it up with your phone then set the selected image as your wallpaper)

Your result should be:

Preview onlyPreview - JackBauer wallpaper

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer

New York City - Jack Bauer

Annie Wersching as Renee Walker (24)

Annie Wersching - Renee Walker (24)Annie Wersching as Renee Walker

Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O’Brian

Mary Lynn Rajskub - Chloe O'Brian (24)Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O’Brian

Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh

Katee Sackhoff as Renee Walsh (24)Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh

Freddie Prinze Jr. - Cole OrtizFreddie Prinze Jr. as Cole Ortiz

John Boyd - Arlo Glass (24)John Boyd as Arlo Glass

N.B// Photographs on FOX were trimmed off on top so in order to fill in the gaps a background was placed (this way the time stamp and iPhone lock slider did not affect the overall image). Did that make any sense? Nevermind


Jack Bauer - Kiefer Sutherland (24 season 8) SubwaySame image as above but slightly adjusted to the side

IF you’re after the CTU logo or more 24 wallpapers click here

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24 iPhone skin!

26 09 2009
  • Skins for your phone:

24 - Jack Bauer iPhone (ENLARGE)

There’s plenty of options on the market such as BestSkinsEver, GelaSkins, DecalGirl, iSkins but after some research I opted for Canadian based MyTego.com which produces  ‘3M vinyl, along with a unique “Tego-Guard” protective coating that extends the life of your skin’.

The great thing about MyTego is they allow you to customise or personalise your design rather than purchasing premade ones from an online collection.

Jack Bauer iPhone

  • Designing the skin:

I’m a massive 24 fan, so I obtained several high quality images from FOX’s official 24 website, the image above was part of their marketing campaign for Season 7. Of course the design on your iPhone will be up to you, I just like 24 – a lot.

I slightly tweaked it on Photoshop by removing the premiere date and tag line but kept the FOX logo while fading in the sides more. The graphic designer did a marvellous job so it still remains as close to the original as possible.

Just for fun, I used an online barcode generator to create the barcode. It should state JACK BAUER if scanned (not that I would ever check).

For users who have a white iPhone, I recommend trying this 24 promotional poster instead. [note to self: Insert link here]

Initially I was going to use a satellite Google map of my city but Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) won in the end.

To SAVE the file onto your computer follow the link. [note to self: Insert link here]

24 skin plus iPhone 3GS


  • Protecting your iPhone 3G/ 3GS with a case:

It’s up to you on which clear case you prefer, there are plenty of options on the market these days.

For me it was between the Power Support’s Air jacket, Agent 18’s slim ClearShield or the Griffin Reveal.

Always remember to read the reviews prior to purchase; I’m satisfied with the Reveal. It protects the chrome when faced down on the table, the exposed bottom doesn’t faze me one bit and the fact that the GRIFFIN logo doesn’t affect the skin design.

I sometimes forget I even have a case on, it has a bit of a naked feel without the extra bulk you expect.

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Check my Flickr gallery for more images.

  • Links used:

24 website – Gallery section
MyTego
Griffin Technology – Reveal case or reviews on Apple Store (U.S)

Other :

•  MyTego photographs on Flickr

• Awesome example – Gameboy case

  • Notes:

If you plan to use the 24 image on MyTego, make sure you resize it correctly on their online template, keep in mind you will be folding the skin down on the side corners of your phone so allow for some space. Set the background colour to black.

According to some Reveal reviews I’ve read, it may create a watermark effect on the back of the case – that doesn’t bother me since all you need to do to remove it is gently apply some pressure on the back which should ‘pop’ the phone forward allowing a small gap (that doesn’t make sense does it?).

Keep in mind that for any plastic case, there’s a chance it’ll scratch the back of your iPhone especially if there’s any trapped sand or while you’re in the process of installing or removing it.

But if you use a skin or protective covers such as InvisibleShield or warpsol as suggested on online forums then I’m sure your phone will be fine.

The case is plastic, it’s designed to protect your iPhone from bumps & scratches so I wouldn’t worry about it being scratched itself. Better on the case than your phone and remember, it’s not a hard shell where you can drop it from a great height.

Also be aware that some cases are designed for a tight fit so always Google to see if placing skins on them will affect the design or what not.


  • Disclaimer:

I don’t work for MyTego or Griffin, had to pay full price for the items + normal shipping fees to Australia (absolutely ridiculous cost sometimes).

ALSO I encountered printing issues with my skin so they were nice enough to offer me another one free of charge (I thought I had to pay postage and handling fees again but I didn’t). The waiting time for the Reveal was 2 months because it was out of stock and when it did return – availability in Australia was (at the time) non existent.

It’s up to you on which skin or case you would like but these are the two which best suited me.

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MyTego iPhone Vinyl Skin

26 09 2009
  • First impression

Great and easy website to work with, had no issues designing the skin using their online template and simply used PayPal for payment.

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  • What to expect in the mail

Arrived in a funky looking envelope, inside contents include:

–   The customised iPhone 3G / 3GS skin
–   Clear transfer film with installation instructions on the back – It’s basically similar to those clear plastic wrap you use to protect text books
–   Alcohol swab


  • Delivery time

Normal/standard – Took 3 weeks for the item to be printed and mailed to Australia. No complaints here.

iPhone_peelThere wasn’t any sticky residue if you’re wondering.


  • Applying & removing the 3M vinyl skin

Very easy, just follow their instructions.

You’ll notice in the above image the skin is being removed (and yes there’s a bit of fluff on the edges), I actually have two skins; it’s because the first one wasn’t what I expected so contacted them about product feedback and they simply gave me store credit and said to try again but follow their additional instructions in regards to file size and whatnot. Waited another 3 weeks and now you have a satisfied customer.

blurImage example: First skin came out unclear, a bit of a blur. I probably submitted an incorrect file requirement or they didn’t calibrate their printers but it’s all good in the end. Got the perfect result the second attempt.


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  • Final words

Patience.

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CTU or Jack Bauer wallpaper for iPhone (3G or 3GS or iPod Touch)

25 09 2009
  • Looking for a CTU or 24 themed wallpaper for your iPhone?

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CTU-24-iPhone-wallpaper

(right click ‘save as’)

You can easily create your own like below for example:

JackBauer-24-iPhone-wallpaperDCJack Bauer iPhone wallpaper #1

JackBauer-24-iPhone-wallpaperJack Bauer iPhone wallpaper #2

CTU-24-iPhone-wallpaper-BWCTU iPhone wallpaper – Counter Terrorist Unit

FOX-24-iPhone-wallpaper

Also if you haven’t yet done so you can Google for the CTU ringtone for your iPhone, and if you have a jail broken phone you can try installing the ‘clock ticking’ sound as your message tone. Why Apple doesn’t allow users to customise our message tone I really don’t understand.

UPDATE: MORE wallpapers now available (season 8)

Australian24





24 themed Apps from iTunes

25 09 2009

Here are some 24 themed iPhone applications currently available on the iTunes store.

Remember, these are only suggestions I haven’t purchased all of them:

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  • 24: Special Ops – Created by Digital Chocolate

You can purchase the official 24 game released by Digital Chocolate and be Jack Bauer in the game. You basically shoot terrorists and perform mini tasks in order to advance to the next level.

SpecialOps-cap

iTunes: BUY | FREE trial version


  • Theme Clock – Created by Nouvelle Niche

For those who use their iPhones as a clock stand. It’s so simple yet so useful, and best of all it’s free.

clocktheme-cap

iTunes: FREE


  • CTU – Created by iDev software

It’s basically ano

ther clock stand but mimics 24 by displaying your photos on a split screen. Pretty neat it even has the 24 clock sound effect! (Mind you it got a bit annoying after a while so just disable it in the settings.)

CTU-cap

iTunes: BUY


  • 24 Countdown Clock – Created by Infin8 Design

Similar to CTU (above) where your pictures are placed on a split screen but instead it counts down to an important day, eg wedding day/anniversary or even an episode of the show.

Countdown-cap

iTunes: BUY


  • CTU eye scan – Created by Lucky D Software

Novelty application for your phone.

EyeScan-capiTunes: BUY


  • Jack Bauer Facts – Created by Fadhad Qureshi

Who doesn’t love them but the current version is disappointing enough that I immediately removed it from my phone after it was downloaded. I don’t know if a fan created this app or not but good try.

JackFacts-capiTunes: BUY | FREE light version


  • 24 Trivia

Current version graphic wise… looks… shit. It’s great someone realised that they could make money out of us fans but judging by the preview some effort could have been put in for the design. Looks cheap (and don’t ask me why they have a screen cap of Rob Thomas trivia)

Trivia-capiTunes: BUY