Monday, 13 April 2015

How to use Sony ADPMAA Sony DSLT A58

How to use Sony ADPMAA with Sony DSLT-A58?

You have to change settings of your camera and external flash unit according to your lens.

a) If you use kit lens (18-55mm) or prime lens (50mm) - just set your shutter speed from 1/100 to 1/160. You don't have to use HSS.

b) if you use zoom lenses like Sony SAL75300 (75-300mm) - just set your shutter speed starting from 1/250 (or higher). In order to do that, you have to use HSS in manual flash mode (Sony F43AM) and you can set the flash power according to your requirement. I love using Sony F43AM flash because the flash "tells" you the distance in meters  from you to the subject matter when you can change its power level.

Multi-Interface Shoe Adapter Sony ADPMAA  supports both TTL and manual modes.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Asus Zenfone 2 the fastest smartphone

Is Asus Zenfone 2 the cheapest and fastest smartphone in 2015?

(I don't make the review. I just share it)

Even though the review used the old model of Intel Atom processor, you can see that Intel Z2460 has defeated Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon. 

Intel Atom processors are also used by many computer manufacturers in their netbooks for so many years. Therefore, the processors are capable enough to handle a multitasking environment of Windows 7 Pro including heavy applications like MS Office 2013, Photoshop, SPSS and many more. (History of netbooks)

More review:

For your information, Samsung S6 uses the latest version of Exynos CPU and Samsung S4 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon.

More review:,Samsung-Galaxy-S4/phones/8997,7597

Asus Zenfone 2 uses the latest Intel atom Z3580 CPU that supports 64 bit processing and 2MB cache. At a price of US$200++ (RM750 for 2GB RAM and RM1100 for 4GB RAM), I guess Asus Zenfone 2 offers the speed which is almost equivalent to Samsung S6, BUT half the price of S6. 

So, which one that you "see" first - specs or brand? 
The final decision is yours as a buyer.

More review:

More review:

(Click for prices

Saturday, 11 April 2015

How to protect facebook before being hacked

How to protect your Facebook before an intruder hacks it?

The first thing that you need to remember is to take these precautions into consideration before your Facebook is hacked by an intruder. If your Facebook has been hacked before seeing this blog, it is quite difficult to regain control of your account.

1) Password
Create a password for Facebook that cannot be guessed by other people. It is recommended that your password should contain at least 4 letters and 4 numbers (with/without 1 or 2 characters).  The most important thing is not to tell anyone your password even your girlfriend.

2) Add several email accounts and mobile numbers.
Make sure all passwords for your email and Facebook accounts are different.

3) Hide and verify your email. 
Make sure that you hide all email accounts.

4) Hide and verify your phone number. 
This is the BEST way to protect your Facebook because nobody can have the same mobile number like yours. Therefore, you MUST VERIFY your mobile number via Facebook and hide it. If possible, you can add and verify one or two more mobile numbers. If somebody hacks into your Facebook, you can choose "forgot your password", and Facebook will send a code to your mobile number to reset your old password.

5) Block strangers
The final step is to block any strangers even though their profile pictures are so gorgeous. It is very simple. Don't accept any requests if you don't know them. Some people are very persistent. They will keep on sending requests until you accept them. Therefore, just block them. I always do that.

How to block?
a) Go to the person's Facebook page.
b) Click . . .
c) Click block

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Inside Philips DLP5200 power bank

What can you see inside a power bank?

Philips DLP5200/97

I have just opened my damaged power bank, hoping to replace the batteries. Unfortunately, the size of the battery is not the same like normal AA batteries.

You need to remove the sticker / label on the front cover of the power bank. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the screw. Use a thin ruler to open the casing. As you can see in the last picture that the batteries are larger than the Sanyo rechargeable AA battery.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Samsung Galaxy S4 versus S6

Samsung Galaxy S4 versus Samsung Galaxy S6

The speed of S4 is as (almost) fast as S6 because S4 has 8 cores with 2GB (total RAM), and S6 has 8 cores with 3GB (total RAM). I don't think you will see a lot of improvement in terms of speed unless you really  need the camera because Samsung has slightly improved  S6 camera and video capabilities.

More information:,Samsung-Galaxy-S4/phones/8997,7597

Friday, 6 February 2015

teaching schedule 20142015 sem2

Teaching schedule, 2014/2015, Semester2

GTEE1207 - Communication in English IV
GTEE1110 - Writing Skills in English
GTEE1113 - Technical Writing

GTEE1107 - Communication in English III (special course offered in Sem 2, not for undergraduates)

More information:

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sony DSLT A58 with ND Variable Filter

Testing Sony DSLT A58  and SAL50f18 with Steinhesier MC UV Filter and Jlens ND Variable Filter (ND2-ND400). I didn't edit the photos. I only added my watermarks and resized from 20MP to 2MP. Just click the photos to view them at 2MP.

Note: I normally use 1/160 or 1/250 shutter speed because it is the highest sync speed for an add-on external flash. However, I didn't use flash in the following tests.

1/160, f/1.8, ISO100, MCUV + ND2 (Min)

1/160, f/1.8, ISO100, MCUV + unknown ND (adjusted)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Windows Experience Index Lenovo Y480

Windows Experience Index for Lenovo Ideapad Y480

The average score is 6.86.

Number of cores 4 (max 8)
Number of threads 8 (max 16)
Name Intel Core i7 3610QM
Codename Ivy Bridge
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 988B rPGA (0x4)
Extended CPUID 6.3A
Core Stepping E1/L1
Technology 22 nm
TDP Limit 45 Watts
Core Speed 1197.4 MHz
Multiplier x Bus Speed 12.0 x 99.8 MHz
Stock frequency 2300 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L3 cache 6 MBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
Turbo Mode supported, enabled
Max non-turbo ratio 23x
Max turbo ratio 33x

Northbridge Intel Ivy Bridge rev. 09
Southbridge Intel HM76 rev. 04
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 8192 MBytes

Number of adapters 2

Display adapter 0
Name Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Memory size 2112 MB

Display adapter 1
Name NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Memory size 2048 MB

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

whatsapp wechat chrome pc

How to use Wechat with Chrome on your computer?

Open your Wechat with your smartphone.
--Click Me
--Click Setting
--Click General
--Choose Web Wechat

Now, open your Chrome browser.
--scan the QR code with your smartphone


How to use WhatsApp with Chrome on your computer?
Open your WhatsApp with your smartphone.
--Touch menu button
--Choose Settings
--Choose WhatsApp Web

Now, open your Chrome browser.
--scan the QR code with your smartphone

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Solution to Shockwave Flash crashes in Firefox

Solution to Adobe Shockwave Flash crashes in Firefox

1) Close all Firefox browsers.

2) Uninstall Flash from the Add / Remove Programs in Control Panel.

3) Download the Adobe Flash Extended support release from halfway down this page.

Flash extended support release ( )
The extended support release has all the security updates of the newest release but with a far higher compatibility level with Firefox.

Note: When installing, make sure you unselect automatic updates; otherwise, it will be overwritten with the newest version.

4) Restart Firefox and you are all done. 

Thanks to somebody's tips posted on: