Medion S2217 Review – First impressions, battery ok, perfect for travel

I’m sure that, probably, Medion is not a very popular company like Dell, HP or Lenovo, but manages to impress with by performing reasonably ok for the price.

I bought this Ultra Portable notebook with a very good discount, a payed only 155 euros for version with 32 GB flash memory. I’m am very satisfied with the keyboard quality, the buttons are very great to use, I’m a persons that type fast, and it is very easy to write fast on this notebook.

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Another great thing is the battery! On technical specs, the battery of Medion S2217 it should provide a range of up to 9 hours, but if you work on documents, codding, or other task that use a less power of the notebook, you can easily overcome this limit. My record is about 11 hours and 30 minutes.

The CPU, Intel Atom, is very ok for this laptop, you can play videos at 4k resolution on YouTube without any problem. But the display, it is only fullHD, so I play videos only at this resolution.

About specifications of Medion S2217

Yes…., 2 GB of RAM are few, but we have only 1 of 2 slots with 2 GB and one free, so you can attach another one RAM memory to your device, and will be great. When I decided to also add another one memory of RAM, certainly you will find here.

Another great thing is about mouse touchpad, you can use this touchpad similar with your phone display, and you can make a zoom with it, or move up/down (scroll) the page with two fingers.

The weight is very great for a notebook, only 1.2 kg. I bought for it a silicon bag for only 3,5 euros, and I am very satisfied. In it you can put very easy the charger, one pair of headphones and a portable mouse if you are not very satisfied by the touchpad.

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Few words about sounds of Medion S2217. I’m very surprised about the sound, is loud, and sounds good.

Disadvantages of Medion S2217

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Sincerely, I don’t have no problems with it. I work on it for a month and even pleases me greatly.

I want to share with you a trick. This laptop have a microSD card reader on board. I use this slot, with microSD card with large capacity to extend the internal memory. So, you can buy one card for photos, one for documents, one for videos, and so on. A microSD card with 64GB capacity is only 25 euros, and you have 2 times more storage capacity.

Technical details

  • CPU: Intel® Atom™ Z3735F processor
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Clock Frequency: 1.33GHz
  • Graphic: Intel® HD
  • Memory Type: DDR3L 1600 MHz
  • SSD Capacity: 64GB
  • Screen size: 29,5 cm (11,6″)
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
  • Screen Type: non-glare display
  • LED Backlight: Yes
  • Sound:

High-definition audio with 2 speakers
certified Dolby Audio ™

  • Miscellaneous:
    • Multi-card reader for microSD memory cards (memory card not included)

Battery

  • Battery cells: 2

Connections

  • Bluetooth hands-free function:

Bluetooth 4.0

  • Connections:
    • Multi-card reader for microSD memory cards
      (memory card not included)
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x HDMI out
    • 1 x Audio combo (Mic-in, audio-out)
  • WLAN:

Wireless-N with integrated Bluetooth 4.0 function
Latest Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11n technology

Software (OEM Versions)

  • Software:
    • Operating system: Windows 10 Home
    • Free trial for Office 365
    • In this notebook comes pre-installed 30-day trial for Office 365 customers.
    • Comprehensive Windows 10 App Package
    • McAfee Live Safe – free 30-day trial version preinstalled.

In the box

  • In the box:

MEDION® AKOYA® Notebook, 2-cell Li-ion battery, external power supply, warranty card, Quick Start Guide, Security Guide

Standard information

  • Dimensions: approx: 300 x 20.8 x 201 mm
  • Weight: Approx: 1.2 kg (incl. Battery)
  • Warranty: 24 Months

Find real car consumption for a car

Recently, I founded a new online application that you can find that real consumption of a car, from owners that own the car. This application is a database with all cars available until now.

This app calculates your car’s gas mileage and helps to manage the vehicle’s costs. After a free registration, you will be able to use all functions, e.g. include an icon in bulletin boards, analyse costs or enter fuelings with your smartphone. Read more

Zeiss Lens for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus

Zeiss recently announced that will make lens for smartphones starting this year. The company announced 3 lenses, one for wide-angle (photos with a large angle of view), a telephoto (photos with zoom) and a macro (for close-up).

If you don’t know, Zeiss (Carl Zeiss)  is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices, founded in Jena, Germany in 1846 by optician Carl Zeiss.

AT this moment, these lenses are available only for Apple devices, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus. Zeiss promise support for additional devices come later on.

Find more high resolution images on Zeiss website.

macro, wide-angle and tele lens

 

List of Sony devices that will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow

sony android 6.0 Below you’ll find all Sony Xperia devices that will receive software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. We are not sure exactly when is the release date for this updates, but we know that this software updates are depending on the operator, market, region or country. 

To find if you’re device has or not a software update to a new version, go to Settings > About phone > Build number / version. Also, I remember you that the availability of software update depends on your country and/ or telecom operator.

  • Xperia™ Z5
  • Xperia™ Z5 Dual
  • Xperia™ Z5 Compact
  • Xperia™ Z5 Premium
  • Xperia™ Z5 Premium Dual
  • Xperia™ Z4 Tablet
  • Xperia™ Z3+
  • Xperia™ Z3+ Dual
  • Xperia™ Z3
  • Xperia™ Z3 Dual
  • Xperia™ Z3 Compact
  • Xperia™ Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Xperia™ Z2
  • Xperia™ Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia™ M5
  • Xperia™ M5 Dual
  • Xperia™ C5 Ultra
  • Xperia™ C5 Ultra Dual
  • Xperia™ M4 Aqua
  • Xperia™ M4 Aqua Dual
  • Xperia™ C4
  • Xperia™ C4 Dual

Import photos from DSLR to your iPhone or iPad via iOS 9.2 Update

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Apple just launched the latest version of iOS, version 9.2. This update brings some bug fixes and a new great feature for photographers. 

Now, photographers can import directly on any apple device photos using a dedicated Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. This new feature is great for all photo travellers because can manipulate photos using only their iPhone or iPad, now they can leave the laptop home. 

This feature will be great for Instagram users who likes to shot photos with a dedicated camera before sharing them on the service. 

To use this feature is very easy. You should connect camera to your iPhone or iPad using dedicated Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and after that the device will open automatically Photos app and allow you to choose with photos and videos you’d like to import. You can choose also RAW files.

The Lightning cable is available only for 29$ on Apple store. A new version of Lightning to SD Camera Reader is also available on the Apple Store. This packs USB 3 speeds for iPad Pro and USB 2 for other devices.

via Apple

Facebook background activity on iOS how to save battery life

Facebook background activity on iOS how to save battery life

If you read this post probably you know that your iOS device has an anormal battery decrease because Facebook. We now that because our devices tell us that thing when we check the usage of background activity.

If you don’t know how to check this status, you must navigate to Settings – General – Usage – Baterry usage. You will see below your Facebook app (background activity).

I have an iPad mini with iOS 8.3 installed, and the background activity for Facebook app tell me that in last 10 hours has a 90% percent activity. That anormal background activity of Facebook app decrease my iPad battery life with 30% in only 10 hours with display off! 

I tried to stop the background activity for Facebook app but with any effect. Also I turned off all background activity for all apps installed on my iPad mini (WiFi version). Any effect also for this method. 

The solution that works for me was to uninstall the Facebook app. Now I am happy to tell you that in standby my iPad mini tablet use in 10 hours only 1-2% of battery life. 

Now when I want to check my Facebook account I use the browser. Works very smooth and has all desktop functions. 

Rumors about Galaxy S6 – release date, battery and more

galaxy-s6The latest rumors tell us that the next generation of Galaxy S devices will be launched on March 1 this year, in less that 2 weeks.

Another rumored specification is the capacity of battery, that is expected to have about 2600 mAh. This information is coming from South Korea. If you don’t know, the battery of predecessor has with in plus 200 mAh.

The lower capacity of battery tell us that Samsung will implement a new chipset that will be less power consumption. Also, we expect to see in new Galaxy S6 the new Exynos 7 Octa chipset, that is made using 14nm process.

About the exterior design of next Galaxy S6, is expected to comes with uni-body metallic case. The new Galaxy S6 is expected to support wireless charge.

We have more rumors. The screen is expected to have 5.1-inches QHD Super AMOLED touchscreen and the RAM memory about 3GB. The principal camera is expected to have 16 MP.

Speech to text for Facebook Messenger users

facebook-messenger-speech-to-text.A new feature began to be tested for a small group of Facebook Messenger app users. The new feature allows users speak to phone for transcribe speech to text.

Isn’t a bad idea for users, and is a very good idea for all users with medical problems that can’t type. Also, is a great idea for drivers that can’t stop to use the phone when driving. Also, is very useful for people that are making sports.

The announce was made by David Marcus on his Facebook account. All reactions that was made after this announce was positive, and it’s very possible to have this feature soon available for all users.

In conclusion, we need to have patience if we need this new feature of Facebook Messenger app.

Receive an instant translation taken photos with your phone

google-translate-instant-translateGood news for us, now Google Translate can translate all words from an image using your smartphone camera.

To do this you need to have installed the Google Translate application from Play Store and Apple Store to have an internet connection. Now it is simple to read unknown words from a restaurant menu, or traffic indicators or other else documents or outdoor prints. While using the Translate app, just point your camera at a sign or text and you’ll see the translated text overlaid on your screen.

The instant translate feature of Google Translate app for smartphone is now available in 36 languages.

See below an example of how to do that.

What symbolizes the bitten apple from Apple

apple-logoThe tragic story of a computer scientist genius that it’s not nearly as famous as Steve Jobs.

Alan Mathison Turing (1912 – 1954) was a brilliant British mathematician, considered one of the founders of modern computing. It was a freak. He liked Blanche Neige, mathematics and … boys.

He also like to talk on the phone for hours with his mother, who told her everything. He also liked to run a marathon and several times, completed the race in the top.

In 1940, Turing finds himself in an unusual battle camp in fact a laboratory of the famous British MI5. He manages to contribute to deciphering the mechanisms of German ENIGMA cipher machine.

Alan Turing was about to become a hero of the Second World War. Because of his genius, Churchill could receive every morning decrypted war messages of Hitler.

After the war, Turing enter the National Physical Laboratory, which builds in parallel with the Americans, the first computer in the world.
Unfortunately, police arrests for homosexuality and because this was a crime pleads guilty and accept it instead of prison-based chemical treatment of oestrogen.

Do not resist psychic and someday year 1954 anoint a apple with cyanide, bite once and dies.

Laurrent Joffrin, author of “History of secret codes” writes: “When the heroic years of informatics in California, some kid in a garage creates a computer manufacturing company, call Apple and give the apple logo colors rainbow – colors homosexual movement – which once bitten someone.”

Bit and died. It was called Turing.