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Thursday, September 15, 2016

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus




How can I miss out the launch for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Nutshell

  1. New black and jet black finishes
  2. Splash and water resistant (about time)
  3. New Home button
  4. Dual camera (iPhone 7 Plus)
  5. 25% brighter, wide color gamut
  6. 2x faster (processor), 3x faster (graphics)
  7. Stereo, 2x louder, EarPods/AirPods
  8. 3x faster LTE
  9. IOS 10



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Spartania: Casual Strategy Guide & Tips - Part 3


Spartania Advance Guide/Strategy/Tips



Are you still with me and playing Spartania Casual Strategy? Great! Then, you are ready for the advanced strategies of this game.

Defensive Upgrades

My initial strategy was to upgrade my troops and buildings evenly throughout the whole camp to quickly get the most advanced unit aka the Elephant. While that was far and good, it did not stop the other players and barbarians from raiding me successfully. You see, you can use 24 units effectively in offense by deploying the troops enmass in a bunch or tactically stretching your meatshields BUT you can only "station" your defensive troops which limit your units' effectiveness to about about 8 to 10 units (including static defense) engaging at the frontline at any one time. Let's explain with an example to be clearer. These were taken a while back from turtle (but still valid), one of the leaders. There are however, many good examples of defenses like MisterE, kwasapijak, vietnam, vidock, EchoMike, kingofkings, etc.





Thursday, September 1, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Explodes




Extracted from Androidpolice,

"A Samsung official speaking to Yonhap said the company estimates that less than 0.1% of Galaxy Note 7 devices sold were affected and that the root of the problem was traced back to the battery. But at several millions sold, even this small a percentage can be a hazardous risk and one Samsung is not ready to gamble with. Since the Note 7 doesn't have a removable battery, the official says that the company is about to issue a recall of all its new Galaxy Note 7 devices sold at home and abroad."

A major blow to Samsung. Well, that's good news for Apple to catch up...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Samsung Note 5 Not Charging


Samsung Note 5 Not Charging




I thought this will be the last thing that will happen to me since my Note 5 is relatively new. I had recently updated the firmware on my Samsung Note 5 smartphone and changed to standard charging. My son used my smartphone until 0% and switched off then he started charging. The screen showed the battery lightning logo and 0% battery logo. Then it flashes the battery charging lightning logo on and off. But it never got charged and remained at 0% forever although I was using the original charger. When I switched on, it would power on and before I could even set back to fast charging, it switched off again since it had 0% charge.

I wiped the Note 5 cache partition, rebooted system now and used PC to USB to charge my smartphone to about 10% before I switched on and change it to fast charging to solve the problem.

Wipe Note 5 cache partition

  • Press and hold the Volume Up and the Home buttons first, and then press and hold the Power key.
  • Keep the three buttons pressed and when ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 5’ shows, release the Power key but continue holding the other two.
  • Once the Android logo shows, release both the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  • The Android system recovery screen is shown with its options.
  • Use the Volume Down key to highlight the option ‘Wipe cache partition’ and press the Power key to select it.
  • When the process is complete, use the Volume Down key to highlight the option ‘Reboot system now’ and hit the Power key to restart the phone.
  • The reboot may take a little longer to complete but don’t worry and wait for the device to become active.

Use PC to USB to charge my smartphone to 10%. Thereafter, I could power on and change it to Fast Charging. I could use the original charger to charge after that. Hope this will help you.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7


Samsung Galaxy Note 7



It is launched! It is out! How can I not cover this story or news.

Nutshell

  1. Dimensions - 5.7 inches. Dual curve
  2. Feature - Water resistant (like I said, all smartphone phones should be this way). S pen too.
  3. Video & Games - HDR video and Vulcan API games
  4. Security - IRIS scanning (new)
  5. Camera - Improved dual pixel sensor
  6. Memory - 64GB entry/expandable 256GB (hey hey, it's back by popular demand)
  7. Battery - 3500mAh fast and wireless charging
Pre-order for a free lens kit worth $198. I think the Samsung Gear VR is more enticing.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spartania Casual Strategy - Treasures/Collectibles


Here is Spartania Casual Strategy treasures for quick reference. Since Spartania released their treasures, there is more incentive to enter arena and attack someone successfully. The treasures upgrade your hero, entire squadron, defence hp and attack by increments of 5% per level i.e. 2 levels of the treasure upgrade is equivalent to 1 upgrade. I find it more efficient as it upgrades entire squadron of same troops, buildings and defence structures instead of 1 unit at a time. At high levels, the number of treasures needed increases about like 1, 3 or 4, 7, 12, 20, 33, ...







Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Spartania: Casual Strategy Guide & Tips - Part 2


Spartania Offensive Strategy/Tips



If I have the chance to buy ambrosia and replay Spartania: Casual Strategy all over again, I would have done it differently. I did mention that in my previous post after reviewing the lowest level top 50 player GodIsAlive/JesusIsKing (currently level 32 / rank 26) and also Xinot20002645 who has just overtaken MisterE to be No. 1.
Update: I will review Dennsimus and pablomat who are very successful at low levels right now since the game rules have changed a bit.

Firstly, I would have spent some money to get the 2nd builder immediately. No commission for that, but kind of save you a lot of heartache, trouble and time to get that 2nd builder.

Secondly, this game favors the aggressor or attacker which I would have devoted all or most of my resources to my offensive upgrades. Why? E.g. If you pour in 3/4 of your resources to offense, you can defeat an opponent who put in 1/2 of his resources in defence, simple Maths. Of course you can argue about good defensive formation and bad offensive troop release but if the gap is too wide, you will be overrun. Also, you can get back your resources quickly by looting barbarians/players. Contrary, getting them organically from gold mines and food producers takes forever.

Let us take a look at Dennisimus offense who has reached top 50 at an impressive of only level 41.





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