Monthly Archives: January 2013

Today’s Hardware Review: Coolest Double Gadget from SAMSUNG

Bang !!                       SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA                           !! blasT

Bang !! It hits the market. SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA
Lets review its feature and specification & performance.

Key Features

  • 16.3 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • 21x optical zoom lens (35mm equiv: 23-483 mm)
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • 4.8 inch HD super clear touch display
  • Runs Android 4.1
  • Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connectivity
  • Full 1080p HD video recording
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 10cm minimum focusing distance
  • Smart mode
  • Voice control
  • Panorama mode

Samsung Galaxy Camera Specifications
Max Aperture
f/2.8 – f/5.9
35mm equivalent
23mm – 483mm
Optical Zoom
Image Sensor
CCD pixels
16.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)
Pixels (H)
Sensor Type
Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size
1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)
No Data
Sensor Size (height)
No Data
Aspect Ratio
·         4:3
·         16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor
Screen resolution
308 ppi, HD Super Clear Touch Display
Touch Screen
Min Focus
Focusing modes
·         Autofocus
·         Face Detection
·         Multi
·         Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest
Shutter speeds longest
Exp modes
·         Program
·         Aperture-Priority
·         Shutter-Priority
·         Manual
·         Scene modes
·         Centre-weighted – Average
·         Multi Pattern
·         Spot
ISO sensitivity
100 – 3200
White balance
·         Auto
·         Manual
·         Outdoors/Daylight
·         Incandescent
·         Fluorescent
Exposure Comp
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting
No Data
Movie mode
Video Resolution
·         1920×1080
Video FPS
30fps, 120fps at 720×480 slow-motion
Stereo Sound
Optical Zoom with Video
Other Features
Image Stabilisation
Card Type
·         Micro SD
·         Micro SDHC
File Type
·         JPG
Power Source
Battery Type
1650mAh Lithium Ion
CIPA Rating
No Data
Box Contents
Box Contents
No Data

Camera Performance:
Shutter Response
0.175 secs
Wide – Focus / Shutter Response
0.4 secs
Full zoom – Focus / Shutter Response
0.7 secs
Switch on Time to Taking a Photo
Shot to Shot without Flash
3.6 secs
Shot to Shot with Flash
3.9 secs
Continuous Shooting
3.7 fps
Test Images from camera:

Today’s Tip: Windows PowerShell commands

               Windows PowerShell is Microsoft‘s task automation framework, consisting of a command-line shell and associatedscripting language built on top of .NET Framework. PowerShell provides full access to COM and WMI, enabling administrators to perform administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems.

10 Commands:

1: Get-Help

The first PowerShell cmdlet every administrator should learn is Get-Help. You can use this command to get help with any other command. For example, if you want to know how the Get-Process command works, you can type:
Get-Help -Name Get-Process
and Windows will display the full command syntax.
You can also use Get-Help with individual nouns and verbs. For example, to find out all the commands you can use with the Get verb, type:
Get-Help -Name Get-*

2: Set-ExecutionPolicy

Although you can create and execute PowerShell scripts, Microsoft has disabled scripting by default in an effort to prevent malicious code from executing in a PowerShell environment. You can use the Set-ExecutionPolicy command to control the level of security surrounding PowerShell scripts. Four levels of security are available to you:
  • Restricted — Restricted is the default execution policy and locks PowerShell down so that commands can be entered only interactively. PowerShell scripts are not allowed to run.
  • All Signed — If the execution policy is set to All Signed then scripts will be allowed to run, but only if they are signed by a trusted publisher.
  • Remote Signed — If the execution policy is set to Remote Signed, any PowerShell scripts that have been locally created will be allowed to run. Scripts created remotely are allowed to run only if they are signed by a trusted publisher.
  • Unrestricted — As the name implies, Unrestricted removes all restrictions from the execution policy.
You can set an execution policy by entering the Set-ExecutionPolicy command followed by the name of the policy. For example, if you wanted to allow scripts to run in an unrestricted manner you could type:
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

3: Get-ExecutionPolicy

If you’re working on an unfamiliar server, you’ll need to know what execution policy is in use before you attempt to run a script. You can find out by using the Get-ExecutionPolicy command.

4: Get-Service

The Get-Service command provides a list of all of the services that are installed on the system. If you are interested in a specific service you can append the -Name switch and the name of the service (wildcards are permitted) When you do, Windows will show you the service’s state.

5: ConvertTo-HTML

PowerShell can provide a wealth of information about the system, but sometimes you need to do more than just view the information onscreen. Sometimes, it’s helpful to create a report you can send to someone. One way of accomplishing this is by using the ConvertTo-HTML command.
To use this command, simply pipe the output from another command into the ConvertTo-HTML command. You will have to use the -Property switch to control which output properties are included in the HTML file and you will have to provide a filename.
To see how this command might be used, think back to the previous section, where we typed Get-Service to create a list of every service that’s installed on the system. Now imagine that you want to create an HTML report that lists the name of each service along with its status (regardless of whether the service is running). To do so, you could use the following command:
Get-Service | ConvertTo-HTML -Property Name, Status > C:\services.htm

6: Export-CSV

Just as you can create an HTML report based on PowerShell data, you can also export data from PowerShell into a CSV file that you can open using Microsoft Excel. The syntax is similar to that of converting a command’s output to HTML. At a minimum, you must provide an output filename. For example, to export the list of system services to a CSV file, you could use the following command:
Get-Service | Export-CSV c:\service.csv

7: Select-Object

If you tried using the command above, you know that there were numerous properties included in the CSV file. It’s often helpful to narrow things down by including only the properties you are really interested in. This is where the Select-Object command comes into play. The Select-Object command allows you to specify specific properties for inclusion. For example, to create a CSV file containing the name of each system service and its status, you could use the following command:
Get-Service | Select-Object Name, Status | Export-CSV c:\service.csv

8: Get-EventLog

You can actually use PowerShell to parse your computer’s event logs. There are several parameters available, but you can try out the command by simply providing the -Log switch followed by the name of the log file. For example, to see the Application log, you could use the following command:
Get-EventLog -Log "Application"
Of course, you would rarely use this command in the real world. You’re more likely to use other commands to filter the output and dump it to a CSV or an HTML file.

9: Get-Process

Just as you can use the Get-Service command to display a list of all of the system services, you can use the Get-Process command to display a list of all of the processes that are currently running on the system.

10: Stop-Process

Sometimes, a process will freeze up. When this happens, you can use the Get-Process command to get the name or the process ID for the process that has stopped responding. You can then terminate the process by using the Stop-Process command. You can terminate a process based on its name or on its process ID. For example, you could terminate Notepad by using one of the following commands:
Stop-Process -Name notepad
Stop-Process -ID 2668